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Review: Castle - Sucker Punch

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 19th 2010 5:35AM
Castle: Sucker Punch
(S02E13) "Now I own a boat!" - Castle, mimicking a late-night infomercial guy

This episode of Castle was really fun (as usual), until we learned that the killer was connected with the murder of Beckett's mother. Then things got intense really fast. And she nearly had the whole thing wrapped up in the palm of her hand, until ... she didn't. But maybe she's a little closer to solving that murder.

Everyone's going Irish these days (nod to Sons of Anarchy), and now Castle's gotten into the swing of it, too. Only they managed to bring together a murdered Irish mobster, a local turf war, a late-night infomercial guru, an international drug smuggling operation, and the murder of Beckett's mother ten years earlier. That's a lot to pack into a one-hour show; less than that once you subtract all the commercials.

As usual, Castle managed to bring the funny along with the drama. He's such a big kid. A few of my favorite lines (in addition to "Now I own a boat!"):

Aren't all ninjas by definition assassins?" (They've got a point on this)

"Keep your mouth shut and try to butch up a little." - Beckett to Castle, upon entering an Irish bar

"Well, thanks for keeping it real." - Castle to a guy who's obviously lying about how he got his wounds

Castle: "That was so cool just now."
Beckett: "You like that?"
Castle: "Yeah, it was very Miami Vice."

That last one was after Beckett tasted a white powder and determined that it was heroin. I always wondered about this, because you see it all the time -- cops and detectives tasting a mysterious white powder to figure out what it is. What if it was poison? And wouldn't they get a little bit high from tasting the heroin? These are the things I wonder about.

Anyway, between all that and Castle trying to eat an egg (with the shell on), it made for another fun episode of Castle. We also got a little bit of love from Beckett to Castle (an awww moment), and maybe she's a little bit closer to solving that 10-year-old mystery and bringing her mother's murderer to justice.

Oh, and it was fun to see Robert Picardo as the doctor. Is he typecast as a doctor? Nah, I guess not, but I'll always think of him as the doctor on Star Trek: Voyager.

Did you guys like this episode of Castle?

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Good episode! I do like all the comedy, especially the supporting cast.
And from what I understand heroine numbs your tongue, so that's what the cops are testing for, not the taste.

January 20 2010 at 3:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There was no shell on that egg. It was hard boiled, then pickled.

January 20 2010 at 11:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Another line that I really love from this episode was the last scene when Castle brought a variety of food for Beckett because he doesn't know what she feels like eating. He was blaming himself for what happened. He admitted that he overstepped and he was through shadowing her. She said "if it weren't for you, i wouldn't have found my mom's killer. One day, I'll find the sons of b****es who have her killed and when I do, I want you to be there. If you tell anyone what I am about to say now, there'll be another shooting. I've gotten used to you pulling my pigtails. My job is hard. Having you around makes it a little more fun." A total "awwww" moment right there.=)

January 20 2010 at 2:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I thought this was a great episode, i loved Castle's line about why he chose to based Niki Heat on Beckett, " Because you're tall". I also thought it was great to see what Castle would be willing to do for Beckett when he didn't even hesitate to put up the 100K to for the hit.

January 19 2010 at 10:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I thought it was a pretty good episode. I always like an Irish connection. I like the music.
You know I wondered the same thing about the herion. She took a really big taste, and I mentioned to my husband that she should be getting high.

January 19 2010 at 10:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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