Castle Season 8 Episode 8 Review: Mr. & Mrs. Castle

Not sure how this show survives a 9th season. This episode was just so-so at best for me and the last two minutes? I'm for love and all but is Rick Castle an idiot? He must be. After all the weeks Kate has been gone, she walks in just as she walked out and in less than two minutes they are going off to bed and all is right in the world? HUH???? Happy Thanksgiving to all the commenters.

@ Miss Rozie

Miss Rozie, I agree that their reconciliation was too quick but I suppose sex with his gorgeous but broken wife is better than drinking alone with a talking box. I'm glad the separation is over but was looking for more of a payoff after all of this unnecessary angst. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! Enjoy your holiday and thanks for reading.


Castle returning February 1st? What an absolute DISASTER that would be! Someone else said it will be returning January 4th. If the people making CASTLE want to get this show to a NINTH season, it better be back by January 4th. BLINDSPOT is beating CASTLE in the ratings big time. If new episodes of Blindspot(I don't know when it's starting up again) get going before CASTLE gets back on the air, Castle fans better hope that doing a 1.5 or less for the season will be enough to get it renewed. I'm not sure if it's averaging a 1.3 right now. Would someone please write and let me know. I thought tonight's episode was fine, but when they said the show wouldn't be back until February 1st, I was stunned.

@ Michael Goldman

Blindspot going off the air for almost four months it will be back February 29th. But even with Blindspot off the air I don't see the ratings will gonna be better for Castle this season is so bad they show Castle as a lame old hungry man who does everything to get his wife back and Kate is changed in the most selfish cold bitch I've ever seen.

@ Magda

NBC boggles my mind. BLINDSPOT coming back February 29th is ridiculous. Thanks for letting me know.


It was so sad to lose Megan.

Castle Fall Finale Teasers: Is the Caskett Separation Over?

Well, this is the make-or-break episode. It's the one that they hinted at from the beginning, so now we get to see how 'brilliant' and 'clever' Hawley and Winter are, or at least think they are. Either things start pointing to a clear resolution and this incredible 'improvement' to their relationship, or it will just be more jerking the fans around.
Tomorrow when the reviews are in I'll know if I can keep coming to these review sites or if it's time to just finally admit that the magic is truly gone and that the show is simply dead, carrying on due the inertia of 7 seasons, before either finally limps through the final 16 episodes, or receives a merciful cancelation.
It's hard to tell based on your teasings whether meaningful resolution has begun or not. Noting that there is finally movement on LokSat is, sarcasm intended here, not saying much as that needle hasn't moved in the five previous episodes. ANY movement is substantially more than has happened to date. Whether it's meaningful movement.. I guess we shall see.
I will say, looking at the clock, I'm considering at least DVR'ing it tonight on the extremely hopeful, perhaps foolhardy notion that maybe it will end up being worth watching.


If TVD and The Originals are moving to Fridays what's happening with Reign?

@ marissa

We were just discussing that. Since it wasn't mentioned in the press release, turns out we have no idea. Time jump, off with her head? :-o We'll try to figure it out!

@ marissa

Reign will return at a later time,TBA pribabky summer ala BatB.

Haven Season 5 Episode 21 Review: Close to Home

I didn't like this episode at all. It was such a disappointment. Finding the controller was that easy? That extended scene of Duke and Lisa inside the house was pointless...it reeked of filler...and a lousy one. It was not really Duke's fault that he let those Troubles out. Where was his self-preservation? The self-preservation that has been part of him from day one? The Duke I know would have talked a mile a minute to let everyone know that it was not his fault, it was Mara's fault, etc, etc.
I felt like I was watching Haven in an alternate universe, even Audrey is not herself. What the hell is going on? I fervently hope they get back on track next Thursday. Stop twisting people's personalities around! And enough with the lame dialogues! Aargh!

@ Lainie

It's the alien beings. Whenever they're on the show, the primary characters suffer. You would think with so few episodes left that the main characters would be the ones to find a way to overcome the Troubles, but it appears that it won't happen without the introduction of an 11th hour character coming in to save the day. I know I'm alone but I'm not looking forward to the Shatner arc.


Did they erase poor Professor Stein's wife from existence? How sad! Also: anyone else catch the less-than-subtle reference to Superman and Batman?

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Jessica Jones Netflix Trailer

Wonder if she has second dates.

Castle Round Table: Did You Love the Love Scene?

One thing I find very interesting is that if we roll the tape back to the beginning, Hawley and Winters were saying how they wanted to 'shake things up', 'turn things on their ear' get back to 'rooting for Rick and Kate' and that when this is all done, we'll understand that this was really to make their relationship stronger. That's been their line and they've stuck to it.
The writers have abandoned the proven reason and formula of why people tune in for Castle (witty banter between Rick and Kate as they solve crimes along with Ryan, Espo and Lanie) in favor of some 'exciting' new twists. These twists have fundamentally soured people's opinions and feelings of both lead characters, the new formula of; keep Rick and Kate apart, drive a wedge between Ryan and Espo, and wrap it all in a confusing, poorly written plot while completely ignoring how sane and reasonable people would react to their spouse leaving them with no explanation at all, and then ignoring the cause of the separation (LokSat) as well as how it would affect people's personal lives, has shockingly not been well-received.
But the most interesting thing is that from what I've read, the last few episodes the writing has gotten better, the cases less convoluted, and in general, feeling more like the Castle we used to know and love.. and as such reviews have improved as to the quality, but the numbers have stayed down, and all agree that the ongoing lack of resolution of the LokSat storyline is killing the story, making it impossible to truly enjoy things even when they get it right.
So when this is all done, we know they're going to reconcile, and we know that eventually the show is going to return to the original format.. leaving us all wondering.. "Why the hell did they do this? Why on Earth did they make at minimum 1/3 of the season so horrible just to get us back to where we were at the end of season 7?" Yes we're 'rooting' for them to get together, but for the wrong reasons.. yes we're going to be happy about their marriage when they're finally reconciled, but again, for the wrong reasons.. this season is painful and even if they somehow manage to salvage the show, nobody is going to be lining up for Season 9. They have effectively ensured that Season 8 will be both the last season of Castle, and the worst.


I don't eat turkey for Thanksgiving. I splurge at the local steakhouse and get prime rib!