After last week’s episode, where the new couple went on their busman’s holiday honeymoon, this episode, Kill Switch has Castle taking the back seat and for once Javi Esposito is the focus of the show. Rick and Kate go to their first case as newlyweds and the two compare themselves to famous literary and film crime solving couples, Nick and Nora Charles, MacMillan and Wife, Hart to Hart and Kate’s last suggestion, Turner and Hooch. It appears that now the sweethearts have made it legal, Kate has gone back to picking on her new husband.
Castle: The Time of Our Lives begins with a courier, with a silver briefcase handcuffed to his wrist, getting ambushed and murdered, along with his driver, and has his hand removed so the culprits can steal the case. Rick and Kate are in the kitchen discussing the fact that he cannot sleep and what their lives would be like if they had never met. This little exchange, where Martha comes in trying to decide whether she needs to audition for a Stoppard play, sets up the tone for the rest of the show.
Castle this week looks at Internet celebrity and how fleeting any event is on the web “continuum.” Season seven of this popular Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic double act, along with the ensemble cast of Molly C. Quinn, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever, Penny Johnson and Tamala Jones has moved on from the wedding that never was in the beginning and has gotten back to making pertinent statements about society. The power of the writing and the show’s deft humor still delivers. When a web star from “Snappamatic” is murdered by “netslayer,” who then posts a photo of the dead celeb on his account – with the caption, “This star’s 15 seconds are over,” Team Castle and Beckett, or Caskett have to solve the crime before the killer can strike again. In this instance, however, they fail at first.
Monday night’s episode of Castle, titled The Greater Good looked to be a homage to The Wolf of Wall Street but as this is Castle, or Caskett as many are wont to call it, in this case it was about money but it also proved that wall street can be murder. Literally. Viewers also got to find out about Captain Gates’ sister, who is a power player in the city’s political arena and a number one “hottie,” to boot. Not to diss good old Gates here, she too fills the “hottie” bill even if she does prefer to be called sir…