Castle: “In a relationship if you choose a movie and you choose very, very poorly, do you lose a turn?”
Esposito: “How poorly?”
Beckett: “Valentine’s Day.”
Esposito: “You should lose two turns.”
DJ Beat aka Holly Rhodes is found dead after playing at an album release party for Regina Cane. Considering how the episode opens, it seems more likely that Regina or her rival Josie would be the victim. Aside from one up close shot, she really isn’t shown when she is alive. This is a little strange, but it does create an unexpected twist regarding who turns up dead. There really isn’t much of a look at Holly’s background from a police perspective. The writers seem to breeze past her in order to introduce Joey. Did you want to know more about Holly?
Joey aka Monster comes in because he was Holly’s assistant, and was using her parties as a place to rob wealthy people. Esposito spends a lot of trying to get Joey to open up and trust him. What would have made the storyline better is if the writers would have showed a scene between Joey and Shane, considering their relationship is crucial to the case. The moments between Esposito and Joey are great, especially when they both open up. It provides a level of sincerity to the show. What did you think of Joey?
Esposito takes the lead a little bit more in this episode and it is great to see. Anytime the writers take the time to develop one of the other characters aside from Castle and Beckett it is a great thing. There’s not anything wrong with learning more about Castle and Beckett, but a well rounded and developed cast is always great. Aside from Esposito’s military background, not a lot is known about his past. He really opens up, especially to Joey about his childhood. It’s interesting to know that he has a sealed criminal record. Did you enjoy learning more about Esposito?