I agree, the muder was the B plot tonight.
Would it have been as much fun if the angle was an actress who llloovvveeed the book, and had gotten the option on it? I think it was cool the way he got shuffled off to the side at first.
While it is true many actors only look at the script, I like that she did read the book. Actually going for Castle was a bit much for research, but it could happen.