TV GUIDE talks to Stana Katic about where Kate Beckett goes from here...
Castle Postmortem: Stana Katic on "Crushing" Twist and Beckett's Next Move
: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's episode of Castle. Read at your own risk.]
On Monday's Castle, Kate Beckett learned that sometimes doing things for good reasons can still cause a lot of trouble.
What began as a routine NYPD murder investigation for Castle (Nathan Fillion), Ryan (Seamus Dever) and Esposito (Jon Huertas) — a star of a '90s, Saved By the Bell-esque sitcom was found dead while production of a reunion movie was underway — quickly turned into more once Beckett (Stana Katic) and McCord (guest starLisa Edelstein) were called up from D.C. But even the Attorney General's office didn't have all the answers: Pretty soon, it was revealed that the dead actor was actually working with the CIA to spy on a Russian mob family.
When the CIA asked the NYPD to shut down their murder investigation out of fear of tipping off their Russian targets, Beckett secretly gave Castle & Co. enough intel to solve the murder and discover that the dead actor had fallen in love with the niece of the mob boss on which he was spying. But when the CIA threatened to expose the niece as a traitor to her family if she didn't continue to spy for the agency, Beckett made an anonymous tip to the press, identifying the niece and saving her from possible death at the hands of her mobster ties.
Unfortunately for Beckett, the Attorney General's office learns of Beckett's deception, and McCord shows up to Castle's loft to deliver some bad news: Beckett has been fired! TVGuide.com caught up with Katic to discuss why the D.C. job wasn't what Beckett thought it would be and where she goes from here...
Caskett shippers, you have reached a point where a lot of TV fans never get to: an engagement! Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) are engaged and soon-to-be living in the same city again since Beckett just got fired from her D.C. gig on Monday night's Castle episode.
But as you shippers are well aware, the road to a wedding is never smooth. Ever. So we chatted with Katic and the rest of the Castle cast about when, if ever, we'll see a wedding and how worried we should be about Caskett's future...
Now that Beckett is presumably back in New York to stay, when can we expect a Castle wedding? — Ashley ADAM: Not anytime soon. Although Stana Katic was one of the most vocal proponents of getting Castle and Beckett together ASAP, she's not in as much of a rush for her character to walk down the aisle. "I don't know if the wedding needs to happen in the next few months or not," she says. "It's not as much of a push for me because they're together and they're a solid couple. ... There's so much juice to be mined from the complications of getting a wedding together, especially when you have characters like Martha or Lanie or Captain Gates on the outskirts. I think that that will make for a really fun wedding-planning scenario.
Although I knew Castle‘s D.C. arc was coming to an end, I was really shocked when Beckett was fired so abruptly! Is she getting right back at the 12th Precinct or will we get to see a glimpse of Unemployed Kate before? –Martina
Well if you watched the shiny new episode of Spoiler Alert! co-starring Stana Katic,you saw her detail the hurdles keeping her from jumping back to the NYPD. As such, “She’s kind of out in Nowhereland” professionally, Katic added. “She’s defined herself so much by [her work].” So in the interim, will we see her as a homebody or ersatz housewife? Katic laughed. “I don’t know about a homebody, I don’t know about housewife…. But Castle in this next episode inadvertently helps her find that definition [of who she is] once again. As he always does —inadvertently”
TV LINE - Nathan Fillion on the Caskett wedding location
Will Castle and Kate will get married mid-season or at the end Season 6? –Russell Ha, nice try with the trick question. You know that show boss Andrew Marlowe refuses to confirm that vows will be exchanged this season. But if we are heading for a wedding, here’s how Nathan Fillion would like to see it play out. “I am, myself, not a huge fan of the big church wedding with everybody in stuffy suits,” he told me. “I’m a fan of the beach wedding, with everybody in linen. And if it meant an episode [filmed] in a tropical location, then that would be great, too.” (P.S. I could totally get behind this tropical wedding shoot, especially if I’m invited along to cover it.)
The man behind one of TV's hottest series talks all things ‘Castle’ and where the show is headed this season
Lisa Caputo, October 25, 2013 7:44:22 AM
Castle returned this fall with a truly stellar sixth season, continuing to improve each episode with no sign of slowing down. The hit series creator and executive producer Andrew Marlowe took some time out of his hectic schedule to chat with us here at TV Guide Canada about the show’s success.
