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.
Comment modified at January 21, 2015 18:00
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
I agree that the "bromance" was annoying. The banter was never very clever and having Danny do nothing but whine is a discredit to the character. Once we got past that and they were rescued the show got better. One other part that was phony was when Chin is trying to grab Kona's hand and their fingers won't touch. Suddenly he's able to lock onto her wrists. MAGIC!!! Let's have more crime solving and let Danno grow up and be a cop again. BTW, what happened to his wife and child?
I thought Penny was an important and delightful character and I understood her absence when Kaley broke her leg but now she really seems a forgotten character. We need to hear more of her earthy wisdom and see more of her in future episodes.
This has been a favorite show since it started but I am starting to get sick of the contrivances to stop Kate and Rick from expressing their feelings. It is getting stupid and offensive to the viewer. I hope the writers and producers follow sites like this to get the feedback that it is time to move their relationship ahead. The Good Wife has become our favorite show but we still enjoy Castle (for now).
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