Castle Review: Wild Nights Result in Death

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Castle entertained again this week with "Death Gone Crazy," a fun and lighthearted episode with lots of girls and some even better Castle quotes. Let’s discuss...

College Girls & Murder. The weekly case dealt with the death of Beau Randolph, the guy behind “College Girls Gone Crazy.” Beau was found dead in a club bathroom strangled by a bra. Only Castle could pull off something like this.

Kelly Hu on Castle

The usual twists and turns took place from a hot - and I mean hot - bodyguard to a kindergarden teacher and a children’s programmer. 

The latest installment was typical Castle fun and should not be missed. Especially since....

Espo’s Got A Date! After the hot bodyguard was cleared, Handsome Javi asked her out on a date. The role was played by actress Kelly Hu, who’s been popping up on some great shows lately (i.e. ArrowThe Vampire Diaries). It’s about time he moved on from Lanie. Although, they did exchange some longing glances in the beginning of the hour. 

As much fun as the Javi/Lanie relationship was, we never got to see it develop. We’re not going to see one between him and Scarlet the bodyguard either. Over the past several episodes, this character has really found its footing and has taken on a leading type role. Give the man a love interest! Even if it’s just for a few episodes; us ladies want to see him with his shirt off again!

“It’s a vlog!” Castle and Alexis had their father/daughter time over an incredible looking sundae while discussing Alexis’ video blog. Although sometimes Rick can be a wacky dad, he was right about one thing tonight. The Internet can be a scary place and things never really go away. He was worried about his daughter being out there on the Web with personal information.

He understands how easy it is for predators to get to young girls and he worries for her. And rightfully so! We see too much of this type of stuff gone bad. It’s always good to see Castle being an awesome dad.

Side Notes

  • Nothing special between Castle and Beckett tonight. Doesn’t matter, though. They are solid and Kate continues to get hotter each episode, right?
  • No Gates again! Anyone notice?
  • Gotta love the few bromance moments... even if they were blink and you miss it.

Overall, another fun episode of Castle. Up to par with the show’s expectations and just as enjoyable as you expect. What did you think of “Death Gone Crazy?” Did you enjoy this week’s murder or did it fall a little short?

Sound off below and let us know your thoughts an don’t forget to check back for the Castle Round Table later this week.


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Rating: 4.2 / 5.0 (242 Votes)

I liked it. It was a lot better then the last episode. Didn't like the fact that Alexis is still doing her blog, but that is a teenager for you. She may be in college, but she still has a lot to learn about life and not putting yourself in harms way, especially when your dads rich and famous. Glad that the photographer was the bad guy. I thought he was when he showed up, but then forgot about him until the end. I am just glad that the father was innocent. Anyway, good show. The next ones look fantastic. Can't wait.


Didn't anyone remember the treats of 3XK what he is gonna do to Castle and his loved ones? So Castle is right with his grave concerns (yes..real panic) about the personal information his daughter is spreading around the internet. Therefore it was a creepy episode, a forbode to much angst the coming episodes...


I really didn't like this episode. Esposito needs to go back with Lanie! I hate how he acted with Scarlet and I disagree, it's not about time he moves on, but it would be about time to have explanations on WHY THEY BROKE a lost puppy. Nothing against Kelly Hu but he was way more chemistry with Tamala. Writers get Esplanie back together! The show became so boring lately....bring Esplanie back.


The only issue I have with this episode (and others) is that there's a clear pattern that's being established: the murderer is the guy/girl who appears at the beginning of the episode, only to reappear at the very end with a fresh new mobile which had nothing to do with the last 30 minutes. I'm not familiar with how things work, but since Beckett knew Espo was going on a date with the bodyguard and was okay with it, it didn't really shock me. She had been cleared, and even though we know that each suspect has to come back at least once to the precinct, the characters don't. As for Alexis's vlog, I'm with you guys. Plus, I didn't see Alexis as the kind of girl to have a Vlog and share things like that online.

Sue ann

I did not watch this closely; I always re-watch later in the week at a more convenient time. But I noticed both of joyeful's points 2 and 3 as I watched, and I totally agree with both of them. The wealth and celebrity of her father should make Alexis much more careful about her behavior. She is putting herself at risk. There are monsters out there, and sickos. Just watch the news any night of the week. I did notice the absence of Gates, and I basked in it. And Ryan looked HOT in that suit! He is a gorgeous guy ...


(sigh) I'm sorry Castle - but I really didn't like this episode - AT ALL. 1. One line drove me crazy:
Castle: I have two words for you - "Vito Corleone"
Beckett: Technically those are names, not words. I almost died. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? How did that line make it past editing? Who wrote that?!? And more importantly, where's the Richard Castle we used to know - the famous author/grammar snob - to tell Kate that names are proper nouns and are actually words? Gah. 2. Alexis having a vlog is a bad idea - not just because the internet can be a bad place with creepy people, but because her father is a famous & RICH man that nefarious people would probably love to target for a ransom. How did that not factor into the argument? 3. Why wouldn't Espo have waited for the case to close before asking the chick out? I mean, there hasn't been a single case where someone hasn't had to be questioned twice. Sorry, as much as I love Castle, I thought this episode was sloppy.

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Castle Season 5 Episode 12 Quotes

It's a vlog! A video blog!


I was googling myself and found this!


Castle Season 5 Episode 12 Music

  Song Artist
Song Right Here Freebie & The Bean
Kool and the gang jungle boogie Jungle Boogie Kool & The Gang iTunes