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Castle – Dead Again

by Alan Rapp on April 27, 2016

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Castle - Dead Again

With the threat of LOCKSAT once again looming in the background, Castle goes for goofy in the attempted murder of a safety inspector (Jonathan Silverman) who survives poisoning, electrocution, and being shot in the head. With Castle (Nathan Fillion) consumed by the man’s incredible survival, something the writer attributes to super-powers, Beckett (Stana Katic), Ryan (Seamus Dever), and Esposito (Jon Huertas) are more concerned with finding the would-be killer.

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Castle – Backstabber

by Alan Rapp on April 21, 2016

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Castle - Backstabber

The recent news that Stana Katic will be leaving the show at the end of the season means should Castle be renewed for another year it’s likely future episodes will look more like “Backstabber” in which Hayley (Toks Olagundoye) gets herself into a jam and relies on the help of Castle (Nathan Fillion), Alexis (Molly C. Quinn), and their friends at the NYPD. After being used by a former friend and colleague for a less-than-legal break-in, Hayley finds herself in the middle of a murder as her past as a spy catches up with her.

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Castle – Death Wish

by Alan Rapp on April 13, 2016

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“I prefer fantasy-augmented.”

Castle - Death Wish

Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) are on the case when sonar operator and part-time tomb raider recently-returned from Turkey is found tortured and beheaded in a New York apartment. Learning that the victim had uncovered King Solomon’s tomb whose prizes included a lamp of legend sends Castle’s imagination into overdrive concerning genies and wishes while Ryan (Seamus Dever) and Esposito (Jon Huertas) try to focus on the more logical motives and suspects for the crime like both the victim’s partner and the unknown financier of the dig.

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Castle – Heartbreaker

by Alan Rapp on April 5, 2016

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Castle - Heartbreaker

After finally putting Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) back together again, Season Eight offers a surprise by making the reunited pair’s first case an episode the revolve almost entirely around Esposito (Jon Huertas). Although it certainly creates some continuity issues to reveal a convict ex-fiance for the police officer this late into the series, Angélica Celaya is so good in the role that when she eventually betrays Esposito it’s painful for the audience as well.

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Castle – Fidelis Ad Mortem

by Alan Rapp on March 23, 2016

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Castle - Fidelis Ad Mortem

Beckett (Stana Katic) heads back to the police academy when a cadet is found murdered. With the other cadets being the primary suspects, Beckett hangs around for a couple of days helping teach while doing a little not-as-subtle-as-she-thinks investigating. As last week’s episode gave us Castle-centric (Nathan Fillion) tale it’s not surprising to see most of the storyline is focused on Beckett this week. Even Castle’s appearances have more to do about her character, and her reaction to the truth about his lost memories, than the mystery writer’s own choices.

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