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Old March 2 2011, 07:18 PM   #226
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Well, yeah, obviously they're not going to kill off their two main characters, but it was a little jarring having them be on the verge of freezing to death and having the captain tell Esposito they can't search for them while the crisis was ongoing, and then have them be found anyway, thawed out, and back in action so quickly. I would think it would not be that quick a recovery (within a matter of a few hours), even from a "mild" case of hypothermia. It's a dramatic conceit to get them back in the action, and not a big deal or anything, but it just seemed odd.
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Old March 2 2011, 09:19 PM   #227
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Would've been a better payoff if they'd escaped by their own wits, rather than dumb luck. Waddayagonnado.
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Old March 2 2011, 09:26 PM   #228
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^ How does one escape from a lock steel container?
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Old March 2 2011, 09:28 PM   #229
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But it wasn't dumb luck. It was Alexis's relationship with her father that saved them, because she knew he wouldn't fail to send her a message unless something was wrong. And it was Ryan and Esposito's loyalty, in that they went against Fallon's orders and made it a priority to find their colleagues. That's all good in principle. What weakened it is that all of that was mostly off-camera and just described to us after the fact.
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Old March 2 2011, 09:38 PM   #230
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Would've been a better payoff if they'd escaped by their own wits, rather than dumb luck. Waddayagonnado.
I actually liked the "dumb luck" escape route.
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Old March 2 2011, 10:51 PM   #231
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When Beckett fired a few shots into the door and then gave up, I did find it kind of amusing that over her right shoulder on the far wall you could see the bank of fans that covered the refrigeration unit. I'd imagine firing some of her remaining shots into that might have helped a bit.
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Old March 3 2011, 01:07 AM   #232
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When Beckett fired a few shots into the door and then gave up, I did find it kind of amusing that over her right shoulder on the far wall you could see the bank of fans that covered the refrigeration unit. I'd imagine firing some of her remaining shots into that might have helped a bit.
I'm not sure. Shooting into rapidly spinning metal blades? There was enough of a ricochet problem as it was. And I'm not sure what the odds of hitting anything vital to the machinery would be.
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Old March 3 2011, 02:49 AM   #233
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Re: Castle: Season 3 (Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic) - Discussion & Spoi

You could see the radiator grill thing that was cooling the container though. I would have though simply smashing that up/kicking it would have at least broken the refrigeration allowing it to warm up a bit.
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Old March 3 2011, 04:41 AM   #234
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Okay, it was SMART luck.
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Old March 3 2011, 08:18 AM   #235
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What weakened it is that all of that was mostly off-camera and just described to us after the fact.
I think they just had too much ground to cover unfortunately. It's a shame because it would've been nice for Alexis and Martha to get a little more screentime, but I don't think there's anything they really could've excised as it is.
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Old March 22 2011, 12:49 AM   #236
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Old March 22 2011, 01:26 AM   #237
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"Castle uses his writer's skills to figure out who's the killer."

No, really?
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Old March 22 2011, 08:30 AM   #238
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When Esposito was talking to the actress about delivering lines, were his awkward pauses an attempt at the bad soap opera actor delivery?
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Old March 22 2011, 01:39 PM   #239
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When Esposito was talking to the actress about delivering lines, were his awkward pauses an attempt at the bad soap opera actor delivery?
If you mean the scene I think you mean, his awkward pauses were the result of being enthralled by the (supposedly) super-gorgeous soap star who was flaunting her sexuality to get him off his guard.
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Old March 22 2011, 05:01 PM   #240
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Unusually for me, I actually called this one as soon as they showed the perp. A few good chuckles in the episode but it seemed overstuffed with guest stars/red herrings which meant nobody got very much screen time. The heavily hyped Jane Seymour seemed particularly short-shrifted.
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