TV Spoilers Aug 30, 2013: ‘Castle’ Season 6 premiere: 6 spoilers to know about ‘Valkyrie’

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‘Castle’ Season 6 premiere: 6 spoilers to know about ‘Valkyrie’

Source: Zap2it.com (blog) , 8-30-13

Thanks to a rather annoying (and awesome) cliffhanger at the end of the Season 5 finale — when Castle (Nathan Fillion) broke out a surprising marriage proposal for Beckett (Stana Katic) — it’s been a long summer for fans of the show….READ MORE

TV Spoilers Aug 30, 2013: Castle Season 6 Spoilers; Will Beckett say yes to Castle’s proposal?

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Castle – Season 6 – Official Press Release

Source: ABC

When viewers first met Richard Castle — a famous mystery novelist and divorced father raising his teenage daughter, while being kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother — he was creatively blocked. But when the NYPD questioned him in connection with a series of murders staged to imitate crime scenes from his books, Castle found inspiration in NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, a bright and aggressive homicide detective with a fascination for odd and offbeat cases stemming from the years-old unsolved murder of her own mother. Though they instantly clashed, sparks of another sort began to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance as Castle stepped in to help find the copycat killer. Once that initial case was solved, Castle and Beckett continued to investigate strange homicides in New York, combining Castle’s writer intuition and Beckett’s creative detective work.

Then, after four seasons of “will they” or “won’t they,” Castle and Beckett finally gave into their feelings for each other. Working together as a couple during Season 5, the crime-solving dynamic duo navigated new chapters in their lives, culminating in a cliffhanger in which Castle got down on one knee and asked Beckett to marry him. Season 6 will begin with her answer…

With Beckett as his muse, Castle has penned a series of bestselling novels featuring Nikki Heat, a tough, sexy and professional NYPD homicide detective, and he resurrected Derrick Storm — the main character of his first set of books — in a series of original eBook shorts and a full length novel. Castle’s much anticipated fifth Nikki Heat thriller, Deadly Heat (September 17, 2013), goes on sale this fall. The previous four mysteries in the Heat series — Heat Wave (September 2009), Naked Heat (September 2010), Heat Rises (September 2011) and Frozen Heat (September 2012) — all spent multiple consecutive weeks on the New York Times and USA Today bestsellers lists. In addition, the newest Derrick Storm thriller, Storm Front (May 2013), and Castle’s Storm eBook original short series — A Brewing Storm (May 2012), A Raging Storm (July 2012) and A Bloody Storm (August 2012) — all debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list.

In addition for the new season, a third graphic novel from Marvel Entertainment – Castle: Richard Castle’s A Calm Before the Storm – recently debuted in hardcover format, written by New York Times best-selling author Peter David (“Hulk”). The first two graphic novels – Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm and Castle: Richard Castle’s Storm Season, written by Brian Michael Bendis (“Avengers”) and Kelly Sue DeConnick (“Captain Marvel”) – continue to sell well since these graphic fiction adaptations debuted in 2011. All three graphic novels are on sale in comic shops, the Marvel Comics app, iBookstore, Nook Bookstore and everywhere books are sold.

“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle with Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers.

Castle Season 4 Premiere Spoilers Episode Recap: 4.1 “Rise” Beckett’s Secret, She Remembers Everything

‘Castle,’ Season 4, Episode 1, Season Premiere: TV Recap

Source: WSJ, 9-19-11

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We ended the last season of “Castle” with a classic cliffhanger: Beckett was shot by a sniper at Captain Montgomery’s funeral. Castle had tried to knock her out of the way when he saw what was happening, but he wasn’t successful. As Beckett lay bleeding, Castle confessed his love for her.

The season premiere picked up exactly where it left off. Beckett is being frantically rushed into surgery. She is slipping away. We are taken back and forth between the operating room and the hallway where everyone has gathered.

In surgery, Beckett’s boyfriend Josh has to start the surgery to save her life despite protests from around the table. “You can’t operate on her, she’s your girlfriend.” To which Josh responds, “She’s dying.” And then he cuts in to stop her bleeding.

