by Michael Seese
I think my jaw is still on the floor. I really enjoyed "The Nose." It was probably my favorite episode this season.
I don't think it's hyperbole to say that Mia "The Nose" Laszlo was one of the best supporting characters, EVER. I don't care if every word out of her mouth was bitchy. They were all hilarious.
Mia: "Do you always eat kale for breakfast because that is just wrong."
Beckett: "Are you always this unpleasant?"
Castle: "She [Hayley] likes me a lot. You can probably tell."
Ryan: "How did you two manage to lock Liam Hollister in a car trunk?"
Mia: "Because we’re awesome and you two suck. Next question."
Mia: "And you barely stink."
Castle: "Coming from you, that's high praise."
And some of the lines about her are worth citing.
Ryan: "Our witness is threatening to file a complaint against me for assault with a deadly odor. She says that I smell like soiled baby diapers and Javi's cologne is quote, Satan's butt sweat."
Castle: "I think my palette fell asleep."
Something else I noted. Rarely in a 48-minute TV show will you see a supporting character evolve. But she did.
Oh, and I loved her "decontamination chamber," not to mention the tactic Castle used to "smoke her out" of her apartment. (If you haven't seen it yet, prepare to laugh.)
I hope they bring her back. Speaking of bringing back, it was nice to see Hayley pay a return visit. I imagine someone thought she would make a good recurring character. Oh yeah.... I DID!
A few other notes...
The best lines NOT involving Mia:
Castle: "Et tu, Lucy? Is nothing private?"
Lucy: Not without the proper settings."
Martha: "Off, Off Broadway."
Castle: "Mother, that was New Jersey."
Martha: "Off, Off Broadway, as I said."
Hayley: "You're not too bad for a cop."
Beckett: "And you're not too bad for... what exactly do you do?"
Picky aside: Ryan shot his partner because he shot at a silhouette. That would earn a cop an administrative leave.
Nice aside: I thought touching that Beckett and Castle smelled each other's clothes at the end.
Please share your thoughts on "The Nose." Oh, and...
Three weeks until the next Castle? WTF?