Castle: Season 3, Episode 17

Countdown (28 Feb. 2011)

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With time running out, Castle and Beckett must put aside their differences with Agent Fallon to avert a city-wide catastrophe.

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Clever Castle's ideas get him and Becket to find the dirty bomb, but locked in a refrigeration car incommunicado. Luckily Ryan and Esposito ignore priority orders to have them found, and hence the bomb's trail. Agent Mark Fallon lifts their official ban from the case and follows Castle's next ideas about identity, widows and an Afghan-military connection. Add Fallon's interrogation zeal and they're just in time to discover the dark motive and find the bomb, but armed and about to explode and wipe out Manhattan. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Castle and Beckett are looking for a cell phone signal in the freezer, Castle holds his iPhone from the top by the tips of his fingers. That particular model of the iPhone was notorious for dropped calls if you held it in the wrong place. See more »

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When they are looking up the real Kevin McCann's Army file on the computer, they state that he was in the Special Forces. The flash on his beret is for Joint Special Operations Command, however his beret is the wrong color. It should be green, not black. The black beret has the used for regular army units (non-Airborne or Special Operations) since 2001. Before this, the black beret was exclusive to the 75th Ranger Regiment, i.e. the Army Rangers. Also, his beret is worn wrong. The flash should be straight in the front and the beret should be flat on the head, not lopsided. See more »

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Richard Castle: You ever wonder about Fallon? I mean, what this must be like for him, living this every day. I told Alexis and my mother to get out of town. I didn't tell them why, but they knew. And they wanted to tell their friends and I told them they couldn't. I felt like such a monster. I mean, that must be some kind of hell feeling that, all the time.
Kate Beckett: Kind of makes you wonder how many times this has happened since 9/11, and we were the ones who didn't know.
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Due to previous episode's cliffhanger and this episode's prologue, the title card appears with the whole 'Castle' logo displayed in icy blue, not the usual white with some red. See more »

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You Know Castle and Beckett Save the Day!
18 February 2012 | by (Seymour Tennessee) – See all my reviews

The two parter has Castle and Beckett thrown off a terror case due to Castle doing something that he shouldn't had done and Beckett supporting it. As they are locked in a freezer to begin with. But as the DHS and the NYPD come to rescue them, DHS agent Mark Fallon realizes how valuable the two of them are, and puts them back on the task force.

As the feds and cops must work together and try to prevent another 9/11 from happening of all places, NYC. An unemployed cab driver named Kevin is behind it. As he is the prime suspect as Fallon goes a bit overboard with his interrogation skills and Beckett signals him out for crossing the line.

Fallon tells her and Castle that despite knowing that they dislike him as a person which is understandable, he isn't there to make friends. And that he needs their help to prevent this.

And they learn from one of the cops, that Fallon's wife died on 9/11 and that is why he joined DHS. Fallon came off a jerk to begin with but in the second episode, he came off a really decent and understandable person.

Meanwhile, the two of them as anybody would know, would save the day. With Castle's wits and Beckett's no-nonsense and brawns, prevent another disaster from happening. Which they do as the NYPD celebrates with beers.

Fallon then says good-bye and wants them to understand being a jerk at times isn't who he is but, it is what he has to do in order to get results. As all three have a respect of one another.

Underrated but great show!


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