Season 2 Episode 19

Wrapped Up in Death

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 05, 2010 on ABC
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Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of Will Medina, the assistant curator of the Natural History Museum. The museum's personnel believe his death is related to the curse of the ancient mayan tombs.

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  • not a bad episode some spoilers

    well im really new to castle this is like the second episode i watched throughout the whole series but i the first time i watched i liked it not immediately but i thought i would give it another try and i did and this episode was funny yet full of mysteries i really liked the part where castle was in the elevator and the elevator gets stuck and he lays on the ground and then the door opens and evryones just looking at him. i also loved the part where the team members were making it look like castle was really cursed.moreless
  • An Archeologist is killed when a Gargoyle falls from his rooftop and crushes him to death. There's a curse and mummies and everyone but Castle is having a good time with this. It seems anyone who sees the face of the Mayan Mummy is cursed to die.moreless

    Another fun episode of Castle. I like how Castle says Kate is Daphne from Scooby Doo and then at the end she says "Rut Row" just like Scooby Doo does. Cute stuff.

    The episode is a little too light hearted for my taste. What a great subject. Mummies, tombs, and curses. A writers dream! It's almost unfortunate that Castle gets cursed as that ends up being a big distraction from the rest of the episode and the heartfelt Mom scene and Kate will you take care of my daughter just didn't quite fly. Also the constant ribbing from his detectives got a little old fast as well.

    Overall though the episode was clever. Especially the switching of the bodies and the carbon dating and the fact that the victim had recognized what was going on. Obviously the victim was the leader when it came to these digs and adventures as the women all liked him and simple jealousy was the cause of all this mess in the end. What a nice guy to kill the girl he liked just because she didn't like him!

    Overall I enjoyed the episode, but as I stated could have done without the strange behavior. The one scene that was humorous related to that though was Castle's scene by himself in the elevator. Pretty funny bit actually.

    Now that Castle has been renewed for a third season we can relax and enjoy the fun. I'm looking forward to the continued adventures! Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Death in the museum. No Spoiler here!

    This is a episode with good mix of it's crime story and humor. It's extremely funny. Somewhat lacking character development, but overall very good episode. The crime story in this one is quite clever. It well keep you guest who is the bad guy. As in most Castle episode, there is quite few well-known face (from tv-show or movies), which keep you from guessing who is the badguy.

    The best part of this episode is dialogue and humor moment. Although it's best moment is something very sweet moment between Castle and Beckett, it was both funny and moving. It's these type of episode that keep me watching Castle.moreless
  • Good case, good humor, classic Castle episode.

    First thing I thought was interesting was when Castle was talking to Alexis about her science experiment and got interrupted by his cell phone, Alexis said "Beckett?" with a tinge of resentment in her voice. Seems like Alexis is getting a little jealous of all the time her dad spends as a would-be detective.

    Castle was in true form this episode with the Indian Jones play acting, excited about going to the museum, and the elevator scene. Castle thinks he's cursed to die and Kate and the boys are too willing to feed his paranoia with pranks, sabotaging his chair and rigging the coffee machine to explode on him was priceless.

    We got a sweet moment when Castle contemplates his mortality and asks Kate to look out for Alexis if anything happens to him, saying she looks up to her. Kate is touched and gives a very sweet smile. Can't miss Kate checking out Castles butt either. I'm still waiting for a episode where we get to see a shirtless Castle, I mean how often has Kate stripped down so far? I want some man skin.

    I liked the case too, had a nice twist at the end and was very interesting. All in all a very good episode I thought.moreless
  • Very fun episode and my fave ending of any episode this season.

    Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of Will Medina, the assistant curator of the Natural History Museum. The museum's personnel believe his death is related to the curse of the ancient mayan tombs. This episode had a very good and funny case. The way Castle looked into the tome and then found out it was cursed was really good. The cast is great in the series. This episode kept me guessing for the whole episode. The one thing that makes this episode one of the best is the ending, where they tell the guy he is under arrest and he runs and Beckett just goes back to talking to Castle and does not even chase him lol. That had me in stitches lol.

    9.5 out of 10!!!!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Stana Katic (Kate Beckett) and Currie Graham (Stanford Haynes) previously worked together in the TV mini-series, Would Be Kings (2008).

    • Actor Erick Avari who guest stars in this episode as Rupert Bentley has a previous history with mummies, having starred in the 1999 film "The Mummy".

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Castle: (Elevator stops) No reason to panic. (Lights in elevator go off) Small reason to panic.

    • Castle: (after cutting himself) What's the difference between cursed and clumsy?
      Alexis: I'll get a band aid.
      Castle: Get two.

    • Castle: If something were to happen to me I want you to watch out for Alexis. She looks up to you, and if her boyfriends get frisky you can shoot them.
      Beckett: Nothing is gonna happen to you.
      Castle: But if it does...?
      Beckett: Ok.
      Castle: And would you also go into my closet and get rid of my porn collection before she finds it?
      Esposito: Don't worry, Bro. I got you covered on that.

    • Beckett: Either you are being a good cop or you just wanna go to the museum?
      Castle: They have dinosaurs there.

    • Captain Roy Montgomery : (talking to Dets. Ryan and Esposito) There's no upside in screwing with things you can't explain.

    • Castle: Do you believe people get what they deserve?
      Beckett: Well, if they do then I must have done something terrible to be punished with you.
      Castle: Funny.

    • Beckett: (referring to Castle's story about the numerous times he took Alexis to the museum) You know Castle, sometimes I forget that you have such a capacity for pure innocence in your life.

      Castle: Yeah, plus it was a great place to pick up chicks.
      Beckett: Then you open your mouth and you ruin it.

  • NOTES (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Prastará kletba (An Ancient Curse)

    • Featured Music:
      "Love Is Endless" by Mozella

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 5, 2010 on 'A'
      Australia: May 2, 2010 on Channel 7
      Slovakia: January 11, 2011 on JOJ
      United Kingdom: January 26, 2011 on Alibi
      Germany: February 11, 2011 on Kabel Eins
      Finland: February 27, 2011 on Nelonen
      The Netherlands: March 3, 2011 on SBS 6
      Czech Republic: April 6, 2011 on Prima


    • Castle: This is the part where you say: "and I would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for you meddling kids".
      Beckett: (panting)
      These are both direct references to the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in which both these dialogues are used very often.

    • Captain Roy Montgomery: My partner drops dead heart attack ...The man ate bacon with every meal.

      A reference to a line in the movie City Slickers, when at Curly's funeral, Phil Berquist (Daniel Stern) explains Curly's death: The man ate bacon at every meal... you... you can't do that!

    • In the scene in which Castle peeks into the Maya king's sarcophagus, he's wearing a fedora of the style worn by Indiana Jones. Castle's motions as he opens the sarcophagus are also very reminiscent of Indy's in the opening scene of "Raiders of the Lost Ark".

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