@Dreamrose @Autumn - My interpretation of the sly smile afterwards is that he had just realized that he took a level in badass LOL
1. Favourite scene was between Rumpel and Regina at the beginning. It amazes me to see how much Rumpel has evolved; to the point where he can see the dangers of the neverending quest for revenge.
2. I'm with Nick - I'm not exactly sold on that. We've seen hearts of people who have done way worse things than Snow (like Cora) that weren't dark at all.
3. He's likely wherever she kept Belle for all these years.
4. It's made Regina angry(ier) at Snow, and less motivated to be a better person. Not sure if that makes things worse, but it's certainly not an improvement.
5. Yes and no. Magic certainly doesn't help things, but it's the choices of how to use it that makes things worse.
6. I miss Graham, but his death was necessary to raise the stakes in the show. I wonder about August every episode...
1. Favourite scene would have to be the last scene with Castle and Beckett. I like when they have couple moments.
2. Yeah, I watched. I was looking for clues.
3. Definitely Esposito; he tried so hard to maintain the hard-ass persona. Hilarious!
4. I don't watch horror really, but I will say that there were a few episodes of the X-Files season one that still creep me the hell out. Eugene Tooms, anyone?
5. I would love to spend a day with Zachary Levi. He's the coolest nerd there is - after Nathan Fillion.
6. Definitely Rick!
...amnesia/clueless side-story is almost over. Also, Team Nick - Monroe, Rosalee & Hank - is SO enjoyable to watch! They work really well together. Man, who would have seen THAT coming from season 1's Hank?
I also like how the show leaves us with questions every week. Like - who the hell was that woman with Adalind, and what's the deal there?
To previous commenters - it's not possible that Hank is the father of Adalind's baby. They haven't been together since season 1.
@McHatton - interesting parallels between this episode's plot and the greater story. If I may run with that...perhaps the truest analogue to the sandman Wesen is Renard. After all, he operated in the shadows; maybe not stealing their sight but certainly maintaining Team Nick's blindness to the truth through his many manipulations, for what seemingly (so far) is his own agenda. I think Team Nick's conversation at the beginning - where they were trying to figure out Renard's purpose - is indicative of that. Perhaps the ending of this episode - Nick regaining his sight with heightened hearing - is symbolic of Nick's heightened awareness of Renard's game.
(sigh) That was fun. I enjoy thinking. Moving on...
I enjoyed this episode, in all it's eye-worm-gross glory. I think Giuntoli has really been bringing his A-game these days; he was a pretty convincing blind guy. I still tire of Juliette, but I'm hoping that the manifestation of her hallucinations means that the end of this amnesia/clueless side-story is almost over. Also, Team Nick - Monroe, Rosalee & Hank - is SO enjoyable to watch!
GREAT review!! I'm not upset at all about the lack of face-sucking in the review, because you pretty much nailed exactly what I thought about this episode - it was hilarious. I was laughing-out-loud-snorting at that scene in the hardware store - quick hardening caulk?!? And Schmidt on the beach - IT BUUUUUUUUUURNS!! I love that the show doesn't take itself so seriously and can have a little screwball fun once in a while.
That being said, even with the crazy "low-brow" comedy going on in this episode, they still managed to find the right balance between the jokes, the character work and growth, and the story-telling. I thought Winston and Cece's scene at Schmidt's bedside was one of the best either of them had ever done.
I loved this episode.
This was one of the most solid episodes of Castle in a long time.
This was the first time in a VERY long time that I was actually riveted by the case itself; I thought the case was really well done. Castle brought just the right amount of quirky to it, Kate's skepticism was on point, and Ryan & Espo were just golden.
I thought this episode struck the perfect balance between the case and the relationship. There was enough to convince us that they were a couple - playful flirting, heartfelt ending - and the case was interesting.
Though I got the feeling that this was supposed to be (or could have been) a Halloween episode? Any possibility they aired out of order?
Apartment 214!! Is that because Juliette is afraid of the dark? :-)
I wasn't totally captivated by the procedural this week - maybe because it was called "Natural Born Wesen"...kind of a plot giveaway. However, what was good was how it integrated the larger Wesen scheme of things. The council was really interesting. We've been so informed about the royals and their power, it was good to finally get a glimpse into the Wesen hierarchy.
As for Juliette - I can't believe she was at that door for a full half hour of the show. Poor thing. As much as I understand how petrifying it must have been to see a giant sinkhole in your house...they could make her seem less silly.
The grant agency was called the MACGUFFIN institute. Hilarious!!!
Given the horrible mess the new folks were left to deal with for Chang's character, I'm impressed with what they've done. Not only have they scaled down on his exposure (there was WAY too much Chang in season 3), they found a way to keep him on screen that actually seems purposeful. But part of me sort of wishes he actually had amnesia - I don't want to go back to crazy Chang!!!
On a different note - is anyone else starting to see why Chevy went on a tirade during the season about his character? He's basically been reduced to a series of racial insensitivities.
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