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On this week’s Castle
, not seeing is most definitely believing as we’re confronted with the invisible man... So to speak.
But we’ll get back to that.
Our murder of the week was a guy named Will, who runs for his life from an invisible force after being interrupted in the middle of a game of pool in his own home. He’s found with a pool cue in his chest and leaves a whole lot of questions to be answered.
If I say “Not all was as it appeared”, would you hold it against me?
Ryan finds $20,000 in the victims sock drawer, so they ask the neighbor, Henry, what Will was up to. Henry informs us they mainly talked about Terrorquest (which is a bit like WoW) but that Will was working for an insurance company but made his real money hustling pool in the upper east side.
So Castle and Beckett take a trip to the upper east side, where they’re informed that Will used to hustle Wall Street guys for thousands, but recently moved to Brooklyn and tarted hustling some bad folks. They’re also told that he had a certain knack for pool and when asked how he learned to play so well, he said he went down to the cross roads at midnight and made a deal with the devil.
Let me ask you folks: have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?
Joking aside, Castle’s all for this Will-lost-his-soul-to-the-devil shtick, and Beckett’s having none of it. She says “The only place we’ll find the devil in this case is in the details."
They continue their adorable back and forth, realizing at the top of the episode that it’s been a while since they did... you know, it
. Apparently they were both waiting for the other to make the first move, which led to lots of missed opportunities for them in this episode and lots of laughs for the audience.
Anyway, back to the murder.
So Will hustled a guy named Jiggy Michaels (with a name like that he’s got to be bad news) and oddly enough, he’s more commonly known as the Ghost thanks to his uncanny ability to break into apartments without being seen or heard. Much like in Will’s case.
We’ve got our first red herring of the week ladies and gents.
So Jiggy tells us Will wanted to case a joint. Turns out it was the apartment of a billionaire app developer who had been assaulted and ended up in hospital. Castle and Beckett meet with the guy who tells them he was attacked by an invisible source and that will saved his life by telling the force to stop.
They then go meet the frequent caller on Will’s phone, who turns out to be a marine biologist from MIT who claims she was Will’s girlfriend and they had recently reconnected.
Hello, Invisible man!
So Castle and Beckett check out Will’s apartment and are attacked by an invisible force after some light-hearted banter about being goosed by the invisible man. The invisible man makes it away with Castle’s credit card, rather than the key card they were after.
After using the key card at the office Will supposedly worked for, it is revealed he was working for a government agent on a cloaking device... Hence the invisibility.
He’s also an anarchist, which makes working for the government a deal with the devil.
Will’s neighbor packed up his stuff and left. Castle tracks him through Terrorquest to an underground gaming facility. He says he helped Will develop the suit and that he got his inspiration from a cuttlefish.
Ooh, we’re on the home stretch.
So it turns out Will was just using this girl from MIT for information on the cuttlefish, and Castle finds his credit card in her office... “He used me and then pretended I didn’t exist. He wanted me to disappear from his life. So I did. And he never saw me coming.”
Castle and Beckett and their glorious mind-melding is back as they use a fire extinguisher to find the invisible killer and solve the case. They also get to finally be alone.
Other notables of the week:
Ryan’s a bouncer at a male strip club called Man-Hattan to help pay for his kid’s education. So Espo gets him a stripper thong saying security. As you do.
Castle went to Zombie survival apocalypse camp, because of course he did.
Was that Shaggy from Scooby doo as the Victim?
And Beckett’s right, Castle’s nerdiness is very sexy.
So what did you think of this week’s episode? Filler or just plain fun. Let us know.
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