What I want to know is if joe put it on the wall, then how did it get in the safe? The indiana jones wannabe saw stan go downstairs and come up with the butterfly. So how did they find it in 47? Or is the fake the one in the safe and the real butterfly is still in the wall?
Also, you're telling me people have been looking for that necklace for sixty years and NO ONE thought too look behind the paneling? Hello, Al Capone's safe anyone?
It's possible that from the front room where he was hiding you go through the same door to go downstairs or out the back way to the alley, and he just assumed downstairs because that's where he thought it was hidden or because Castle or Kate said something about downstairs.
You guys are too whiny. I loved the two-parter. Of course Sophia was the bad guy. It was obvious from the moment she kicked them off the case but why does the turn have to be completely unexpected and never-seen-before or else the show isn't worth watching? You watch a movie about the Cuban Missile Crisis, and you don't bitch about the fact that you saw the ending coming, unless you're a complete idiot or a complete jackass.
The concept of the lynchpin was great, and they used it really well. Kate and Castle in a struggle for life underwater, and then that moment where she thinks Castle has drowned or something, the acting and camera work on that was terrific. Hell, knowing who the bad guy is and screaming at Castle (the one guy who should be genre-savvy enough to figure it out) is half the fun. And the moment at the end with Ryan and Espo was classic.
Though I will agree with contractor that the Alexis part was really good, but the parts with Alexis and Castle together are always my favorite moments.
Why does the turn have to be completely unexpected and never-seen-before or else the show isn't worth watching?
It doesn't - I honestly wouldn't expect it to, not a week-to-week basis anyway. But two-parters and season finales tend to stick out, and if I seem hard on this last episode it's because the old friend is the traitor is a trope I've seen so many times in lots of media I was just hoping that for once it would be avoided.
Think of it like a pre-fabricated house.
I love the décor: furniture, wallpaper, interior lighting, but the frame was used for 12 other buildings in the area. I can enjoy the details within an episode but still take issue with the (overused, I think) framework underneath it.
If anything my irk was that there was nothing to suggest that the guy would actually take that action should his daughter be murdered. I mean that whole plan hinged on that guy acting accordingly. Assuming he's a smart as his position implies I wasn't convinced he'd follow through with it. That was the weakest part for me anyway.
Of course we can't expect complete originality... but as contractor says, two-parters, finales and premieres stand out. Especially when they have almost the same exact plot line:
Castle and Becket's case intersects with a major government agency and the gov agent involved has personal reasons for doing what they do. The case has major consequences in regards to national safety. The bad guy's plan revolves around setting someone up to take the fall (based on nationality). The two parter ends with Castle and Beckett stuck in a life/death situation. The day is saved in a Non Sequitor moment (Castle grabbing the wires and Beckett coming out of anywhere to body slam the bad guy).
The only difference was that this time Castle knew the gov agent involved and they turned out to be the bad guy.
Sure, a house is a house is a house, but don't repaint it from cream to ecru, replant the flowers and then pretend it's a completely different house.
The whole story was an interesting one, but it just felt way too much like a backstory to driving forward the Castle/Beckett relationship. Don't think this magnitude of an event should feel like it's the secondary story.
My turn to gripe about one bit of flawed continuity....they used the phone GPS locators to track movement around the lamppost, which lead them to the pickpocket who lifted the bag, showing his little dot going to, and running away from the spot. But why didn't the actual culprit who died in the explosion's cell not show up going to the same spot? I mean, he did, and they even showed him trying to use the phone the second before it blew. Or would that make sense if it was a burner phone, and it wouldn't show up on the tracker?