If you were expecting or hoping for resolution in the whole Beckett’s mother’s murderer thing that’s been going on for five seasons, you were probably disappointed with "Recoil," this week’s episode of Castle. Instead of wrapping up, the plot took an unexpected twist when a murder victim was killed in order to stop her from preventing the assassination of Senator Bracken, the man who had Beckett’s mother killed.
So, instead of trying to take the Senator down, Beckett had to stop someone from trying to kill him. Awkward pants!! Even when she found the red herring, the guy who was supposed to take the fall, she couldn’t bring herself to destroy the evidence pointing towards him, even when she thought it meant the guy might be free to get vengeance for her.