Of all the season premiers this year, I was most looking forward to Once Upon a Time and Castle. Sunday night’s Once was okay, but that was about it. And Monday’s Castle? I think I get what they were trying for, but it just didn’t work. They wrote themselves in a corner and couldn’t get their way out of it, at least in one episode.
The episode picks up moments after the finale from last season ended. Beckett has just shown up at the scene of Castle’s car crash and is trying to get into the burning car. Esposito and Ryan show up, closely followed by Martha and Alexis. When the firemen put out the fire, Beckett realizes that no one is in the car. And so the hunt begins for Castle.