A murder without a body and a van fleeing the scene lead Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion) to a cryogenics laboratory which raises more questions than it solves. Add to that a unsupervised experiments in a seedy motel and a stolen frozen head, and you’ve got the makings for another strong episode of Castle (including a killer who’s all kinds of crazy).
The episode’s B-story involves Alexis (Molly C. Quinn) dealing with being denied early admission to Stanford. Although the story works well enough on its own, and has a nice message about overcoming adversity, this is the second time in two weeks where we’ve gotten an angry and mopey Alexis. I’m just hoping this isn’t a trend.
The episode has all the trademarks of the show including a nice moment between father and daughter about the difference between rejection and failure, a fun moment between Ryan (Seamus Dever) and Espisito (Jon Huertas) over a dead pigeon, and Beckett and Castle discussing love (without really discussing it) in the episode’s final scene.