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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Kate Beckett: [locked in freezing storage container] I always thought, being a cop, I'd take a bullet. I never thought I'd freeze to death.
Richard Castle: Hey, we're not dead yet.
Kate Beckett: I just wish this was one of your books. Then you could re-write the ending.
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Not As Good As I Thought It Would Be
1 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thought being written from Andrew Marlowe, that "Countdown" would be an amazing hour for me but although I was hooked to the episode, I thought more could've been done. The ending seemed pretty bland from where I stand - Castle defusing the bomb by yanking out the cables - I found the scene humorous, yet not a very compelling way to end the episode.

The previous episode, "Setup" was a FANTASTIC episode of Castle in my opinion, I am very disappointed that "Countdown" did not live up to my expectations - I have repeated the episode 3 times, and I have to say, I am still not feeling the hype.

In comparison to last years "Tick, Tick, Tick..." and "Boom" - this did not live up to those standards, it was intelligent, frantic, and Dana Delany's character made the episodes, I do have to commend "Adrian Pasdar" though, for his well-played performance as Fallon.

This years 2-part CASTLE event, although brilliant - it did not live up to last years intelligent episodes and storyline.


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