Who doesn’t love Kate Beckett? Castle’s leading lady is one of the toughest, most loyal and smartest women out there. She also happens to own one of the most enviable wardrobes around. It’s not hard to figure out why she’s one of the top detectives on television and a favourite character amongst TV Junkies everywhere. Season 7 of the ABC drama has reminded us of our love of Stana Katic’s Beckett on more than one occasion and simply put: we want more!
This season, it seems as though writers have made the conscious effort of bringing the focus back to Nathan Fillion’s Richard Castle. The show’s new overarching mystery has centered around him, after all. And we’d by lying if we said our interest wasn’t piqued. Still, we can’t help but implore the Castle writers to give us more Beckett, too.
Why’s that? Well, there have been story lines that have not worked as well as others. We’re talking about the moments when Castle and Beckett were separated and not working together. If we’ve learned anything over seven seasons, it’s that these two are far better together than apart. Now that the pair have finally tied the knot and can partner up again, fans can hopefully get back to the good stuff. That includes Kate, and lots of her.
The recent “Hong Kong Hustle” episode is a prime example. The focus shifted to Beckett and Katic–as always–did not disappoint. It reminded us that this is Beckett’s show just as much as it’s Castle’s. She always has been, and continues to be, worthy of all the praise and adoration Castle and fans heap on her. Can that momentum keep going?
We sure as heck hope so, but it’s hard to say. In recent weeks there have been hints of Beckett’s desire to have children. Sure, we didn’t get to see her priority list, we’re guessing babies was high up there. When is the right time to have a baby? It’s a question faced by many women and one we hope Castle will continue to explore as it gives Kate some much deserved focus. The show will be much better off in the end if that’s the case.
Don’t believe us? Let’s take a short trip down the Season 7 memory lane to revisit some of the best Kate Beckett moments and why we love her so much. More Beckett please!
She’s a total badass
Right from the start of Season 7, we were reminded that you do NOT want to get on Kate’s bad side, and if you do, you better look out for Badass Beckett. Yes, Badass Beckett is down for kicking ass first and taking names later. Remember that time she totally floored the guy in the car lot during the season premiere?
Or what about when she was determined to get information out of a suspect about her missing husband by any means necessary:
Plain and simple: Do not mess with Kate Beckett or you’ll be sorry.
She never gave up hope
Kate Beckett is a cop, and a damned good one at that. She always trusts the evidence, except when it comes to the man she loves most. All signs pointed to Castle being dead but Kate refused to give up and she never stopped looking for him. She even busted out the murder board (which she was so thankful to put away after Bracken’s arrest) in her old apartment to work on Castle’s disappearance.
She gets emotional
We may have just detailed how tough Beckett can be, but she also gets pretty emotional when it comes to the people in her life that matter most. After six and a half years, Beckett and Castle finally tied the knot and it felt just as emotionally rewarding to fans as it did the two lead characters. As Beckett began her vows to Castle, telling him, “The moment that I met you my life became extraordinary,” we think Castle fans all over the world got emotional right along with her.
She’s a supportive partner
Does Beckett get annoyed with Castle every now and again? Sure, but can we really blame her? However, Kate is genuinely charmed by Castle’s man-child traits, most of the time, and is always a great and supportive partner on and off the job. When Castle announced his latest crazy scheme, to become a private investigator, his wife didn’t balk at the idea. Instead, she saw it for what it was: an attempt to stay close to her and still be able to work cases together. Plus, she got her new husband quite possibly the best gift and new P.I. could have hoped for.
She doesn’t need a man to rescue her
When serial killer 3XK returned to Castle this season with his partner-in-crime, Dr. Kelly Nieman, Beckett proved once again she’s no damsel in distress. Just as Nieman moved towards Beckett to end her life, our beloved detective flipped the tables on the psycho doctor by overpowering her and escaping. She didn’t need anyone to come to her rescue, she saved herself.
She gets insecure like the rest of us
A visiting inspector in “Hong Kong Hustle,” made Kate Beckett insecure about her life and had her questioning how successful she really was. It was comforting to know that even a super cop (who could also pass for a supermodel), like Kate Beckett gets insecure every now and again.
But at the end of the day Kate realized that while she may not be at the top of the mountain career-wise, she has a pretty good handle on what’s really and truly important in life, and that’s what matters most.
She’s part of the Castle family
When Kate married Richard Castle she wasn’t just getting a new husband, but she was also officially becoming a part of a whole new family. She and Alexis have bonded and seem to have a great step-mother/step-daughter relationship going on. We all want to see more of this right?
It’s been a seamless transition as the Castle family has moved from three to four members and many hints have been dropped along the way leading us to think it won’t be long before this family expands once again.
What has been your favourite Season 7 Kate Beckett moment thus far? What do you hope to see as Season 7 nears its end? Add your thoughts and predictions to the comments below.
Editor in Chief Bridget Liszewski comes from a long line of TV Junkies who fostered her love of television from a very young age. She's channeled that passion into covering both US and Canadian television shows, and is thankful everyday for the invention of the DVR. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she loves college football and is a fan of sports in general. Bridget is always up for talking TV and you can follow her on twitter at @BridgetOnTV.