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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One of the terrorists has the first name Jack, his partner has the last name Bauer - a reference to Jack Bauer of the TV show 24 (2001). The two-part episode mirrors the basic concept of 24. 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: [after talking with Fallon] Man, does that guy take jackhole lessons or was he born that way?
Kevin Ryan: Neither. I asked my buddy at DHS about him. Turns out his wife was killed on 9/11. She rode the second tower down; they were on the phone together when it happened.
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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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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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