I'm not going to waste your time, nor mine. This episode wasn't very good, all that funny, or one that we'll remember anything about two weeks from now.
When 'Castle' strays from its quirky/fun type of episodes, it's usually a miss in my opinion. This was one of those times. I can't emphasize those last two sentences enough. The case-of-the-week, while interesting-ish, was so insanely obvious from the get-go.
We knew minutes into 'Death Gone Crazy' that Beau was trying to get serious and "legitimate" with his life and was about to get rid of the company. This immediately guaranteed that the murderer was his business partner. It's ALWAYS the business associate in a case like this. So it was completely obvious that Beau was not trying to blackmail anyone, because he was not happy with the guy that he was and looking to make a change.
Shame on you if that red herring fooled you even for a second.
Last thing: I know figuring out what to do with characters once they are in college is a common TV problem, but I was hoping for some better material for Molly C. Quinn. She's never been a hugely integral part of the show per-se, but it would be nice to see her included more and given other things to do than yet another iteration of: "I'm in college now, I need to be more on my own."
She's a nice part of the show and I just want to see her utilized more and in better ways.
QUOTES OF NOTE:
--ESPOSITO: "Dude, how's the in-breast-igation going?"
--RYAN: "And that's why you're still single."
--ESPOSITO: "Someone that sexy going to prison? That in itself is a crime."
--CASTLE: "Rampant speculation is my specialty."
--ESPOSITO: "She broke a guy's nose, you know she's gotta be freaky."
--RYAN: "I never thought I'd say this after graduating from the sixth grade, but our bra research is in."
--RYAN: "Sorry we had to cock-block you."
--Beau is such a sleazy name. Don't name your kid that.
--'College Guys Gone Nuts'? I wish I could un-see that.
--Do college freshmen talk so calmly and eloquently with their parent(s) when they have an argument/disagreement? I think not.
--Don't make a sex tape unless your last name ends in 'ardashian'.
--Ah, how cute. Beckett smiled at the end, realizing how great of a father Castle is. Sorry, 'Castle' writers, that's not gonna make up for the ridiculousness in episode 5.10 that Beckett will "never really know" Castle.
THE GRADE: D+
I don't like giving numerical scores. I should have switched to letter grades a long time ago. Of course, this is probably gonna be a
mute moot point, because I have a weird feeling HGF is going to quell this rebellion.
The only thing saving this from being an 'F' is Esposito's infatuation/creepiness with the corporate spy.