After a lengthy hiatus, “Castle” came back on ABC Monday night with an episode entitled “Castle P.I.” It was tremendous fun, but perhaps more importantly than that, it showed that even without being actual employees together at the NYPD, Castle and Beckett can still find a way to work together … albeit after at one point trying to get each other drunk in return for spilling a secret or two.
At the center of this case was a variety of different events, but one of the biggest ones was an actual conspiracy. For Rick, this ended up being a field day. For so long, he has thrown these theories out like they are candy at a parade; this time, it was an attempt to make a top prosecutor in the city look guilty, that way to ensure that his career would be officially over. The main conspiracy theorist out there was Ryan; ironically, he felt the need to step up since Castle was not around.
Rick and Kate still worked together to a certain extent at Castle’s surprise office, and he did help out solving the case in a big way. As a matter of fact, it turns out that being a P.I. suit Rick nicely! He can avoid the rules, avoid the precinct, and then use his charm to get information. Plus, Beckett gave him a sweet hat and magnifying glass already.
In the end, we’d say that this episode was more or less one laugh after another. We’re not sure anyone will be talking about it at work tomorrow, but that’s fine. It was light entertainment, and the writing made sense. Sometimes, we don’t ask for anything fancy. Episode Grade: B+.
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