Season 2 Episode 16

The Mistress Always Spanks Twice

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 08, 2010 on ABC

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  • castle and beckett investigate a murder which leads them to an S&M ring.

    a good episode, not stand out but by no means filler. a body of a PHD fellowship candidate is found dead hanging from monkey bars in the park showing signs of bondage. some of the victims research leads castle and beckett to an S&M dungeon where they learn she wasn't just writing a paper on domination, she was living it. naturally castle acts like a schoolboy in a candy shop upon entering the dungeon, showing a keen interest in the kinky sex scene. watching castle squirm is highly amusing throughout the episode, especially whilst with Beckett. throughout the course of the case it becomes obvious beckett knows a lot more about the sex scene than she lets on, incessantly teasing castle. beckett handles the dominating female role well, stringing the men in this episode along with the you-can-never-have-me attitude. the killer is not revealed until the end, and despite there being several suspects and one who is forced to ask for a lawyer, the actual killer is someone you wouldn't have taken much notice of which is a nice touch on the writers part.