Castle Review: "The Dead Pool" ... Sink or Swim?

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The latest installment of Castle showcased the murder of an Olympic hopeful and an appearance by Castle’s mentee. Did the hour keep up to par or did it barely stay afloat? 

"The Dead Pool” showcased everything we have come to expect from our favorite detectives/writer - twists and turns in a unique case, fun humor, and the build up of Caskett. The series is on a roll with their episodes, no season slump happening here!

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As usual the case was fun, but not nearly the highlight of the episode. There were a lot of high moments; let’s discuss now. 

Poker night was back! Castle invited along Alex to the routine game and showed him how the real writers do it. Short but sweet appearances from Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane. These boys really knew how to put the newbie in his place. Loved it!

Stealing cars can’t be that easy. Of course Castle would have seen the video of how to break into cars with medical supplies. And of course I would go search for said video as soon as the episode was over. No luck here.

Secondary Stories. The past two weeks provided arcs to Martha and Alexis. This week it went to Alex Conrad. Can we have a week where it goes to Lanie & Esposito?

So after the pizza wars, some said we needed more Caskett time. Thanks to “The Dead Pool,” we got it. Castle has been pretty sneaky lately, finding ways to get closer to Beckett.

Tonight - honesty was the best option. I was smiling at my TV when he admitted he was jealous. I couldn’t stop smiling when Beckett confessed she thought it was sweet and that she is a one writer woman. Thank you writers!

Season 3 has given us real baby steps with these two. They have a platform built on trust and emotions. Now it’s time for them to have some fun!

A few weeks off until the next new episode and only a few left to go. Until then, sound off on “The Dead Pool,” and make your guesses for the real mystery for the end of the season (check our Castle spoilers page if interested!)

The Dead Pool Review

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Castle Season 3 Episode 21 Quotes

This looks like my first apartment, I used to have cockroach races.


This is why Alexis is never going to college.


Castle Season 3 Episode 21 Music

  Song Artist
Uncle lucius liquor store Liquor Store Uncle Lucius iTunes
Make the girl dance baby baby baby Baby Baby Baby Make the Girl Dance iTunes