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Castle: 08x17, Death Wish

Mairéad Scahill | PopWrapped Author

Mairéad Scahill

04/16/2016 5:25 am
PopWrapped | Recaps
Castle: 08x17, Death Wish | Death Wish
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Castle dreams of Genies, while we recap this week’s episode.

So it’s kind of a win-win situation for all involved. 

Let’s see what happened in this week's episode, shall we?

Our cold open features a man duct-taped to a chair, crying before an assailant delivers a mighty blow with a Turkish Simitar, severing his head from his shoulders, knees, and toes.

Knees and toes.

The 12th Precinct investigates while Castle blanches at the dismembered body. He meets a mystery blonde in the hallway, who informs him that the victim, Lars, had an argument with his ex-boyfriend the night before.

The boyfriend is brought in for questioning and was apparently pissed that after he paid for Lars’s school fees. Lars dumped him and ended up driving around in a Porsche, and he didn’t see one cent.

But he didn’t kill Lars.

It turns out that Lars went on an excavation trip and found the tomb of Kind Solomon. There is a picture of him holding a lamp with the Seal of Soloman on it, so Castle obviously thinks Genies are in the equation. Of course he does...

He talks to the woman who wrote a book on the Seal of Solomon and Arabian Nights, learning that she had been Lars’ tutor during college.

Castle returns to his office fresh with a theory about 1,001 Arabian Nights, when the mysterious woman who appeared in the hall earlier gives him another clue: Lars’s right hand man, Mark, who went by the alias Al Aidan could be suspect.

A bit on the nose, don’t you think?

Ryan and Espo track him down and bring him in for questioning, while Castle is convinced his blonde visitor is actually a genie.

They follow this lead to an old building to meet the man who smuggled the goods into the US. The door of the restaurant is open, although the "Closed" sign is up. They guys venture inside and find a dead body: the man who worked with Lars.

Castle then follows a blonde he spots, thinking it’s his genie, but finds the real location of the smuggled goods. Talk about a lucky break. He falls through a window and picks up the lamp, when he is subsequently held a gun point. He rubs the lamp and wishes for help, and his mysterious blond woman appears, knocks out the gun woman, and they take off under a barrage of bullets.

Caste is more convinced than ever that she is a genie. Thankfully, Alexis knows how her dad gets and finds out she actually works in private security and was hired by a Mr. X to find the goods.

Her name? Genevieve. In short: Genie.


Anyway, they discover that the true murderer was Lars’ professor, who dedicated her life to finding the tomb, and he found it first.

Meanwhile, Ryan’s wife Jenny goes into labour, and there are some complications. The gang arrives at the hospital and Beckett asks Castle to use one of his remaining wishes. He informs her he already used both hoping that Jenny and the baby would be ok.

Ryan returns and says Jenny is fine, and he has a son: Nicholas Javier Ryan.


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