CASTLE “A Deadly Affair” Review September 21, 2010 Castle, Reviews Well it’s been a long summer, not only for us fans eagerly awaiting the return of our favorite mystery show, but also for Beckett and the rest of the team. In this episode of CASTLE, called “A Deadly Affair”, it seems everyone was eagerly awaiting Castle’s return from the Hamptons. No one has heard a peep from the writer since he took off with ex-wife number two, who is also his publisher. When the team is put on the case of a woman murdered and thrown out a window, they follow a lead and are shocked to find Castle there, standing over a body with a gun. Beckett has no choice but to put him in handcuffs and then Castle finds out what it’s like to be on the other side of a murder case. They quickly prove his innocence but Beckett isn’t eager to work with Castle just yet, so he tries to follow the case himself. When this ends up with him at yet another crime scene, standing over yet another body, Beckett decides to let him in on it. Castle is sure that he can help solve the case and makes a bet that if he finds the connection between their victims, Beckett will have to let him work with her again. Every clue they find leads them in a new direction and none of them are right, until Castle realizes that all of the people really did make a lot of money… as in the phony kind. So Castle does figure out the connection, but it’s Esposito who correctly guesses that Beckett let him win on purpose. My favorite bits… Wondering what on earth could lead to Castle and Beckett holding guns on each other. Getting fooled for a second by the cardboard cutout of Castle. LOL, nice. Ryan saying “He really is ruggedly handsome”. LOL! Beckett asking if Castle’s ex made him do everything on a deadline. Ooh, burn. No matter how many times I’ve seen it, I still laughed at the penguin smacking another one into an ice hole. Is that wrong? The conversation between Castle and his daughter about the boy who didn’t call, really being about why Castle didn’t call Beckett. Castle bribing his way into the crime scene with coffee and donuts. Sure it’s a cliché, but it worked. Beckett grabbing Castle’s ear to get him to talk. Esposito and Ryan continuing to give Castle the cold shoulder for not calling. Those two are worse than a couple of chicks, I love it. Just as I was trying to figure out how to describe the club, Castle calling it “like the circus, but with alcohol”. Ah that’ll do, thanks Castle. Castle tackling Beckett out of the way of an incoming bullet. Yay for Hero! Castle! Cheering when I saw that Castle and Beckett were actually aiming their guns at people over the other’s shoulders. Aha! I knew it! Esposito knowing that Beckett figured out that the case was about counterfeiting before Castle and she let him win the bet on purpose. Awww! Overall I thought this was a good beginning to the new season of Castle. They got past some of the initial awkwardness that was bound to come up after Castle getting back together with his ex and I’m very interested to see how this is going to affect their relationship. What did you think of the episode? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you! Follow me on Twitter @mokibobolink Burns Yes, I loved Castle trying to defend his actions by explaining why Alexis’ boy hasn’t called. Oh, Castle. Wasn’t it Martha who said something about Castle being clueless about women despite being surrounded by them all the time? (And when I say women, I’m including Ryan and Esposito here, because yes, those two are worse than chicks sometimes. And I say that with love.) If I chime in with one of my favorite moments, I loved when Castle brought Beckett coffee and it was just like old times (remember in the season 2 finale when he doesn’t bring her coffee and she looks heartbroken?), and when she took it and smiled he got this absolutely blissful look on his face. He often too stupid to show it but he really cares about her a lot. http://www.daemonstv.com/author/mokibobolink/ Mokibobolink Oh, I didn’t even spot the thing with the coffee but you’re so right! Such a great moment and yes, I call Ryan and Esposito chicks out of love. The show would not be the same without them. Sam I really laughed at the moment when Ryan rolls his chair into the scene and overshoots, then awkwardly rolls back with his feet at the end of the scene. http://www.daemonstv.com/author/mokibobolink/ Mokibobolink LOL, I actually started writing that down as a favorite moment but I couldn’t figure out what the heck he was doing so I deleted it. Thanks for clearing that up.