There was so much awesome about last night's Castle. The opening scene with Castle and Martha and the pancakes was adorable. Probably because I miss my college kids and do the same sort of thing. (Although I can't make pancakes well. Me and Martha? *likethis*) And I did chuckle at Castle's, "It was acceptance until you started applying your fiendish logic." Haha. Boy, I want to remember that line so I can use it myself. I really do love protective Castle. But there was definitely a twist to our loveable hero this episode.
(And I have to ask, did anybody else really love Bram Stoker's explanation of his name? English scholars naming their kid something weird. They thought it was cute, it wasn't. Ha!)
Hasim's apartment was mega-cool and I really want that for my hero in my next novel. Seriously.
Anyway, there was a lot of foreshadowing with Castle and Alexis, him feeling bad for Sara's parents, his face when he sees her phone in the basket and realizes Alexis is gone.
The sigh-worthy moment of Beckett holding him and Castle saying, "Gates will see," and her response, "I don't care." Awww. I love them. Castle looking at pictures of Alexis and her vlog was so amazing because honestly, Nathan Fillion relays so much emotion in his face it is phenomenal. So, so good. I mean, the near-panic on his face seeing the blood in that van was so REAL. Beckett's total helplessness was palpable. The chemistry between those two in dramatic situations as well as romantic is what makes this show. When Castle was talking about how he felt when Alexis was laid in his arms was so well done.
I liked how Alexis was keeping her head, but thought wouldn't she just take the phone with her and escape first? I don't know. Maybe because she's a young adult she didn't think of that? I do think she is more like Castle than she realizes. The lock pick thing was good.
The thing that made me stop and think a bit was when Castle asked for alone time with the driver who wasn't talking. Then, when we hear the man's screams, and Beckett asking him later what happened in there, it sort of made me cringe a bit. I like the loveable, easygoing Castle. But, if it were my daughter, is there anything I wouldn't do to find out where she was? Would I cross the line Castle obviously crossed? I don't know. I hope I never have to find out. But will this fundamentally change Castle? I think it will and that makes me nervous.
The other thing that makes me nervous is how they're going to handle Castle's dad being in the picture. They could really do some damage to his character with him. I hope they do it right. Next week looks awesome! Can't wait. (I've never seen Liam Neeson's Taken, but the reference to it made me think about watching it. Has anyone else seen it? Is it worth my time? Or will I have nightmares?)
Did you watch last night? (By the way, I love Paris and will forever remember being at the top of the Eiffel Tower, but last night it looked weird. I don't remember it being that dark, but whatever, I guess. Note to self: It wasn't real. This is TV)
Anyway, what did you think about last night's episode?