M: I will start with a GIANT sigh of relief, as I was genuinely worried that Castle was going to kill off Castle. Oh wait, no, that was a sigh of exhaustion with plots like that. Sorry, my mistake.
E: Well, at least we got that silliness over with, so that’s good.
C: What’s good about a lack of silliness?
M: You’re fooling yourself, E, if you think I’m done being silly, but let’s move on. What did you think?
E: I didn’t mean – oh, whatever. I found the episode startlingly unmelodramatic.
M: That is true, they didn’t play it up like they have done in the past, and like most TV shows do. So, that’s a silver lining with this tedious and lazy plot.
C: It’s a good thing there was a silver lining, because this was a truly bad Castle episode. It was probably a pretty good episode of some other show, one about federal investigators and government coverups of war-related crimes. But it was just about unrecognizable as Castle.