When it all began back in March of 2009, we had no idea how much we'd fall in love with this epic love story wrapped in a quirky murder mystery.
Now we can't believe it's over.
After eight seasons, (and seven of them good!), it's time for Castle Season 8 Episode 22 – the series finale.
From the moment Rick Castle met Kate Beckett, we knew this show and this couple had something special. They were smart, sexy, funny, and had chemistry so hot they could set our TV screens on fire.
Their romance never failed to leave us wanting more. Always.
Now it's time to look back at 29 of Caskett's most memorable moments. Goodness knows we're going to miss them when they're gone.
Alas, we can always watch Castle online here at TV Fanatic.
It Was About the Story - Castle Season 1 Episode 1
It may have begun with murder but Kate Beckett had a back story and Richard Castle was intrigued. As Castle said, "The point is, there's always a story. You just have to find it." From the moment he profiled Detective Kate Beckett while they read fan letters from his crazy fans, we were hooked. Beckett looked shocked and a little mortified by how close he got to her story. To his credit, Castle looked chagrined that his attempts at guessing her history seemed to cause her pain. For fans, it was the start of a complex and provocative relationship of which we could never get enough.
You Have No Idea - Castle Season 1 Episode 1
The moment Detective Kate Beckett turned down his offer of a "debriefing" and walked away, Richard Castle was hooked and so were we. We had no idea then but now we know that it was the beginning of an epic love story.
Beckett Shares Her Story - Castle Season 1 Episode 5
After working several cases side by side, Beckett finally told Castle about her mother's unsolved murder. She explained how the man's watch she wore was to honor her father, the life she'd saved, and the ring on a chain was for her mom, the life she'd lost. Just when emotion threatened to overtake them both, Beckett lightened the moment, "So, I guess your Nikki Heat has a back-story now, Castle." Did she ever.
Extraordinary - Castle Season 1 Episode 10
In the Castle season 1 finale, Beckett was furious with Castle for looking into her mother's murder after being told to leave it alone. We may not have known if she'd take him back but there was never any doubt about how Castle felt about her..."Most people come up against a wall, they give up. Not you. You don't let go. You don't back down. That's what makes you extraordinary."
See You Tomorrow - Castle Season 2 Episode 1
It took Rick Castle an entire summer hiatus and all of Castle season 2 episode 1 to figure out what he'd done wrong and how to earn back his place by Beckett's side. Finally, instead of offering her ponies or trying to convince her he was right, he simply apologized. “I'm sorry. What I did was wrong. I violated your trust, I opened old wounds, and I did not respect your wishes. And if we're not going to see each other again, then you deserve to know. I'm very, very sorry.” Those heartfelt sentiments won him this simple response from Kate Beckett, “Castle? I'll see you tomorrow.”
Beckett Asks Castle to Stay - Castle Season 2 Episode 13
After finding her mother's killer, Beckett shot and killed him in order to save Rick Castle. Feeling guilty, he decided he shouldn't shadow her any longer but Beckett's reaction surprised him...“If you tell anyone what I'm about to say, there's going to be another shooting. But... I've gotten used to you pulling my pigtails. I have a hard job, Castle, and having you around makes it a little more fun.”