Feb 08, 15

Castle 7×14 “Resurrection” Articles & Teasers

CASTLE: ‘Resurrection’ You Ask, I Answer

He’s back!

CASTLE viewers haven’t seen 3XK/Jerry Tyson since he fell to his (presumed) death in season 5, and in this Monday’s episode, “Resurrection,” Castle and Beckett are shocked when they come face-to-face with him…or at least, someone who looks just like him.

I had the chance to watch “Resurrection” a little bit early, and when I asked you guys for some questions for this YAIA, you delivered. So, I have a few answers to some of your burning questions (though as a reminder, the intention of these posts is always to tease, not completely spoil the episode)…

How much of the episode is about recalling past episodes about 3xk? – @BecklebeeCastle  via Twitter

There was a surprising amount of flashbacks in the episode, but for what it’s worth, I think it really worked. The show has been playing with the 3XK mythology since season 3, and Michael Mosley hasn’t appeared since season 5…he’s done a lot to the team, and for the episode to land, it makes sense the CASTLE writers wanted to remind us of the history.

At any point during the episode is Castle’s disappearance touched upon? – @O10Courtney via Twitter

No, this episode is very much about adjusting to Jerry Tyson’s apparent reappearance and finding a way to stop him before anyone else gets hurt versus the team questioning Tyson about Castle’s still-mysterious missing months. But since CASTLE showrunner David Amann told me it would be touched on in the two-parter, I imagine it’s coming in the next episode.

Was it at all what you expected?? – @MaddyTran1 via Twitter

Yes and no. Right or wrong, I probably have a higher expectation for the 3XK episodes than most — as much as I loved Bracken and Beckett’s mother’s murder arc, these 3XK episodes have been something else. And, man, “Resurrection” delivered for me.

Mosley and Annie Wersching (Dr. Nieman) are fantastic. The great thing about how the writers have played the 3XK story is that they’ve made Castle, Beckett, Ryan, Esposito, and Lanie victims, so the entire cast has a chance to shine/play being impacted by the story, as opposed to just worrying solely about one or two people. And I loved that I thought I had one thing pegged, and then the show zagged in an entirely different direction.

Cutest moment? Most dramatic moment? @letsgoppl via Twitter

There is an absolutely adorable moment between Castle and Beckett before the death and drama starts up. It might get overshadowed by the fact that nearly everything after it is dramatic, but fans should enjoy it.

As for the drama, I honestly can’t even pick the most dramatic moment, because three or four immediately sprung to mind.

On a scale from 1 to 10, how intense is the final scene/mini cliffhanger? – @Sandraxf via Twitter

Well, they certainly want to make sure you come back…in some ways it’s a (figuratively) slow-motion intensity for the final sequence.

But for a number, probably 8/9. In many ways, it’s a more grounded cliffhanger than other ones the show has done, which makes it more unnerving.

How much angst is in this episode? We talking one glass of wine or two?? – ?@leriam10 via Twitter

It. Is. Intense. I probably can’t speak to anyone else’s need to drink, but it’s one of the most intense hours the show has done in years. There are a couple of moments that will either lead to drinking, talking to/yelling at the TV, or a whole lot of tweeting. (Or maybe some variation of the three.)

Are you looking forward to “Resurrection”?

CASTLE airs Mondays at 10 PM on ABC.



‘Castle’ 7×14 preview: ‘Resurrection’

This 3XK two-parter has been a highly anticipated and sought after story arc for me since 2010. I’ve never been much a fan of the whole super conspiracy plot lines that the show occasionally indulges in during sweeps, which can at times be a lot to swallow when you’re dealing with a writer and his muse fighting crime. I mean, remember when they thwarted World War III? That one had its moments butc’monnnn. 3XK, on the other hand? Now that’s an intricate story that pulls you in, and keeps you wanting for more…and for years to come.

