But Gates’ cold shoulder has less to do with bringing down Castle than it does with elevating Beckett. Apparently, Jerald thinks Gates has a soft spot for her younger protégé, and wants to show her how to get a leg up in the patriarchal NYPD.
Jerald tells TV Guide it’s all “tough love.” She explains: “You have to better than the best because you’re a woman. I think she sees a little bit of herself in Beckett. So she wants Beckett to do it by the book so that Beckett isn’t the reason for her own demise.”
Still, would a smile every once in a while kill the woman?