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PopWrapped | Television

Castle 7x22: Dead from New York

Mairéad Scahill | PopWrapped Author

Mairéad Scahill

Updated 05/5/2015 10:32pm
Castle 7x22: Dead from New York | Castle
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“Is he dead?” Martha Rogers’ words hang ominously in the air as we take a look at this week’s case on Castle. It's considered as a case when the Tears of a Clown as the creator and funny man behind Saturday Night Tonight has his last laugh and is found dangling from the elevator shaft, covered in blood. So technically this is not a laughing matter. Enter Castle and Beckett to investigate on the set. All the writers and actors on the show were present at the time of the murder, and all the rehearsals were recorded to find out how there scenes play on camera. After one actor throws a fit and screams, “Sid’s dead to me”, he becomes the lead suspect and first red herring on this week’s episode. After finding the video, and searching for the actor, they stumble across someone in a suit of armour, who lunges at Beckett. Boy doesn’t know who he is messing with, Katherine Beckett flips him with ease. Nicely done, Kate. He advises them he won’t speak another word without his attorney—who happens to be a hand puppet...this guy never turns it off, but the scene is pretty hysterical, until he realises he’s being questioned over Sid’s murder. They lead him to lead actor on the show, Valentine, who flirts openly with Beckett—and Beckett is not un-flattered—much to Castle’s chagrin. Ryan tracks Sid whereabouts to Brooklyn after midnight, where he is caught on camera leaving a crime scene where shots were fired, and followed out of an alleyway by a man in a balaclava with a gun... Castle and the gang go back to studio to ask their whereabouts. The doorman let in someone with a day pass to visit Valentine, who is having an argument with the man. They question a witness to the scene, who informs us that Sid was making a deal to pay to get someone back—seemingly his ex-wife who was missing. Through the handing tracking GPS on her running app, the NYPD find her whereabouts in an abandoned building. They question the ex-wife, who informs them she was kidnapped by someone in a very strange mask and a red ring with SNT on it. Castle finds it—it’s an old sketch prop from Saturday Night Tonight. Castle and Beckett turn up to the set, watch Carly Rae Jepson perform and dance to “I really like you”. It was adorable. They run into a guy with said ring, who was part of the sketch two years before and take him in for questioning. The mask and gun are found in his house. Everything is wrapped un neatly. A little too neatly. Castle and Beckett think their suspect is a little, well, suspect and Ryan provides them with the smoking gun—a Caman islands bank account with 4 million dollars embezzled from Saturday Night Tonight. They know who the killer is—they go to set to confront the producer and financier. He initially denies it, but when he is cornered he runs onto set during the live recording, and Castle and Beckett become part of the act, arresting him on stage in the middle of a parody about them. It just seemed fitting. Meanwhile, Martha is anxious about her first performance in a long time on Broadway and almost quits the show before Castle reminds her she is not a quitter and she is talented. The reviews speak for themselves, as Martha is claimed to be a “revelation” by the twitter critics—which are the harshest critics of all. Go Martha! So what did you think of this week’s Castle folks? Let us know in the comments.

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