Can y'all keep a secret? We absolutely loved tonight's episode of Castle.
To the naysayers who were convinced that Castle's fire would fizzle when Rick and Kate got together, you couldn't have been more wrong. Our crime-solving duo was in rare form in tonight's Storage Wars-themed installment, bouncing retorts back and forth like a game of verbal volleyball — but like Lanie noticed last Monday, something is very different.
Castle and Beckett are falling hard for each other (can we please discuss those almost-kisses and steamy hand rubs?!) and people are starting to talk. Namely, the ginger-haired conscience on Castle's shoulder — his mother!
But Martha's not the only Castle lady who knows about Rick's secret romance. Although Alexis didn't initially seem too pleased to hear about her dad's new girlfriend, everyone comes around eventually — just look at Rick Castle fangirl and rare doll collector, Captain Gates.
Tonight's episode had everything we love about Castle — a peculiar murder, pithy dialogue, and plenty of poignant Caskett moments. And the cherry on top? Castle and Beckett's secret handshake.
Don't tell anyone, but our palms are sweating just thinking about it.
Lindsay Dreyer is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @LindsayNYC.