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Great episode. Totally believable that Castle would kick out the cops (all of whom have worked with Alexis when she did her internship and saw her growing up) to lean on the guys wounds. Rick's been researching and writing the stuff forever, he's followed Beckett into worse situations unarmed and taken on armed guys with just his fists. Of course he would do this. As for Rick's dad, the prior CIA episode with Jennifer Beals introduced the concept of dad as a CIA spook keeping an eye on Rick's life, I think there were other hints too, so there is foundation for introducing dad now when he needs to come out of the shadows. And to the guy who likes procedurals like NCIS - go watch them and leave Castle alone. There are very few character driven shows (Castle, Bones and Supernatural) for those of us who like the emotional ride - we don't want this to become another boring procedural.
I enjoyed it, tho I rolled my eyes when Alexis picked the lock. Sure she takes after her dad, but it's a skill she hasn't used in about 9 years and it worked with the last bobby pin.
Other than that quibble, I hope that Alexis learns to not post so much information on the web. It's just dangerous. Gates definitely suspects a more personal relationship with Caskett. She's ignoring it for now but if she continues to do so, I think that would be too large a departure for her character. I do worry that the show will jump the shark a bit with Castle's father.
If Alexis want to leave. Send her to. College and just mention her now and then. Killing her would be a mistake. It's not tat kind of show. Especially when it took 3 years for Kate to settle accounts
Nathan Fillion was just brilliant in this episode. I have never really been a super-fan of his, but after this episode I am just speechless. What a talented actor. I am glad that Alexis is finally getting her time in the spotlight, and she showed that she was definitely a Castle! Amazing episode, the Paris twist was a shocker I didn't see coming. Marlowe, you've done it again!
I am also thinking that Alexis is the real target & I am hoping Rick's father is not behind it as we really saw the dark side of Rick last night. Rick is a larger than life character all on his own, it will be interesting to see the family dynamics at play between Rick & his Father & hopefully that will include Martha - we don't see nearly enough of that character. And I noticed that Gates "looked the other way" when she saw Kate & Rick holding hands. I'm sure she has some idea that Rick & Kate are a couple & she is turning a blind eye a bit as she likes & respects both of them more than she lets on & we can't think she is that naive either. I could be wrong. Rick & Kate have been doing a really good job at shielding their relationship to anyone because they know what the consequences would be. Gates is too smart for that - she knows what she has in Kate Beckett & her team of men!! It has to be Kate that finds Alexis for Rick!
And I agree with bockylyn - I think it will turn out to be Alexis they wanted all along.
Re the promo for next week..."I'm your father." Oh, no! It's Darth Vader!
I think Alexis was who they wanted not her friend. I think her Grandfather who we now know was in the CIA had made a lot of enemy and they found who his granddaughter was and he has some information that they want.One Idea or he has been watch out for the Family all along but being in the CIA he did not want to come out of the closet because we all know what the CIA does. Or he just hears about it is coming to help. Now who torture the guy and Killed him sound like CIA? And they are in Paris how did they get there so quick and where are they going next? So many People have covered the Caskett thing so I won't go there. I will say the Actors, writer,directors,producer and the People who do the sets all those people have done a super job we can never say enough about them. well I'am going to watch the show again and see what I missed the first time!!!:-).
Holy smokes, that was amazing! I just wanted to hug Nathan/Castle - the devastation, the fear - all right there in his face. I would have liked to see exactly what happened between him & the suspect.
I am glad Alexis is ok - so far (if she dies, I will be devastated!) and keeping her head.
Am I the only one who thinks the FBI guy is hinky? I know the reviewer said he brings calm, but he kinda gave me the willies. Can't put my finger on it, but I would not be surprised if he were in on the kidnapping. Just my opinion.
I am finally happy to see Castle and Beckett , have come out of the closet and show everyone including Gates In episode ! Save Alexis on time , And crawl in to Daddy,s arms , I cant wait until next weeks episode ! I love Castle and Beckett together !
You are wrong about what the police would do in that situation if it was a child of one of their own. The "rules" would mean almost nothing.
What is the deal with the torture issues all of the time? If someone knew where my kidnapped child was there is nothing I wouldn't do to them to make them talk.
This story line is so overworked. We had it on CSI and CSI NY recently-kidnapped children members or loved ones. We have had it on Criminal minds with Reese being held captive and buried alive, etc. etc. etc. I personally don't like it when the main characters are in jeopardy. There are enough bad guys and available tension from those story lines to keep us in anticipation-let the bad guys take it in the gut-leave the good guys alone. I've stopped watching Hawaii 5-O for the same reason, it's all about the characters and not about the crime solving and criminals. For this reason, I think NCIS has lasted so long. A little drama with the main characters, but primarily it's about the case with some likeable (mostly) and eccentric main characters to keep things lively.
