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Old March 31 2011, 06:16 PM   #286
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^ She lied to his face (more than once), and Castle's been consistently shown to be somewhat overprotective. And I think people are missing the fact the Castle was shown to be in the wrong for tracking her like that.
What? We're not saying the episode suggested he was in the right. Where did you get that idea? We're saying that by now, Castle should know better. Yes, he's been shown to be overprotective before, but that's exactly why he should know better by now -- because in the past, his overprotectiveness has proven to be unwarranted and unfair to Alexis. My point is that instead of rehashing the same old story beat they've already done several times, they should've allowed Castle to learn from his past mistakes and not go so overboard with the protectiveness and suspicion this time around.
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Old March 31 2011, 08:41 PM   #287
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I dunno - I got no problem with a parent tracking his underage daughter.
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Old March 31 2011, 09:55 PM   #288
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It's not so much that he tracked her as his attitude about it, as though he suspected her of a crime. And that he didn't tell her about it, that he was surveilling her covertly.
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Old April 1 2011, 02:01 PM   #289
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It's not so much that he tracked her as his attitude about it, as though he suspected her of a crime. And that he didn't tell her about it, that he was surveilling her covertly.
The thing that amuses me is that for the first two seasons Castle was trying to nudge Alexis into pushing the boundaries and bend or break rules.

Now that she appears to be doing that, for whatever reason, he's not handling it well.

A perfect case of "Be careful what you wish for..."
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Old April 1 2011, 02:03 PM   #290
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I think it's more a case of the third season getting a new writing staff and changing the characterizations somewhat. The whole show has been a little bit off this year. Castle has become more of a childlike caricature.
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Old April 4 2011, 09:15 PM   #291
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Old April 5 2011, 05:15 AM   #292
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Not a great one. The gag with all the similarly-named pizzerias was too silly. And I'm getting tired of the formulaic interrogations where they haul a suspect in, grill him because they think he's the murderer, and then have him give an airtight alibi that clears him in ten seconds. Why the hell don't they start by asking for an alibi and save us all a lot of wasted time?

Plus, it was too easy to figure out who the killer was, and only partly because of the "the biggest-name guest star is the killer" rule. Liz Vassey's character claims she was attacked by the guy they're after, but nobody (including the audience) ever sees the alleged attacker? In a mystery story, if something is told but not shown, that's a pretty clear giveaway for misdirection.

And the weekly cell-phone commercials incorporated into the dialogue are getting a little too blatant. Castle actually says "There's an app for that?" Plus the whole "Murdered guy drops his cell phone down a sewer grate so that the cops will find it and see the crucial picture on it" plot point was a bit strained, like they were reaching to find a way to fit a cell phone into the mystery so they could spend more time talking about cell phones and their features.
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Not a great one. The gag with all the similarly-named pizzerias was too silly.

Isn't there actually a situation like that in NYC already?
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Old April 5 2011, 03:04 PM   #294
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^Maybe, but the way it was handled in that early scene was just too farcical and contrived, with all four "Nicks" showing up within a minute of each other just in time to be mentioned in dialogue and prompt an Abbott-and-Costello-ish series of misunderstandings.
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Old April 5 2011, 03:38 PM   #295
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Not a great one. The gag with all the similarly-named pizzerias was too silly.

Isn't there actually a situation like that in NYC already?

Yep, there's "Original Ray's," "Real Original Ray's," etc.
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Old April 5 2011, 08:29 PM   #296
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I thought this one was OK. I do agree that it was pretty obvious as soon Liz Vassey's character was "attacked" that she was the killer. I didn't mind the three Ray's stuff to much, I don't think it got anywhere near as annoying as it could have.
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Liz Vassey is amazingly gorgeous.
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Old April 11 2011, 09:27 PM   #298
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Old April 11 2011, 09:34 PM   #299
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Hey, they're bringing back Archer's writer friends. We haven't seen them in a while.
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Old April 11 2011, 10:00 PM   #300
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^Who the heck is Archer?
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