, great post.
We're in the 21st century, why hasn't she made a serious offer to him?
Because she's a "One and done" kind of person and wasn't looking for a casual relationship while every time he talked about himself, he implied that casual was all he was looking for ever again.
The irony is that Castle just justified every misgiving she's ever had about getting involved with him.
Again its not immature to not want to be alone.
It's not immature. Few of us want to be alone. Beckett doesn't, which I presume is why she started dating Demming after Castle wouldn't pick up the gloves she repeatedly dropped for him.
But IMO it's immature to be unable
to be alone, and that's what Castle was doing when he asked Gina to the Hamptons, and apparently asked her again after she turned him down the first time. As my 2 cents
said, Gina probably pushed his ego buttons and that make him feel good after Alexis and Martha bailed on him and Beckett was with Demming. Ego is not a basis for a mature decision.
Just rewatched the pilot again, and one (semi-formed) thought is this: What if Beckett and Gina are actually somewhat alike?
Horrifying thought. But you're right, they are alike. They're both beautiful, successful, alpha women, the opposite of Meredith and neither flighty as Martha. Both adult figures, dominant to him.
A big difference I think is that I don't think Gina has a sense of humour. Beckett telling Montgomery that Castle, who she barely knows at that point, is like a 9 year old on a sugar rush is very different than Gina telling someone he works with that he's such a little boy. I've found that that kind of public disrespect almost always signals the end of a relationship.
My guess is that we find out in September that there was no sex involved. But I think it would be a better story if there were. Castle uses casual sex as a distraction, almost as a drug to feel good. I'd like to hear that sex with Gina was no longer fun and ego-boosting as he's found it before because she wasn't the person he really wanted to be with, and that maybe loving the one you're with isn't such a good idea. That would signal growth to me.
I did read on CastleTv someone mentioned that Terrie Miller doesn't appreciate tweets like 'I did not like the ending you wrote" or something like that.
Greg Yaitanes of House blocks anyone who tweets that they didn't like what the show has done and encourages those who ADORE! it. By listening to only one side, they ended up with the mess the show devolved into this season.
If you like the compliments, as Terri Miller did about Vampire Weekend, you're going to have to have to take the rough with the smooth. Or as psychologist Jordan Peterson argues, it's only when things fall apart that you can learn something. Castle take note.