Beckett: “Hey Espo, do you believe everything they write in the newspapers?”
Mandy Sutton, a Hollywood starlet, is found dead in an alley. Except, as it turns out, it is Mandy’s decoy Claire that is actually dead. The case of is alright. What makes the case great is the personal moments of it. Alexis and Mandy have a heart to heart, and it allows not only Alexis to open up, but for Mandy to as well. Because of this, there is a more fleshed out and human character. Typically in murder cases, the writers don’t spend a lot of time on someone connected to the victim, but then again, this isn’t a typical murder case. It is great to have a glimpse at who Mandy really is, and it is even better that she and Alexis do a little bit of detective work. Did you enjoy watching Alexis and Mandy team up?
All throughout the episode, Castle attempts to write a recommendation letter for Pi. The struggle is absolutely hilarious, but it would have been better to hear some of Castle’s letter, or a draft of one. It would have added a touch more humor. Alexis, on the other hand, is opening up to Mandy about how her feelings have changed about Pi. This is a great twist for Alexis and Pi’s relationship to take, and it also shows how much Alexis needs a girlfriend. Talking to someone closer to her own age is the only way Alexis would share this much about a boy. The scene where she shares this with Mandy is fantastic. Be honest, is anyone going to miss Pi?
Beckett struggles with whether or not to keep her engagement with Castle a secret from the press. Initially, she did not have any issue with this, but after a paper writes that Castle is getting back together with his ex-wife, Beckett starts to wonder if she made the right call. This is obviously something that was going to come up at some point during Beckett and Castle’s relationship, and the writers handled it pretty well. Did Beckett make the right decision?
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