The following is a list of things that happened during Monday's episode of 'Castle':
1. There was a crime
2. Beckett and Castle flirted
3. Castle's mother annoyed him
4. There was a twist in the case
5. Beckett and Castle got the wrong killer
6. Castle accidentally stumbled upon a clue to determine the real killer
7. Captain Gates was nowhere to be found
By now, perhaps you realize that I could use this intro as my review on almost every single Castle episode ever made.
This isn't a complaint on "Once Upon a Crime". It was a typical Castle episode, which means it was enjoyable-enough. The crime was interesting and provided some twists, Beckett and Castle were fun together as always and at the end of the episode I'm glad I watched it.
That's about all there is to say, really. It would be nice if they mixed things up a bit more, but with the flashback 1940s themed episode and the two-parter we just had, it was no surprise to see a more standard 'Castle' episode here.
There were none. Not really a great sign.
--Creepy, creepy dolls.
--If I got a nickle for every time Castle lucked upon a crazy clue at the end of an episode that solved the crime, I might be able to get sometime from a vending machine by now. Or at least a gumball.
--I watched the episode on ABC.com Tuesday morning and they played ads for the Academy Awards. That's a real good marketing/advertising plan, ABC!
SCORE: 68 OUT OF 100