Outside in the hallway, Beckett’s father, Castle’s daughter wait. Josh, relieved by another surgeon, comes out of surgery and slams Castle into the wall, blaming him for forcing Beckett to investigate her mother’s death. Back in the room Beckett flat lines.

Castle admits, “I put her on the crosshairs.”

Meanwhile, an envelope is pulled out of a mailbox with the name Smith on it. Montgomery sent it before he was shot. Castle’s pictures, a news article about Beckett’s shooting and some other paperwork are inside and once Smith read’s it all, he places a call to someone who is high up in government.

Beckett doesn’t really flat line. She pulls through. Castle visits Beckett in the hospital while she’s recovering. He says, “I just never thought I’d see again.” Followed by “I heard you were opening a flower shop so I thought I’d pitch in.”

Jokes aside, he quickly realizes Beckett doesn’t remember anything about the day she was shot, including his confession of love. She says, “There are some things better not being remembered.” Not that it matters because Beckett tells Castle to leave. She tells him she’ll call him. But she doesn’t.

Then, with the magic of TV, it is three months later, Beckett returns to work, still not having contacted Castle. She learns Castle had worked tirelessly to figure out who shot her and that the new captain, Captain Victoria Gates (who prefers to be call sir) kicked Castle to the curb anyway. Castle has taken the files home so he can continue working on finding Beckett’s shooter.

Beckett gets into it with the new captain because her case has been closed and because she has to retrain to get her gun back even though she did okay on her psych examine. With no leads on her shooter the captain said it was a waste of time to keep pursuing.

Beckett finally decides to connect with Castle so she catches up with him at a book signing. He is furious she had let three months go by without a call, explaining that it was painful to watch her die on the ambulance, and then recover. He is angry, but softens when Beckett said she needed to work through some things.

“Did Josh help you with that?”

“We broke up.”

After some small talk, Beckett reveals she built up a wall inside after her mother’s death. She tells Castle she needs to put the murder to rest in order to have the kind of relationship she wants. Castle tells her he’s still mad, but says they will figure it out. He softly changes the subject and tells her he’s been working on the money trail to find her killer, but has no leads. He promises to get reinstated by Gates.

He goes around Gates to get back into the squad, having called his pal the mayor to pull strings. Gates is not happy. She threatens to bury Beckett if she ever lets Castle embarrass her again.

The team is in the middle of connecting some dots on a warehouse fire deemed accidental that might lead to some clues on Beckett’s mother murder, when Gates sends them all out on another lead. Becket is back in the saddle, but clearly isn’t ready. After a chase she hesitates to raise her weapon when faced with one pointing at her. Her hand is shaking and Esposito and Ryan come in and take down the bad guy before anything happens.

Back at the station, Castle confronts her on freezing and the shaky hand. She says it won’t happen again. The two of them go and talk to the fire investigator about the warehouse fire that might lead to her shooter. He insists the report is accurate. Beckett flips out and accuses the investigator of lying, and being pressured to falsify a report. He throws them both out of the fire station.

She and Castle go to her home to review the files and they disagree on the fire investigators guilt and the cause of the fire. Beckett can’t accept this because it would mean she has no leads in her mother’s murder.

After they part, Castle gets a call from someone claiming to be a friend of Montgomery’s. Presumably the high-placed official silenced by Montgomery’s mail. He’s got the envelope’s contents spread out in front of him.

“We need to talk.”

Here’s the crux of that call: the contents of that envelope are so damaging to people in high places that they ensure the safety of Montgomery’s family. Beckett was shot at the funeral because that envelope arrived late. She’s safe now and won’t be targeted again, as long as Beckett doesn’t pursue the case any further.

Castle decides to not mention the call to Beckett and instead decides to work to steer her away from the case. He convinces her to take a break until she feels better.

Beckett focuses on the killing of a debutant instead, that they thought had already been solved. She figures out who the killer is, which is not the guy in custody. This time, when they chase the suspect down Beckett doesn’t hesitate and she faces the second gun barrel of the show. This time she prevails and cuffs the suspect.

“We’ll figure it out. That wall inside won’t be there forever,” says Castle as they part.

