THURSDAY TOP TEN: SEASON 6 BEST EPISODES

Tonight let’s review season 6 and oust the best episodes from that year, In My Humble Opinion! If your viewpoint differs, please let me know.

HONORABLE MENTION:

THAT 70’s SHOW

When construction workers find the body of a missing mobster, Castle and Beckett must play into the delusions of the only witness in order to solve the murder. A personal favorite, just because the late 70’s were my college years and the were great.

NUMBER 10:

NUMBER ONE FAN

A desperate murder suspect with a hostage insists on negotiating with Castle. This makes the list for it’s terrific opening banter and physical comedy by Beckett when Gates calls. And let’s just say Cheeseburgers will never be the same.

NUMBER 9:

LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER

Alexis asks Castle for help proving a death row inmate’s innocence 72 hours before his execution, but they uncover a secret that could seal the man’s fate. Great action between Castle and Alexis where she needs his help, begrudgingly asks, but has not forgiven him. Everyone got to interact with Alexis, culminating with the hug at the end with Kate.

NUMBER 8:

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BABY

A dying man leaves a baby with a priest; Castle and Beckett end up taking care of the baby while they investigate. Gotta love mommy Beckett and daddy Castle with Cosmo. A glimpse into the future!

NUMBER 7:

VALKYRIE

She said yes! After Beckett accepts Castle’s proposal and the job offer in DC, they struggle with the new complications that come along with a long distance relationship, mainly the fact that Beckett can no longer share the details of her classified cases with Castle. This would have rated higher if the episode dealt with new agent Beckett with Castle in support but once it became about him and his insistent involvement in the case, the show suffered, therefore dropping its placement. This show had a chance to be great especially if it concentrating on Beckett adapting to being a new agent. Once the focus became about Castle’s involvement and subsequent illness the show lost some luster and thus dropped in this ranking.

NUMBER 6:

UNDER FIRE

When Castle and Beckett discover that the victim of a building fire was actually shot to death, they get on the trail of a serial arsonist turned murderer. Meanwhile, Ryan’s wife, Jenny, goes into labor, but disaster threatens to ruin the joyous moment. Special episode, finally see the love of partners as Espo and Ryan battle to the end. Beckett and Castle played their parts perfectly and gotta love that Lanie ‘just happened’ to be at the scene to deliver Jenny’s baby!

NUMBER 5:

DEEP COVER

The murder of a young video store clerk takes a strange turn when the team discovers his past history as ahigh-level hacker. But it’s nothing compared to the shock Castle receives when their investigation leads them straight to his father, Jackson Hunt (guest star James Brolin). The genius of this episode is the three way chess match between Beckett, Castle & Hunt. These three actors are brilliant as they maneuver to take down a killer. It left us wanted more of this dynamic.

NUMBER 4:

TIME WILL TELL

A grisly murder investigation leads Castle and Beckett to a suspect (Joshua Gomez, “Chuck,” guest stars as Simon Doyle) who claims he’s traveled back in time to stop terrible events from unfolding, events that will change the course of human history. Is he simply a deluded killer, or is it possible that he’s telling the truth? What a terrific show to re-introduce Beckett back to the 12th! And to have her future predicted, much to her astonishment, simply icing on the cake.

NUMBER 3:

DISCIPLE

The team at the 12th is shocked when the victims in their latest murder case bear uncanny resemblances to Lanie and Esposito. While Castle suspects the notorious Triple Killer, or 3XK, is to blame, Beckett sticks to her belief that he’s dead, until all evidence related to 3XK’s previous murders disappears and a prominent plastic surgeon leaves a haunting piece of evidence. Several great things about this episode. 1/ Amy Wersching 2/ very unique plot, giving us some awesome Esplanie moments 3/ 3XK flavored

NUMBER 2:

IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST

Beckett is recruited to assist on a Narcotics investigation, but a routine mission turns deadly when an undercover operation goes array. To survive, Beckett must engage in a battle of wits against some of the most dangerous men in the New York underworld – including a powerful enemy from her past. What can you say about this one? Stana as Kate Beckett gives a flawless performance. Her range is fully in effect as she runs the gamut of loving, tender to caged animal rage and everything in between! Too many awesome scenes to detail so just go out and watch it again!

NUMBER 1:

VERITAS

A secret investigation conducted by Beckett related to her mother’s murder goes awry when a man she has been surveilling is killed. When evidence links Beckett to the victim, she and Castle become the targets of a manhunt that puts both of them in grave danger. As great as the number 2 on this list was, this one is just that much better. If she deserved an Emmy for IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST, what does she get for this one? The next two clips are perhaps the best scenes of the whole run of CASTLE. They are for me!

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