M: December is always big, as you have school vacations and the final push for Oscars. This year is no different, and has at least two movies that the siblings are DYING to see, in the first installment of The Hobbit and Les Mis.
E: Like, “ready to pre-purchase our tickets and go with huge groups of friends so we can squeal together afterward” dying. That’s us.
M: And trust us, that’s not all December has to offer!
E: Argh! Are you kidding? What the hell was plan B? You’re really going to just leave us like that? Of course you are. Look, I want to get rid of Nick as much as the next rabid fan, but that last felt pretty anticlimactic. I might even go so far as to call it a cheap stunt. And don’t even get me started on Eli! As the title, most things that happen in this episode happen through intermediaries, or from an odd remove; they’ve taken the title frustratingly literally. As ever, there’s a ton going on, and a lot of gaps in what some of us would probably like to have seen. All in all, this episode rates high on the “what the hell” scale.
C: Santa’s body falling from the sky! Sexy Christmas lingerie! Blood pools and jock straps and warm woolen mittens! This year, Castle‘s put their own, twisted spin on the heartwarming Christmas special. And to assist us in reviewing the episode, Special Guest P will be sleigh-bell-chiming in.
M: Really, we’re calling E’s friend “Special Guest P”? No offense to P, but that seems a bit much.
E: Suck it up, Grinchy.
M: Not grinchy, just thought we could do better. You know, something more clever.