Season 5 Episode 16


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 25, 2013 on ABC
out of 10
User Rating
229 votes

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    Castle "Hunt" Review: I Met Him in Paris

    The "Target"/"Hunt" story arc was never anything but entertaining.

  • Episode Summary


    When Castle takes matters into his own hands, after the FBI fail to get Alexis back, he discovers that the kidnapping may be part of something more ominous.

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    • Sharp and tense

      I truly loved who they picked to play Castle's Father! He's still so good looking after all these years.. but I digress.. the characteristics, the banter all played well. Excellent episode!
    • Castle's Father!

      Castle really stepped up his game this episode. He refrained from being the silly Castle because his daughter's life was on the line and even Beckett understood what he was going through. All people in this episode wanted to help Castle by working their hardest including Gates.

      In this episode, we get to meet Castle's father who works for the CIA. I'm sure that he'll reappear and play a semi-major role later on. I still can't imagine how smart Castle's father is. He predicted what the kidnapper would try to do and counteracted it. Overall, very good episode and I'm not sugercoating it just because I love Castle. This episode was very good and deserved a 10.moreless
    • Hunt - Castle

      The second part of the two parter was solid yet again, but I think there is so much more they could have done. I noted the Taken similarities (or near identical premise) but it is still an entertaining episode.

      Dramatic and fun at the same time.
    • Ma vue est le contraire...

      Unlike a lot of people, I absolutely loved this episode. Normally I see things coming, and though the whole spy thing is a little unbelievable (in terms of a one-night thing inspiring a well trained spy to keep close tabs on the woman and his the childhood photos of Alexis on the wall weren't logical given that that place wouldn't have been his long term living arrangements, and all that was necessary was the picture of her with proof of life, and maybe the kidnappers surveillance photos) we should remember that this IS fiction, and hey, spies do exist, and who says they can't have hearts? If we suspend disbelief there, it was an enjoyable episode. I got really into it, and am really pleased. I think it'll be a while, though, before they bring this heritage up again. It would make for some interesting story lines, as long as they are reeeeally careful with it. Hopefully they go back to the normal writer/cop story lines for a good long while after this before attempting to resurrect the father thing. Summary: I loved this, and will gladly watch it again.moreless
    • Cliche episode

      mnementh01 has already told what was strange in this episode, as an american point of view. I will had some cliche that sound strange from a french point of view:

      - Castle is so poor that he can travel to France? Green screen is awful, and alway to show that we are in Paris we have the tour Eiffel. Funny as you can not see the tour Eiffel so nicely everywhere in Paris.

      - the French old Gaston is trying to pick the waitress up... and all american people are traveling with their guns?

      - the american embassy is in fact the French Stock Exchange. It may be more easy to enter in this big building than in the real american embassy that is quite smaller (but more nice)...

      - at the beginning, the 2-3 days to have help from France. In such case, I don't think France is so backward that the cooperation can't be more fast. That's even in contradiction with the moment when Ryan comes back with information from french police.

      - one little things funny for me : the french people are played by an american (Paul Rogan as La Taupe), an Canadian english (Christopher Heyerdahl as Jacque Henri (do they know that normal speling is Jacques)) and the best for the end an english man (Christopher Curry as Gaston)... when you know the big love between french and english, that's sound very funny ! They don't have a french guy or their accent was so awful?

      Except those incongruity, this was a nice episode but not the best. No humour, only action, no pleasure.moreless
    James Brolin

    James Brolin

    Jackson Hunt

    Guest Star

    Dylan Walsh

    Dylan Walsh

    FBI Agent Harris

    Guest Star

    Christopher Heyerdahl

    Christopher Heyerdahl

    Jacque Henri

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The address label seen on the package containing the Casino Royale book sent by Jackson Hunt reads "Richard Castle, 595 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013, USA" .

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Hunt: (To Castle) What do you say, kid? You been playing cop for years. You ready to play spy?

      • Castle: At least tell me your name.
        Hunt: Hunt. Jackson Hunt.
        Castle: That sounds made up.
        Hunt: (smirks) It is.

      • Ms. DeGarmo: Listen, bitch, I don't talk to cops. Now go get me my lawyer and then go to hell!
        Beckett: (kicks her chair) Do you have any idea what this is all about?! You think I'm some beat cop busting you on possession charges? My partner's daughter is missing, and you are in my way. Now you don't talk to cops? I'm not a cop today, honey.

      • Esposito: Paris? What the hell is he doing in Paris?
        Beckett: He thinks that he can find her.
        Ryan: What, so he's Liam Neeson now?
        Esposito: Liam Neeson? The dude's barely Ashley Judd.

      • Castle: She sounded so scared. I could hear it in her voice, just like when she was a little girl. And there was nothing I could do.
        Beckett: She wasn't hurt, Castle. That's what matters. That's what we hold on to.
        Castle: I just want her home.
        Beckett: We're not giving up yet.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Hunt: Hunt. Jackson Hunt.

        This is an allusion to the most famous line in James Bond movies and novels, "Bond. James Bond."

      • Esposito: Liam Neeson? The dude's barely Ashley Judd.

        Liam Neeson is a leading actor of the 2008 movie Taken (written by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen and directed by Pierre Morel), as a retired CIA agent attempting to rescue his kidnapped daughter.
        Ashley Judd is one of the main actors of the 2012 ABC television series Missing (created by Gregory Poirier), a show about a mother looking for her missing son.