I missed the first fifteen minutes last Monday, but caught up last night. Beckett investigates when the body of a nanny is found stuffed into a laundry room dryer. This episode seemed less jokey than the pilot, and Castle seemed more like a writer in an early scene where he enthralls the squad room with a story of what might have happened to the nanny. I approve.
Castle also held steady in the ratings in Week 2. A good sign, I hope.