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'Castle' Recap: 3x18 - 'One Life To Lose' (Lovingly) Mocks Soap Operas

The most exciting part of “One Life to Lose” was that Jane Seymour (or as she was referred to in my house while I was growing up, Dr. Quinn) guest starred.  The second most exciting part is the entire episode centered around the gruesome murder of the head writer on “Temptation Lane,” the soapiest soap opera of all time. 

The first scene set up the episode to a T: a young, attractive woman is in bed with her older suitor. As they kiss, her (dashing, European) husband comes home. When the young attractive woman opens the closet door to hide her older, distinguished (read: graying) lover, a dead body falls out of the closet. The camera pulls back to reveal a sound stage and the actors (because they are actors, after all) are confused. Is this a set-up? Is this a prop? A closer inspection reveals the victim is Sarah--the head show writer--with a fire axe buried in her back. Gross, right? Read More...

http://www.starpulse.com/news/Laura_Crook/2011/03/23/castle_recap_2x18_one_life_to_lose_lo

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