Castle

Castle – Driven

by Alan Rapp on October 1, 2014

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Castle - Driven

Well, that was… different. However the lingering effects of last season’s finale eventually play themselves out it’s hard not to see Castle‘s Seventh Season opener as anything but a misstep caused by cowardice at either (or both) the network level or in the show’s own writers’ room about finally, permanently, putting Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) together. I thought the show was past the increasingly unnecessary and lame attempts to keep the pair apart, but it appears those days aren’t behind us after all.

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Castle – For Better or Worse

by Alan Rapp on May 13, 2014

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Castle - For Better or Worse

With only 72 hours before they are scheduled to walk down the aisle Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett‘s (Stana Katic) wedding plans hit a snag when Kate discovers she’s already married to a college boyfriend (Eddie McClintock), and two-time loser with an impressive rap sheet, much to the amusement of Ryan (Seamus Dever) and Esposito (Jon Huertas). Leaving Castle in Manhattan to finalize the plans, Beckett heads upstate to find Rogen and get a quickie divorce.

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Castle – Veritas

by Alan Rapp on May 6, 2014

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Castle - Veritas

Things get serious for Beckett (Stana Katic) very quickly as she continues her late night snooping into the lives of William Bracken (Jack Coleman), Vulcan Simmons (Jonathan Adams), and the man who connects them (who ends up dead less than an hour after Beckett stops tailing him one night). Then Simmons turns up dead as well, after being tortured to death by a methodical killer seeking answers, only minutes after Beckett questioned him. And when Lanie (Tamala Jones) matches the ballistics of the second murder to Kate’s gun Detective Beckett becomes the target of a manhunt.

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Castle – Law & Boarder

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2014

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Castle - Law & Boarder

Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion) investigate the murder of a professional skateboard artist in town for New York Street Sports Festival who friends and rivals both say was acting very odd in the 24-hours leading up to his death. Seeing as the victim was favored to win, the investigation begins with his main competition (Yani Gellman) but soon takes some unusual twist and turns involving the purchase of a 10 year-old camcorder, borrowing money from his mother’s (Claudia Christian) Albanian mob boyfriend (Eric Etebari) now out on parole (after doing time for a crime the victim put him behind bars for), and using the cash to hire another skateboarder (Jesse Luken) for his expertise at breaking and entering.

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Castle – That ’70s Show

by Alan Rapp on April 22, 2014

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Castle - That '70s Show

The stars align to deliver one of the wackiest episodes of Castle in the show’s six seasons. With Captain Gates‘ (Penny Johnson) out of town on business and Beckett (Stana Katic) in charge, the police uncover the remains of a former head of a New York crime family killed and buried in cement way back in 1978. When the only reliable witness still living turns out to be the victim’s closest friend (Jon Polito) who is perpetually stuck in the 1970s due to “pathological grieving,” Castle (Nathan Fillion) convinces Beckett to bring the 70s back to life to get the man’s story.

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Castle – The Greater Good

by Alan Rapp on March 25, 2014

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Castle - The Greater Good

Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion) investigate the murder of a Wall Street broker who was secretly working for the U.S. Attorney’s Office looking into his company and boss (Kevin Kilner) for breaking several federal laws. The investigation turns up a childhood friend turned gangbanger (Ramon Fernandez) from the victim’s past who was helping the broker with a mysterious get-rich scheme involving an empty Swiss Bank Account and a secret transfer of $25,000,000 involving the Venezuelan Consulate he made under the U.S. Attorney’s nose that got the man killed.

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Castle – The Way of the Ninja

by Alan Rapp on March 18, 2014

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“Ninja… stole the murder weapon.”

Castle - The Way of the Ninja

A young ballet dancer (Faye Viviana) killed with a throwing dagger in the wrong part of town near an abandoned cookie factory leads Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) on an unusual case involving ninjas, mysterious phone calls, an underground Japanese club, a Yakuza financier (Ron Yuan) and geisha girls. And the further the group looks into the victim’s past the more mysterious her life (and death) becomes.

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  • Title: Castle – In the Belly of the Beast
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Castle - In the Belly of the Beast

Needing help, the head of Narcotics (Carlos Gomez) asks Beckett (Stana Katic) to go undercover, taking the place of a Russian low-level drug courier (Britt Rentschler), and help take down a deadly new drug ring who has littered the street with six teenage murder victims in the past few months. When the simple exchange takes an unexpected turn, Kate finds herself abducted, on her own, without any back-up, and face-to-face with one of the mysterious Lazarus’ lieutenants (Al Sapienza) as she realizes the woman she’s impersonating is anything but a simple courier.

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Castle – Room 147

by Alan Rapp on February 25, 2014

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“This is now officially outstanding.”

Castle - Room 147

Beckett (Stana Katic) is surprised with the ease she gets a confession of the murder of an actor, by a confused sober alcoholic (Alexie Gilmore) with impossibly-detailed knowledge of the crime scene who was seen arguing publicly with victim days before his death, but when Esposito (Jon Huertas) confirms the woman couldn’t have committed the crime things get interesting. Much to everyone’s confusion, even Castle, the mystery will lead to one of the show’s more complicated storylines.

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Castle – Smells Like Teen Spirit

by Alan Rapp on February 18, 2014

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Castle - Smells Like Teen Spirit

The bizarre murder of the leader (Natasha Hall) of a mean girl clique at one of many private schools Castle (Nathan Fillion) was expelled from points to the unlikely suspect of an telekinesis-obsessed outcast (Hannah Marks) who believes she may have accidentally killed the bully with the power of her mind. Along with a trip to the school, which includes Castle reconnecting with the same principal (Sam Anderson) who expelled him for a stunt involving a cow years ago, Castle and Beckett‘s (Stana Katic) investigation lead them to question the victim’s best friends (Victory Van Tuyl, Malese Jow) who witnessed the killing through video from one of their cell phones.

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