And just when you think its over, the last few minutes of the show set up the season to come. Castle has, for the time being convinced Beckett to stop pursuing the case, but he is clearly still looking into finding her sniper. And Beckett, in an appointment with her shrink, acknowledges she actually remembers everything from the day she was shot.

Why do you think she lied to Castle about not hearing him say, “I love you”?

Castle Seaon 4 Spoilers: Season Premiere Spoilers — Beckett’s Secret from Castle — Remembers “I Love You”

Castle Boss: Castle and Beckett’s New Secrets Are a “Ticking Bomb”

Source: TV Guide, 9-19-11

Stana Katic, Castle

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 4 premiere of ABC’s Castle. Read at your own risk.]


“I remember everything.”

With those words, spoken by Detective Kate Beckett in the closing moments of Castle‘s Season 4 premiere, the show kicked off what is sure to be a rollercoaster season of secrets.

Fall Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

After narrowly surviving the gunshot she suffered in the Season 3 finale, Beckett (Stana Katic) tells Castle (Nathan Fillion) that she doesn’t remember anything from the day she was shot — including the fact that Castle told Beckett he loved her. But in the premiere’s final moments, Beckett confesses to her police-mandated shrink (Michael Dorn) that she she’s been lying about her faulty memory.

But why? “She’s scared to admit that she heard him because she’s scared that the relationship is going to go to the next level and it could potentially ruin their friendship,” creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com. “She wants it but she’s not ready for it.”

However, Beckett, who is clearly still a bit shaken up from her brush with death, is able to admit that she wants to work toward a relationship with Castle — after she finally closes her mother’s murder investigation, which set this whole deadly chain of events in motion.

Castle Season 4: What happens after “I love you”?

“Beckett is struggling with some internal things that she really needs to put to rest,” Marlowe says. “She intimates that she wants Castle, but she wants it to be a real relationship. She knows she’s not as open and available as she wants to be in life, but she knows it’s for a particular reason. So, if they can resolve Beckett’s mother’s case, that [removes] one of their biggest obstacles.”

That’s where things get really sticky. Although Castle wants nothing more than to help Beckett crack the case, he’s got one problem: A mystery man (Geoff Pierson) with knowledge of Beckett’s investigation warns Castle that if she continues digging, she will certainly end up dead.

“Castle is in this terribly conflicted position,” Marlowe says. “It ends up being a huge sacrifice for Castle to ask Beckett to back off, because he’s actually asking her to back off of the relationship.”

Adds Fillion: “If she solves the investigation, she’s saying she can be emotionally ready for a relationship with Castle. But if she delves into this investigation, she will be killed. That’s very real. If you balance that with, ‘Well, I might have a chance at dating her,’ it doesn’t really weigh out. He can’t take that chance.”

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Marlowe says that Castle will continue to try to solve Beckett’s mother’s murder on his own in order to protect Beckett. Meanwhile, look for Beckett’s shrink to return at least a couple more times to offer a peek into Beckett’s head (and heart).

The bright side, Marlowe says, is that even though they’re not technically an item, their relationship is stronger than ever. “For all the people who keep saying, ‘When are they going to get in a relationship?’ they kind of already are,” he says. “It just comes with baggage and complications. [These] are two people who we deep down know love each other but there’s some significant secrets and significant obstacles that make it not the right time for them at this moment.”

And if those secrets are revealed? “[It’s] a powder keg,” Marlowe says. “Either of those things can be a real ticking bomb in their relationship. So, there’s a little bit of a delicate dance for the characters.”

Castle airs Mondays at 10/9c on ABC.

What did you think of the premiere? Are you interested in the new dynamic between Castle and Beckett?

Castle Season 4: What Happens After “I Love You”?

Source: TV Guide, 9-19-11

Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic

As the saying goes, you can’t unring a bell. So, can you unspeak the words “I love you”?

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That’s the question looming over Castle, as the Season 4 premiere (Monday, 10/c, ABC) focuses heavily on how Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) will react to a profession of love from her mystery-writer/partner, Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), in last season’s finale. Of course, Castle’s “I love you” didn’t come over a candlelight dinner, but in the aftermath of Beckett being gunned down by a sniper. So, there are plenty of easy outs, right?

