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In the Season finale of “Castle” this year, we saw two fan favorites relationship hit the shredder. Ryan and Esposito torn apart by a difference of opinion on what the “right thing to do” was. It was almost as traumatic as watching a romantic couple split because these boys complete each other on a multitude of levels.
The boys are just plain fun to watch and it’s going to be rough with the wedge between them. Like twins though, these guys have a lot of similarities along with some very deep differences. This will hurt them for a while but eventually, the pair will figure out they need each other.
Esposito comes from a military background and the leadership techniques he learned define him. He believes wholeheartedly in the mission and has the tenacity of a pitbull when it comes to defending what he feels is right. Backing up Beckett was right and honorable to him and he did it without question. The problem with that is the tunnel vision that dominates the landscape. Espo was certain he and Beckett had everything under control until he got head butted by the villain.
If it wasn’t for Ryan’s “by the book” personality, Beckett would’ve died. The sad part is Espo doesn’t see that yet. I’m sure he will piece things together while he’s suspended and look at the situation from Ryan’s point of view. Espo is very head strong so it may take him some time and the influences of the ladies to right him.
Because of the comic relief these guys supply it’s necessary to put the Twins back together. These guys play off each other so well and props go to Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas for creating a rhythm that ranks with great comedic teams of the past. Their silliness is always fun and I love watching their antics.
Dever’s calling does seem to be comedy. His expressions are classic and he has a great sense of humor knowing when to play up a gag. Huertas has the chops for straight drama but it’s his silliness that drives the character. The looks these boys exchange are priceless and I think fans are going to miss this until the Wonder Twins reactivate their super powers.