I also am happy they wrapped up the series. I hated thinking last year they were going to leave us hanging with Peter if it didn't get picked up. So, IMO this was the right decision by the writers since they didn't know for sure this would be the last episode. My only negative was thinking, "really the Police Chief?" She would have to be at least 15 years older than Megan. Maybe I am giving the actress more credit because she does not look that old! LOL But, all in all, I am happy with the loose ends, for the most part (yes, we never found out about the body being moved) being tied up and can walk away from the show without any large lingering questions.
I also loved this episode! And I agree with previous posts, definitely aired in the right sequence instead of what was intended. I think Kate is looking better and better every season; this hairstyle and spray on tan work for her! Castle still looks good in my book, but he is looking older; then again aren't we all. :) I can't pick one set of clips that I liked more than another. I think they all brought me a smile, a laugh, a memory forgotten. And WOW do I miss Montgomery.
I agree almost completely with the review. My only disagreement was with the Riley scene. My first instinct was that she was just wanting to see what was going on between them, if anything. Tommy hasn't exactly been giving her the green light lately from what we can tell, but they did go out once and apparently, Riley is very interested in him. It never hurts to know if you have competition. :) I thought Megan's comments back were rather snarky. On the whole episode, I thought it was well written. A thirty-second spot with Luke Perry was the perfect amount to keep him in the show, but not to overpower it. I also loved some of the lines Tommy had, the ringtone one mentioned above and the one about saving himself for someone special.
I am thinking since they pulled the other episode, that once we see all of them meant to be seen up to this one, it might make more sense in their relationship. At least that is what I am hoping. All I know is thank goodness relationships are not this hard in real life! Episode in itself was okay. Nothing awesome, but there were some great lines that made me LOL. I don't remember it word for word, but when Castle was with Espo and Ryan and said something along the lines of they can't make her deal with a rich guy just because he wants her and they looked at him and said, yeah that has never happened before. These are the moments that make Castle so fun to watch.
I also thought this episode was well done. Based on how the previews look, we may have some more intense episodes coming up, so I always find one that is more light-hearted a welcomed change beforehand. I have always gone back and forth between wanting a Wayne/Grace relationship and not. For me at least, I wish they would write Wayne's character a little less bumbling. (Best word I could come up with to use) I want to like him, but often I find myself confused with how he could possibly be an arson expert and an agent with a "top notch" investigative team.
I am going to have to go back and re-watch as I didn't catch how it all came together with Skylar dead and Tommy in the bushes. Did she get killed while Tommy was in the house and then he woke up and chased the guy away? And when/where did Tommy get drugged? At the bar with Megan before she left? Otherwise, for me to go back and clear up some loose ends by watching again, it was an enjoyable episode. I liked that they did lab work and things in the morgue again that were part of the story line. I so did not want to like this guy coming in after they killed off Peter, but I think I am breaking down. Tommy is starting to grow on me. :)
...cut off from last comment...look alike. Ethan comments that she is good looking and Tommy is going out on a date with her. Seems similar to Dani/Peter/Ethan thing from before. Hoping it won't be.
This episode was 50/50 for me. Not the best, but not the worst. I likeD having Luke Perry back for a show, but I think as a regular character it would be too much. Once or twice a season is enough. I am hoping the harvesting part of this was fictional because if there is that much lack of oversight in human body parts, this episode will give some people some bad ideas. :) The good part: They were in the lab/autopsy room more and the story had more to do with what an ME office would handle. When I started watching this show at the beginning I was excited because I wanted to see more of the actual in depth work that goes into finding the causes to what killed the person in the story line each week. The more Dr. Hunt is out doing "police work" the less I find the nature of this ME basis to be true. How many ME officials go with the police to raid a place that might have a killer in it? Last thought...Riley (AKA new policewoman going to the hockey game) struck me as a Dani look alike. Not the spitting image and I know Tommy isn't Peter, but I can't be the only one who thought; "Look, a great looking brunette that Ethan thought was 'hot' and the other guy asks her out."
I am also still torn between the "old" and the "new" show set-up. I really liked Peter. Hopefully, next week, the episode won't be a revival of last seasons two-parter. I liked Luke Perry's character, but to have an outbreak in Philly twice this close together? Even for me, watching and knowing it is all made-up fluff, I expect some sort of possibility in the story lines, and this one is making me question that. Guess we will see what happens.
I also loved this episode. I love and hope they continue to give one episode each season to the other characters so that they can shine. I get that the show is called Castle, but it also takes more than one character to make a series work this well. Shocked no one mentioned the part hubby and I laughed at the hardest when they cut from Ryan and his wife getting ready to go to the doctor and her asking if he "needed any help" getting the sample cutting to Castle saying to Beckett, "A Master Baker" - that was golden!
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