Season 1 Episode 6

Always Buy Retail

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 13, 2009 on ABC

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  • This was shown the 13th instead of the 20th as scheduled. Castle is visited by his first ex-wife and Alexis mother. Beckett, Castle, and the team must solve some ritual Vudon religious murders done for unknown reasons. Castle is in his first gunfight!

    I think they switched airings. This one Episode 7 was tonight on the 13th instead of the 20th and Episode 6 must be airing next week.

    Talk about awkward, Castle sleeps with his first ex-wife and then blurts it out in front of Beckett and the team at the first crime scene. Darby Stanchfield plays Meredith the actress who is Alexis mother and obviously not all grown up yet just like Castle. As Alexis puts it, "It's hard enough to raise one parent".

    The murders were ritual killings done to basically reveal something to the killer so Beckett and the team have to move fast to keep too many people from being killed. Vudon or Voodoo Vudon is a form of religion originally from Africa that is also practiced in Haiti and The Dominican. It's very interesting and generally a peaceful religion, but as is with most religions can have its darker side. Someone is looking for something and killing people and performing rituals with their bodies.

    Beckett and Castle pursue things to Canal street and a vendor of knock off goods. It turns out he is making fake documents to get people in and out of the country and hiding the documents in designer knock off bags. The killer is searching for a passport for his brother that was sold in the lining off one bag before he could retrieve it. Beckett and Castle arrive at the final persons apartment that bought a bag right before the killer and manage to find the passport. The killer engages Beckett in a shootout and when Castle distracts him by uncorking a bottle of champagne that happens to be sitting there Beckett shoots the perpetrator.

    Very interesting episode and the action was good at the end. The scenes with Castles ex were annoying, but that was the point and in the end he manages to get her back out of town saving every ones sanity.

    Hopefully the numbers will hold for tonight's showing and we'll get to see another season of this show. The Unusuals was good, but I don't see a whole lot in the pilots or other premieres that have happened already otherwise that really jump out at you. Maybe Eastwick starring Rebecca Romijn. The numbers should be good enough to save the show if they hold and don't fall father down. This show is definitely the strongest of 2009's premieres on ABC so far.

    Thanks for reading...