Every now and then, “Castle” has an episode that is just as much about survival as they are trying to solve a complicated mission, and Monday night’s “Kill Switch” actually was a combination of both. It was definitely intense, and it also gave Jon Huertas some of the best material that he’s had in a long time.
The basic premise of the story was simple enough: Just after Castle and Beckett started a murder investigation, Esposito found himself as a hostage aboard a subway along with a cop. Somehow, the two events were linked, and it became mostly a strategy mission to figure out the best way to take down the gunman / terrorist (he had a bomb strapped to him) before he killed anyone. The fact that he also happened to be a carrier for some sort of virus also complicated matters.
Solving this case proved to be somewhat fascinating, even though it seemed like a little of a stretch in the end that the villain was out mostly for some motive, such as money, for creating a virus and spreading it for profit. Seems like a whole lot of trouble.
What may be a little more important about this story in the end is that it did seem to make Esposito think a little bit more about his own future, and how he wants to take things with Lanie to another level, that is if she is just as interested. We’re not sure if that means that there will be a proposal anytime soon, but maybe they could at least start to have a deeper commitment. Much of their status has not been outline too extensively in some time.
In the end, “Kill Switch” was riveting entertainment, at least so long as you can brush off some of the typical crime TV coincidences. Grade: B.
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