18 4 / 2014
Anonymous asked: Did you watch Rise when it originally aired? I was wondering what the tumblr/twitter fan reaction was to Kate's 'I didn't hear' comment in the hospital, Kate not contacting Rick for 3 months, Rick's hiding of Mr Smith info and Kate's revelation to Burke at the end. A lot of stuff happened in that episode, was wondering the reaction [new to the show in S5].
I was fairly new. I know I saw it coming from the hospital scene. I remember that there were some who were happy that she didn’t ACTUALLY forget, then others who were bugged by the idea that she kept it a secret. But this was just from after the fact reading.
Hopefully someone with more experience can chime in here with more…
I might not be remembering this right (that was WAY back!), but I think reviews were mixed. There was some excitement about what the two secrets would bring to the show (how it would affect dynamic and storylines and such), but there was also some conflict as fans argued over who was “right” and “wrong” in terms of behavior. I remember a handful of people claiming that Kate only went to the book signing to get the information about the firehouse from Castle and that she was therefore being a manipulative b*tch (or something along those lines). That led to a few heated discussions.
Hmm…the more things change… Heavens, why am I not surprised?
Oh my God, I was so mad about the summer apart that I threw a stuffed animal at the TV! I was totally unspoiled back then and was so invested in the idea Castle would be the one helping her get well… I swear part of the reason I wrote fanfic that fall stemmed out of my anger over that summer. Incidentally, I am no longer allowed to hold stuffed animals while watching Castle episodes…