In a very Supernatural-esque fashion, the penultimate episode of Castle season 8 was light and fluffy gearing up for what looks to be a heavy season finale.
As the season draws to a close and Beckett’s last episodes play out, the penultimate episode of the season featured a lighter sequence. They brought out the crazy ideas, let the cast have a laugh or two and enjoy their lives. This episode may have taken some pointers from another crime solving duo, one of the Supernatural brand. Yes that’s right with all the demons and sulfur talk, this episode left you looking for Dean and Sam Winchester.
But this isn’t Supernatural it’s Castle so a more down to the earth perp was among them and they needed to iron away the crazy to find it. They added more crazy before they found a reasonable solution as always in Castle world.
It started off with a storm causing a city wide blackout. As Castle starts lighting candles in hope of playing naked twister with his wife (does he mean legit twister or is this a euphemism? I’m guessing actual twister since it’s Castle but who knows). Before he gets the chance Alexis sends out a 911 from the office. Beckett gets her troops in tow and heads over there to find a crazed “killer” had fallen dead in his office.
Some latin sayings, a bible laced with demonic drawings and a hidden cell filled with trinkets found in Bobby Singer’s house later and Castle is going on about how the killer is a demon from hell. That they should rally up some equipment, salt, holy water, the full Dean and Sam shebang to get the demon. Naturally with a storm the cameras were a little glitchy leaving the killer to look like they were appearing and disappearing further exacerbating Castle’s demon theory.
To top it off, all the pictures from the crime scene as well as Victor Chrome’s security camera showed Castle with what he calls “the death mark” across his neck. Convinced he was marked to die next in what would be the start of the apocalypse he starts researching how to kill the Antichrist. Leaving Beckett enough time to have a little fun with his paranoia. These two are the epitome of adorable, they’ve come so far on this show and knowing that next week will be the last we’ll see of them is heartbreaking.
The case does get weirder. Castle goes to get the angel dagger or whatever you call it to kill the Antichrist only to be knocked unconscious by “Satan”. Beckett rushes over to make sure he’s okay and the boys get a little gag at it too.
It’s revealed later that the wife of his past employer was the one to deliver the fatal blow. However, she wasn’t the one to steal the angel dagger and knock Castle out. That mystery was still out there. It didn’t last long. After getting a clear picture of the vic’s visitors they figure out who the perp is and find him ready to kill Victor Crowe DaVinci code style. Castle is able to stop him right before Ryan and Espo come out to help.
In order to celebrate, Beckett and Castle decide to scare the crap out of Alexis and Hayley. Beckett’s playful side is one of the things I’m going to miss most. Seeing her smile and enjoy life knowing the life she had growing up is such a sight to see. Hard to believe we won’t be seeing that much longer.
Next week the episode won’t be as light and airy as last night. I’d suggest keeping tissues in hand as we watch Stana Katic’s final hour as Kate Beckett.
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