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 named Castle, 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 favors 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.
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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Beckett meets one of Castle’s old flames and it makes her all jittery. They investigate a murder at a wedding.
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A bridesmaid is found dead in her hotel room. Alyssa Milano is the bride. Castle is being taped to a chair by Alexis for research. Naturally his phone rings the minute that his family leaves.
Beckett arrives. The vic is named Sophie Ronson. The killer choked her from behind. An earring is missing. Castle is still taped to his chair. He uses a garbage can to get out.
Beckett interviews Greg and Kira, the couple who was getting married. Sophie introduced them. She came from LA. Castle finally arrives with duct tape on his pants. Castle knows the bride.
The coroner found some marks on Ronson’s body. There must have been a struggle. Castle is Kira’s ex.
Esposito and Ryan interview the guests. A groomsman is missing. His name is Mike White. The guests mention that they saw Mike with Sophie. He went missing at 2AM. The wedding party had some Flip cameras for guests to record some footage. They go through the footage and see that Sophie got a call from the hotel lobby during Mike’s speech.
Boyd Gamble made the call. He’s a drug dealer. They question Boyd. She wanted roofies. They find Mike. He tells them that Sophie drugged him. She flirted with him and locked him in a closet.
Castle met Kira in college. They were together for 3 years. Beckett says that Kira is different than his ex-wives. She didn’t think that he went for real women. The marks on her back are metal abrasions.
Ryan remembers that Castle dedicated his 2nd book to Kira. Someone swiped into Mike’s room. But Mike was locked in a closet. Mike’s room has got an adjacent room. They find Sophie’s missing earring there. It’s the groom’s room.
He woke up at 2AM with Sophie’s hands down his pants. He thought that it was Kira. Castle divines that Greg slept with Sophie a few times. Greg pushed her away and she fell off the bed. She left in a hurry. Greg doesn’t like Castle. He requests that Castle leaves.
Beckett thinks that Kira could have killed her. If she saw Sophie coming out of Greg’s room, she might have killed her. She tells Castle to stay away. Naturally, Kira calls Castle. She wants to meet. Martha also disapproves. They kiss.
Castle tells Beckett that he saw Kira last night. She’s got photos of them kissing. She had Kira under surveillance.
They find out that Sophie spent about $3K for the wedding. The trouble is that Sophie was broke. She paid for her flight in cash as well as her last three months of rent in cash.
Uncle Teddy was her sugar daddy. The store owner remembers the argument. He wanted Sophie to go through it.
Greg realizes something while he argues with Castle. He doesn’t tell them what it was. It turns out that Teddy was stealing from Greg’s trust fund, which Greg’s grandparents set up for him. He was the executor. He burned through $2 million. He needed to stop the wedding so that Greg didn’t inherit the trust fund on his wedding day. They found evidence and a recording that Sophie made for him. Castle plays this for Kira.
Beckett is quite jittery with Kira around. Kira tells her that Castle is all hers.
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