Castle 4×21 — “Headhunters”: I really, really liked this episode! I know it wasn’t typical Castle, but maybe the complete departure from form was necessary to shake things up a bit. I thought this was more fun and certainly more action-packed than any other episode in a long time, and despite the lack of Castle/Beckett interaction, the formula worked for me.
Slaughter was a great (albeit cliched) character. You can just tell he has fast food wrappers in his car, doesn’t change his clothes every day, and splashes on discount fragrance in lieu of taking a shower. Yet he’s effective in his own way and he does manage to get things done. I thought this was an excellent contrast to by-the-book Beckett. It showed that Castle and Beckett really are well-suited to each other, both temperamentally and otherwise. Castle wasn’t cut out for riding along with a guy like Slaughter; Beckett is definitely more of a match.
I guess nothing is going to move forward on the relationship front until the finale. Way to ignore the problem for an entire season. Ugh.