The important thing to remember is that Beckett is a detective, so she can’t wear things that will identify her, she can’t wear things like that on her hands that would distract from the conversation, that could be stolen, that could possibly hinder her when she’s shooting or hand-fighting.The ring “is something that Beckett’s very protective of, because she loves it, so on occasion, if it’s like a big event or maybe a private moment outside of being in bed, she can wear it. But having it on display at the work place is not appropriate, especially as a detective.
Everyone always made a big deal out of the fact that she wasn’t wearing her ring. It puzzled me at first but then I figured that story-wise she did it mainly because she wanted to protect Castle and her relationship with him. The fact that they worked together could make it real easy for someone to use him against her, go after him and use him as leverage against the NYPD or her specifically. And she couldn’t let that happen. She couldn’t put him in harm’s way more so than he already was just by being her other half and then on top of that by working with her.
And that’s why she’s wearing it now. Because that’s no longer an issue. Because she did everything right. She protected him in the field, kept their relationship as hidden as possible from potentially dangerous people and actual criminals and she still “lost” him. So what’s the point?
There is also the fact that her ring is worth a fortune and she loves it as written above. There was a a scene in that episode with Damian Westlake where they talked about how his wife didn’t wear her ring because it was expensive. So it makes sense for the show, but like Ryan it doesn’t really compute for me. I’m all about the “why own it if you’re not gonna wear it.” side of things. Which I think now counts for Kate now too. I think it’s a tangible symbol of her relationship with Castle, a constant reminder of what she stands to lose and will do everything not to and I think she needs that right now. It’s a way of keeping him with her. It’s the thing that represents him that she can take to work when she can’t take him.
Honestly production wise I think they might have actually forgotten it once or twice and maybe ms. Katic forgot herself because she’s not used to wearing the engagement ring. But oh,well. :D
Opera legend Placido Domingo, left, and actress Stana Katic attend the LA Opera 2014-2015 season opening night performance of La Traviata at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Los Angeles.