Castle Eye of the Beholder S04E05 (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.

The fourth season just started and needless to say that Beckett is still alive, although she’s different. The precinct is different too, thanks to a new female Captain. Breckett was incommunicado for a while, but when she comes back she’s surprised to learn that the investigation was shut down by Gates and that it made no progress. Castle helps her out, and they are warned by a man who received Montgomery’s files to stop investigating Beckett’s mother’s murder. It doesn’t stop Castle from continuing the investigation on his own.

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Some art gets stolen and some dude gets killed in an art gallery.

Martha wants to fix Rick up with a girl.

Brian Hayes was the director of the museum. His body was discovered during the gala. Someone stole a fist holding a dollar, that was incrusted with $30 million dollars worth of diamonds. The fist was worth $50 million.

Hayes was worried about the fist being stolen. Serena Kaye, the museum’s insurance investigator is on site. She gets 1% if she finds the fist. Her hunches turn out accurate. They are accurate enough for Gates to put Kaye on the case with Beckett. Kaye muscled her way in.

Kaye recognizes the gear that was used to steal the fist. It’s from Falco, an unknown cat burglar. Castle decides to tag along with Kaye while she dregs up some leads.

Falco stole a Monet and a Renoir. He has never killed before and mostly operated in Europe. He was rumored to be retired. He was a thief for hire. He stole pieces for people.

Some woman turns up and says that Anton McKew, her husband, stole the fist. He tried to steal it before. They question him. They are the owners of the fist.

Hayes met with some fences. So he was testing the waters for some diamonds. Hayes might have hired Falco.

In therapy, Beckett admits to disliking Kay. She dislikes her because Castle likes her.

Beckett tells Castle to pursue Kaye, if it suits him. Hayes met Falco at a restaurant. It was a gorgeous girl, in her 30s. It was Kaye. She’s the thief. Beckett plans on using Castle to get into Kaye’s room. Castle has to ask her out on a date.

I prefer to think of myself as an art retriever.
Serena Kaye

Kaye stole art that was originally stolen from others, like Nazis.

Kaye invites Castle up to her room. Castle texts Beckett to get out, but she’s put aside her phone. She found some emails of Kaye trying to flog some diamonds. Esposito finds her thieving gear.

Castle ends up kissing Kaye to distract her from Beckett and Esposito getting out of the suite. The evidence against Kaye is circumstantial. Kaye has got Hayes’ flash drive. On it, she believes she found Falco. They found some trace in the van and the air ducts that was used in the heist which leads them to a hotel.

They get him. His name is Brian Holt. All of the evidence is very thin. He goes out of his way to stay that he’s not the murdered. Falco doesn’t kill anyone on his heists.

Kaye wants to talk with Falco. Falco says that he didn’t kill him. He was paid $200K to test the museum’s security. The real thief needed him to break in. He saw the real thief. It was a woman in a black dress. The only problem is how she got the fist out of the museum. She didn’t. It’s still inside the museum. It takes them a while to build up to this fact, but it’s an easy deduction to make. Castle finds the fist hidden in plain sight.

The piece of art in which the fist was hidden was recently sold to Joy McKew. They’ve got her bloody prints on the fist. She confesses.

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