“My goals were to honor everything that we had done in the season finale and not sweep anything under the carpet,” creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com. “My intent was to confront all the issues that we brought up and deal with them in a way that … was going to be both satisfying to fans and also a little bit frustrating for the ones who want Castle and Beckett to get back right away. We’ve taken their relationship to the next level of complexity. … [There’s] a lot more meaning in the Beckett and Castle relationship.”

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Adds executive producer Laurie Zaks: “Once the genie is let out of the bottle, it can’t be put back in. Even if it’s not acknowledged verbally, psychologically there’s going to be a difference.”

It’s in those psychological and emotional corners of the story that things get a bit tricky. For example: Will Castle even be able to see past his own complicity in Beckett’s shooting — and by extension, the sacrificial death of former Capt. Roy Montgomery (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) — to move forward in a relationship with her?

“It was a very sobering event for Castle. Certainly he carries a measure of guilt,” Fillion says. “Here’s a guy who’s not very keen to grow up anytime soon. But he’s really been spear-heading this investigation. He’s been kicking this hornet’s nest around, thinking that solving it will get him closer to Beckett. But now he’s losing friends, literally. It’s going to force him to grow up a little.”

Castle exclusive: Meet Castle and Beckett’s new captain!

Also standing in the way of Castle and Beckett’s possible love connection is a decrease in face time, now that new Victoria “Iron” Gates (Penny Johnson Jerald) has assumed command of the 12th Precinct and promptly kicked Castle out.

“He’s not used to women being around him that aren’t disarmed by him immediately,” Fillion says. “Women love him, and when they don’t, he takes it really hard. … She won’t give him half a chance. Even when he deserves credit, she will not give it to him. That really bothers him, and it’s going to be a continuing battle.”

But the true obstacle preventing a Castle-Beckett hookup is secrecy, as both Beckett and Castle will be forced to hide significant information from each other at the beginning of the season.

Castle exclusive: Star Trek‘s Michael Dorn is Beckett’s shrink

“Everybody’s got secrets this year,” Katic says. “The first episode kind of explains how this next season will be directed. It explains in a really subtle way how the two characters feel about each other and what obstacles they might have to tackle in order to finally get to each other. I think it’s really sweet.”

Sweet, if not immediately satisfying to the show’s ravenous fans. Katic can only promise that Beckett, who will also share some her feelings with a police-mandated shrink (Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Michael Dorn) this season, is acting in the interest of her long-term happiness.

“She’s making an adult decision not to dive into something because she doesn’t want to screw it up,” Katic says. ” She has real, adult reasons for making the choices she makes. … She cares for him so much. She’s in love with him. She’s dated other guys, but he’s the only guy she’s been in love with.”

Castle premieres Monday at 10/9c on ABC.

Castle Season 4 Spoilers: Kate Beckett Lives — Castle’s I Love You & the Castle Beckett Relationship

Castle Boss: Castle and Beckett’s New Secrets Are a “Ticking Bomb”

Source: TV Guide, 9-19-11

Stana Katic, Castle

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 4 premiere of ABC’s Castle. Read at your own risk.]


“I remember everything.”

With those words, spoken by Detective Kate Beckett in the closing moments of Castle‘s Season 4 premiere, the show kicked off what is sure to be a rollercoaster season of secrets.

Fall Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

After narrowly surviving the gunshot she suffered in the Season 3 finale, Beckett (Stana Katic) tells Castle (Nathan Fillion) that she doesn’t remember anything from the day she was shot — including the fact that Castle told Beckett he loved her. But in the premiere’s final moments, Beckett confesses to her police-mandated shrink (Michael Dorn) that she she’s been lying about her faulty memory.

But why? “She’s scared to admit that she heard him because she’s scared that the relationship is going to go to the next level and it could potentially ruin their friendship,” creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com. “She wants it but she’s not ready for it.”

However, Beckett, who is clearly still a bit shaken up from her brush with death, is able to admit that she wants to work toward a relationship with Castle — after she finally closes her mother’s murder investigation, which set this whole deadly chain of events in motion.

