Originally Posted by JD10367
So, basically, you're saying that people think, once a relationship is consummated, it's all downhill from there?
I'm not saying that at all. It doesn't have anything in the world to do with what happens when a relationship is consummated. It has to do with changing (and resolving) the thing that's kept people tuning in in the first place. Shows historically don't do a very good job of presenting new tension to replace the old. They lose that spark that kept them interesting. Which on Castle is usually a look or a conversation in the last minute of an episode. It's about stringing people along (the viewers I mean), occasionally pulling the rug out from under them with stuff like Castle starting to date his ex right when Beckett's ready to go, or with her dating a variety of guys right when he figures out how he feels. Their relationship is ultimately the heart of the show, and when it changes, the show is going to change. And that kind of change doesn't usually end up being a good one for a tv show. Maybe it'll be different with Castle. If they end up going that route.