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 graduate student is found dead, and this leads Beckett and Castle to investigate the BDSM scene. Beckett knows quite a bit about the scene, which makes Castle very horny.
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A runner discovers a body in Central Park.
Alex is gonna try out for the cheerleading squad.
The woman was in her lingerie and covered in caramel. She was restrained using some custom bondage gear. Beckett knows all about it. The girl was strangled. She was also brought here in a case.
Laney says that there was no sexual activity or rape. Beckett says that the killer might have performance issues. Beckett keeps hinting about her BDSM experience. The restraints were made for Tyler Benton, who made them for his girlfriend. His girlfriend is the victim.
Her name is Jessica Margoles. Tyler is a 1st year resident. Jessica was studying the sociology of sexual bondage and domination. She spent months researching this and this got her killed.
They talk with the roommate. She doesn’t know much of Jessica’s BDSM research. Her advisor tells them that Jessica spent a lot of time with Mistress Venom. They meet Matt and Kelly, who were also enrolled in the same PHd. They are all in competition for a scholarship. Her notes on Venom are very detailed. One of the clients could have motive to kill her. Jessica was getting creepy calls at her office. Beckett books them a session with Venom. They learn that Jessica was Mistress Venom from Lady Irina from her House of Pain. Irina used to be a partner in a law firm. Sapphire says that a client left after a few minutes. This was a week ago. She describes someone in medical garb. Tyler denies that it was him. He didn’t know. They just signed a lease to move in together. They check up on security footage and this confirms Tyler’s innocence. He didn’t leave his shift.
One of Jessica’s client’s, a SAM, s smart-assed masochist, described the way that Jessica ended up dead. This gives them enough to get a warrant for Irena’s client list.
SAM-I-Am in a box with a fox.
Jessica’s SAM is Carroway, some kind of exec for a globing consulting firm. Beckett questions him alone. It’s obviously not Carroway. Two nights ago, he was with his wife at an anniversary party.
At the dungeon, Esposito and Ryan learn that Venom might have been working off the books. This would have pissed off Irena.
Kelly admits that she lent her keys to Matt. Matt is in scrubs in a photo. He was the one at the dungeon. He made the harassing calls. He visited her at the dungeon. Matt was her rival for a fellowship. He admits to threatening her. He says that Jessica removed her candidacy for the fellowship after he threatened to tell this to Tyler.
They question the roommate again. There is a wineglass with Irena’s lipstick shade on it. Irena went there to see Jessica. Her car service dropped her off. Jessica was killed in her own room. She was smothered. Irena lawyers up.
Alex doesn’t join the cheerleaders.
Someone washed the pillowcase. Irena wouldn’t have gotten out in time. It’s the roomie. Danielle is the killer. Jessica told her that she was going to leave Danielle. Danielle read her research.
Ryan’s girl pops by.
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