Castle Season 4: What happens after “I love you”?

“Beckett is struggling with some internal things that she really needs to put to rest,” Marlowe says. “She intimates that she wants Castle, but she wants it to be a real relationship. She knows she’s not as open and available as she wants to be in life, but she knows it’s for a particular reason. So, if they can resolve Beckett’s mother’s case, that [removes] one of their biggest obstacles.”

That’s where things get really sticky. Although Castle wants nothing more than to help Beckett crack the case, he’s got one problem: A mystery man (Geoff Pierson) with knowledge of Beckett’s investigation warns Castle that if she continues digging, she will certainly end up dead.

“Castle is in this terribly conflicted position,” Marlowe says. “It ends up being a huge sacrifice for Castle to ask Beckett to back off, because he’s actually asking her to back off of the relationship.”

Adds Fillion: “If she solves the investigation, she’s saying she can be emotionally ready for a relationship with Castle. But if she delves into this investigation, she will be killed. That’s very real. If you balance that with, ‘Well, I might have a chance at dating her,’ it doesn’t really weigh out. He can’t take that chance.”

Check out our list of TV’s sexiest crime fighters!

Marlowe says that Castle will continue to try to solve Beckett’s mother’s murder on his own in order to protect Beckett. Meanwhile, look for Beckett’s shrink to return at least a couple more times to offer a peek into Beckett’s head (and heart).

The bright side, Marlowe says, is that even though they’re not technically an item, their relationship is stronger than ever. “For all the people who keep saying, ‘When are they going to get in a relationship?’ they kind of already are,” he says. “It just comes with baggage and complications. [These] are two people who we deep down know love each other but there’s some significant secrets and significant obstacles that make it not the right time for them at this moment.”

And if those secrets are revealed? “[It’s] a powder keg,” Marlowe says. “Either of those things can be a real ticking bomb in their relationship. So, there’s a little bit of a delicate dance for the characters.”

Castle airs Mondays at 10/9c on ABC.

What did you think of the premiere? Are you interested in the new dynamic between Castle and Beckett?

Castle Season 4: What Happens After “I Love You”?

Source: TV Guide, 9-19-11

Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic

As the saying goes, you can’t unring a bell. So, can you unspeak the words “I love you”?

Fall Preview: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows

That’s the question looming over Castle, as the Season 4 premiere (Monday, 10/c, ABC) focuses heavily on how Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) will react to a profession of love from her mystery-writer/partner, Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), in last season’s finale. Of course, Castle’s “I love you” didn’t come over a candlelight dinner, but in the aftermath of Beckett being gunned down by a sniper. So, there are plenty of easy outs, right?

“My goals were to honor everything that we had done in the season finale and not sweep anything under the carpet,” creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com. “My intent was to confront all the issues that we brought up and deal with them in a way that … was going to be both satisfying to fans and also a little bit frustrating for the ones who want Castle and Beckett to get back right away. We’ve taken their relationship to the next level of complexity. … [There’s] a lot more meaning in the Beckett and Castle relationship.”

Which Castle characters made our list of TV’s sexiest crime fighters?

Adds executive producer Laurie Zaks: “Once the genie is let out of the bottle, it can’t be put back in. Even if it’s not acknowledged verbally, psychologically there’s going to be a difference.”

It’s in those psychological and emotional corners of the story that things get a bit tricky. For example: Will Castle even be able to see past his own complicity in Beckett’s shooting — and by extension, the sacrificial death of former Capt. Roy Montgomery (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) — to move forward in a relationship with her?

“It was a very sobering event for Castle. Certainly he carries a measure of guilt,” Fillion says. “Here’s a guy who’s not very keen to grow up anytime soon. But he’s really been spear-heading this investigation. He’s been kicking this hornet’s nest around, thinking that solving it will get him closer to Beckett. But now he’s losing friends, literally. It’s going to force him to grow up a little.”

Castle exclusive: Meet Castle and Beckett’s new captain!

Also standing in the way of Castle and Beckett’s possible love connection is a decrease in face time, now that new Victoria “Iron” Gates (Penny Johnson Jerald) has assumed command of the 12th Precinct and promptly kicked Castle out.

