On this week’s episode of “Castle,” a sitcom star, Charlie Reynolds, of the 1990s sitcom “2 Cool for School,” is found impaled on a giant construction hook. Castle, wanting desperately to get away from Pi, hears about the case and chases down Ryan and Esposito and convinces them to let him help. He’s so charming.
The three go to see Reynold’s agent, who tells them Charlie had a suspiciously large amount of cash. Beckett and McCord show up. What? Oooh, the federal government has an interest in the case, and of course, can’t divulge any information to the guys. Not good. That makes angry guys.
The boys question Charlie’s co-star Ramon Russo (in the clear, they are making a movie together – secretly), and his producer, Hank Harper. He’s okay too, but not the most upstanding guy.
Next we find that Charlie has found out that the Russians (some of their investors) were smuggling guns into the country. Beckett and McCord didn’t know this, but the CIA did. They had been using Charlie to get information on Ivan Renkov, a Russian gangster.
Agent McCord is forced to have the FBI take over and in turn, close the NYPD’s case, which makes for angry Ryan, Esposito and Castle. They don’t like the government coming in and taking over whenever they want. I don’t blame them.
Kate feels bad, of course (she is NYPD cop at heart), and slips Castle a thumb drive that leads them to Charlie’s co-star and lover Svetlana, who he is planning on running away with. Ramon finds that Charlie was going to take off (the gravy train leaving), and pushes him off the roof, and he ends up landing on the hook. Yuck.
Kate realizes the pressure being put on Svetlana to spy for the CIA, and intentionally leaks it to the press so Svetlana will be scene as innocent and not have to be a spy. Apparently, the FBI found out she leaked it, and although Castle has just held up a key to Kate and said, “This is to our apartment” (in D.C.), McCord enters the doorway and tells Kate she is fired. Poor Kate, she was just doing the right thing.
I liked this episode. I’ve enjoyed Lisa Edelstein as McCord, and unfortunately, it seems this was probably her last episode. She would be a good addition to the show. Hey, maybe she could work in NYC too? Probably not, too many women at the precinct might not be a good idea.
Now that Kate will be back where she belongs, maybe we can get some wedding planning going? What do you think?
Did you like the two city theme? Are you glad they are going to be back with the gang in NYC? Please share any comments with us.