by Michael Seese
It took us a while to get to "Mr. & Mrs. Castle." A pretty good episode overall, though not one of my favorites.
Most of the time, I cite a lot of lines here. In "Mr. & Mrs. Castle," I thought a number of scenes turned out to be more noteworthy. The three which come to mind I could categorize as the good, the bad, and the ugly. Taking them out of order:
The autopsy scene was rather graphic. The victim got a lot of screen time on the table. Then when Perlmutter starts pulling the string from her throat... Eccch!
Good / great was the dance scene on the ship. Castle was hilarious as he faked his way through it.
Picky aside: he's a well-known author. None of the dancers recognized him?
Bad, since I managed to paint myself into a corner, would have been the phone scene between Castle and Beckett, where he's trying to keep her on the line while Hayley works to get a connection to Vikram's system ("Sorry about that. Just taking off my pants. Are you coming up?), and she realizes he's on to something. I suppose I could say it was "bad" because it was sad that they had to resort to trickery.
Picky geek aside #1: "Someone synced a RAT to one of my servers." Vikram called it a Remote Access Tool, though the more common name is Remote Access Trojan. It's a type of malware that gives an attacker literal control of your computer. And you download it, you don't sync it.
Picky geek aside #2: You don't "decrypt" firewalls.
On to the lines...
Martha: "I'm so glad you've agreed to consult with Richard. Maybe this money pit will turn a profit."
Beckett: "Found a floater at the 79th Street boat basin." (Funny, in a gruesome sort of way.)
Beckett: "Well she was shot in the head so unless she tripped and fell on a bullet, it wasn't an accident."
Castle: "Beckett, I think your crime scene's making a run for it."
Castle: "I was a professional square dancer. A lot less cardio."
Beckett: "Got anything?"
Castle: "A pulled groin and a potential clue."
And at the end, the über-cute:
Beckett: "Naked punishing?"
Castle: "Very naked punishing."
So this is it UNTIL FEBRUARY 1, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN.