Posted by: mikecane | May 12, 2009

Castle Series 1 Episode 10

At the time of this post, no official word as to the fate of Castle has been issued by ABC. [Update: Castle has since been officially renewed.]

Is this a season — or series — finale?

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A plastic surgeon has been found murdered, a plastic bag duct-taped over his head …

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… and his fingers broken. In a car that had been illegally parked for a week, with a ton of tickets, that’s finally towed away. This is something I could believe happening in New York City circa-1970s, but today? (On the other hand, not far from me, a mummified body was found in an apartment that had been sealed for a year. But that’s understandable, given New York landlords!)

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Ah, yes, the mystery …

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… which was spoiled immediately with one line of dialogue and a too-eager hand by the film editor. Lie To Me has made me look at things differently and I knew who did it.

A visit to the offices of the plastic surgeon …
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… and a specimen!

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And yikes! Another …

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… specimen. Good god! I’m glad I’m not a Casting Director.

Aside from the murder, other stories include Castle butting into the murder of Detective Beckett’s mother …

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… and Castle’s daughter going on her first date, to a Junior Prom …

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… with Martha educating her son about …

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… the body issues that (allegedly!) all women have.

The clues eventually cause Castle to meet with …

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… a Mafia Capo, and Beckett to meet with …

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… her former guy …

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… where, thanks again to Lie To Me, I notice she nibbles her lower lip a bit.

Castle is all ready to initiate his daughter’s date …

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… but is thwarted …

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… and has to settle for getting video footage …

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I notice it doesn’t look like a Flip camera!

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Nathan Fillion does Christopher Walken!

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Nice shot. Castle and Beckett meet with a mobster rat.

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The last name of the writer on that book is “Cain.” Hey, it would have been nice if it’d been spelled C-A-N-E!

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Castle’s daughter’s first kiss.

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The mob informant is ambushed and Beckett’s former love is shot.

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Castle winds up finding the connecting link three detectives failed to notice!

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And that reveals an identity theft.

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And surprise — not! — Little Miss Hitwoman is revealed.

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Castle’s friend reveals something others overlooked in the murder of Beckett’s mother.

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And Castle’s mother tells her son that he’s obligated to tell Beckett now.

Will we ever see a second season?

A note about Susan Sullivan. It’s been very easy for me to dismiss her because of the broad strokes she uses to portray Martha. But this episode really showed what a deceptive job she’s been doing. She was really top-notch and I can’t imagine the series without her.

And this episode — despite the lame sleight-of-hand with the killer — was a wonderful balance of several stories, including Castle’s home life, all at once. Well done.

I want a second season!

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  1. i want a seconde season now!will beckett get back for her ex-boyfriend?sorenson?


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