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I hope this election victory doesn't mean an end to the legal part of the show. I have always found the trials interesting and thought-provoking. I hope they find a way to keep/return to some of that going forward. I agree that Alicia has become harder to cheer for. If she's going to have a romantic relationship, I vote for Finn. Some very good talent has been absent or very limited in recent episodes. Is this a way to keep the costs down? Do they only get paid by the line they deliver?

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It isn't a comment on Castle but I totally agree about James Paterson. He used to be a great novelist but his latest works are outsourced and not worthy of his name. What a sell-out! I read the Castle books and they are quite enjoyable. At this point Richard Castle is way better than James Paterson (or whomoever he hires to do his work for him)!!!

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I enjoyed this episode but I thought the guilty party was a weak ending. We never saw this person until she's suddenly identified at the last moment. Any decent crime drama makes the audience feel they have a chance to identify the criminal and this felt like I was cheated.

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I agree with the reviewer. This was the worst episode of a great show. It was weird, disjointed, and boring. I could hardly stay awake and my wife felt exactly the same. To say it was brilliant is to delude yourself that it was somehow great art. It wasn't too smart. It was totally pretentious. This was a show with great courtroom drama. The plots this season haven't been nearly as interesting. I fear that with a few more shows like this we may be seeing the final season. Has The Good Wife "jumped the shark"? A few more shows like this and I won't care if they cancel it.

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The episode was OK but I think I'll get tired of this PI bit pretty quickly. We aren't seeing enough of the regular cast. This season has been a bit disappointing. It started with that silly ending last season and continued with the unresolved/unexplained Castle disappearance. I enjoyed Beckett & Castle working together out west as newlyweds but this PI thing seems like a dumb diversion (like Beckett joining the FBI). I hope the writers get their act together because I still like the series and hope they don't blow it and get it cancelled.

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I agree with pretty much all the reviewers. This was another very good episode. I hope Drew doesn't interfere with Ralph & Paige. I am pleased to see the fondness developing between Walter & Paige. I think Happy is showing a bit more fondness and respect for Toby. All in all, the characters are developing nicely in this series.

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I felt that the detective who crapped all over Eddie was overboard. It was good to see her proven wrong but she was clearly incompetent and belligerent to the point of failing to do her job. I've never felt that Jaimie was trying hard to make detective and her comments in that regard were also unfair. I guess it was important to the storyline but she was really annoying! Blue Bloods always makes you think and shows some interesting dilemmas. I thought the idea of the detective wearing a wire against his father was really a tough one. I really hoped his father wasn't guilty but his spite when arrested made it seem justified.

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I also thought of Dragnet with the "just the facts ma'am" dialogue between Steve & Chin. Another great throwback to old time crime show vibe. I really like Grover & Max and hope they get enough time in future episodes. They are great supporting characters. Frankly, the cast has so many members that many are bound to get little or no exposure in some episodes. Must be frustrating for some of the actors. I'm not that enthusiastic about Steve's new love interest and I hope they're not planning to squeeze Max out for a new technician. P.S. I thought your review was spot on.

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I thought this was the best episode of the season. I too only recognized BBT by his voice and had to check the credits to be sure. I thought he played the part really well and I hope they find a way to bring him back. His deadpan delivery reminded me of Bob Newhart last season. I agree that Amy was wrong to rain on Bernadette's parade. The nerdiness of the original 4 is great to see again. We don't need it big in every episode but it is the key to the show and should be maintained (as it was here).

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Castle Review: Shhh! Someone Knows

I thought this was a great episode. I like that the writers have struck a good balance of the mystery/crime and the Caskett romance. The handshake was clever and erotic--Kudos. I thought Gates' reaction to the doll was a bit over the top. She goes from being a hard nosed b****h to stupid soft way too quickly to be believed. She remains such an incidental character they could eliminate her role and nobody would notice or care.