Last week, Castle came back with a big great premiere full of answers, actions, love but also danger especially for Castle who has been intoxicated. So will Castle Die or will he be saved ? Answers right now in our “Dreamworld” recap:
The episode begins with Becket trying to reassure Castle about the toxin, telling him they’ll find something to help him. She won’t let him get away from their engagement so easily, so they start to work together on this case. Castle suddenly remembers Bramson mentions something called Dreamworld and that according to Esposito it’s linked to military.
Beckett decides to follow this direction and it leads them to Brad Parker, a reporter in DC who wrote an article about Dreamworld with Bramson being his source. It appears that this was the name of a Black Operation to kill someone from Al Qaida. The article was never published because the secretary of defense “killed the story”.
Immediately Beckett and McCord interrogate the secretary who defends himself with big patriotic and national security arguments. “The enemy reads newspaper”. This is why he killed the story.
Back to the Attorney General’s office, McCord lets Castle and Beckett alone so they could spend his last moments together but Castle phone rings and what a ringtone he has. It’s Martha who wants to know what’s happening with the feds. He lies to her, not telling her about the toxin. But he seems too serious for his mother who starts to worry. She will even pay a visit to Ryan and Esposito to know what’s going on because her son was too serious and not as smart-ass as usual.
Meanwhile, they found that the Al Quaida man who was targeted by the Black Op. has a cousin, Rachid, living in DC and that he appears on a video following Bramson out of a coffee shop. Once arrested, they go to his flat where there’s no trace of the toxin. Actually, they were wrong. Rachid wasn’t following Bramson it was the complete opposite. Bramson was scared because Rachid was there during the Black Op. and saw him holding one of the dead servant’s bodies in his arms and leaving with her.
After a couple of minutes about who was this woman, they find out she was not a simple servant but Valkyrie herself and that the operation was led by the Secretary Reed. So he was more involved than he said but unsurprisingly when Beckett comes to his house, he refuses to answer and even threaten her. “You don’t start a war you can’t win.” But he obviously doesn’t know Beckett.
Rachid recognizes the servant on the photo and using some database they find she was working for the CIA as an infiltrated agent. But more than that, she was engaged to….Brad Parker. The journalist! It sounds like he is planning to have his revenge on the secretary of defense during a visit at the Naval Academy.
On the car to the Academy, Castle is dying but he is still using his brain quite pretty well. For him, Parker’s plan to attack the secretary is impossible. It doesn’t feel right. For Castle, if he really wants to have his revenge he would do to the secretary the same things he did to him. Immediately, Beckett turns the car and heads to the Reed’s house where Parker is already there to interview – and kill- the Secretary’s wife. As they arrive, Castle fainted on the ground completely unconscious. Parker has the time to runs away but McCord who followed Beckett arrives to help her new partner and arrests Parker.
At the hospital, Castle wakes up safe and sound, Alexis and Martha are there…and so is Alexis’ new boyfriend. They all live offering us a cute Caskett moment with the two of them acting as if nothing happened. “How was your week-end?”
Finally the conversation leads them to talk about their new relationship. “It wasn’t supposed to be this hard” Beckett says. “Washington or us?” Castle asks.
Beckett leaves him so he could rest a little and find McCord waiting for her. Kate is upset when learning the Secretary won’t be under investigation for what he did in the Dreamworld operation. “You see things in black or white”. McCord tells her. But in DC it doesn’t happen this way, they are a few things to take into consideration. Beckett thanks her for following her to the Reed’s house, “That’s what partners do.” McCord say before leaving.
The episode closes with Beckett looking to the hospital door whispering “That’s what partner do” with a gleam of doubt in her eyes, questioning herself about her place in DC.
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