This episode was a mess and I loved it. Do I know what the actual mystery was about? Not really. Do I care? Not at all. Ryan shot Espo in the butt, Lucy the robot voice saved the day, and Castle is best friends with a woman who can smell you from a mile away. God, this episode was glorious.
Can Mia be on the show forever? Better yet, can she and Martha have their own spinoff with Castle, Alexis, and Hayley guest starring? She was so good! Yeah she was a little awkward and definitely crotchety, but I would be too if I was on constant sensory overload, and a man just ripped one in my living room after eating tacos.
So gross, Castle.
I don’t know exactly why, but I absolutely love the chemistry between Castle and Mia. Obviously it’s not romantic, but they work so well together, and she actually finds him funny. Although “Assposito” was a really good one. Even the one suspect thought so!
You know what else I liked during this episode? The distinct lack of that crazy, Beckett sub-plot. Obviously, she had to be a jerk to Castle again before they teamed up to solve the crime at the end, but it was still cute and whatever.
Also, I liked to see Beckett work with Hayley for once, and I want to see them work together more because they’re obviously so much alike.
And we got more Ryan and Espo drama, which was ridiculously funny, and I’m glad these two are getting so much screen time together. Surprisingly enough, it’s an actual continuous story line that takes up a pretty big chunk of screen time. They are at literal main cast level of story line at the moment, and they even have a distinctive arc.
Not a really serious arc, mind you, but it’s there.
All in all, I still have no solid idea what this show is doing, but I’m just going to go along for the ride to see where it all ends up. I also have three weeks now to try and comprehend what has been happening for the last five weeks, so that’s good.