Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Castle Review---Holy Eiffel Tower!

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?


Debra Allen Erfert said...

I can finally say. . . no, I missed Castle last night because I was busy doing official edits for Firesetters!

It took me reading about halfway through the post before I realized that Alexis was abducted? Holy crap, Julie! Yes, I did see the first Taken, and it was riveting, but Liam Neeson is kick-butt awesome, and gets his daughter back the only proper way a man should--killing the bad guys along the way. I hate to say this, but I have no doubt that if I had the physical strength in my body to do it, and needed to find and extract my child from the situation his daughter was in--yeah, I'd do it! I had no nightmares afterward, but I wouldn't let a young child view it. You'd be perfectly fine.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Debra, that is awesome you had edits, but seriously this is one of the best Castles EVER! You have to go watch it now. http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/castle

And #savealexis was trending on Twitter last night.

So incredibly good!

KaseyQ said...

I DVRed it and just finished watching while I folded laundry. SO good! I do think the other girl’s father knows more than he’s saying, though. Just a hunch.

Jon Spell said...

Bram Stoker: note that he was willing to cash in on the name if it got him girls. ;)

Castle and the Driver: The episode where the Senator was being tracked by a "sniper" and someone asks Castle if he would let the sniper get away, he says something like, "Yes, if it would protect those I love." I think that moment was foreshadowing this one. It was really against Kate's code to let him in there by himself, but maybe she knew it was the only way.

I can recommend Taken as a fun action flick. Liam Neeson does a great job. I had that moment when Castle's on the phone with her where I thought... "you are going to be taken. try to leave the cell phone open..." (Who chooses to Skype first over a phone call?!?)

In Taken, the girls are taken hostage while already in Europe, not bustled across the ocean. I hope the motive isn't the same, because Castle is going to FREAK out. (And never let Alexis have a vlog again!)

Julie: Hassim's loft: drool. No way I would need any of that, but how cool would it be? (But why didn't he get out of the way of the van? And why shoot at the van if he thought the girls might be in it?!?)

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Kasey, the dad does seem kind of shifty. I like your hunch.

Jon, that is a very good question. Why let yourself be hit by a van and leave the girls utterly defenseless? (Except for a plot point of course.)

And since I've never seen Taken I am intrigued by your remarks. Maybe I should see it, but I'm a scaredy cat when it comes to high tension. Also, is there a lot of violence?

I remember the moment with the senator, I think he was saying that instead of saving the guy, like Kate did, he would have "stood back and watched." Sort of out of character at the time, I thought, but maybe you're right, it was foreshadowing.

Didn't Alexis try calling 911 when she first got the phone but it didn't go through so then she tried the Skype?

I loved that loft and the description of his hand-molded Sig. Serious drool and something my next hero/villain MUST have. :)