So, with all the buzz about the new captain, I figured she needs her own thread.
My own thoughts about the new captain:
The father-figure has been replaced by a wicked-stepmother! Being that no one was going to be able to replace Montgomery's place in the team's hearts, it seems like an excellent choice. Plus, there's nothing like having a mutual adversary around to bring people closer together. She certainly doesn't seem like she'll be charmable, so she definitely not a love-interest for Castle!
A few fairytales to keep in mind:
Hansel and Gretel - they work to outwit the wicked stepmom, relying only on each other.
Cinderella - That wicked stepmother was determined Cindy would NEVER meet the Prince...everyone else, however, had other plans.
The Wizard of Oz -The witch goes after Dorothy because she wants the ruby slippers. Dorothy just wants to go home. She'd GIVE the witch the shoes but they're stuck to her feet. So the witch keeps going after Dorothy. So, Dorothy and her merry band work together - against the witch. The more the witch attacks them, the closer the group grows to each other. Eventually, the witch melts and everyone gets what they want. IRONICALLY, for the witch, it wasn't even ABOUT Dorothy. She just wanted the darn shoes and Dorothy
got in the way. Dorothy didn't even know she NEEDED the shoes until after the witch was dead!
Can you imagine if they took the evil stepmom out of those stories? Hansel & Gretel would be fighting like normal siblings, Cinderella wouldn't have gotten to make that FABULOUS late entrance that caught the prince's eye, and Glinda would have just sent Dorothy straight home because she didn't NEED Dorothy to kill the witch. So, no heart for the tinman, or brains for the scarecrow, or courage for the lion. Basically, NO STORY.
I will ALWAYS love the character of Montgomery and what he brought to Castle. Furthermore, even though he's dead, he continues to be a part of the story. WHAT he did to save Beckett, his part in her mother's death, his relationship with Beckett, is all now part of the framework that holds Marlowe's story together, a story that seems to be getting more epic by the season.
I trust Marlowe.