The episode is better than "Private, Eye Caramba" but not nearly as good as "Castle, P.I." Unlike the previous episodes this season, this is the first episode I rewatched for the fun of it. And I felt better about it the second time around.
This was a "take it or leave it" episode. It wasn't nearly as good as "Castle, P.I." but it was still better than the first half of the season (thus far).
Overall, this was a well-rounded episode and a good way to kick off the season. The private investigator angle is a good way to go to keep Caskett working together even if they're working against each other.
So much potential wasted on the development of a relationship that fizzled and the lack of general good storytelling sent this story into the basement.
The episode is a spoof on The Expendables film series starring, you guessed it aging action heroes. Sadly, the success of those films weren't transported to this episode. Watching Castle becoming buffoon is never fun to watch.
"Kill Switch" had the makings of a good episode but failed in the execution. The episode was Esposito's "Always" moment where he realizes what's important in life. The problem is that the lack sufficient character development in both Epsosito and Lanie over the past several seasons, making the episode feel awkward.
Trying to get into this episode was like a long drive with a backseat driver at the end of the journey, you wanted to kill someone. I found myself wanting to fast forward through parts. I kept hoping I'd get a laugh or a smile. Beckett clearly wears the pants in the family. Maybe Luke should make a skirt for Castle.
Castle and Beckett may be married at last. While the episode delivered on the promise of them getting married, the story overall felt a bit off if not the standard gimmicky that's becoming a norm for the show this season. Here's to hoping the writers don't try melodrama when it comes to wedded bliss.
“Meme is Murder” is a cautionary tale on cyberbullying to sharing too much information online. The social message with this episode is loud and clear: be careful of what you share online and once it’s out on the world wide web, it’s there to stay—forever.
Overall, this episode was well-rounded. It had a little bit of everything for the Castle fan. It was good to see Castle with kids—no doubt this will probably spark another discussion kids in the future.