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Castle: 08x14, The G.D.S.

Mairéad Scahill | PopWrapped Author

Mairéad Scahill

03/10/2016 7:45 am
PopWrapped | Recaps
Castle: 08x14, The G.D.S. | G.D.S.
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On this week's episode of Castle he gets some answers, and we get a Firefly reunion!

Let’s recap this week’s episode:

Castle, Hayley and Alexis take a trip to Sunny L.A. so Castle can confront his past and Korea Town. The ladies say that they're perfectly fine scoping out the hot views and hotter bods, but that plan ends abruptly with a murder in the Hollywood Forever Cemetary.

A corpse is found, with its heart ripped out of the chest. The victim is Philip Harris and he is a local detective following up on a tale of “The Phantom”. Philip’s life is the cost. Castle gets a cordial invitation to investigate this from the G.D.S. (The Greatest Detectives Society, a clandestine group who solve crimes). He and Hayley arrive at the scene and see the victim, before consulting with the crew in New York. Alexis meanwhile, is back in the hotel debugging the room.

Castle goes to Korea Town to see the restaurant he saw in his flashback and discovers that he had left a watch behind. He buys it back, even though it’s only a knock off. After all it’s a clue. Clues are priceless.

Castle then gets taken to the underground club where the G.D.S. hide and meets Kendall, his rival for the spot in the society.

Oh hey, River! It’s always fun to see Firefly reunions on Castle. They’re like a nice after dinner treat.

Summer Glau’s Kendall is a resourceful and sneaky detective. She’s great.

So it turns out our victim was part of the society and to earn their place, Kendall and Castl are in a race to the finish line.

The trail leads them to the Movie executive who produced “Heat Wave”, or as it’s commonly known “The worst movie of all time.”

He steers Castle towards his prop director and Castle and Hayley investigate. They see Kendall flirting with him as an in, so Hayley kisses her and they pretend to be a couple so that they can sneak into his house and retrieve evidence that he is the Phantom serial killer.

What makes him a phantom? No one knew he existed and he was killing on two coasts.

Talk about a Tale of Two Killers.

Anyway, the girls go to the prop director’s house, and Castle sneaks in. They are quickly busted by an alarm, and Castle finds the supposed murder weapon that Hayley identified. Apparently there were 5 in existence, and his blade was clean.

When Castle arrives back at the hotel, Alexis’ Bug tracker goes off and they discover a GPS tracker in his watch. Alexis looks into this and finds who it belonged to. Hayley tells her to delete it for Castle’s sake, and she pretends to before visiting the culprit’s aunt. Alexis then realises Hayley was complicit and things take a turn for the weird.

It turns out Hayley met Castle during his Fugue time and he promised her not to remind him, so she kept the promise. Meanwhile, the bi-coastal killer mystery is still ongoing.

They discover that one of the killers may be a screenwriter named Jordan Kelle, who is in New York. Ryan and Espo confront him, and he attacks a make-up artist with scissors. Ryan and Espo kill him on site.

They discover a script he was working on about two killers, and Castle recognises the handwriting: it’s the notes of the studio exec who killed “Heat Wave” and is apparently killing people.

He is arrested, Castle gives the place in the G.D.S. to Kendall and he returns to the hotel where Hayley gives him a very big clue to his missing time and why he erased his memory.

It turns out Castle was tracking LOKSAT and because of that, Beckett’s team were killed.


What did you think of this week’s episode? Did you think Beckett-less is more?

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