Castle

Season 5 Episode 14

Reality Star Struck

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 11, 2013 on ABC
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  • AN EMPTY DRAWER FULL O' LOVE

    Castle "Reality Star Struck" Review: Misplaced Affection

    For the most part, Castle and Beckett just got to enjoy each other's company this week amid a surprising amount of in-house character comedy.

  • Episode Summary

    Castle and Beckett's latest case involves the murder of a rising star. Things don't go as planned when Castle tries to give Beckett a Valentine's Day gift.

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    SUBMIT REVIEW
    • Reality Star Struck

      7.5
      I loathe reality shows, and this episode did a great job parodying that horrible genre, while still creating an intriguing case for the NYPD and Writer to discover. A bit of a twist ending, but still a fun story from start to finish here, and a good overall ep.
    • Blue blazer vs Tan blazer

      8.5
      this is not a blooper - at about the 40 min mark of the show Beckett is shown leaving wearing the blue blazer and carrying the tan blazer so it must be an overcoat.
    • Much Improved!

      8.0
      I was glad to see that this episode brought back some of the earlier season sparkle, with the "biting at the heels" back and forth between Castle and Beckett, over who's Valentines day present would trump the others.



      Also the old Castle charm was back - as he tried to sweep Beckett off her feet with his lavish Valentines present, only to put him under an embarrassment cloud with Capt. Gates (old school Castle - something I have missed for a while now) -- the ending was also quite sweet. Overall a really solid episode!



      Hopefully, they will continue down this path and bring back more "Castle - the writer" inspired episodes where, his knack for plotting colorful yet plausible scenarios and high maintenance lifestyle entertained us. The recent "Castle - coffee bearer" episodes seemed like a waste of talent to me.



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    • Now that was a good episode!

      10
      This is the reason I started to watch Castle. This was a well written episode. It was Perfect!
    • wow - perfect!

      10
      This was a real good Castle episode with everything in it: Sweet Caskett moments (a big moment at the end, and the drawer thing was super sweet), Martha and Alexis had lines, funny scenes (Castle and Gates), nice-to-watch Lanie and Espo back together, and a cool case. Yeah, keep going like that. This is how Castle has to be and how we like it.
    Gina Torres

    Gina Torres

    Penelope Foster

    Guest Star

    Gail O'Grady

    Gail O'Grady

    Margo Gower

    Guest Star

    Lachlan Buchanan

    Lachlan Buchanan

    Stone Gower

    Guest Star

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