Ryan and Jenny are getting married. Castle and Beckett are sitting next to each other in a church pew. Josh apparently is out of town, again.
Without any reservation Castle reaches over and holds Kate’s hand. There’s a slow tight squeeze that lingers, communicates everything he has been longing to tell her, yet has never had the opportunity to do. He stares at her intently, not stocker intently, lovingly, it’s now or never intently. (Camera holds on hand, while she squeezes back), it is this slow sexless intimacy that causes Kate’s heart to melt, and she leans against his shoulder; she blushes, glances at him, and smiling looks away, blushing again. She can’t believe it’s really happening.