Review: Castle - Sucker Punch
by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 19th 2010 5:35AM
(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?