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Castle – A Chill Goes Through Her Veins
Another solid week in the Castle. Despite my fears last week that they were going to make the show too sexy too soon between Beckett and Castle, this week they were back to the comfortable-in-a-business-partnership mode. With the pleasant addition that they now also seem comfortable enough to snipe at each other without worrying about offering offense. I was definitely pleased to see that. I think it’s the right level of relationship between them for a while longer.
This time the murder was really a cold case–both in that it involved a woman who had been missing for 5 years, and that her body was discovered frozen at a construction site. Beckett and Castle track the body to a storage facility, where it had been held in a giant freezer, but beyond that they run into a brick wall of anonymity. In order to solve the case, they must go back to the beginning and try to figure out what happened when the woman disappeared all those years ago.
After the usual round of twists and turns and switchbacks, they uncover the truth of what happened. In this case, an affirmation of the old adage that “friends help you hide, but best friends help you hide bodies.”
We got to see Castle showing off his storytelling skills again, spinning wild ideas into plausible situations through his powers of suggestion. As he says to one of the junior detectives who scoffs at his theory, “Give me 250 pages. I can make you believe it.” Annoying as Castle sometimes gets (both in the sense of his hit-and-run romantic life, and his need to not follow the rules), he is also an intelligent and talented man. It’s fun to see his face light up with the joy of the hunt as he untangles the story from its end-the dead body. Nathan Fillion plays that enthusiasm and insatiable curiosity very, very well.
We also got to see more of Beckett on a personal level: she finally told Castle about what event in her past had prompted her to enter law enforcement. This week’s case struck a nerve with Beckett, when it became clear that the detective who had originally investigated the woman’s disappearance had written it off as another of her drug-related leavings and failed to follow through looking into all the other possibilities. She was justifiably angry, but also disproportionately so. Eventually she explains to Castle that her mother had been murdered and that the crime had been attributed to random gang violence and never brought to closure.
I have decided that I don’t especially like the way this show is previewed. The sneak peeks at next week’s episode make the series look more campy than it is. I’m not trying to say the show’s entirely serious, ’cause it’s not, but the previews make it look like it’s an hour of witty banter and eyebrow waggling, and it’s a bit better than that. So I really don’t know if they’re doing themselves any favors with that kind of advertising.
All the same, I’m looking forward to next Monday already.