Castle Season 5 Review “Cloudy with a Chance of Murder” – The Great Charade

Castle Season 5 Episode 2 Cloudy with a Chance of Murder (6)
The Great Charade continued in “Cloudy with a Chance of Murder,” this week’s Castle, as Castle and Beckett struggled to keep their new relationship a secret by acting as obvious as possible. In no other universe but television would this have worked, but as the novelty of having them together hasn’t worn off yet, I’m willing to suspend my disbelief for the time being.

There’s only been one show that I can think of which has successfully pulled off the “couple is together and no one knows it but the audience” game for a whole season: CSI with Grissom and Sara. I’m not saying Castle should take a lesson from that; they’re two very different shows (one serious, one comedic), but it is interesting to note that it can be done.

Anyway, the case of the week revolved around a buxom weather girl who was murdered not for the big environmental threat story she uncovered that would have saved a lot of lives, but because she didn’t let her co-worker break it to save his on-camera career. Standard plot; not much more to say about that. I mean, it was supposedly an accident, but why bring the gun out at all if there was no intent to harm? Also, this is why I try to be nice to everyone. You never know when you’re going to work with someone who will put their career over your life.

In the course of the investigation, Castle finds himself pursued by the station’s entertainment reporter who asks him during an on air interview if he will go out with her. To Beckett’s horror, he agrees, telling her later that it’s the perfect cover story. Of course, the reporter just wants to get in his pants, and Kate catches them in a compromising position, because that’s how these stories always go. Castle isn’t entirely innocent; he did mess up by agreeing to go out with the maneater. But Beckett has to be a grown-up, too. If she’s going to make a man who tells stories for a living pretend that he’s not dating her, she has to expect that he’s going to commit to that story.

In the end, she forgave him, although she couldn’t even kiss him without seeing the reporter’s generous endowments, but I’m sure things will be forgotten by next week. Again, that’s how these stories go.

The bromance is back on!! After taking punches for each other while fighting with a suspect’s bodyguards, Esposito finally decided to forgive Ryan for being a good cop and doing his job back during the investigation into Beckett’s mom’s murder. I know he was hurt, but Ryan was in an impossible situation and Esposito should have seen that. Regardless, they’re pals again. Pals with matching black eyes that apparently prevent them from seeing that the other two members of their dream team are totally doing it.

What did you think of the episode? Who will find out about Castle and Beckett first? Let me know below! Also, you can always follow me on Twitter @krieli1 and never miss a review!

  • ptjackson

    I predict Lani will be the one to figure it out first. She is half way there already….. LOL…..

    But, yeah, I totally agree that Beckett was not being fair to Castle – he was just doing what she wanted!

    Oh, wait, it would be funnier if the Captain was the first to figure it out…..

    • Kristen Elizabeth

      Lani always knows…:)  But I agree about the Captain.  She’s no dummy either.