I thought last night's Castle was awesome. The mystery was good, but the real genius of the episode was the competitions going on.
The first one was the Scrabble competition between Castle and Beckett. I had to laugh at that one because I love playing Scrabble and I generally win. Castle's face during the scene right before Beckett put down "quixotic" was so funny since he was sure he was going to win. And her whole reaction was pitch perfect when she finally distracts him from his Scrabble losses. Although the line of the night was when Castle says, "I'm extreme. Extremely handsome." Haha! But Beckett got her own line in with "With a high level of difficulty." I love them. I love their chemistry, the way they work together, the way they're different yet still compatible. Love them.
The second competition was between Ryan and Esposito for who would be Castle's best man. Those two crack me up and really highlight how important it is to have great secondary characters in both books and TV shows. Love them, especially when they wanted Lainey to choose. So. Good. (Except Castle picking Alexis for Best Man was dumb. I really wanted Espo and Ryan to be co-best men. Oh well.)
I've really been enjoying the writing for Castle lately so when I saw the previews for next week I was nervous. They're revisiting the whole "Beckett's mom" thing and since I'm not really thrilled with that whole beat the dead horse again storyline, I hope they can do something with it that seems natural and not contrived.
Did you see it? What did you think?