Credit: Karen Neal/ABC Television Group (c) 2011 Disney Photo: Castle and Beckett Can’t Get Cell Service in Episode 3.17, “Countdown”

It was, admittedly, a little hard to watch Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) stuck in the freezer during episode 3.17, “Countdown.” The cold, icy lips! The collapsing eyelids! Oh, the horror!

But there were some perks: C & B were forced to snuggle up to stay warm. And then there was Beckett’s confession to Castle...

In case you forgot (and if you did, we recommend you go re-watch stat!), the confession went like this: "I just want you to know how much I l—," Beckett says, before passing out in Castle’s arms. Ugh! So close, yet so far away.

But man, were we captivated! It really seemed like Beckett was about to drop the L-bomb on our man. TV Guide was diggin’ that moment, too – but its selection by the magazine as one of the top moments of the week is bittersweet. Beckett’s heartfelt confession to Castle was dubbed the moment with the “worst timing.” Sad, but so true!

And then Beckett’s boyfriend Josh shows up out of the blue (wasn’t he supposed to be saving children in some faraway place?) and ruins any chance of Beckett finishing the sentence we so long for her to say. Boo.

Source: TV Guide

Credit: YouTube Photo: Sneak Peek of Castle Season 3, Episode 17: "Countdown", Beckett Can’t Handle the Cold