Castle Catch All.

I think I'm falling out of love with this show. It's become a pretty dull procedural. It's lost the spark that made it unique and fun.

lostlobster wrote:

I think I'm falling out of love with this show. It's become a pretty dull procedural. It's lost the spark that made it unique and fun.

I agree that it's very procedural but my real beef is that they don't even try to discuss or excuse his time at the police department anymore. I'm wondering how much longer that plot line will last as its so thin at this point. Bleh - I'm such a loser though that I know I'll watch until it gets cancelled...

cyrax wrote:

Decent episode, but that last moment got my eyes misty.

Me too. I have a daughter.

And a son. There was a great line in Thor a while back. Basically, Odin was going to let the Earth be completely razed because he was worried the alternative was Thor's death. He said something like "What is a world, next to a son?" Super misty.

Hey that was fun. I wondered how they could bring Bracken back without it being endgame. Nicely done.

I agree, nice twist on things without going through all the crazy drama. Just a light reminder about the back story and we can get to more fun stuff in the next episode.

Yeah, I liked the way it was both a tie-in to the wide arc, but also a case-of-the-week.

Well, except for the need for the writers to make them dumb as a rocks this week in order to let the plot play out. It was one of the worst case of the weeks I've watched in any police procedural. And Beckett's consideration of letting him die was a terrible plot line.

I like the overall arc, but this episode treated it really, really poorly.

Jayhawker wrote:

Well, except for the need for the writers to make them dumb as a rocks this week in order to let the plot play out. It was one of the worst case of the weeks I've watched in any police procedural. And Beckett's consideration of letting him die was a terrible plot line.

I like the overall arc, but this episode treated it really, really poorly.

I agree. Since when is it standard police procedure to shoot an unarmed fleeing suspect in the back?

Don't you (Jayhawker, Nomad sneaked a post in while I was typing) always dislike the episodes that deal with her mom's case?

I don't want to dig through 29 pages, but I could swear I remember you complaining about this arc several times.

Eh, this week kind of put the last nail in the coffin for me. I'll probably keep watching due to inertia and my wife's continuing interest, but it's just another mediocre procedural at this point. More Moonlighting, less NYPD Blah, please!

Stele wrote:

Don't you (Jayhawker, Nomad sneaked a post in while I was typing) always dislike the episodes that deal with her mom's case?

I don't want to dig through 29 pages, but I could swear I remember you complaining about this arc several times. ;)

I don't mind the "mom's case" episodes, I just thought that a few points (like the shoot the bad guy in the back) were sketchy.

I think my only complaint was that letting Castle and Beckett get together would be annoying. And that has been hit or miss, with the writers mostly ignoring it now.

lostlobster wrote:

Eh, this week kind of put the last nail in the coffin for me. I'll probably keep watching due to inertia and my wife's continuing interest, but it's just another mediocre procedural at this point. More Moonlighting, less NYPD Blah, please!

Elementary has replaced Castle as my wife's comfort show. We're basically still watching due to inertia. It's not bad. But it feels like the writers have run out of juice. It was an awesome run, and still pumps out the occasional great episode.

Fellow Firefly alum Gina Torres on Castle tonight!

Happy Castle Night!

Spoiler:

TO BE CONTINUED...

ARGH!

I tried to get my wife to hold off watching tonight until we had next week's episode recorded too. She refused. Now I suffer for a week, but at least it was not a season ending cliff hanger.

Slower episode despite a lot of "drama." I still prefer the original style Castle episodes to these serious ones. Seems like we've had an extraordinary number of the serious ones this season, but maybe I'm just imagining it.

Just got finished watching the very first Castle on TNT. I'm not sure how I missed it (maybe I've not seen quite a few from the first season). They definitely mellowed his character out since the first show. In all the show's I've seen, he throws the wild ideas out first before helping in a small way to the investigation. In the first one, he had a Mentallist approach to the events going on. I'm glad they made the slight change in his character and the show.

Wasn't a fan of the pacing here, and overall it seemed like not much happened. For the story, it makes sense to be two episodes. I just wish there was more substance beyond the drama, which worked worked somewhat thanks to Fillion.

I just love the way Fillion plays bottled rage. He gets that look on his face and his voice is all calm, but you just know sh*ts gonna get real. It's fantastic.

I'm not sure I've seen him like that before. Good stuff.

General Crespin wrote:

I'm not sure I've seen him like that before. Good stuff.

There's some of it in Serenity. A lot of anger in that movie for Mal. But when he's not yelling, there's some of that rage.

Stele wrote:
General Crespin wrote:

I'm not sure I've seen him like that before. Good stuff.

There's some of it in Serenity. A lot of anger in that movie for Mal. But when he's not yelling, there's some of that rage.

When he's watching the recording on Miranda is one. The dialogue just before the last fight with the Operative for another. And right before he fights or kills any of the girls in Buffy season 7. He does menacing very well. This might be the first time he's gotten to use that since the series started.

Grenn wrote:
Stele wrote:
General Crespin wrote:

I'm not sure I've seen him like that before. Good stuff.

There's some of it in Serenity. A lot of anger in that movie for Mal. But when he's not yelling, there's some of that rage.

When he's watching the recording on Miranda is one. The dialogue just before the last fight with the Operative for another. And right before he fights or kills any of the girls in Buffy season 7. He does menacing very well. This might be the first time he's gotten to use that since the series started.

I'm not familiar with his work prior to Firefly, but it was definitely the most Castle's got from him yet. He's had other good moments involving love and loss (zombie Beckett), but his familial bond is being tested now.

I liked the twist at the end. I'll like it even more if they can pay that off.

cyrax wrote:

I liked the twist at the end. I'll like it even more if they can pay that off.

I'm not sure what jurisdiction they have. But you'd think the other girl's father would supply them whatever they needed. Of course Castle isn't exactly poor either.

Stele wrote:
cyrax wrote:

I liked the twist at the end. I'll like it even more if they can pay that off.

I'm not sure what jurisdiction they have. But you'd think the other girl's father would supply them whatever they needed. Of course Castle isn't exactly poor either. ;)

They'll probably team up with some sexy female Interpol agent (and/or Paris cop) who will end up making Beckett feel jealous.

How long were they missing again? That seems to be rather soon for that twist to have happened.

Nosferatu wrote:

How long were they missing again? That seems to be rather soon for that twist to have happened.

A couple of days.

Spoiler:

Remember they got grabbed that night before the show starts, after that lecture or whatever. Caste didn't call Alexis that morning. They find the body of the guy. They find the van footage and track that the girl is missing. Then find that she was at the lecture, then find out she was with Alexis. Then they find the van abandoned and it's night again. Then the next day they find the other vehicle, and compound, and so at that point it's maybe 36 hours from abduction and the first time we see the girls wake up in their cell.

The whole time the police are 12+ hours behind things, a full 24 hours probably behind finding the first van.

Happy Castle Day!

Part 2 tonight!

Spoiler:

I am your father!

No. No! That's not true! That's impossible!

Tee hee.

So great tonight.