In speaking with the creative genius, his knowledge and wisdom as a seasoned professional were striking, as was his continued excitement and passion for the show. His belief in this story and these characters is highlighted by his dedication to giving the audience something it can invest and believe in just as strongly, so it’s no wonder he has achieved exactly that.
Marlowe has found great success with Castle,but did this master of foreshadowing have any idea that the show would become a hit series? “You imagine it but it’s always a fantasy because the odds are never in your favour,” he says. While Castle certainly beat the odds, its creator remains humbled by it. “We’re grateful that we did and we’re really grateful that we found an audience."....
On Castle, will we see how Beckett reacts to the press when they find out about the engagement? –Emma
Yep –and that’s where this casting scoop comes in. In the first episode after the winter break (airing sometime in January), “We’re certainly playing with Beckett being a private person and not really wanting to deal with the engagement announcement [to the media],” show boss Andrew W. Marlowe previews. “But a case comes up with somebody who’s very much in the public eye that gets Beckett to the point where she realizes she’s a private person but she’s in a relationship with somebody who’s a public person –so how does that affect them?”
[Castle creator Andrew] Marlowe mentioned there were some Caskett moments he wanted to get to last season but didn’t. Will we see any of those this year? –Stephanie
The pre-hiatus episode “The Good, the Bad and the Baby” will indeed check one item off Marlowe’s to-do list. “The “really fun” hour, as he describes it, finds Rick and Kate minding an infant mysteriously deposited by a stranger in a church, at Christmastime. “If I’m the fan and I’ve been watching this show, I know a lot about Rick and Kate, but I don’t really know how they feel about more kids,” Marlowe notes. “Does Castle want more? And for Beckett, somebody who has been pursuing her career and her job so doggedly, I’m sure it’s crossed her mind theoretically —‘Oh, sure. I’ll have kids someday’ —but someday’s coming up.” After all, I myself mused, has Beckett ever had occasion to handle a baby? “We will answer that question,” Marlowe assures, “in a fun, funny, satisfying and charming way.”
CASTLE: Molly Quinn on ‘Like Father, Like Daughter,’ the Tension Between Alexis and Castle, and More
CASTLE’s Alexis is going through a bit of a hard time with her father right now, which makes this Monday’s episode all the more awkward for her: as their personal life is hitting a bump, she needs Castle and the rest of his NYPD buddies to help her prove that a man on death row is actually innocent. And the kicker? They only have 72 hours to do it.
I spoke with CASTLE’s Molly Quinn about the Alexis/Castle rift, Alexis’ quest to save the death row inmate, where Alexis stands with Beckett, and more…
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Subject: Re: Pre-S6 & Future S6 Spoilers Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:54 pm
Castle Creator Clears the Air on Trimmed Love Scene and the Bogus 'Final Season' Rumor
The corner of the Internet where Castle fans congregate recently roared in light of the reveal that Rick and Kate’s first love scene originally ran longer and was screened for a small crowd at a screenwriters’ workshop —but series creator Andrew W. Marlowe maintains that viewers saw the “best” version, and that nothing “extraordinary” was left on the cutting room floor...
' CASTLE’: ACTION-PACKED EP WITH SEN. BRACKEN IN THE WORKS?
When I asked for questions for my interview with Castle EP Andrew Marlowe, fans delivered once again. And among the deluge came this question from Ellie Spears: “Is there any action sequences coming up for Beckett of the caliber of the rooftop in Always? I love Beckett in action.”
It hadn’t crossed my mind that we’ve been low on the hard-core action thus far. The good news? Marlowe is as eager as we are for Action!Beckett as well. The sad? It won’t happen this fall. “The problem with episodes like that is that they cost a great deal of money, and in a challenging environment, we already have a tough time with the budget we have,” he says. “So part of what I have to do is figure out how to save money in a couple of episodes to be able to do something like that. But I, like you, love to see Beckett as the tip of the spear going after somebody.”
Challenge No. 2, he says, is making sure he has “a compelling villain” waiting in the wings who can carry such a story. Luckily, he already has that! “We’ve talked about bringing [Sen.] Bracken back this year. It’s about finding the right type of story so that it has the weight we’re looking for. But I’d love to see some of those coming up in the spring if we can.”
