Castle Inventing the Girl S02E03 (ABC)

Castle title card via Wikipedia
Castle title card via Wikipedia

I’ve been a Nathan Fillion fan for quite a while. Ever since Firefly, I was really impressed by his acting. Since he is starring in a new series which premiered last Monday, I took it upon myself to watch it weekly.

Anyway, what do I like about Castle? Well it stars an obnoxious, womanizing novelist. Detective Kate Beckett is a closet hottie, played by Stana Katic. Her hotness is kind of hard to explain. The actress is quite hot, but in Castle, she toned it down. She doesn’t wear much makeup and favours a natural look, kind of like “Oh I’m hot, but I could be the girl next door, BTW, FYI, I’m still smoking hot.” That’s how I described her in my mind. She’s kind of got the ex-catwalk model look going for her, which is quite good.

So that’s a good point. Plus she’s Canadian and a good actress. That’s always a good combination. Molly C. Quinn plays Alexis, Rick Castle’s 15-year old daughter. I don’t really know how old she is, but she’s a striking looking young lady. She reminds me of my wife, who’s a redhead as well. So I have a bit of a weakness for them.

Warning: spoilers ahead

The show centers around a novelist who is brought in to help deal with a string of murders which seem to be taken from the pages of his novels. At the same time, Castle has hit massive writer’s block after killing off the hero of his mystery book franchise, Derek Storm. Through Beckett, he is able to write once again.

Halfway between a drama and a romantic comedy, Castle is a fun show to watch. The characters play around a lot, making the viewer wonder when or if they will ever get together. It didn’t take Castle long to find out what makes Beckett tick. He uses clues and his imagination deftly.

ABC has started to release chapters of Richard Castle’s new book Heat Wave on its website. They are up to chapter 8 and I haven’t started yet, but it’s a pretty cool tie-in to the show.

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A model is found murdered. Castle and Beckett have to investigate to find the killer. It leads them to fashion parties and Castle’s babysitter from years ago, who’s become a model. Different suspects are discovered until it leads them back to the obvious.

This was another good episode of Castle. We also learn that Beckett was a model when she was younger.

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A couple is skinny dipping in a fountain. They find a body. Castle is eating breakfast while his mom is practicing her lines. He gets a call from Beckett.

Lanie the ME says that she was stabbed. It’s the cause of death. Castle says that she was a model and going out for fashion week. She was at the party and show of Teddy Farrell, some designer. He says that the DB is Jenna McBoyd. She was a rising star, but a new model. He was thinking of making her the face of his campaign. In recent weeks she became very bad tempered and paranoid. At the party, she was with Sierra her BFF. Castle meets a model he met at some party. He doesn’t remember her.

They talk with Sierra. Jenna left the party at midnight. She’s got a husband named Travis. Sierra says that Jenna was going to be the face of his fashion line. They talk with Travis. He called the cops last night when she didn’t come home. Travis says that they had filed harassment reports, a dozen of them. She had an anonymous stalker. He doesn’t make any threats, which is why the beat cops couldn’t do anything. There are some photos of her from a rooftop taken with a telephoto lens.

Castle’s mom didn’t get the part she wanted, but got the crazy granny that died. Castle called Rina back. Alexis tells him that Rina was his babysitter.

Lanie says that she died between 2 and 5 AM. She fought back and was slapped hard. She reconstructed the weapon. It’s 4-sided by an obelisk-shaped device. Esposito and Ryan find something on the rooftop. Lanie was using some kind of amphetamine to lose weight.

Maybe the guy was getting on the ground floor, stalker-wise.
Castle to Beckett

Beckett is upset after seeing Castle’s fluff piece in Cosmo. She isn’t saying anything to Castle. Esposito and Ryan managed to get a memory card. They got a print and it leads them to Will James. He’s got a sheet. Beckett knows about comp cards. Those are head shots that model agencies give out to find work for models. James walks in and they take him in for questioning. His alibi checks out. He was working at a Casino. It’s iron clad since it involves surveillance footage, he didn’t kill her. Travis says that Jenna had a fight with the photographer. He was the one who was going to shoot her for the campaign. His name is Monroe. He’s got an alibi until 3AM. Sierra gets the campaign spot. This puts her square in the sights of the cops for the murder. She’s got motive. They see Rina at the launch. Rina says that Sierra is mostly a frenemy. Beckett thinks that Sierra might have been slipping Jenna the dope. She’s been known for doing this before. Ryan and Esposito bring that CSU find the photos on James’ memory card. He was her stalker. His girlfriend is Sierra. They have some naked photos of Sierra. James confessed to being hired by Sierra to stalk Jenna. He helped Sierra write the letters and supplies the dope to her. Sierra was trying to pressure Jenna to go back home. They bring her in for questioning. Teddy Farrell isn’t happy. Sierra says that Wyatt sabotaged Jenna’s photo shoot because she didn’t sleep with him. Monroe lives next to the crime scene. Witnesses at the Zack Posen party say that he left at 11:30. He lied about his alibi.

They question him. Castle finds Jenna’s pumps. One of his awards is missing. It’s the murder weapon. He says that Jenna was at his place trying to incriminate him. She left his place after trying to cut him. Beckett doubts that Wyatt is the killer. He seems careless.

Beckett finds out that Jenna bought a cell phone the day she died. She switched on the GPS. They managed to trace it in a dump. She left Wyatt’s place alive. The murder was recorded. It’s put the frame back onto Travis. He was following her around. Travis talked to Sierra about Monroe.

Travis says that Teddy killed her. He wasn’t there. Travis killed her. He confesses. Beckett says that she talked with Teddy. He says that Monroe and Sierra will be blacklisted from the fashion industry. Beckett was upset because a reporter read Heat Wave before her.

Esposito and Ryan found some fashion photos featuring Beckett. She was 17.

Castle invited Rina over. Castle wants to look out for Rina.

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