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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Castle "Kick the Ballistics": AKA: Yeay for a Detective Ryan Episode!

As an avid Castle fan, I will be one of the first to tell you that although I love Castle and Beckett, I ADORE the often lesser featured Ryan and Esposito. Over the years, we've gotten to see a bit more of the two secondary characters, Ryan's proposal to Jenny O'Mally, Esposito's relationship with Lanie, but more often than not all juiciest scenes have are fave duo on the sidelines.

Last night, we got to really see Ryan in action. Remember way back in season three, almost a year ago actually, when the 3XK killer disarmed Ryan and took his weapon? Well that gun has finally resurfaced, used in a murder that has Chinese Mob connections. Really though, the case isn't why I feel the need to write about this episode, the reason is the the ridiculously amazing performance put out by Seamus Dever.

If you haven't yet seen the episode, you need to go check it out now. It's crazy to think that, his character was a late addition to the show as the original presentation pilot was only 37 minutes long.

He was able to give us a dizzying array of emotions, anger, frustration, compassion and cunning. He and Esposito going "undercover" at the library? Priceless. The lengths that those two will go to for each other and that's what makes them so endearing.

I adore Castle and Beckett, I do, but getting to see more of Ryan, now that is something I welcome whole-heartedly.

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