Our Castle season 6, episode 2 recap of “Dreamworld” takes a look at Rick’s possible demise and, more importantly, the relationship between Kate and Rick.

The episode opens with Rick receiving news that he only has 12 hours to live. The doctor says he can keep him as comfortable as possible but eventually the toxin will overrun him. Kate and McCord set out to find out what Dreamworld is and why Bronson was set up.

Rick is given permission to help on the case but only from inside the building. It is discovered that Bronson was connected to a reporter, Parker, who was writing an article on Dreamworld before he was stopped by the government.

Parker tells Kate and McCord that Dreamworld was a covert ops base set up in Afghanistan. The Secretary of Defense personally called to kill the story, leading Kate and McCord to wonder how dangerous the knowledge of Dreamworld really is.

Kate and McCord confront the Secretary of Defense, who is less than friendly with them. He initially denies the existence of Dreamworld, but then decides to give them some information regarding Bronson and his mission out of Dreamworld.

Meanwhile, Martha calls Rick, concerned that he was removed from his house by federal agents. Rick talks with both Martha and Alexis but doesn’t tell them that he is dying. His call is interrupted because he has to get another shot.

Kate and her team locate a suspect who is connected to the mission Bronson went on. As Kate tackles him in the street, her desperation begins to show. The only items in his backpack are school supplies.

Rasheed, the suspect, tells Kate and McCord that he and Bronson had a secret. On the night of Bronson’s mission, Rasheed had rushed to his brother’s house that had been destroyed. He saw Bronson standing in the rubble holding a girl. Bronson threatened Rasheed and fled with the girl.

Kate’s new team tries to figure out what Valkyrie is while searching a redacted department of defense file. Rick suggests searching for the word Valkyrie by size and discovers that the transcript of the attack contains the word the most. Kate manages to get a recording of the mission and discovers the the secretary of defense actually allowed an operative to be killed. Bronson was part of the cover-up of the operative’s death, therefore causing his death.

Back in New York, Martha goes to Esposito and Ryan because she is concerned about Rick. They don’t think there is anything wrong, but they call Kate anyway. She tells them everything is fine and hangs up.

Kate confronts the secretary of defense. He denies being involved in any cover-up and calls the attorney general on Kate. His actions basically rule him out as a suspect. When seemingly all hope is lost, McCord discovers a connection between the operative that was killed and Parker. He was her fiance.

Kate, Rick, and McCord search Parker’s apartment hoping to find the antidote. Parker is nowhere to be found, but the blueprints for the facility where the toxin was held and links to the secretary of defense were found. The team rushes to an event where the secretary of defense is speaking, but on the way Kate and Rick realize that Parker isn’t after the secretary.

As Rick becomes more ill, Kate rushes to the secretary’s house where Parker is set to interview Mrs. Reed. When they arrive at the house, Rick collapses and Mrs. Reed has already been poisoned. Kate chases Parker only to be attacked and lose her gun. When all seems lost, McCord shows up and takes Parker out.

Rick is saved and wakes up to Martha, Kate, and Alexis by his hospital bed. Mrs. Reed is saved as well. Kate and McCord discuss that the secretary won’t be charged for his actions. Kate has some difficulty accepting that. Kate seems to be torn between her new partner and her old one.

What will Kate ultimately decide, to stay in DC or go back to New York? Next week’s episode brings Kate back to New York with her new partner to take over a case from Esposito, Ryan and Castle. It is sure to be an entertaining episode as gang is back together, kind of.

After all that talk of inclusivity, Star Trek Beyond falls into the Hollywood trap of implied sexuality.

Mild spoilers for Star Trek Beyond.

Star Trek Beyond, already a wildly anticipated movie, made headlines ahead of its release because of the franchise’s decision to introduce the first openly LGBT character: Mr Sulu, played by John Cho.

While this decision was certainly met with excitement, there was disappointment, too. The original Mr Sulu, George Takei, openly voiced his opinion that they should have introduced a new LGBT character rather than expand on original canon (as they have been the whole trilogy), while Simon Pegg beautifully argued that there was power in using an established character who wouldn’t be defined by his sexuality.

Then came the movie itself, and while the introduction of gay Sulu is still a great thing, we’re left sorely disappointed by Beyond‘s decision to depict the LGBT relationship — or rather, hardly depict it at all.

As reported by our friends at The Mary Sue, the scene featuring Sulu and his husband Ben depicts a “lukewarm” relationship, although Sulu is very affectionate with the pair’s daughter.

This is, unfortunately, a common problem in Hollywood when an LGBT couple — almost impossibly — makes it into a big franchise film. They’re allowed to be there, but having any kind of physical interaction even remotely resembling what a heterosexual couple might have still seems to be off-limits.

