Seriously Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face

"Life is Hard; It's harder when you're stupid." - John Wayne

Marion is oh so correct.  And, yes, that's the Duke's REAL first name.  I've been saving that quote for when the time was just right.  And it seems that moment has arrived.  Today, The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Kate Beckett - a.k.a. Stana Katic of Castle is being cut from the series.  Why?  Three guesses.  M-O-N-E-Y.  More specifically, THR says the brain-trust at ABC made the move for "financial reasons."  BUT... Castle has been renewed.  SO... What the Fuck?  You couldn't find a little money to sign her for ONE more season and, I dont know, give those who watched the show closure?

"If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" - Will Rogers

Great question, Will.  Perhaps ABC will be inundated with complaints once news of this goes main stream.  I mean, can you imagine Gilligan's Island just dumping the Skipper?  Or The A-Team giving Face the heave-ho?  What about Pheobe just being dropped from FriendsCastle is Castle and Beckett.  Nathan Fillion may have the title character, but he ain't shit without her.  Period.  And a new season without that or, God forbid, some new actress, will flat out suck.  And ABC will learn in very short order they cut off their nose to save a few measly shekles. 

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." -  Albert Einstein

It's not The Walking Dead where no one is safe and any character can be tossed to the zombie hoards.  On that show, we've come to expect the unexpected.  But Castle?  If you wanted her dead you shouldn't have had her survive being shot a few seasons ago.  Boom, problem sovled.  Now you've got Two and Half Men all over again where we never get to see the demise of one of the series' stalwart center pieces.  And, I for one, feel cheated.  I can only image what Stana feels.   Nice job, ABC.   Even if she's the most unpleasant actress on the face of the planet with which to work (and I have no idea one way or the other), you just stirred up a shit storm that will doom that series.  Hey everyone, there's a shit cloud comin'.. and it's the new season of Castle. - MO