I lack the technological means of doing this but from 5:44 to 6:02 there is something I would like to point out, the music.
Most of us has seen the kiss from “Always” (Episode 4.23) where Castle and Beckett kiss. With those who also obsessed with the music, the famous piano motif that builds to the moment of passion is a very noticeable piano scene.
During this special scene that leads to the pool scene, I heard a musical reference to the original piece, which I will call the Caskett lief motif (a single theme that represents a person or event, connecting the story with the music, see Siegfried motif).
Composer John Williams is well known for using the lief motif (what we like to call theme song, like the Imperial March). This is music done right, when we can identify a coming scene not by the writing or the camera work but the music. Robert Duncan knows what he is doing.
We have seen the previews for Castle, at least if you’re a fan you have and I am afraid of fangirl Gates. Her character has long been a firm counterpoint to Castle’s youthful tendencies but I think that fangirl Gates is Jumping the Shark in terms of the character.
Now, the character has been due to thaw out and relax but this sudden outburst of interest and fandom that she has is in extreme contrast of the original character of “After the Storm”. Mainly, I’m afraid that the character might go astray of the original too far. There needs to be a good amount of softening of her character but I, personally, feel that this is excessive.
I am a man and I am have watched After the Storm more than I have watched DW since it came back. (Four times so far)
I’m working on an essay analyzing “After the Storm”. I predict that no one will care.