Castle Wrapped Up In Death S02E19 (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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This is a cool whodunit episode, that fixates on a Mayan mummy.

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Some guy gets squashed by a stone gargoyle. Alexis is studying spatter patterns.

The gargoyle was marked with tool marks. The front door was tampered. The victim is Will Medina. He was the associate curator at the NY Museum. Two hours before the murder, he had an appointment. Medina was having a relationship with some woman. They stop by the museum. Will discovered and ancient Mayan king’s tomb. Castle is going to think about the curse and Indiana Jones. Sexy Navi Rawat plays Rachel Walters. She’s the mummification expert. Castle looked into the casket.

Rupert Bentley arrives. He talks about the curse. He’s the co-financier. A few other people died. Will had received death threats. Esposito and Ryan tease Castle about the curse because he looked at the sarcophagus.

The statue was covered in some trace amount of pollen that comes from the Yucatan peninsula. The same pollen was also found on the death threat notes. They find evidence of some Mayan guy that arrived before the murder. His name is Chacate. He sent the death threats. He’s some kind of activist. He’s got an alibi.

On the phone, they find Rachel’s photo. She was the girlfriend. They started seeing each other after they came back from Mexico. She didn’t want to get fired, so they kept it a secret. Standford blamed Medina for the death of Nicole. He’s been trying to get rid of him since he came back.

Will deposited $10K in his bank account a few days ago and took it out the day of his death. Medina was in bed with a drug trafficker. They get him at his current address after he foolishly entered a vacation contest at the bank where Medina made his withdrawal. Grimes says that he was buying/selling antiquities. Their last transaction was about a mummy. The buyer sent someone to check out the mummy and decided not to buy it.

The captain suggests a swab test on the mummy. The mummy has gone missing. They didn’t find any drugs on the mummy.

They find some prints of Charles Taylor. He worked for Buy Inc and Medina met him 2 hours before his death. He was sent in to check out the mummy. He ran samples from the mummy and the sarcophagus. The piece of bone was less than 500 years old. He informed Medina and the buyer. They find the mummy at the museum. The girl died 4 months ago. She was mummified. She died of BFT. The body is of Nicole Graham, the grad student who died in Mexico. They think that the killer is Rachel Walters. She denies it. Standford was jealous. He had a thing for Nicole. She learned everything about mummification from Stantford. When they serve him a warrant, he tries to do a runner.

Stantford killed Medina because he was snooping around. They release Chacate if he tells Castle how to reverse the curse.

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