“He’s not used to women being around him that aren’t disarmed by him immediately,” Fillion says. “Women love him, and when they don’t, he takes it really hard. … She won’t give him half a chance. Even when he deserves credit, she will not give it to him. That really bothers him, and it’s going to be a continuing battle.”

But the true obstacle preventing a Castle-Beckett hookup is secrecy, as both Beckett and Castle will be forced to hide significant information from each other at the beginning of the season.

Castle exclusive: Star Trek‘s Michael Dorn is Beckett’s shrink

“Everybody’s got secrets this year,” Katic says. “The first episode kind of explains how this next season will be directed. It explains in a really subtle way how the two characters feel about each other and what obstacles they might have to tackle in order to finally get to each other. I think it’s really sweet.”

Sweet, if not immediately satisfying to the show’s ravenous fans. Katic can only promise that Beckett, who will also share some her feelings with a police-mandated shrink (Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Michael Dorn) this season, is acting in the interest of her long-term happiness.

“She’s making an adult decision not to dive into something because she doesn’t want to screw it up,” Katic says. ” She has real, adult reasons for making the choices she makes. … She cares for him so much. She’s in love with him. She’s dated other guys, but he’s the only guy she’s been in love with.”

Castle premieres Monday at 10/9c on ABC.

Exclusive Castle Postmortem: Creator on [SPOILER!]’s Death and Castle and Beckett’s Future

Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, Castle

[WARNING: The following story contains major spoilers from the Season 3 finale of Castle. Read at your own risk.]

Castle’s third season went out with a bang. More than one, actually.

Castle finale: Castle and Beckett put all their cards on the table

The action-packed final episode found Beckett (Stana Katic) once again drawn into investigating her mother’s murder after Hal Lockwood (Max Martini), the hitman who has killed all her previous leads in the case, escapes from prison. Beckett soon learns that Lockwood’s next target is none other than Captain Montgomery (Ruben Santiago-Hudson), who was the third cop involved in the kidnapping of a mob boss that ultimately led to Beckett’s mother’s murder.

Mongtomery’s betrayal and cover-up is a hard pill for Beckett to swallow, but ultimately the Captain risks his own life to take down Lockwood and protect Beckett from further harm. One problem: Montgomery dies without revealing the real mystery man who sent Lockwood to kill the conspiring cops in the first place. And that mystery man seems to have hired a new gunman, as in the closing moments of the episode, Beckett is gunned down by a sniper and left bleeding out as Castle (Nathan FIllion) professes his love to her.

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If you’re anything like us, you’re still in shock. And you have plenty of questions. (Of course Beckett is going to live, silly!)  Luckily, we chatted with Castle creator Andrew W. Marlowe to break it all down. Below in our exclusive interview, Marlowe reveals why the Captain had to die, what the next layer of mythology in the Johanna Beckett case involves, and just how Castle’s admission of love will play out next season.

Why did you decide to kill Captain Montgomery?
Andrew W. Marlowe:  It grew organically out of the series, out of who he is to Beckett and why he’s been such a mentor [to her]. We realized when we got deeper into Beckett’s mother’s murder mythology that somebody had to be protecting Beckett from herself when she was looking into this, so it made sense that the Captain was involved. It gave us this great sense of completeness and tragedy that I really responded to.

Were you worried that fans might be too jarred by the betrayal?
Marlowe: We wanted them to be jarred. Beckett’s jarred. But the reality is we all have secrets and things in our lives we don’t talk about that, when they come to light, we’re forced to deal with. I think there will be some fans who will be frustrated and angry and some fans will be interested in how this will affect Beckett. What’s Beckett’s life going to be like when she doesn’t necessarily always have somebody she works for in her corner?

Captain Montgomery at least got a little bit of redemption.
Marlowe: [The whole story] made the character of the Captain much more noble to me. He participated in something that was a sin in his youth, but he had done everything in his life to correct it, to overcome it. He’d done everything to serve and be a good man, but he could not outrun his sins.

