Castle Review: “Cops & Robbers”

C: When this episode ended, a friend pointed out that it had been yet another serious episode. Thinking back, yeah, I realized it hadn’t been very comic – but I hadn’t even noticed. Come on, what’s not to love about a bank robbery?

E:  I had that same though about midway through, but I was okay with it, too.  And usually I really can’t stand the serious episodes.  Maybe it’s a mythology thing.

M: I don’t think it is, I think it’s a writing thing.  In my opinion, this episode is what serious Castle episodes should always be like.  They can have drama, both emotional and case related, but they can also retain the sense of humor that helps drive the show and help made it a show we love.  As an example, none of the other “serious” episodes had a line like “Don’t worry, I saw this work in Die Hard“.  They NEED lines like that and they don’t detract from the seriousness of the episode at all.

E: Good point.  The serious episodes CAN work. Continue reading