Castle (2009–2016)
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The Nose 

When a priceless work of art is stolen and its transporter murdered, Castle and Beckett must work with the key witness to track down the painting and sniff out the killer.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mia Laszlo
Liam Hollister
Graham Fletcher
Freddy Stark
Hawthorne Carter
Tom Gilliam


A transporter is murdered to steal a priceless Van Gogh, insured by Shipton's company. Castle wriggles into the NYPD investigation by finding how to use the unwilling only witness Mia Laszlo's "hyperosmia" (pathologically-extreme smell sensitivity). The plot thickens as there is a counterfeit involved, and an obsessive family inheritance factor. Meanwhile Esposito makes sergeant, but Ryan failed the exam and accidentally keeps hurting his partner, who suspects mean jealousy. Written by KGF Vissers

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19 October 2015 (USA)  »

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Alexis and Martha mention that Castle's depression about the separation from Beckett has manifested itself in, among other things, Dolph Lundgren movie marathons. An '80s action movie star loosely based on Lundgren appears in season seven's "Castle: Last Action Hero (2014)". See more »


Kate Beckett: What did our killer smell like?
Mia Laszlo: [sarcastic] Gosh, I don't know. It was either puppies or gunpowder.
Kate Beckett: Are you always this unpleasant?
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References The Transporter (2002) See more »


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Nose Job
22 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd say this is in the upper 20 percentile of Castle episodes.

The episode manages to have some intrigue and be a ton of fun despite the silly Becket and Castle separation thing. The story-lines involve Espo and Ryan getting their results from the captains exams. Espo passes Ryan doesn't. Jealousy and comedy ensues particularly when Ryan accidentally shoots Espo in the gluteous region, and people start calling Javi Asspazito.

Meanwhile the witness of the murder is a woman with a condition giving her extremely heightened smell. She is comically appalled by every smell. But Castle sees her heightened sense as particularly useful and an excuse for him to get involved in the case with Beckett. At first the Cops can't stand her relentless disgust toward everyone and every smell. Castle spends much of the episode trying to convince Nosey to leave her apartment and help. She turns out very useful and enjoys helping more and more over time. She is capable of determining a fake Van Gogh due to the oil paint being too wet and able to recall the sent of the killer. They also at one point have a police lineup for sniffing rather than seeing/hearing. There's a twist for the murderor, like usual. Nsey was also able to reassure Castle that Beckett still loves him because she can smell pheromones. So at least Castle can be a be a bit less desperate moving on.

Overall I enjoy the story-lines of Castle having to develop excuses to be involved with the cases in order to win back Beckett. But I wish the Castle and Beckett tension was due to something a bit more substantial. If currently seems very forced, and I know I'm not alone in that regard.

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