Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle’s (Nathan Fillion) begin an investigation into the death of a young model who had begun working sleazy private parties that may have led to her death. The investigation leads them to the hotel room of Detective Inspector Colin Hunt (Brett Tucker) of Scotland Yard who knew the young girl and who blackmails the pair into helping them solve the case.
While tracing the victim’s last hours Esposito (Jon Huertas) discovers the model was thrown out of party the night of her death after getting into a fistfight with a female rapper (Chrystee Pharris) with a shady music producer boyfriend (Omar J. Dorsey). And while Castle takes time off with his stewardess friend, Beckett and Hunt track down the locker in which the girl hid a picture of the Deputy General of the British Consulate (Charles Shaughnessy) hours before her death.
After Kate notices Castle beginning to pull away Lanie (Tamala Jones) advises Beckett to admit her feelings before she loses the mystery writer for good, especially now that it appears he’s falling back on his womanizing ways. Of course the obvious attraction between Beckett and Hunt does give her another option.
Further investigation uncovers the fact that the victim had uncovered a missile smuggling operation in the consulate that had something to do with the death of her boyfriend months prior to her own murder. Although they can prove the weapons exist, and that the Deputy General knew about them, diplomatic immunity leaves him untouchable and the team is no closer to finding the man’s partner and the person responsible for the young woman’s murder.
I wasn’t impressed with how the rift between Beckett and Castle was introduced last week, the fallout from which seems equally forced. Although the mystery works, and Beckett gets a fun night out on the town with a British gent, it’s well past time for the show to put the pair together and the recent machinations to keep them apart aren’t helping the characters, or the show.