Castle Review: Forecasting Changes

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Castle delivered its second episode of the season, "Cloudy with a Chance of Murder," and it stayed true to the typical Castle formula of zany, funny and sexy. Pretty much... perfection.

The hour centered around a murdered weather girl for the local news who was involved in investigating a chemical being released in a New Jersey town. Twists and turns took us through possible affairs, competition at work and partners. Turns out she was helping a co-worker on the story and had decided to take it to the EPA instead of letting him get the exclusive.

What kind of work drives you to kill your partner? 

Questioning an Anchor

While down at the news station, Castle ran into an anchor he had previously met and she asked him on a date. Talk about awkward! 

First, how aggressive was Kristina? Although she was quite beautiful, this is not the kind of girl Castle would ever date or even pretend to date. Having Beckett run in to the apartment and catch her on top of her man was hilarious. 

Guess what bromance is back in action? After getting punched by some security guards, Ryan and Javi buried the hatchet. Finally! These two are so enjoyable to watch. Their friendship feels genuine and needs some more screen time. Anyone else agree?

Lanie also made an appearance! Although it was quick, our favorite coroner showed up just in time to detect that something was going on with Beckett. You have to love the girls intuition. She has always been on top of the Caskett situation. 

Local News Scene

Okay, so it only took four years, but how much fun is Caskett as a couple? I had impatiently waited for this day, but it was totally worth it. The relationship feels natural and the couple seems comfortable with each other. Plus, they are too funny together. 

The case of the week conveniently dealt with the discussion of inter-office relationships. How big of a problem could this turn out to be? What happens if you break up? Do you switch to a different area? These are all questions that could make for great arcs for this couple - although the writers better not break them up anytime soon! 

So, who will be the first to figure out about the new relationship? Lanie? Espo and Ryan seem pretty oblivious to it. Martha and Alexis will be able to tell something is going on. Castle fans, make your guesses. Which one of these characters will be the best detective when it comes to Beckett and Castle?

Under Where?

Overall, a solid episode from the series. There were some pretty great Castle quotes from the hour worth checking out.

Hit up the comments section and let us know what you thought of “Cloudy With A Chance of Murder.” How did it compare to the season premiere? Just as good or a bit of a let down? Finally, don’t forget to check back for the TV Fanatic later this week for the official Castle Round Table.


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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (384 Votes)

I loved this episode as much as the previous one. Maybe even more. Especially, the looks on thei faces. First in the morgue, when they thought Lanie was on to them. Their faces! Super done! Next when they were discussing the 'frienship' thing and the banter of who was trying to seduce the other one. The looks when Esposito was already telling his story. Funny. And when they're about to arrest mr. Hackston. 'Christina told me you were the one man that rejected her advances in the past.' Yep, THE one man' LOL. If looks could kill.
Not to forget Castle's irritaton when 'Chip' makes the call me sign to Kate.
And so many more funny moments.
Love Kate's openness to Castle. Ofcourse trying desperately to keep their relationship a secret, is not one of their brightest ideas.
It's light, it's funny and still adictive.Loved every minut of it


The scene in the loft was comedy in the suspend belief sense. I can't see it really happening when, yeah, he could have stopped it with a few words that would have insulted her, sure, but stopped the comedic rape. But, I thought Kate rushing in, gun out, jealous was important and what they went through all of that to have happen. The way she rushed out of the station! We know for sure she's invested and possessive of her man, which will just raise the fun level in the future. I wasn't sure about how the show would carry on once the two were in a relationship -- but it is fun!!


Maria, I could not have said it better myself. The scene at the loft felt wrong. It was forced. There was no need to take it that far & much more drama/comedy could have been achieved. It felt like "broken glass"... I think the writers let us down on this one; they can do soooo much better.
"TOO SOON" in their relationship is also very true, specially considering we waited 4 VERY LONG YEARS for that first kiss. Now we are going at the speed of light for the bad situations? Why not WAIT 4 YEARS FOR THE BAD ? That would be much more balanced & palatable.
And Maria, IT IS SOMETHING A COUPLE SHOULD NOT DO out of RESPECT & LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER. You are very wise. Rules in all human relationships are VERY SIMPLE, BUT NOT ALWAYS EASY.
CASTLE followers eagerly await for the next episode...& CASTLE BABIES :) ;) :) Yes we are, of course we are...:) :) :)


I'be watched the ep three times and it's only Tuesday morning. Honestly, I just loved this episode. The last scene was great because A. We got an actual adult conversation between K & R. B. We got to see Kate push back and say her peace...but show some vulnerabilityh and some joy/happiness. C. She didn't kick him out....she didn't totally cave but she definitely wanted him around. Although, I wonder how comfy Beckett's couch is???!!!! :-) great episode!


I think it's time for Rick to man up. He has made it perfectly clear how he feels about Kate. But he seems to let her be in charge of the relationship. I can see keeping the relationship a secret from Gates...but not the rest of the family and friends. They have wanted them together for so long...I think they could keep it from Gates. I Love Rick and Kate together...but I think it's time Rick has some say and steps up.


another great episode it had a bit of everything


I loved the ep. So many funny and sexy scenes. The 1st scene was wonderful. They looked so comfortable with each other & Kate looked so happy! I loved her reaction when the anchor asked Castle to dinner. She was waiting for Castle to say "no" and when he said yes, she freaked. There was so much back and forth between them & so many hidden comments that it took the show to another level. I haven't decided how I feel about Castle going on a date. He should have consulted Kate first, & I think he seemed to excited about it. The scene at the loft should never have happened. Castle should not have allowed that to go that far! What would have happened it Kate hadn't barged in? Although I just loved the entire episode, I didn't care too much for that part. I think it's to soon in there relationship for Castle to be doing things that would make Kate question his loyalty, IMO. I don't think Castle really thought Kate's feelings. It just doesn't seem like something a couple would do! I have to go back and rewatch it & see how I feel about it then.

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