Re: Castle: Season 3 (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) - Discussion & Spoi Then we will have to agree to disagree. He knew who he was dealing with, and what they were capable of. You can call it desperate, and I would agree... and I think the character would agree on that. Heroic? that' also a point to debate, but I would still support the decision simply because of who he was dealing with and the knowledge of what they would do if they were allowed to leave the scene alive. Then again... maybe Lockwood did survive and was actually Beckett's shooter. That's unlikely though, given the proximity of Montgomery's gun when shot and the amount of time until Montgomery's funeral. It increased the odds, because otherwise she doesn't even get out of that hangar area alive. Montgomery's choice was Beckett or his family. All of them were innocent and none of them deserved to die. None of his choices involved his own death. That is the only solution that could have possibly avoided any violence on Montgomery's own part. Yet it would achieve nothing. Sacrifice himself and Beckett and his family probably both die. Nobody said this was an easy solution. It was simply the least objectionable one, imho. Agreed on all counts! Agreed on this particular cliffhanger, because yes... you know she will survive. This isn't the type of show that takes too many chances. However.... it's my understanding she was not wearing a kevlar vest, simply because there was no room for it, given the images we saw. Even some slimline version would probably punctured by the kind of rifle a sniper like this is likely to use. I suppose anything is possible, given tv history.