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So will you be adding a new boss at the precinct next season?
Marlowe: That’s one of the opportunities we’re looking to take. Everybody’s getting along really well in the precinct, and we think there can be a little more conflict. We think it’s interesting to grow Beckett and Castle by having somebody who may not look as favorably on Beckett as the Captain did or may not look as favorably on the Castle-Beckett relationship. That’s all stuff we’re plotting out for next year as we speak.

The finale also reveals that there’s still a mystery man out there connected to Johanna Beckett’s murder.
Marlowe: We have a great concept of how we want to follow that up in the next couple of seasons. That’s going to be vital in some decisions I’m making going into next season.  We foreshadowed it a bit with Castle having to protect Beckett from herself at the end of the episode. Next season, with Castle knowing somebody is out there, [Beckett] becomes his responsibility. It changes the nature of their relationship and makes it significantly more interesting, especially given what happens the last 10 seconds of the show.

Indeed. Let’s talk about that cliff-hanger. Are you prepared for the hate mail?
Marlowe: I do have an expectation that certain fans are going to be really, really frustrated. We have really tremendous, loyal fans and to make them wait all those months I think is going to be really frustrating to them. Hopefully people will be interested to see how we deal with it next year.  I do think, for the relationship fans, having Castle admit his feelings to Beckett is a great moment for them.

Did Beckett hear and understand Castle say “I love you” before she went unconscious?
Marlowe: I think in that moment she does. I know exactly how I’m dealing with it next season, but it would be unfair to the experience of the audience to tell them right now.

What can you say about that relationship moving forward?
Marlowe: I think people will be frustrated until I do the next set of reveals at midseason. My feeling about TV audiences is that they love to be frustrated and then fulfilled. What we’re telling here is a great love story, and great love stories take a long time to resolve. Feelings ebb and flow, relationships are complicated, timing is wrong. I do know where I want to end up with these people. I know what the resolution is between them but there’s a lot of great storytelling between now and then.

Are you concerned with dragging it too long and losing viewer interest? You recently commented about Bones doing just that.
Marlowe: When I express some concerns about models of the other shows, it’s when the relationship becomes stagnant. When there is no movement, there is no growth and the characters start to feel like brother and sister because they lose the spark. My goal is to not lose the spark, and I know that’s a challenge when you keep people apart for a long time. Keeping them apart can be frustrating, but I also feel like moments at the end of the swimmer episode are enormously gratifying because of everything that’s come before. The hero’s journey is about going through all sorts of difficulty to obtain your prize and having little victories along the way. My hope is that at the end of the day, it feels like a hero’s journey.

Will there at least be some payoff to Castle’s admission of love?
Marlowe:
During Season 4 there will be some payoff to what he said in that moment. It’s not going to necessarily come the way the fans like. And I’m sure some of them will feel like I’ve skirted the issue initially and then come to realize that I’ve dealt with it in an interesting character way. The questions are going to be answered. I think people felt like we dropped the kiss or we dropped the freezing together, but it was always my intention to bring it up as a relationship issue [in the finale]. Hopefully people will be interested to see how we deal with it next year, and how we overcome the argument they’ve had in the middle of this episode. The issue of “Why aren’t we talking about this? Why aren’t we confronting it?”

Is Beckett’s boyfriend Josh (Victor Webster) still a possible obstacle?
Marlowe: He’s still out there, and he’s somebody we’re going to have to deal with. He’s an element moving forward and it’ll be interesting to see how that functions.

What’s going to be the driving force in Season 4?
Marlowe: There’s going to be a real push and pull between Beckett and Castle. Beckett’s going to want to look into [this new mystery man] and Castle’s going to have very specific reasons why he doesn’t want her to. He’ll end up with a little more information than she has, and he can’t be honest with her about it. It’s going to cause a complexity in their relationship that’s going to be interesting.

‘Castle’ creator Andrew Marlowe on finale shooting: ‘She was not wearing a vest.’

