This week’s installment of Castle acknowledged something the show does well: continuity. Indeed, we got to investigate the murder of Beau Randolph, the founder of a reality TV program called “College Girls Gone Crazy”. Now, if you remember well, we already had a peak of Beau back in season 4, episode 3 (‘Head Case’). Well, with this week’s episode, the guy graduated from person of interest to victim of strangulation. The murder weapon? A bra! A 200$ bra to be accurate!
As the investigation progressed, we’ve learned that Beau had a one night stand with Candace, the daughter of an activist rooting for a better moral and some decency. Well, basically, he slept with his enemy’s daughter. Obviously, after many twists and turns, the pieces of the puzzle came together: Candace was pregnant and Beau wanted to be involved in the kid’s life. As someone who grew up without a family, he was ready to turn his whole life upside down to be worthy of this child and for Candace to accept him in the baby’s life. To do so, he told his work partner he would shut down the business. Money being a major reason for murder, his partner killed him, wanting to take over the business and be the king of the crazy Manhattan nights.
Now, was the episode good? Yes, it was! The investigation was interesting to follow, and the story behind made sense. We can confirm that Esposito is taking more and more screen time. I want him to be with Lanie though. Watching him chase the sexy bodyguard was supposed to be a good base for comedy, yet, it didn’t feel like it. He came up as immature and a little bit stupid to be honest. Now, I may be biased as I have a major crush on Ryan. And the “she’s hot, she breaks noses, she’s hot, hot, hot” can only go on for so long.
Was the episode very good? No, something was missing. Indeed, we got absolutely no Caskett moment in this installment, not even a staring look. Two episodes in a row with such a lack of intimacy or attraction is seriously getting frustrating. I don’t watch Castle solely based on their love story, yet it does add a lot of fun. It spices things up and Stana and Nathan’s chemistry is so delicious that we have owned the rights, as fans, to ask for more. The craziest thing is that we were served with a lot more banter and flirting when they weren’t a couple! I understand that Marlowe and co. want to keep a balance and not turn the whole show into a “Caskett show”, but they’re not establishing any balance here. They’re completely cutting Caskett off!
Now, to conclude, let me lose myself in conjecture. “Because a father would do anything for his daughter” was the last line of the episode. Let’s be clear here, I don’t read spoilers and I don’t watch trailers, so this is mere speculation, but I think this line isn’t insignificant. I’m pretty sure an upcoming episode will be about something bad happening to Alexis. Could she be kidnapped? Maybe because of her vlog? That would explain how random this storyline felt in the episode. I think it’d be an excellent idea, mostly because I found it interesting to watch Rick on the edge, losing control, losing his faith. It would also be very informative to see how Beckett can be there for him, how can she help him through this. Well, only time will tell and I may be completely wrong, but I hope I’ll start a future review with “I told you so”.
So what about you? What’s your take on that? Do you think I’m delusional or that it actually might be a possibility? And did you like the episode? How much did you miss Caskett?
And for those who wouldn’t know, next week will be Castle free. Ugh, I hate Mondays, and suddenly, I hate them even more. See you in two weeks though, with the 5x13! Did you hear me? 5x13 !! 13 !!! In the meanwhile, take care and be proud of being a TV addict.