This week’s episode, Hell Hath No Fury, starts off with a scene featuring Medical Examiner Lanie Parrish, played by Tamala Jones, who consistently dishes out terrible forensic information along with excruciatingly bad acting. She’d have been voted off American Idol a long time ago. In fact, the show would probably fare better if they replaced their Mickey Mouse Club M.E.
M.E. Lanie Parrish
Parrish’s first comment references a bullet wound that she knows, without forensic testing, was inflicted by a .38 caliber round. Sorry, you can’t tell the exact type bullet by looking at the entrance and exit wounds at the scene. What say you Mr. Cowell?
Detective Beckett is again seen grilling a murder suspect with his attorney present. Defense attorneys do not allow their clients to be raked over the coals. If they do, you should hire another. Besides, a good defense attorney won’t allow his client to speak with police at this stage of the game. Simon?
Castle made a date with a hooker, who was a possible suspect or witness in a murder investigation. Detective Beckett tells the crime-fighting novelist that it’s a bad idea. Castle’s comment? “I’m not a police officer, so it’s okay.” Well, that’s not exactly true in all instances. If someone is acting on the behalf of the police they’re considered an agent of the police, which means their actions could result in entrapment. What do you think, Randy?
“Well, you know I used to work with Mariah, but I don’t know about this one, Dawg. I just don’t know.”
The actual meeting with the hooker, Tiffany, went well. Castle brought Det. Beckett along to conduct the questioning. This was believable.
Beckett told a suspect they could go down for conspiracy to commit murder, which carries the same penalty as a murder conviction. In many areas this is true. Conspiracy to commit a crime can, in fact, carry the same penalty as the actual crime.
“Props to you, Baby. I got mad love for this one.”
Officers arrested the murder suspect, the wife, and immediately began spouting off the Miranda warning – You have the right to remain silent, etc. NO, NO, NO! Police officers aren’t required to advise anyone of their rights unless they’re going to question them. You do NOT start reading Miranda warnings to suspects the second the cuffs are placed on the wrists. This one even angered William “She Bangs” Hung.
Still, the show was good. Even Castle’s mother (another character who should get the boot) made a nice remark about Harper Lee.