The episode tried a bit too hard to be serious, and a bit too hard to emulate Taken, while not going out and admitting they were trying to copy Taken. That being said, still a strong show that had me hooked, and fun to see them take this dramatic approach as opposed to their usual light-hearted style.
I've enjoyed Castle at a moderate level ... it's always worth a download and Fillion's a funny charismatic actor, but I know he can be so much more and this episode proved it. Anyone who's watched Firefly can attest that Fillion's Malcolm Reynolds was a protagonist with many levels ... something that Richard Castle has been sorely lacking. Castle's great: he's witty, charming and helps Beckett and co solve the case but that's pretty much it. BUT this episode, nailed it. Pretty much in the few minutes when Castle is left alone with the perp and he starts his speech about how he's the father, etc .. I figuratively had a geekgasm as he was channeling ol Mal' Reynolds (and probably a bit of Liam Neeson too). It was a great few min of TV that made me glad I stuck with Castle as long as I have. I just hope that the writers are able to utilize Fillion's skills some more
What an episode this was! Gripping and moving at the same time; was so glued to it that stopped breathing at times. Looking forward to the 'Hunt', hope it's a fitting conclusion to this exhilarating start.
And Nathan Fillion, you are always awesome, but this was way above awesome!
Great episode! Finally a really really good one in a long time. I am a bit disappointed that Alexis and Sara were taken to Paris, France. The story line was already very similar to could have at least changed the destination. However, I guess that is the only plausible place that has a distinguishable landmark, so it kind of makes sense that they would choose this place.
I absolutely cannot wait for the next episode. I just hope that it is not disappointing.
I can't believe how amazing that was. Normally with these shows I guess things pretty easily, but I had NO IDEA any of that was going to happen, and now I can't believe I have to wait until next week to see how they get them back!! Agh! So good!