AMAZING EPISODE!! I love the two-parters!! They are probably my most favorite to watch! But they also kill me at the same time because I have to wait a week until the next one!! Andrew Marlowe and Co. definitely know what they're doing! Keep up the great work!! And hats off to Nathan Fillion, you knocked it out of the park and beyond!! Can't wait until next week!
I THINK THE WAY HE IS PORTRAYING HIS CONCERN FOR HIS ONLY DAUGHTER IS EXCELLENT AND CONVINCING.HIS DESCRIPTION OF HOW HE FELT WHEN HE FIRST HELD HER AS A NEW FATHER WAS EXACTLY THE WAY I FELT 47 YEARS AGO WITH OUR FIRST BORN(DAUGHTER).
THIS SHOW IS,IN MY OPINION, FAR SUPERIOR TO ANY OTHER DRAMA ON TELEVISION. IT COMPARES WITH THE QUALITY OF A CINEMATIC PRODUCTION. EVAN THE SUPPORTING ROLES ARE OF A HIGH QUALITY. IN ALL OF MY 76 YEARS OF VIEWING I HAVE NEVER FELT COMPELLED TO COMMENT OR WATCH A PRODUCTION BEFORE "CASTLE", I HOPE TIT CONTINUES
Good news!!!! Looks like episode 19, "The Lives of others " on April 1st will be co-written by Andrew Marlowe and his wife Terri Miller. Caskett romance is back!!! I love when the two of them co-write.
I was getting bored with this show. But this episode brought me back. Riveting. Can't wait for next week.
All this fuss about first names, last names! Seeley and Temperance live together and have a child and call each other Booth and Bones!!!!
That look Gates gave after she saw Beckett holding Castle's hand was upsetting to me. its confirmed what Gates already knew. But I still say she will not confront them. She is starting to soften! Great,great episode!!!Glad Nathan got the lead in this one!
@DiamondLife I'm OK with the last name thing. I've been called by my last name since I was a kid, and that includes bosses, friends' parents and significant others. It's just what I'm used to. It feels more intimate to hear that than if someone called me by my first name.
Kate calls him Castle...never Rick!
The astonished look on Alexis' face when she reached the roof led me to fear she was in the Middle East. So glad it was Paris.
Nathan Fillion was amazing in this episode. If Gates didn't know before, she does now....should be interesting!!
The true fiction part was when Castle was allowed to be alone in the room with the suspect. The factual part is his willingness to do whatever it takes to get an answer about his daughter. As the father of a girl, now a beautiful lady, if I was faced with a similar situation, there is not one thing I wouldn't do to find her, get answers,etc. No, not one thing!
Castle is one of my all-time favorite shows along with Justified. Completely different characters but great characters and great writing for both.
Great episode, I love these episodes. So much better than the fluff of the not-so serious plots of other episodes. Acting was excellant. Also, I found it an interesting twist about Paris, the kicker at the end of the show reminds me of certain details given in "Frozen Heat"
Truly great episode. Great work by the entire cast, writers, director, and crew! As I have always thought and said, even Nathan's eyebrows are great actors. All we have to do is look at that fantastic face! Can't wait for next week's episode!
Amazing performance from Nathan Fillion. Just breathtaking. I practically needed defibrillation, more than once.
Castle's character reminds me quite a bit of my husband's, and his relationship with Alexis is one of the best things about the show. They did kill Montgomery off, so... holy crap. I'd hate to have Alexis relegated to "dreams and flashbacks" mode. Seriously. But that seems unlikely.
I wonder why Paris,
(and after it was over I joked to myself "Maybe Meredith is there and will ransom Alexis with a credit card!")
but I'm glad they're not out in the middle of nowhere, or in the Middle East (yet!). Whoever these peeps are, they have big resources and will likely move the girls after this incident.
I wonder if the person who tortured and murdered the first kidnapper was Rick's father, and is already on Alexis' trail. If so... yikes, that is not ethical police procedure and might even have hampered this investigation. Didn't he see 0 dark 30? ;-) JK folks.
Castle did not beat up the subject who was shot. All he had to do was lean hard on the man's wound. That pain would make for blood curling screams. When a child is taken parent's go primal. As for next week it would seem Castle meets his father or someone who claims to be in Paris. So who was the target? Sara or Alexis? It would seem the girls were allowed out of room and Alexis got the phone. There is going to be a wonderful twist to this. Can't wait!
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