Amazing! This episode (where a famous chef is murdered in his kitchen and then covered in liquid nitrogen) has the perfect balance between laugh-out loud humour and touching emotional moments. With Castle going on a date with Beckett's high school friend Madison (who is a suspect at one point) and Beckett continuing to develop her relationship with Demming, the inter-woven dynamics create some hilarious moments and some clear jealousy. After the disappointment of "Den of Thieves" with the total loss of the Castle/Beckett chemistry, the return of the humour in this episode was more than welcomed. And the end scene with Castle and Beckett also brought a very emotional and dramatic scene to perfectly round out the episode. Highlights: - The awkward moment at the dining table with Madison when Beckett doesn't want to say the word "date" in front of Castle but in the next moment is upset (JEALOUS!) when Castle volunteers to accompany Madison to an event. - Madison declaring that Beckett wants to have "little Castle babies" in the interrogation room while Castle is watching behind the two way mirror. And Castle's subsequent teasing of Beckett afterwards...
- Castle at home freezing random stuff in liquid nitrogen and then proceeding to outline his diabolical plan to take over the world and then laughing evilly.
- Beckett and Castle's touching moment at the end. (A little reminiscent of "Bones" but great in it's own right.)
All in all, a fantastically well rounded episode I'll be watching over and over again.