Jack Bronson: “You are going to get into the car like you know me.”
Castle: “But I don’t know you.”
“Valkyrie” is the season premiere of "Castle." Beware this article contains spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight’s episode. "Castle" airs Monday nights at 9 on ABC (KTRK).
It’s hard to really get a sense of Beckett’s new job. At the beginning of the episode, she is training. This makes it seem like she hasn’t been fully cleared for field work yet, but then she gets a case. Is she still in training or is she a full-fledged agent? Then when she is working the case, it is clear that she isn’t in charge, but it is hard to figure out where she is ranking wise. Actually, it is difficult to tell who is really in charge of Beckett’s new team. It would have been better if the writers took a little bit more time to clarify a lot about Beckett’s job. Did anyone else feel a little confused?
What this episode does well is showing Castle basically back where he was in the pilot, meaning in the way. He keeps sticking his nose in things, and it catches up with him. It is fun to watch him sneak around, trying to gather information for a “story” he is working on. Most of the humor of the episode comes from Castle being Castle. It will be interesting to watch in the next episode to see how Castle working alongside a federal agency is different than Castle working alongside the NYPD. Do you have a favorite Castle moment from the episode?
The writers do a good job of including Ryan and Esposito in on the episode. Viewers are given a glimpse of how Ryan is preparing for the baby (he’s so adorable), and their scenes really play up their friendship with Castle, which isn’t always showcased in episodes. What’s a little odd is that Castle no longer works for the NYPD. Was this his decision or was his position there dependent on Beckett being there? It isn’t hard to imagine him working with Ryan and Esposito. Do you think Castle chose to leave or was asked to?
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