Castle Suicide Squeeze S02E15 (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 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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A famous baseball player is found dead. This leads Beckett and Castle into intriguing discoveries of his past and present.

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Some guy gets pelleted to death using a pitching arm. It’s a baseball player. His name is Kano Vega. They question his wife and Tommy Zane, his old partner. Zane says that Vega was at his club last night. He’s been in the doghouse ever since he went to Cuba and visited Fidel Castro. The agent thinks that Alfredo Quintana killed Kano Vego. Quintana incited the Cuban community against Vega.

They trace one of Vega’s loansharks. He borrowed $200K. He was at the scene. Wade’s shoes match the ones at the scene, but it exonerates him since the blood is only found underneath the sole. A week after he came back from Cube, he needed the money. Beckett wants to go see Bobby Fox, Vega’s agent again. Fox smuggled him out. He was surprised that Vega wanted to go back. Fox also says that Vega and Zane have their club together.

It turns out that Vega was in a fight a few days ago. He was hit with a ring that matches the championship MBA ring. They go see him and he admits to it, but he didn’t kill him. Vega was having an affair and suspected Zane of sleeping with his wife. Zane had to calm him down. This puts the frame back onto the wife. She might have killed him because of his affair.

Maggie doesn’t have an alibi. She says that she found a note with the girl’s name Lara and a place for a meeting. Home security tapes confirm Maggie’s whereabouts. So she’s in the clear.

On the day of his murder, Vega had a fight with the Cuban Consul, Mario Sanchez. Sanchez says that Vega was bonkers for a girl he met in Cuba named Lara. The girl in the photo is named Anna Rivera. She came from Cuba six months ago. Someone ID her. She is brought in. She reveals that he was probing her on how she got out. They found out what Vega needed the money to pay off the Coyotes. Quintana is the man who smuggles Cubans in. He gives up the apartment where Lara is supposed to be. Vega found it for her. They find dirt and blood. The blood belongs to Vega.

Lara walked into see the Consul. After a few threats, he produces the girl. She says that she was afraid that the man would kill her too. This man killed her father, Kano Vega. She’s Vega’s daughter. He was engaged to her mother. She was preggers but Vega didn’t know. Vega went to see if he had a daughter. They didn’t meet in Cuba. She met him 3 nights ago. Her mother changed her mind at the last minute. She died in prison. Some dude killer her father. She describes him as Bobby Fox.

He couldn’t get her out. Castle thinks that he denounced Vega’s fiancée to the to El Popo. El Popo took her to prison. They’ve also got Vega’s blood in Fox’s car.

Maggie meets Lara.

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