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Castle – Hollander’s Woods

by Alan Rapp on May 12, 2015

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Castle - Hollander's Woods

Castle‘s Seventh Season comes to a close with a variation of a throwaway line Castle (Nathan Fillion) offered Beckett (Stana Katic) early in the show’s First Season as to how he became obsessed with writing about murder. The discovery of a victim with odd markings on her body and the recollections of a single witness bring back memories for the mystery writer as Castle tells Beckett the story of the first murder victim he ever saw in a story so odd, with no evidence to back it up other than the similarities with the new case, that even Castle began to question whether or not it was real.

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Castle – Dead from New York

by Alan Rapp on May 5, 2015

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Castle - Dead from New York

Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) are called in to investigate the murder of the creator and producer of a Saturday Night Live-style comedy show when the man’s body is found in the studio. There are several moments which are meant to be cute, such as Castle getting annoyed with Beckett flirting with one of the stars of the show (who is also a suspect), but don’t quite work. (No matter her personal feelings for someone she certainly wouldn’t let it interfere in a murder investigation or dance with Castle in public in the middle of a crime scene.)

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Castle – In Plane Sight

by Alan Rapp on April 28, 2015

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Castle - In Plane Sight

While “In Plane Sight” is admittedly a bit of a gimmick episode, there’s quite a bit to enjoy as Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Alexis (Molly C. Quinn) find themselves 30,000 feet in the air aboard a plane with a killer whose ultimate agenda remains unclear. Aboard a transatlantic flight Castle’s help in enlisted by the flight crew after the search for a missing air marshal leads to the discovery of the man’s body in the plane’s cargo hold.

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Castle – Sleeper

by Alan Rapp on April 21, 2015

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“So you were in jungle combat…with Chuck Norris?”

Castle - Sleeper

Haunted by dreams he believes are tied to his missing two months Castle (Nathan Fillion) enlists the help of Beckett‘s (Stana Katic) old psychiatrist Carver Burke (Michael Dorn) to help make sense of the images involving jungle warfare, chase sequences, and a heroic hero bearing a resemblance to one of the author’s favorite action stars (Mark Sivertsen). With Castle chasing breadcrumbs down the rabbit hole, Alexis (Molly C. Quinn), Martha (Susan Sullivan), Beckett, Ryan (Seamus Dever), and Esposito (Jon Huertas) all become concerned on their friend’s growing obsession – especially when more reasonable explanations for some of the imagery of his dreams come to light.

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Castle – Habeas Corpse

by Alan Rapp on March 31, 2015

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Castle - Habeas Corpse

When a personal injury lawyer is found tortured and beaten to death in an alley Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion) search for a motive in a bizarre murder mystery that includes an old debt needing to be repaid and the victim burying a crash test dummy in the woods the afternoon before his death. With the help of Lanie (Tamala Jones) and Tory (Maya Stojan), Castle and Beckett are able to retrace the victim’s movements the day of his death and eventually discover how the true motive for the crime was tied to the case of recently-hospitalized young woman who wasn’t even one of the dead lawyer’s clients.

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Castle – At Close Range

by Alan Rapp on March 24, 2015

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“You texted Castle and not me?”
“Well, when you have a crazy theory you don’t call the voice of reason.”

Castle - At Close Range

One late night of Ryan‘s (Seamus Dever) part-time work as a security guard for his brother-in-law’s (David Conrad) company ends in tragedy when the Congressman (Ricardo Chavira) he was protecting and the speaker (Annie Little) at the event are both shot on his watch. Based on descriptions from both Ryan and the Congressman of a radical blogger (Charlie Hofheimer) fleeing the scene, the NYPD is able identify the likely shooter although Ryan channels his inner Castle (Nathan Fillion) and believes there’s far more to the story and the blogger, despite his motive and actions, is nothing more than the perfect fall guy for the crime.

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Castle – Hong Kong Hustle

by Alan Rapp on March 17, 2015

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“She’s just like me, only better.”

Castle - Hong Kong Hustle

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a jealous Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) but that’s just what “Hong Kong Hustle” delivers when Beckett crosses paths with the impressive Inspector Zhang (Linda Park) while investigating a homicide in Central Park. Initially a suspect, who makes Ryan (Seamus Dever) and Esposito (Jon Huertas) look foolish with very little effort, once her identity is confirmed Zhang joins the official investigation into the death of her oldest friend who got himself in over his head.

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Castle – The Wrong Stuff

by Alan Rapp on February 24, 2015

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Castle - The Wrong Stuff

Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) goes to Mars (or at least to Mars One). The latest episode of Castle gives us a locked room mystery with a Castle twist when one of the astronauts in a simulated Mars mission turns up dead. Getting the chance to enter the simulation to investigate, a giddy Castle follows Beckett (Stana Katic) into the man-created Martian landscape in search of a killer.

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Castle – Reckoning

by Alan Rapp on February 17, 2015

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Castle - Reckoning

In the conclusion to last week’s episode featuring the return of Jerry Tyson (Michael Mosley and Dr. Kelly Nieman (Annie Wersching) the precinct goes into panic mode as they discover the two lunatic killers have kidnapped Beckett (Stana Katic) while providing themselves a perfect alibi surrounded by police. Forced to play Tyson’s game, which includes a staged murder of someone made to look like Beckett, Castle (Nathan Fillion) throws all caution to the wind attacking the man the NYPD can’t positively identify as 3XK and later putting his life on the line by knowingly playing right into Tyson’s hands.

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Castle – Resurrection

by Alan Rapp on February 10, 2015

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Castle - Resurrection

The murder of a young blonde woman in an alley raises red flags for Lanie (Tamala Jones) who quickly makes a connection to the victims of Dr. Kelly Nieman (Annie Wersching). Given his understanding of the case Captain Gates (Penny Johnson) is able to convince the D.A. to allow Castle (Nathan Fillion) to consult on the latest murder which not only turns up Nieman working at a practice in New York City but a man bearing a striking resemblance to Jerry Tyson (Michael Mosley) as well. With the physical evidence of Tyson’s crimes missing or destroyed, and no physical evidence connecting either of them to the current murder investigation, Beckett (Stana Katic) is fighting the clock to prove that the man before them is Jerry Tyson and responsible for yet another murder.

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