I do love this show. “Last Call” involves a 135 year-old bottle of scotch, a rustic tavern, and murder. This isn’t the best episode of Castle (oh, it is a darn fine one!), but it does have a little of everything that makes Castle work including some great moments for its two stars to shine such as this scene between Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion) before questioning a murder suspect.
The B-story involving Alexis’ (Molly C. Quinn) reconnection with a childhood friend (Jillian Clare) is a little weak, but it does allow for another fun scene between Beckett when she admits she has a tattoo (but refuses to say more). The interplay between the characters is so good, and the episode so charming, I’ll even forgive the extra-cheesiness of the Billy Joel “Piano Man” ending.