FIVE REASONS KATE BECKETT IS AWESOME
1. Her passion for justice.
Justice is something that has always been very important to me, and I see the same level of drive to achieve justice in Beckett that I feel within myself. In a job where daily you see so many bad things and come across so many bad people, I would imagine it might be hard sometimes to believe that you’re making a difference. But I believe someone in her position can make a world of difference – to a victim’s family, and in my opinion, that’s what really matters the most. I know she believes that too.
2. She’s a strong, independent woman.
All throughout my life I have sought out strong female role models, and naturally I saw that in Beckett. She can be tough when she needs to be and handle hardened criminals, but she can also graceful and feminine when she needs to be. I mean come on, “sunny with a chance of ass-kicking”? Could that be any more awesome? No, no it can’t. And she doesn’t need a man to be happy or feel secure (though I think she’d be even happier if she finally gave in to a certain writer…), she is confident in herself and her abilities.
3. She’s beautiful.
Okay, so maybe I’m a little shallow, but who doesn’t like an awesome person in a good-looking package? Well, good-looking is a bit of an understatement. She’s gorgeous. And also one of the first brunette role models I’ve had, which is nice since I’m brunette… when I can’t afford to maintain being blonde, that is. Plus I consider beautiful and pretty to be two different things. Pretty is just what’s on the outside. A girl can be pretty on the outside, but not so nice on the inside. Beautiful comes from the inside out, and that’s Kate.
4. Her empathy.
I really admire how well Beckett interacts with other people, be it friends and coworkers or the victims’ families. She’s very understanding with a way of making everyone feel at ease. With the victims’ families in particular, she’s meeting them on one of the worst days of their lives, so it takes a gentle approach. It’s probably hard to trust a stranger to do right by your loved one, and I think she emotes that she is a trustworthy person they can count on. It’s not something that can be taught, just something that’s natural to her.
5. Her sense of humor.
She has the same sense of humor that I enjoy and that comes naturally to me; more of a dry wit with smart or sarcastic comebacks than jokes per se. Not everyone could have such dynamic banter with Castle, but her humor goes hand in hand with his. She’s clever enough to know exactly how to push his buttons to get the reaction she wants. And she’s not opposed to the occasional practical joke when the situation warrants… like when someone believes they’re cursed, and you rig things to break on them. That’s good stuff.