"FIdelis Ad Mortem"is a rare find in season eight in that it focuses on Beckett and while the Locksat investigation is in the episode, it doesn't overwhelm it. Beckett learns a valuable lesson in that she's better with Castle helping out in the investigation.
“The G.D.S.” picks up almost immediately after the events of “And Justice for All…” and sees Castle go on a quest to recover his lost time. But what he finds at the end of it all, may have dire consequences for him and Beckett.
“And Justice for All…” is one of those Castle episodes that sends a clear message across: the United States is a melting pot whereby there’s a handful of people who exploit those in search of the American Dream.
"The Blame Game" further proves that Castle and Beckett work better as a team. When they put their talents together, they're unstoppable and play off each other so well.
"Dead Red" offers up at least one interesting character, Vasiliy. While it's unlikely he will return to the show, it would be nice seeing him show up again.
For the first time in series history, almost entire episode is set inside the courtroom. "Witnewss for the Prosecution" provides just enough entertainment and a bit of movement on LokSat to make it enjoyable.
The second half of Castle season eight kicks off the team investigating the death of an a capella singer.
The latest case zeros into Beckett's investigation in LokSat while Castle learns the startling truth about why his wife walked out on him and their marriage.
The boys need a buffer, Castle wants to surprise Beckett for their first anniversary and a murder prompts an investigation into New York’s elite.
"Cool Boys" is the weakest episode thus far of the first half. The story wasn't engaging and aside from Slaughter giving Castle some valuable advice on how to figure out what's happening with Beckett, not a whole lot happened.