Castle The Third Man S02E14 (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 man has been living in some homes that were empty. He is found murdered when a family comes back from vacation. This starts an interesting case.

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A family comes home from vacation and finds a dead man in their daughter’s bed. Castle makes the list of the most eligible bachelor again. The blurb in the paper says that he is involved with Beckett.

Castle gets a call from Beckett. The dead man was living in the family’s home for a while. He was injected with some drug which might have killed him. They find a camera on the scene. It’s so that he could put everything back the way it was supposed to be. He was hiding.

His name is Douglas Bishop. He was arrested once 10 years ago. The charges were dropped. He was injected with Ketamine. Doug’s sister IDs him. He was a travel agent. He was saving for a scuba shop. The deleted photos show other places. They have a photo of another man. The prints don’t match Doug. This means that the super-squatter is someone else.

It turns out that the super-squatter made some repairs and left a cheap bottle of champagne. Beckett discovers what was printed in the paper. Castle makes a genius leap. He thinks that it is linked to vacation holds on paper deliveries. Someone there would know exactly when the people would be on vacation.

They go to the paper and finds Mickey Carlson. At the paper, Castle’s hottie interviewer tells him that bachelorette #3 wants to meet him. Castle plans to do that so that the gossip media will forget about him and Beckett.

Beckett asks Lanie to fix her up with a hot man. She does so. He’s a firefighter. They arrest Mickey Carlson. He tells a story about three men who surprised him in one of the places that he was squatting. It’s a great story and it involves a big payday.

They get permission to enter the apartment where the initial altercation took place. Castle finds a dead man in the fridge. His name is Anton Francis. Mickey Carlson isn’t in the frame anymore. There is a third man involved. The Maitland won a cruise. This cruise was actually procured by Doug for a reason. They had to get the Maitlands out. They figure out that the robbers wanted to get down the dumbwaiter. They wanted to get to a bank, but they never got that far. Castle says that they should investigate Doug further. The third man seems invisible, but maybe he’s got a connection with Doug.

Both Beckett and Castle turn up at the very exclusive that Beckett asked Castle about. They both bore their dates. They get ideas about the case. They think that it’s to do with the South African pet store owner that lives under the Maitlands. Castle thinks that he is smuggling diamonds inside some pythons.

They get him and he admits that the snakes are gone. Castle thinks that it’s someone that Dupree knew.

Doug’s brother-in-law works at the airport customs. They bring him in and lay it all out for him. He involved Doug.

Beckett and Castle go out for burgers after the case. They swap stories on their dates, which didn’t go very well.

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