So, when it comes to “Resurrection” and the return of Dr. Kelly Nieman and the Triple Killer, Jerry Tyson, let’s just say I am both wildly enthusiastic and mildly wary of how this next chapter in the mythology will pan out. Much like the Johanna Beckett murder mystery that has since wrapped as of “Veritas,” 3XK is one of the best story arcs to ever be seen on the show, and as such, expectations on its developmentand inevitable conclusionrun a bit high. And for good reason. With a villain of this caliber, you have to tread carefully, and go for the maximum impact in every recurrence of the story. You just can’t do it justice any other way. And the fact that this next installment is coming as a two-part event? Well, that leaves me with a great sense of hope. It also doesn’t hurt that part one is such a strong introduction to the next chapter, and ends on a cliffhanger that is both unsettling and incredibly intense. Is it February 16th yet? You’ll be thinking the same thing when the credits roll, and that unnerving theme music starts playing.

Episode 7×14 is a wild ride of the psychological thriller variety, and its cinematic quality delivers exactly what one would hope for with this sociopathic pair of serial killers reentering the lives of newlyweds Richard Castle and Kate Beckett. Jerry Tyson and Kelly Nieman are like the evil foil to our dynamic duo, and though “Resurrection” is just the set up for what’s to come next, you get the feeling that it’s going to have a monumental showdown by the end of part two. And I am so excited to see it. I just can’t help but wonder: will this be the end of it?

Some light teasers to whet your appetite:

There are many parallels to past 3XK episodes, from context right down to the cinematography itself.

We uncover more about Jerry Tyson’s past, including his motive for targeting blonde women.

Nothing really happens on the P.I. front this time.

Anything involving Tyson brings out the beast in Castle, much as Nieman strikes a chord in Beckett. Expect to see Fillion and Katic on their A-game, and rocking it throughout the hour.

Annie Wersching and Michael Mosley have proved themselves to be superb at playing the high-functioning sociopaths we love to hate, but part one only gives them a small—yet powerful—on-screen moment together. We’ll have to wait for part two for more of them as a formidable team.

Flashbacks to old episodes will help to refresh (or introduce you to) the 3XK mythology, and it’s done in a fashion that is both informative to new viewers, and effective at narrating the plot as it moves forward. A wise decision on behalf of the creative team, in my opinion.

The final ten minutes are probably the most intense I have ever seen Castle as a series. What happens may not come as a surprise to some, but boy will it have your heart pounding. It’s chilling, and brilliantly crafted. If you enjoy edge-of-your-seat drama, this one is for you.

Now to field some Twitter questions…


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Castle – Resurrection – Advance Preview

Airing this Monday, is the first part of Castle’s annual two-parter titled Resurrection. As everyone knows this two-parter is centered on Jerry Tyson AKA 3XK, Castle’s nemesis who everyone believed to be dead, and his accomplice Dr. Kelly Neimen.

The Castle family is going through their morning routine when Beckett gets a call about a murder. The victim is a blond woman who was left in the dumpster. Lanie, who is at the scene, feels their is something familiar about her, but can’t seem to pin-point it.

Lanie really seems to come through in this episode. When our team of detectives are at a dead-end about the victim’s life, she gives them with a solid lead which takes them straight to Dr. Kelly Neimen. With this knowledge, Beckett goes straight to Gates, asking that Castle be brought back to the precinct for this case.

As seen in this sneak peek, when our detectives do apprehend Tyson, he flat out denies being Jerry Tyson, claiming he is someone else. The rest of the episode mainly revolves around the precinct trying to prove that the man is in fact Jerry Tyson, something which is not easy since they have none of the records for 3XK. If they are unsuccessful, they’ll have to set him free, letting him slip though their grasp again. Working against the clock, they look for anything that will prove that he’s actually Jerry Tyson.

The episode is definitely one of the best season. Every scene including Annie Wersching and Michael Mosley is intense. And the cliffhanger at the end of the episode will make waiting a week for the next part of the episode very hard.

– Alexis does something new which surprises both Castle and Beckett.
– Expect flashbacks in this episode, a lot of them.
– Neimen’s fascination with Beckett’s features continues.
– We delve deeper into Jerry Tyson’s past.

Dialogue Teasers:
—– (blank), It pains me to admit it, but I’m in your debt.
I signed up for an escort service, I need to meet a client.
You sure? You look a bit fatigued.
You look well, Mr. Castle, though your palpebral folds could use some tending.
For you, I made an exception.

