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Nice review and it was a great episode. I loved the Elvis impersonations. As for Richard Burgi -- yes, he is always wonderful. He's had two series, "One West Wakiki" with Cheryl Ladd and "The Sentinel" which was on UPN in the late 90s. It's been too long since he's had a show of his own. Thanks for mentioning his work in your review.
I just read this review and a review on another site that I shall not name, ::COUGH::TVOvermind::COUGH:: But thank you for actually reviewing the episode based on it's merits and not dissing a quirky and fun purely because the leading lady wasn't the main focus of this one, single episode.
Its obvious that Gates wants Castle out of the picture.Beckett sure defends him all the time to Gates! Does Beckett realize yet how much she loves Castle yet? great Elvis episode. Two weeks is to long to wait for the next show!
I suspect this will be a minority report, but I was frankly a bit underwhelmed (not whelmed?) by this episode. It had some fun moments, and was in many ways better than even good episodes of some other series, but in my opinion it wasn't quite up to the bar they have set for this series.
Castle played a really good slightly over the hill Las Vegas era Elvis.
The light hearted banter I enjoy is between Beckett and Castle with the other folks filling in to add variety and expand the playing field. A light banter episode with Beckett and Castle a car ride apart doesn't come off nearly as well. Katic did as good a job as anyone could have done with this episode, but the writers didn't really give her, or any other cast member for that matter, a real chance to shine like we all know they can.
Kate stood by Castle when Gates went beyond damming with faint praise and is apparently biding her time with regard to letting Gates learn Castle's true value for herself. So far, the
its hard to top last weeks episode which was one of the best episodes ever it was a good episode but there have been better.
I loved the Three Elvis's and vote they get their own show. HA! I actually thought the Gates/Beckett dynamic was good. I didn't think she was demeaning Beckett but reminding her that she is a great detective all on her own, which is true. I actually thought Gates softened towards Castle at the end when Beckett reminded her the value Castle adds to the team. Gates didn't disagree which is growth in the right direction.
Gates: "your a good cop but I think you can be better if you minimize the "distractions".
The implication being that Kate can be so much better without Castle reference also at the start gates comment "see how you do without Castle".
This Captain has no idea how to lead, absolutely no clue whats going on in her precinct and IMO looking for any reason to snipe at Castle because he's not a "cop". I'm sure they have a good back story in future about gates but I don't care..
A good leader recognizes the strengths in her team and encourages it and while Caskett may be an odd relationship it does work and quite effectively.
Apologies to all I'm jumping on this a bit I'm a shipper at heart :) But in real life I've been a team leader myself. Kinda grates on my nerves seeing gates massacre the part.
BTW I would have liked to see Kate call Castle or vice versa just to say hi, a small shipper thing :)
Frankly ? You said it all ! It was just the lighthearted kind of material we needed after last week's emotional rollercoaster and it ticked all the boxes. As always the plot itself was extremely well treated and we could see something interesting on the Gates/Beckett front, in the way Beckett rose to defend Castle and praise his ability to think out of the box. She's no longer at a loss around Gates and has been more an more assertive (since Kick the Ballistics I guess)which I like. Sadly, we didn't get to see what happened during Ryan's impromptu bachelor party but then, given Castle's state when he came back to a bemused Alexis, it might all be for the best LOL! As for the three Elvises (or rather two Elvises and one El-vez !) well, what can I say ? If somebody could pull that little stunt off, it was our boys !!! Unforgettable ! A really enjoyable episode all in all. Now how are we gonna cope with having to wait another two weeks, I have no clue...
@David - agreed 100%. Kate is a veteran detective with what must be a crazy good close rate and treating her like a rookie is demeaning. Captain Montgomery was a mentor which is what Kate needs not a teacher. Absolutely, do not like the Gates v. Castle/Beckett story line.
I loved the Elvis moment! So funny! And frankly, a good thing because up until then Castle's complete distraction about the bachelor party was kind of making Gates' point about him being JUST a distaction. It was good to see Castle being Castle and still contributing to the case.
I grudgingly liked Gates in this episode. She's no Montgomery, but it's the first time she's really acknowledged that Kate is good at her job. It felt like she was trying to remind Kate of that fact - that she WAS an excellent detective, with or without Castle. While not great for Rick, it made Gates seem like she was trying (in her own way) to mentor Kate. Now she just has to get over her "by the book" mentality about Castle not being a cop. The dynamic between Gates & Beckett felt much better than the usual TV fare of an overly competitive female boss trying to sabotage her young subordinate. Plus, having Kate defend Rick at every comment against him was awesome! I loved the way Gates sa
I liked this episode and liked the Elvis impersonations (and liked Alexis cleaning up from the party and her realizing that possibly her father wouldn't care, although he noticed what was missing, but that she cares -- it's her home!). And the insane captain had something police-captain-like to do this week too. My, "but," though is that I did miss Castle and Beckett working on the case together (not the "caskett" aspects, but the dialogue and interplay I subconsciously expect between them).
Not enough shipper moments for me--a let down after last week...
Seriously looking forward to the next two though!!!!!!!
Better than last episode. Alexis was good and not just there to spark an idea in Castle's head.
More later because this Ep had a lot of hidden meanings and subtle messages (at least to me) needs several re watches.
But no matter how disparaging gates was about Castle Beckett didn't budge and backed him up. Wouldn't hear a bad word against him.
That impressed me..
In any case it's not the Captains place to demean a PROVEN! member of the team. Particularly when he's not there to defend himself. Frankly it portrays the Captain as a snipey little backbiting bitch. Well done Katey for defending Castle!! :)
Who ever is writing this drivel specifically about gates V. Castle need to knock it off.
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