This is so intriguing
This is so intriguing
"Stana is the queen of facial expressions" - Andrew MarloweShe really is though.
The two different reactions to Richard Castle
You don’t remember….
Can we please talk about this split second moment, you guys. Sometimes i am honestly just blown away by the control Stana has over her facial reactions. The very first time i saw this scene i knew there was no way Beckett had not heard what Castle said to her at the funeral. He asks her if she remembers and for the absolute barest hint of a moment, you see the smile tug at the corner of her mouth and you know that she does - she knows for certain now that Castle loves her. For that split second she allows herself the happiness of the memory. And yet as soon as it appears, it’s gone, because she also remembers who she is, she remembers the chains she carries around her heart and why she cannot open herself up to him. It’s the subtlety of the smile that broke me the most because she realizes the fact of her happiness and yet is unable to give into it.
^ this moment is my favorite as well, for all of the above reasons. It always felt to me, like the choice was born in that moment. Or at least finalized.
Born in that moment- absolutely, but as you know [at least one other and] I don’t think it was conceived in that moment. I believe she planned out how to respond to Castle’s declaration (the lie and sending him away) well before he arrived and was invited to her hospital room. It would be great to have other people weigh in on this as well. Really curious to read how this scene was perceived by others.
I know many who feel that way. But I always feel it was much less planned. In part because of this moment. Also, given her condition and likely levels of medication, I’m not sure she was in any shape to be planning out much of anything.I generally assumed this to be a lie of opportunity. Beckett would have been groggy and confused from drugs when she woke up from surgery, and the nurses would have kept orienting her to where she was and what happened. So with everyone assuming she needed told about the shooting (or possibly she even was confused at first) I imagine it seemed best to her to not remember for a while until she figured out how to handle Castle and Josh and everything.
I agree it probably started as that, to nurses and doctors and so forth. By the time Castle came to see her, it felt practised and a conscious choice to me.
"What my future will look like"
Things I noticed…
- Child services lady gets a passing hand on her back
- Random precinct lady gets an arm around her shoulders
- The sort of grabby hands when Castle is leaving
- SHE WAS CROSSING HER FINGERS FOR RYAN AND LT nbd
- Goes to comfort LT
- Comforts Ryan
- Ryan returns the favor
1% Katniss 99% Jennifer Lawrence
Yeah… I don’t see it either.