Back at Castle, Sarah returns with a couple bags and smiles as she heads toward Shaw. She tells him that now that the Ring knows he's alive, she bought him a Crock Pot, since they're practically giving them away at the Buy More. He laughs, and she gives him Chinese takeout. She says Castle's outside the delivery radius. Shaw says, "Thank you. Sam." And she looks at him seriously, thoughtfully, sort of like you'd look at the guy who you decided got to be the guy you told your secret, I guess. Then she leans in and they kiss. Again, not all that unpleasant, but it is stupid that she moped about Chuck all episode, and now she's fully in with Shaw, and we end on a mopey Chuck, walking alone at night. How many more ways can they come up with to keep these two apart? I'm guessing more than we want to know.
Next week: Chuck gets called in by Shaw and Sarah and told if he doesn't start flashing again, he's no longer a spy. Man. Harsh! Some suits come to the Buy More to eliminate the non-essential personnel, but Casey quickly realizes they're after Castle. One of them asks another if he really thinks Chuck is "Agent Carmichael." The promo monkeys want us to know that Chuck's secret becomes ... not a secret anymore. Because just what this show needs is another reinvention, right?
Has the show stretched the Chuck/Sarah storyline to the breaking point?
DeAnn, a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon, gave this episode an entire letter grade higher than it deserved, simply because of Shirtless Shaw. You can contact her at email@example.com.