This week on Castle the boys go to Atlantic City but don't get to see Carrot Top, Beckett almost bonds with Captain Gates and Alexis accidentally throws a raging party.
After last week's intense, fantastic and emotional episode this week is a lighter, more screwball outing. It also breaks up our favorite crime fighting couple, sending Castle off for some bachelor bonding while Beckett holds down the office with Gates. If you think this means that Gates opened up and the two made each other friendship bracelets, you would be wrong. Gates was just as tough, fact-driven and hard on Castle's contributions as ever. At least by episode's end she seemed to be lightening up a bit, even turning a blind eye to the boys spending some extra bachelor party time in Atlantic City.
The guys, meanwhile, cracked open the case with the help of Beckett, some good old fashion detective work and a few convenient Elvis costumes. Viva Atlantic City!