Castle 8×05 ‘The Nose’: The scent of love and other things

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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.

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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.

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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.

Marnie Azzarelli

Marnie Azzarelli

is your average everyday horror writer and TV watcher, who finds herself connecting on a deep level with mythical monsters, and serial killers. She lives in a fantasy world that Joss Whedon created where she goes through a minimum of four character arcs per season, and Spike and Leo Fitz fight for her hand in marriage. When not glued to her TV or laptop, she talks to her cats about life, and writes characters that (she hopes) are crazier than herself. Check out her writing blog in the hopes that she’ll post more than once a week.

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  • Lynn

    Good I liked it also. Getting so sick of these whiners who do nothing but complain no matter what is on. And hey, I like the Beckett character she is a strong,independant woman. About time we have a woman who is not a teary eyed wimp! It was Castle who stated ” you don’t stop, you don’t give in you don’t back down!! that’s what makes you extraordinary!” She is not mean to him!! This will all come together I am sure. I just think many of the fandom may be 15 year old’s who don’t understand adult relationships and are too uninformed to follow an actual storyline.

    Anyway…fine episode, glad to see the whole cast in this one. People better lighten up or they will ruin the show for themselves and everybody else! The show has a minimum of several million followers each episode. The ten or twenty morons who can’t follow a story and cry every week because the story doesn’t fit their rose colored glasses point of view should go to the library and get a few Harlequin Romance novels to console themselves.

    • Marnie Dee Azzarelli

      I agree, and I usually enjoy Beckett’s character, but I’m just not liking her sub-plot so much this season, and I don’t feel like some of he actions fit her character. It’ll work out for the best though, and I really enjoy how the writers are handling everything else, so I hope other fans will hop on the bandwagon soon.