Castle Review: The Cold and the Creepy

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Well, that was strange...

The latest installment of Castle, "Head Case,” dealt with a missing head, rejection for Alexis and lots of screen time for all of our favorite detectives. Let’s dig in.

Rejection Is Not Failure. The model teenager faced the dream-crushing realization that she did not get into Stanford. This plot line gave Alexis an arc that is relatable for everyone. Who hasn’t been devastated about not getting something they have worked so hard for? Although it looks like Alexis won’t be leaving us anytime soon, it’s the best move for her. The girl needs to find her own way. Plus, this gave us viewers awesome father/daughter scenes that had me reaching for the phone to talk to my own dad. There is nothing like being a daddy’s girl.

In the Coroner's Office

“I got it, I got the head!” This week’s case was a little odd... to say the least. It had the typical Castle twists and turns, but somehow they didn’t work out as well when dealing with a missing head. Personally, I didn’t know anything at all about cryonics prior to “Head Case.” Thanks to the ever trusty Wikipedia, I have to say the controversial subject is pretty, ummm, different. 

What do you think, Fanatics? Does the idea of freezing your dead body creep you out, too? Who else jumped when they discovered the people in those shiny space ship like tubes? Regardless, this gave Castle the platform to spit out some of the best quotes from the episode, such as:

“Cryonics? That explains the human popsicles."

Overall, not the best Castle episode, especially compared to last week’s “Heroes & Villains.” Sometimes there is just one too many twists and this felt like just that. Even though the case wasn’t amazing, there were still plenty of Castle/Alexis and Castle/Beckett scenes to make up for it.

Some After Thoughts

  • Gates? Turns out she is just doing her job. Makes it a little harder to hate her, huh? But I do not think I am at all alone in disliking the constant “sir.”
  • Where are the Lanie/Esposito scenes? I miss this couple.
  • Martha? We are still looking for a purpose for you.
  • Who else can’t help but smile when Castle straps on that writers vest? Season four and it still gets me.
  • We got another episode end filled with longing glances and smiles between Castle and Beckett. I’ll take these emotional moments until we can get a hook up.
  • Check out the official promo for next week's installment NOW!
So what did you think, Castle fans? Did you think this episode was a little bit of a let down or was it just as fun as ever? Sound off below with your thoughts on “Head Case” and give up some ideas for the official shipper name for Castle and Beckett. Although Caskett is fitting with their jobs, it just isn’t making the cut. We’ll choose the winner next week!


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Just over at the castle fanfic site because I'll be posting some fan fics there soon regarding our couple and their pretty much recognized as Caskett lol
Like it or lump it I'm afraid we're stuck with Caskett.
Be curious to see if the nick gets a mention on the show :)


yeah even I have to agree Caskett although it seems to put the touch of death on the relationship.
Cabett was a attempt of mine to try to avoid Caskett but Caskett is is lol


CASKETT. No need to change it.


CASKETT all the way! "Cabett" doesn't make sense at all, unless Kate's last name is "Bebett"...


I really enjoyed the hunt for the head!LOL This is just one of those shows that I've really gotten into and I so look forward to each new episode. I am defintely a die-hard Castle fan.....


Eye of the Beholder S4=5
yeah this is exactly what I was talking about the writers are going to milk the whole jealously, will they, won't they, angst, love triangle, until the fans rebel or just stop watching.. I'm hoping it's some kind of undercover type kiss me quick that don't mean a thing deal but don't know.
"Castle" has pretty much following the formula that's been set. 1 step forward and 2 steps back. So Rick tells Kate he loves her and then is caught kissing another lady..Castle credibility ZERO!!On the other hand Kate heard the "I love you" then completely denied it so her credibility is also a bit fat ZERO!!
Shippers beware! lol


Ok did anybody see the promo pics for episode 5 with the insurance lady. I'm all for jealous Beckett but seriously he goes on a date with her in a hotel and kisses her back at her room. And poor Beckett walks in?! Oh no castle better do something that freaking amazing by the end of the episode. Oh there is going be somebody throwing chairs during her therapy session lol


if the wife wanted to preserve her husband and was also ready to kill herself to be with him then why the hell did she wait till the end of the episode to kill herself, she culd have done that in the 1st 5-10mins itself. what a waste episode. (2st Funny moment)
secondly the facility where the bodies were being preserved was like a shopping store where anyone can break in and steal whatever they wanted. (2nd funniest moment)
The series is getting stupid week by week. but hey funny moments like the 2 above are always there.


This is the first time i have ever watched. Enjoyed it immensely, but fell asleep after they discovered the head was missing.
Is there a way I can find out what happened ?


I was wondering: why is 'Kate's' hair long in the show, and short and dark in the article's heading? BTW, awesome show last night.

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Castle Season 4 Episode 3 Quotes

Rejection isn't failure, failure is giving up.


That's what the great love stories are about, beating the odds.