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Castle – A Rose Everafter

by Alan Rapp on August 24, 2017

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“She’s the one that got away.”

Castle - A Rose Everafter TV review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the Second Season of Castle with one of my favorite episodes of the series. Alyssa Milano guest-stars as Castle‘s (Nathan Fillion) college girlfriend Kyra Blaine and a bride whose bridesmaid is murdered on her wedding day. The reunion is bittersweet, bringing back old feelings while evidence points to her groom-to-be (Brady Smith) as a likely murder suspect. While Castle dates different women during the series before getting involved with Beckett, including a second go-round with his ex-wife, Kyra is the only one who we see him present deep feelings for. And meeting Kyra also clues Kate into a little more about Castle’s past, including the idea that he can fall seriously for someone “real.”

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Castle – The Complete Eighth Season

by Alan Rapp on August 23, 2016

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  • Title: Castle – Season Eight
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Castle - The Complete Eighth SeasonCastle limps to the finish line in its final season which separates the show’s couple by installing Beckett (Stana Katic) behind a desk and pushing Castle (Nathan Fillion) into the field as a private detective, often with the assistance of Alexis (Molly C. Quinn) and/or new recurring character Hayley Shipton (Toks Olagundoye).

Limiting Castle and Beckett’s time on-screen in several episodes removes much of the show’s trademark chemistry leading to a very up-and-down final season. The season is also saddled with another grand season-long conspiracy that is not fully resoloved. That said, Castle and Alexis’ father-daughter bonding proves entertaining and there is some fun to be had when Caskett is allowed to solve a few cases together.

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Castle – Crossfire

by Alan Rapp on May 17, 2016

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Castle - Crossfire

After eight seasons and 173 episodes Castle comes to a close not with a bang but a whimper. “Crossfire” offers fans of the show the conclusion of the LOCKSAT storyline (the same storyline that’s derailed much of the show’s final two seasons). With Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) separated again for much of the episode, Castle is abducted by one of LOCKSAT’s minions (Michael Teh) while LOCKSAT himself (Gerald McRaney) attempts to lure Kate into a similar trap.

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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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