Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Castle Recap--Where We Meet Gates' Sister

Well, this one starts out with a gory murder scene of a guy on his bed, shot in the chest. Ick.  The killer is taking a picture of the body. Double ick.

Then we head over to Castle's where he's floating the idea to Beckett of getting married on the Cyclone. Like, the roller coaster.  Since it would be metaphorical, ups and downs of marriage, etc., haha.. Oh, Castle I love you.

The gang gets called to the murder scene and told that the victim is a Wall Street trader who died of a single gunshot wound to the chest and the only lead is that a woman called it in from a pay phone a block away. Espo tracks down security footage of her and the quest to find out her identity is underway.

Castle and Beckett go to his place of business, JP Morgan company and talk to the boss. He's trying to motivate his employees by dumping a million dollars on the table and telling them to go steal accounts from competitors.  He tells Caskett that he saw the victim in the stairwell with a tattooed guy giving him a package, but that's all he really knows. Yeah, right. He seems suspicious from the start.

Lainey tells the crew that the guy had adhesive residue on his chest---yeah, he was wearing a wire.  Beckett puts out the info to other law enforcement agencies and then guess what? The pay phone lady strolls into the station on the arm of Gates' sister.  And there's bad blood between them since she's a U.S. attorney and Gates is well, Gates.  (I still have a problem with liking her character.  She just doesn't fit in with the rest of the cast and never has.  Giving her family members won't help that, either, in my opinion. But I digress.) Anyway, the U.S. Attorney's office has a big undercover thing going on and the victim was their inside man. They're trying to get proof that the boss over at JP Morgan is doing insider trading and such. I kind of zoned out here. They ask to be kept in the loop, blah blah blah, and then leave.

This is where it got a bit boring and convoluted.  The team investigates the boss guy a little more, find out he had an argument with the victim two hours before he was killed. They find the tattooed guy and he tells them how his old friend, the victim (I forgot his name, sad!) called him up and asked him to deliver an envelope to a bank. Weird. The victim watched the transaction at the bank from an internet cafe. He was trying to get a Venezuelan passport under his old name. He had a bank account with $25 million in it that is now unaccounted for.  The team thinks he was playing the U.S. Attorneys office and was going to skip town, but then they find out something verrrry interesting.

The pay phone lady who works for the U.S. Attorney's office said he didn't hand in his wire that night, but the boss man (who knew all about the investigation) said he did.  The team finds it, realize the pay phone lady set up the victim and then when he didn't want to listen to her explain why he shouldn't skip town and should help them, she murdered him.  Surprise!  Yeah, it felt rushed and convoluted for me.

The sisters Gates make up and Caskett decide to narrow the list of wedding guests down to who would make them happy. They each say YOU on their list.  *awwww* Then they start to name off people, dad, mom, Alexis, Lainey, etc.

It was an okay episode, but the ninja one would be hard to top, so maybe that's why this one felt a little flat. Still enjoyable as always, though.  Did you see it? What did you think?

1 comment:

Debra Erfert said...

Why don't they just get married, already? I'm sorry, but I'm tired of them dragging their feet. Something is going to stop them--going to come up and break them up, and I can't stand it. All the "aw" moments will fall away like so much dandruff. Yes, this was a boring episode.