okay this is just my opinion and nothing else:
People have been talking a lot about Castle and I just want to add my two cents.
I’m a little annoyed that Rick comes off as a litle whimpy and childish at times. I like when he’s funny but I don’t need him to be a goofball at all times. I miss the strong, manly Castle. I don’t think Kate needs o lead in everything. I think Rick needs to man up at times. there are opportunities ; I eant to seee him take care of his girl, protect her, make it clear that he would do anything and everything for her, take her in his strong arms, tell her he loves her…
and no I don’t doubt that he loves her, it’s clear he does.
I don’t think that just because Kate is an independent woman and a tough cop that doesn’t mean she can be shown as vulnerable sometimes. She needs her man sometimes … what’s so wrong with her being the one who needs protection, tenderness, suppoert … there are opportunioties in episodes … why not show him take care of her? … I’d find that sweet. He is very protective of her - why not show it ?!
"She’s a very intelligent woman. She’s a challenge and she’s Castle’s missing piece."
Nathan Fillion about Kate Beckett (via x7kh