Posted by: mikecane | May 10, 2009

Castle Series 1 Episode 9

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A child is kidnapped. Who did it and was it for more than just a ransom?

Writer Elizabeth Davis should get a special Webby Award for the most Internet/Nerd references in a single TV script: website subscription, Jedi, iPod, VOIP, head explode, Craigslist, YouTube, IP anonymizer, pinged, white rabbit — Lewis Carroll or The Matrix, and Obi-wan were among the stand-outs.

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As violent as the episode got!

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The FBI has jurisdiction over kidnappings — and we see Detective Beckett’s old flame.

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So does Castle.

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Castle’s non-speaking Jedi powers are revealed!

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As is a two-week anniversary bad tie.

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A very dense script led to a lost opportunity, explained later.

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Martha couldn’t Follow me on Twitter. I’d Block her!

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Susan Sullivan has more fun than anyone else.

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Castle learns he once suffered from a crippling writer’s block!

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Two Alpha Males …

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… vying for supremacy — several times in the episode!

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More lost opportunity, explained later.

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A clue so obvious, but why didn’t the father notice?

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Our heads explode when we learn that not only has Kate Beckett been a Castle fan — she stood in line for over an hour once to get a book autographed by him!

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LMAO.

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“How many paintings have you sold, Alfred? Huh?”

The lost opportunity! The father was made to seem like a self-indulgent eejit. It would have helped if he’d said his paintings were gaining some followers. Castle could have made the point about rejection in his own early writing career, giving the poor father some sympathy. It’s hard to see where that would have fit into the script, however. Maybe an allusion to this case in a future episode?

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And despite being the winning Alpha Male …

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… Castle is left alone as Beckett goes out on a date!

The next episode is the tenth and season finale. There’s still no word at post time if ABC will renew the series. Given that they canceled the eejitastic remake of Cupid, they should now have production money left over to bring Castle back. It’s one of only three hours of TV I watch every week.

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Responses

  1. I’ve heard, more than once and from different people, that Castle has almost definitely been picked up.

  2. hai…
    i wanna ask you something…
    do you know what is the name of the song in the end of this episode (season 1 episode 9)
    when beckett just walking away after she said she have a date…

    thx 4 your help.

    • Sorry, but I don’t know.


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