This episode didn't answer any of the questions. The guy needed someone he trusted who was famous enough that they wouldn't dare kill him and yet they kidnapped this famous person and he effectively disappeared from the face of the earth so what would it have mattered if they had also killed him? No one ever would have known what happened. There obviously was no good reason to ruin the wedding and after another whole season they couldn't come up with a reasonable explanation why they did it. As a fan I feel like I was kicked when they gave us the lame proposal. While I was down they decided to to really kick me hard when the beautiful wedding they had set up was destroyed. Before I could get up they stomped on me again throwing in all kinds of ridiculous plot points to make it look like Castle decided to disappear on his own. None of it made any sense. Then kick me some more by having the lamest wedding imaginable in front of the cheesiest green screen possible. They couldn't even be bothered to invite their precinct family or let Kate's dad have a father daughter moment (but they could let the former alcoholic drink champagne). Don't even get me started on the most ridiculous, unromantic honeymoon in the history of TV. They seem to take a particular joy in ruining every important moment in the lives of Beckett and Castle to bring their fans as much disappointment as possible. This could have been a great show. It started out that way, but now they are really working overtime to destroy it.
The episode was quite a let down. 3XK went to a lot of trouble to make everyone think he was dead in "Probable Cause" and instead of going to another part of the country to continue his 'work', he comes back to NYC and conveniently shows himself on the traffic cam just so he can further mess with Castle and Beckett. Castle who because of his mob connections shares responsibility for getting the dirty cop killed and can no longer consult at the precinct suddenly is given a pass to come back and consult again. There are endless interrogation scenes and flashbacks. There is no outside the box thinking. 3XK is known for always behind 3 steps ahead of the police but they never consider that the tooth could be a plant or that Kate could be walking into a trap. Amy calls Kate scared and wanting help but Kate tells Castle she is afraid he would scare Amy away if he came along. What about Castle would scare Amy away? Or instead of having Amy stand on a street corner like a target waiting for Beckett, why didn't Beckett just tell her to grab a cab and get to the police station? So many things don't make sense. I never bought the concept that Dr Nieman could perform plastic surgery to make a person look exactly like another person. The whole episode was just a lame setup for part 2. The loft scene was the normal scene with no substance. They spent less than a minute to cover the fact that Martha still has an acting career, Alexis is still going to school and has bonded very well with Kate, and Kate and Castle are thinking about kids. In earlier seasons, Martha and Alexis actually had their own little stories. Castle and Beckett actually had serious conversations.
I dislike 3XK. That arc should have wrapped up long ago. I really hated the episode with Dr Nieman so I am not looking forward to the 2 parter.
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