Question: Do you think we’ll see Senator Bracken or the 3XK Killer again on Castle this season? –Nora Ausiello: When Matt Mitovich checked in with Andrew W. Marlowe the other day, Castle‘s creator said there is “nothing to confirm” at this time regarding any such big returns, Rick’s spook-y pop included. “We’re hopeful on a couple things, and being superstitious I don’t want to jinx anything,” he added. “But we’re hoping to have some familiar faces return, soon.”
ABC's ‘Castle’ season 6 spoilers: How Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic’s characters plan ahead
Castle and Beckett are getting married at some point on “Castle,” assuming of course that there is not some sort of tragic breakup that devastates fans and commences Twitter to collapse upon itself. But before that ceremony can happen, there are clearly some other things that need to be taken care of...
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Subject: Re: Pre-S6 & Future S6 Spoilers Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:53 am
Can you ask Andrew Marlowe why we don’t get to see the weekly poker games with Castle’s writer friends anymore? I really loved those scenes. –Janice
I did ask, and the answer is admittedly bittersweet, as it reminds us of the passing of novelist Stephen J. Cannell, who apparently played a big role in rounding up his ever-busy peers to intermittently play cards on the ABC drama. “Stephen was really instrumental on helping us with that,” Marlowe explains. “We live and hope to do it again, and I will try by the end of this season” –maybe for a stag party, I must wonder? –“but I can’t make any promises.”
Been praying that one of my favorite shows, Castle, will be getting better very soon! Any hint on improvements? –Tamar
Things will certainly be heating up in Episode 12, which is casting the guest-starring roles of an arsonist (sounds like a hothead!), a fire fetishist (sounds hot!) and an authoritative and attractive female fire investigator (sounds like a hottie!).
What can you tell me about the serial killer targeting Lanie and Esposito on Castle? Is it 3XK? — Diana
ADAM: Great minds think alike! When I asked creator Andrew W. Marlowe if the elusive Triple Killer — last (not) seen after Castle shot him in Season 5 — was again taunting the team at the 12th Precinct, he didn't exactly say no. "Clearly, that's something we're going to talk about in the episode," he says. "From Beckett's point of view, 3XK is dead; from Castle's point of view, he's still out there. The specter of that always hangs in the back of folks' head when they see people targeted." The question, Marlowe insists, is why would 3XK be targeting Lanie and Esposito? Anyone have any guesses?
Will Season 6 of Castle have a two-parter? –Vanessa When last we tuned in —pre-season —series creator Andrew W. Marlowe said, “If we have a compelling enough reason,” that tradition would continue —though at the time, he was felling like the season-opening D.C. arc checked off that box. And now…? “It still feels like [D.C.] filled the bill,” he says —though the writers have yet to really hash out February’s episodes. “Im not ruling it out,” Marlowe allows, “but Im not ruling it in.”
Fans of Lanie Parish disillusioned by her near invisibility this season can rest easy. (Not too easy, though, unless they want to end up on a slab under her examining gaze.)
This Sunday, Castle‘s resident MEE (medical examiner extraordinaire) gets her first taste of the Season 6 limelight in “Disciple,” which revolves around a killer-on-the-loose who may or may not be targeting members of the 12th Precinct, including Lanie, to whom the first body that surfaces bears a striking resemblance.
“It is very, very, very intense, and my most memorable episode altogether for Lanie,” portrayer Tamala Jones tells TV Guide Canada of Sunday’s instalment. “Just the emotional side that I had to play, and Lanie having to do her job … and hold it together and be professional, but still be affected by what she’s seen. It’s really deep, really deep.”...
Is Castle done with the Sen. Bracken-Beckett story? — Nina
ADAM: Not if the show wants to keep leading lady Stana Katic happy. "I think that story needs really great closure," she tells us of Beckett's series-long search for her mother's killer. "They did a really nice job of developing this 'sleeping dragon' story, and [the end] of that should be done with justice to all of the years that they spent developing that." The good news? Creator Andrew W. Marlowe insists that he has plans to bring Jack Coleman's dirty politician back — but only when the perfect story comes up