Castle Round Table: "Get a Clue"

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Castle and Beckett raced to Get a Clue this week, as they hunted a murderer and followed a scavenger hunt to hidden treasure.

In this edition of the Round Table, TV Fanatics Chandel Charles and Christine Orlando are joined by Ginger from the Castle Fan Forum the 12th to debate their favorite adventure movie reference and whether or not Alexis anger towards her father was justified.

Check it out below and then join in on our discussion...


There were a lot of movies mentioned or alluded to in this episode. Which was your favorite reference?
Chandel: Probably National Treasure. I am a huge fan of those movies for some unknown reason, so hearing it get a bit of shout-out from Kate was a hoot.

Ginger: I loved the tomb scene that was reminiscent of Raider's of the Lost Arc. The set design was fantastic. You would think by now that Castle and Beckett would pay more attention to doors that may lock them in.

Christine:  I'm a huge Raiders of the Lost Ark fan so I've got to go with that one. The moment Castle removed the bag of coins I knew that was a bad sign. I would have loved it even more if the floor opened up onto a pit of snakes.

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On a scale of 1 to 10, where would you rate Castle's behavior at dinner?
Chandel: It was probably a 5 in my mind. It could have gone a lot worse, and I have seen it get worse in real life.

Ginger:  I understand why Castle is upset and concerned. But, he wasn't really even trying to make an effort. I'll give it a 7.

Christine:  Maybe a 4. Let's recap. Alexis brought Pi home and planted him on the sofa for over a month without even asking her father or giving him a heads up she was bringing a guest. Then she decides to shack up with him at 19. Personally I think if all she has to deal with is a little snarkiness on Dad's part, she's darn lucky.

Was Alexis justified in being angry with her father?
Chandel: Yes, she hit the nail on the head when she said even though she wasn't always sure she agreed with her father's choices she accepted them. She's not asking a lot from her Dad here.

Ginger: Alexis is excited to be making her first independent choices. Clearly her father disapproves of her decisions. Even the most mature individuals would have trouble hiding their disappointment. That being said, she should have allowed her father in to discuss their issues rather than keep him in the hall and shut the door in his face. Hopefully the rift will repair soon.

Christine: She's allowed to be disappointed but I think Pi needs to earn respect and acceptance from Castle. So far all Castle has seen is a freeloader who has eaten his food, slept on his sofa and taken his razor. I really think Alexis was naive if she expected her Dad to throw his arms around Pi and congratulate him for moving in with his teenage daughter.

What was your biggest disappointment in this episode?
Chandel: Probably that Castle and Alexis didn't make up. Then again, we have to remember that Alexis is growing up and into her own person now, which is why I'm willing to let it go.

Ginger:  I'd really like to see family scenes include Kate. Alexis seems to have some concerns about her father's relationship, but the audience has never seen that developed. Was Kate not invited to dinner or could she just not attend?

Christine:  I've always been a fan of Alexis but I was incensed that she wouldn't let her father in the door and then shut it in his face. Maybe his apology wasn't what she had hoped for but she could have talked to him about that without coming off like a self righteous brat.

What was your favorite scene from this Castle Season 6 episode?
Chandel: When Castle discovered that the symbols went together as a larger message. The sparkle in his eye was unmistakable! He actually managed to find real treasure for once!

Ginger: The sword fight scene was fun and entertaining. But how did Kate not hear that ruckus?

Christine: I loved it when Beckett told Ryan to impress her with finding the cab and he shot back that there are times he wished she'd stayed in D.C. It had that big sister / little brother vibe to it and I love that this team is so much like family.

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


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Just because Alexis isn't sure of Castle's decisions but she accepts them is so NOT the same as Castle accepting Alexis' decisions. These two are NOT equals. Castle is the father and Alexis is the daughter. He has been through way more experiences in life and she has zero right to pretend that he doesn't have a say. She is 19. I get that they have a very unique relationship and they're frequently friends first. But there is a line and she has crossed it. If I pulled that move with my dad, moving in with a free loader at 19 and shutting my dad out like that, he'd write me out of the will. Castle wants what's best for Alexis and while he might not offend her, she has to understand that. She has really lost a lot of respect this season.


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@ kar kar

but she not moving in with a free loader she moving in with a realistic person with a real job


I still haven't worked out who Alexis was angry with. She was annoyed/angry because Martha told her over the phone that Castle and Beckett were engaged. Get over it. She was in Costa Rica - what did she expect? Castle certainly wasn't going to fly down to tell her he was getting married (especially as he was going on a book tour). If she wants to direct her anger at anybody, then direct it at Martha for not keeping her mouth shut.
Alexis' attitude to the engagement doesn't make sense either. She has known for long enough how Castle felt towards Beckett and that they were together. Why should it come as a great surprise (after five years) that he should propose? A little quick, maybe, but it was always a good bet that he would propose.


This was a fun episode if you remove the family drama. I have confidence that Castle & Alexis will find peace soon.


Castle's brother?
Kate's dad and sister?
Pi's dad and brother?


Alexis needs to respect her father. I love CASTLE but this gives kids the wrong message. That they are equal with their adults. The "you did it so I can do it" argument is not a viable one. But keep up the good episodes.

@ KLowry

It has been one of the funny things in this show that the level of maturity was the opposite of the ages, with the kid the most mature, the grandma the least mature, and Castle in between. I think this is a step in getting past that and making the show more normal, since that particular joke has worn itself out.

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Castle Quotes

I can't help it if you got off by putting things in my mouth.


Castle: They're going to kill you Kate, and if you don't care about that, please think about how that's going to affect the people who love you. You really want to put your dad through that? What about Josh?
Beckett: And what about you Rick?
Castle: Well of course I don't want anything to happen to you. I'm your partner, I'm your friend.
Beckett: Is that what we are?
Castle: You know what? I don't know what we are. We kiss and then we never talk about it. We nearly die frozen in each others arms, but we never talk about it. So no, I got no clue what we are. I know I don't want to see you throw your life away.