STR #223 10/06/15 S8e03 “PhDead” Recap

With the intense two-part season premiere behind us, Castle returned to some lighter fare this week with episode 8×03, “PhDead,” written by Chad Gomez Creasey and directed by Rob Bowman. This episode saw a return to some levity with a mixture of some sweet AND bittersweet moments between Castle and Beckett as they try to navigate the new parameters of their relationship. We hope you join us tonight on STR to share your thoughts on this episode.

Here are some thoughts to help you prepare for our discussion:

  1. How are you feeling a week removed from the 2-part season premiere? Do you have any new thoughts regarding the decision to “split up” (and I use that term lightly) Castle and Beckett?
  2. It would definitely seem that Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter want to give Alexis more of a regular role on the show this season. What are your thoughts on Alexis stepping up as an assistant of sorts to her father?
  3. How did you feel about the interactions between Beckett and Castle? The episode as a whole? Any stand out moments or scenes?

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