ABC’s ‘Castle’ season 6, episode 7 review: Molly Quinn shines in ‘Like Father, Like Daughter’

Alexis -In many ways, tonight’s “Castle” season 6 episode was the one that you have been waiting for. Not only was there a great mystery, but you had some of Alexis Castle away from Pi, and actually getting an opportunity to work a little bit on her relationship with her dad.

The real star here was Molly Quinn, who bridged the line very well between determination and despondence as she worked to save an innocent man from prison. It took her a little while to even develop the bravery to ask for help in the first place, but she was desperate as there were only a few days until the execution, and she had to figure out whether or not she would be able to do anything.

Luckily, not only did Rick help his daughter out, but they solved the most emotional case of the season. This is not just a case of clearing a man for murder; this is a guy who spent over a decade behind bars, trying with appeal after appeal to try to give him a break. This man in Frank felt since the very beginning like he was just protecting his brother, who felt to be the killer. (We didn’t have any problem buying this, since it was the last thing that the two would likely talk about behind bars.

Away from this case, the important news is that the Castle / Alexis relationship seems somewhat healed. There is still no apology to Pi (and that is sad), but there was at least a scene where Alexis and Beckett started to put together some sort of relationship as a thank-you for her help. For the first time, Beckett felt like a part of this close-knit family, and while there is work to do (including Castle going venue-hunting with her, which was put up for this case), this was a nice way to get the family closer to being big and happy.

So overall, an emotional, well-written episode that was a nice change of pace after some fun ones. November sweeps is a serious time, and there will probably more of that soon. Grade: A-.

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