I made you all wait three extra days for this crappy review?
My apologies for all those who patiently waited for this. And by all, I mean all one of you. Thank you, maryploppins.
Usually, I could care less about the case of the week on 'Castle'. They aren't always exciting or intriguing or all that difficult to figure out who did it. But most importantly, they are essentially inconsequential to whether or not I liked the episode. But this week was the exception, because their wasn't much Beckett-Castle stuff this week and the stuff that was there was a bit lame.
So I had to hang my hat on something different this week -- like figuring out why a Santa fell from the sky, why he stole the clock, why he changed his life so strangely and who killed the damn guy. And I enjoyed trying to figure it all out and watching to see how in all unfolded.
I also loved seeing Esposito get his clock cleaned (see what I did there?) by that Santa. I've often complained about the show not using enough of Ryan And Esposito (especially of Javy) and it was nice to see him featured more this week. Although, the less Captain Gates we can get, the better. I couldn't care less about her personal life.
As stated earlier, the Castle-Beckett storyline was brief and a bit lacking, but there doesn't have to something big going on between those two every episode, so I didn't have a problem with it or anything. She changed up her tradition for him, and he was going to do the same for her, so that was all swell.
Solid episode, nothing special.
QUOTES OF NOTE:
--CASTLE: "And now Santa is dead!? When will it end?"
--BECKETT: "That's a 38, do you still think he fell out of it?"
--CASTLE: "No, clearly he was shot out of it."
--CASTLE: "I think you meant less clausible."
--CASTLE: "I was thinking we should have a Christmas movie marathon ... or some other kinda marathon that makes life wonderful."
--ESPOSITO: "Shouldn't you be home, stuffing your wife's stocking?"
--I don't mind being in the Christmas spirit, but it drives me crazy when people go way too overboard with it.
--Well, that was easy to convince Ryan to have kids.
--If I got a $1 every time I hear: "I didn't kill _____, but I know who did" on TV, I could retire.
--Could Castle have made it any more obvious when trying to convince Gates to let Beckett have Christmas Eve off?
--I know Alexis is a great daughter and all, but no way she cancels her plans at that age to spend Christmas Eve with her father and grandmother.
--I must be a sap of epic proportions, because when Javy got invited into that house, I practically shed a tear.
THE SCORE: 79 out of 100