There seems to be a "cops go to LA" mini-theme on TV this week. Both Castle
did it. And they're also both examples of the kind of story where someone close to the main character is killed/victimized and the main character goes after them despite being too close to the case and ordered to stay off it. I'm tired of that cliche. Once in a while I'd like to see a protagonist have the good sense to recognize that his or her personal involvement could be an impediment to solving the case. More importantly, I'd like to see that protagonist trusting
his/her friends and partners to conduct the investigation on their behalf and do right by them.
Heck, I think this would've been an even better story if Beckett had chosen to be responsible and obey orders to stay off the case and trust her fellow cops, but then Castle had unilaterally gone to LA to investigate the case himself out of devotion to Beckett, and then she'd had to go after him to keep him out of trouble. That would've been better character-wise, and less cliched.
I remembered Beckett's old mentor, but I forgot what she arrested him for. Obviously it can't have been murder if he got out just months later and redeemed himself.
Who is it on this show that has the Medium connection? This isn't the first time the script has had little references to that show.
No doubt it's Moira Kirland, who's been a co-executive producer on both shows.
I Grok Spock wrote:
Stana looked better in the t-shirt than that awful swimsuit.
Agreed. The t-shirt look was very, very impressive, but the swimsuit was unflattering.