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.
In the latest episode of Castle, Once Upon a Time in the West, the show delivers what it does best, that perfect blend of murder and light comedy. Certainly it is early days in the marriage of Kate and Rick, but thus far the two getting married has not changed the interaction of their relationship, apart from saying “I do.” Richard Castle, writer and new husband of Kate, is still a big kid at heart and the plot taking “Caskett” to an Old West themed Dude Ranch allowed the author to let his, not so, inner child out.
Episode four of Castle this week had an ice cream vendor being shot in his van, seeming to prove that selling ice cream can be murder until it turns out that the victim’s profession had nothing to do with his being killed. As the show progressed it turned out that the vendor was not the only person to meet an untimely end. The two plot lines in Child’s Play deal with Alexis learning to deal with Rick being back and wanting to keep track of her father’s every move and the second is Rick getting in touch with his inner child, something that the writer is very good at already, so he can find out which child in a second grade class may have witnessed the ice cream van murder.
This week’s episode of Castle, Clear & Present Danger started off like an early Halloween special hinting at deals with the devil and the invisible man. So a combination of supernatural and science fiction was on offer which then segwayed into scientific territory. At the start of the episode, this show’s victim was in the middle of playing pool when something invisible attacked him and pushed a broken pool cue through his chest.
Last season’s cliffhanger ending had Kate finding the burning car but no Castle, the season seven premiere picked up where that left off. Once the fire department put out the flames Beckett looks and finds that there is no sign of him anywhere in the wreckage. Telling the local police chief that Rick is “one of our own” she gets more police out to search for her fiance and gets changed into an outfit more appropriate for the task.