Resurrection airs this Monday at 10/9c on ABC.



Castle: Teasing 7×14 “Resurrection”

See the title of this article? See that word at the end? Heed the warning. There be spoilers ahead.

Okay, you’ve been warned… twice.

ABC was kind enough to make available a screener of the first of a two part 3XK mini-arc entitled “Resurrection”. It’ll be the 14th episode of this season, airing on February 9th. It was written by David Amann and directed by Bill Roe.

One of the things I realized while watching this episode is how cunning the showrunners have been over the past few years. They’ve managed to make the whole team – save Gates –personally involved in making sure Jerry Tyson gets put away for his crimes. Lanie and Javier had people remade in their images turned into victims, Kevin’s gun was stolen by Tyson and used in a murder, and while he has a vague vendetta against Kate & Castle for hunting him down, he has a personal hatred for Rick. One which led to Castle being framed for murder two seasons ago.

Scenes from various past 3XK episodes were shown in order to inform the viewer of the mythos of the characters (Tyson and Kelly Nieman). Although even if you’re already familiar, the scenes add a chilling effect to the episode. One of the flashbacks they pick is between Tyson and Castle where Rick is visited by Tyson in the holding area and this dialogue is spoken by the killer:

People think it’s killing that I like, but murder’s just an act. It’s all about the anticipation, the planning.

I think that’s the most telling line in the whole hour. We’ve heard nary a peep from 3XK or his minions since “Disciple”, and I’m pretty sure planning is exactly what he’s been doing. And this time he has what appears to have a long-term partner in Kelly Neiman. Perhaps trying to imitate his nemesis? (That’s just my theory btw)

During the whole episode, it’s a tug-of-war between the two opposing sides. Each time you think one side has an edge, everything turns upside-down again. And while this is definitely a cliffhanger episode (without a long wait for the second half, thank goodness), there is a lot to be learned in the first part.


Something that I really should’ve picked up on when it happened? – Yeah, they kinda shine a light on what it means here. And I said to myself, “DUH KAREN… HOW DID YOU NOT GET THAT?!?” I’m hoping you’ll know what I mean when it makes itself known, but if not, let me know – I’ll fill you in. It’s something that was speculated about… A. LOT. And it’s just so simple.

“Resurrection” is a tense,  edge-of-your-seat ride that you’ll be begging to see the ending of – and I can only say, it’ll be worth the week’s wait. Even though I haven’t seen the second part – I just know it’s gonna live up to my expectations.

In my opinion, which this whole article is (oddly enough  ), this is the best episode of the season. The only peeve I might have is that it doesn’t seem to have a thread to Rick’s mysterious disappearance, but who knows what will happen in part two.

Also, a huge kudos to Michael Mosley & Annie Wersching who simply inhabit their characters. As Tyson and Neiman, they make this episode amazing by taking believeability to the next level.

“Resurrection” airs MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.



5 Things to Know About Castle’s “Resurrection” Episode

Castle is back on Monday with a new two part story “Resurrection” and “Reckoning” airing Feb. 9 and 16th respectively.

The episodes will see a series of disturbing clues in the murder of a young woman pointing to Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett’s (Stana Katic) nemesis, the icy and cunning Dr. Kelly Nieman (guest star Annie Wersching).

As Rick and Kate dig further into the details behind the murder of their latest victim, connections to notorious serial killer Jerry Tyson (guest star Michael Mosley) AKA 3xK soon surface.

Is Tyson alive and killing again? And what is Nieman’s angle? Prepare for some tense and drama-filled moments ahead, Castle fans.

We’ve seen the episode a little earlier than most, thanks to our friends at ABC, and have 5 tidbits to share with you below. If you’re a regular reader of our Castle articles then you’ll know we don’t go for revealing spoilers that would otherwise ruin your enjoyment of the show (We want you to enjoy it as much as we did). For that reason, you’ll find only teasers, not show stoppers, ahead.

Read on for 5 things to know about Castle’s “Resurrection,” the first of a new two-part story.

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