Need to Know. It’s done in character, and Ryan asks Esposito if he’d like to talk about their history and Espo says no, if was a few years ago and he’s had time to get over it.
Wow this hiatus is a just shitshow of characterisation/writing decisions that are terrible.
I’m going to have to listen to it for myself, first, but I’m going stick my head in the sand and pretend that doesn’t refer to romantic history at all (or it’s a meta joke, and doesn’t count as canon, whatever).
Esposito: All right, this is a little weird seeing Castle and Beckett in bed.
Ryan: It really is, it gives us sort of a….it’s sort of like watching your parents have sex for the first time.
(talking over Espo) Ryan: It’s sort of astonishing.
Esposito: Well with the history between me and Beckett, it’s just always a little weird to think about it.
Ryan: Right, right. No, I imagine it is kind of strange to see her with another guy.
Ryan: But you’ve had a few years to get over it so it’s kind of alright.
Esposito: A few years, a few girls.
Ryan: And this happened way before I got there, right?
Esposito: Yeah, way before.
Ryan: Tell us a little about that story. Go ahead.
Esposito: Nah, I don’t want to get into that right now.
Ryan: You don’t want to talk about it?
Ryan: You sure? This is your forum.
Fuck, who scripted this trainwreck. There’s nothing unambiguous about that. What a fucking mess. It was fine when it was Jon Huertas’ weird little headcanon, but now it contradicts commentary and interaction right from the pilot onwards (I for one have never seen any “chemistry” or history between B/E…).
Why, why shove this in randomly out of nowhere and ruin a good brother-sister backstory.
FFS, fucking idiots in the writing staff and powers-that-be.
Oh. Come. On. Get a sense of humour, people!