Related: Hollywood is failing the LGBT community: GLAAD slams Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros.

And, according to John Cho, there was actually a kiss filmed. “There was a kiss that I think is not there anymore,” he told Collider. “It wasn’t like a make-out session. We’re at the airport with our daughter. It was a welcome-home kiss. I’m actually proud of that scene, because it was pretty tough.”

Cho points out that Ben was played by a non-actor, writer Doug Jung, and says, “Obviously, I just met the kid, and then Doug is not an actor. I just wanted that to look convincingly intimate. We’re two straight guys and had to get to a very loving, intimate place. It was hard to do on the fly. We had to open up. It came off well, in my view.”

And we wish we could have seen it. Introducing a major LGBT character in the Star Trek franchise is a fantastic first step, and depicting two POC actors raising a child together is a great statement — but, unfortunately, the decision to cut out their kiss (which was already chaste, by the sounds of it) is emblematic of Hollywood’s continuous phobia of depicting LGBT relationships and intimacy on the big screen.

As Screen Crush also points out, this exact same scenario played out in Independence Day: Resurgence, too. In Finding Dory, the lesbian couple are only implied, in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sequence.

LGBT representation (when present at all) is always so subtle, evidently in fear of offending straight audiences while not totally erasing non-straight sexualities. And, sadly, even that is considered a big step forward — but maybe it’s time we start depicting humanity as it is, and not what society wished it was 100 years ago.

Here’s looking at you, Star Wars.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reviews from theater critics are glowing, so when the hell can Americans get a chance to see the play in New York?

With just days to go until The Cursed Child script book is released around the world, The New York Post’s theater reporter has spoken to sources who say the play will be coming to Broadway sooner rather than later. Producers are currently holding discussions to bring the play to NY as early as 2017.

They haven’t yet announced a Broadway engagement for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” but New York theater people say it’s only a matter of time. Word is that Friedman and Callender are in negotiations for a Shubert theater possibly for next season. They may hit Toronto first, however.

The idea of The Cursed Child hitting Broadway so soon (“next season” could mean around May 2017) will come as a relief to American Harry Potter fans who would rather not travel overseas to see “the eighth story” (though it’s a little more affordable to do so right now thanks to #Brexit). It also speaks to this important fact: It’s important to see The Cursed Child rather than reading it.

If the show does go to Toronto first as The New York Post suggests it might, a trip to Canada would also be easier for Americans. Sorry, people who don’t live in North America.

This writer saw the play in June and absolutely loved the characters and magic happening on stage. But the story is… not the best. I’m very eager to see what fans, myself included, think of the story after reading the script book this weekend.

For her part, Rowling has promised that fans around the world will get to see the play. Only time will tell if she’s hinting at a movie or a world tour:

If ‘Cursed Child’ comes to Broadway next year, will you try to see it ASAP?

The West End production currently has dates running into May 2017, but additional dates are expected to go on sale in early August.

Present day Han Solo may’ve left the main Star Wars series after the events of The Force Awakens, but the character’s time in movie theaters is far from over.

The new Han Solo film from Lucasfilm — scheduled to hit theaters in May 2018 — might turn into a trilogy for the reluctant hero, according to the New York Daily News.

The paper reports that star Alden Ehrenreich has signed a three-picture deal, suggesting that the studio intends to expand the Han Solo spinoff into a trilogy. “They feel that his character has the right potential to become a central figure in several movies,” a source told NY Daily News. “They’re keeping things under wraps at the moment, but the deal is that he has signed for at least three movies.”

This makes a lot of sense given the popularity of the character coupled with his absence in Episode 8 and beyond. We also know that Lucasfilm and Disney have many, many grand plans for Star Wars in the years ahead: The very first Star Wars theatrical spinoff, Rogue One, opens later this year. Episode 8 then hits theaters a year later (2017), followed by Han Solo’s own movie (2018). Next comes Episode 9 in 2019, followed by yet another spinoff reportedly focused on Boba Fett in 2020.

As for 2021 and beyond? Only time will tell, but we expect more movies set in the worlds of The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and now Han Solo.

The Han Solo spinoff will be directed by LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. They’re currently deep into pre-production, as this tweet from Lord this morning shows:

“This is the first film we’ve worked on that seems like a good idea to begin with,” the directors said last July. “We promise to take risks, to give the audience a fresh experience, and we pledge ourselves to be faithful stewards of these characters who mean so much to us. This is a dream come true for us. And not the kind of dream where you’re late for work and all your clothes are made of pudding, but the kind of dream where you get to make a film with some of the greatest characters ever, in a film franchise you’ve loved since before you can remember having dreams at all.”