Source: EW, 5-18-11

castle_finaleImage Credit: Stana Katic/ABC

While Castle fans were weeping over Monday night’s season finale (Beckett! Nooooo!), creator Andrew Marlowe was in Hawaii, oblivious to the emotional turmoil he’d just inflicted upon us. To get back at him (kidding!), EW interrupted the executive producer’s much-deserved vacation (not kidding…) to ask some of our — and your — burning questions.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I know you’re sitting sea side right now, but have you seen any of the Internet reaction to the finale?
ANDREW MARLOWE: Yeah, I was on Twitter and a lot of the fans were nice enough to leave their thoughts with me on Twitter, so that was very exciting.

I’m not getting the sense that they’re as angry as you thought they might be.
[Laughs] Well, I didn’t know. I knew that I was going to give them something emotionally satisfying, but I also wanted them to be prepared going in that it was going to end on a cliffhanger. But I think that for the ‘shippers, there was some sense of relief that Castle got to say what he wanted to say and that in the argument they were able to put their cards on the table. Then when we get to the final scene, he’s able to admit his feelings for her. So I think there was some really good resolution in that while we had all the other stuff. I think if we didn’t have that resolution, people would have felt a little unsatisfied.

Speaking of that last scene where he says the big ‘I love you,’ Kate’s alive… right?
I think people have to tune in this fall to see.

Well, I’m at least assuming she was wearing a vest …
You don’t expect to get shot at a funeral. I’ll tell you that she was not wearing a vest. I can tell you that, yeah.

So are we going to see Beckett recovery time next season or will we have a time jump when she’s back in action?
I have not fully finished constructing the season premiere episode for [season] 4. There are a lot of moving parts that I’m going to have to deal with. There may be a time cut, but we’ll probably most likely be picking up right after the events of the shooting and dealing with the aftermath. And then a time jump somewhere in the episode.

So, why did you decided to shoot Beckett?
Well, it felt like a natural extension of the storytelling that we’re doing, and this case is the case where Beckett is most vulnerable, and Castle is at his most mature. But it also comes with a complication, and the complication is this: It’s that if Castle hadn’t urged Beckett to look into her mother’s case in episode 10′s first season, none of this would have happened. You know, Montgomery wouldn’t be dead, secrets would still be buried, Beckett’s life wouldn’t be hanging in the balance. So you know, there’s certainly going to be some guilt he’s gotta work through, and with Beckett knowing what’s at stake, this is one case where rationality flies out the window, where she basically goes and runs out into traffic. She can’t help herself. So how that’s all going to resolve next season, we have a really good and interesting angle on it. That’s something that I think fans will be really interested in when they tune in to see how we’re going to conduct things next year.

Is part of that angle dealing with the man who shot Beckett? 
Yeah. In a way. But it has much more to do with the Beckett-Castle relationship.

So you said Castle is going to deal with guilt. Will part of that also come from him not being able to save her as he did in the midseason finale?
Mmhmm. Yeah, I think it’s only natural that anybody in that situation, if they aren’t able to do that, would feel that way. Absolutely.

Will this become a more personal fight for Castle now that Beckett was injured?
Well, what I’ll say about that — because I’m trying to keep some things a surprise for early next season — is that those questions are going to figure prominently in how we’re coming back and how we’re defining the next stage of their relationship.

Speaking of important stages: The “I Love you.” Is that going to be ignored next season?
No, it’s not going to be ignored. It’s going to be confronted, but it’s going to be confronted in a very Castle-ish kind of way. The show has a tendency, when it confronts things, not to go head-to-head with something. So we are going to deal with that in storytelling in a way that is really organic to this relationship and to their growth.

You really took on so many issues in this episode — which one of these steps did you consider the biggest?
For me, there were two big ones. The fight in her apartment — but the reason why that was so effective, to me, is that it’s been coming for basically two-and-a-half seasons. [They’ve had] to get to the point where they were both so emotionally raw that Castle could say, “I don’t know what the hell we are.” We’re doing this dance, and I think it’s really refreshing to have them acknowledge the dance and have the two of them interact with each other. And also him getting to the point where he didn’t want to wait ’til it was too late to say what was on his mind. [Even though] he may have been too late.

I was in love with the airport scene. How much was improv and how much of that was in the script? From him holding her against the car, to him mouthing “I’m sorry”…
I have to say that that is one of the great culminations of Will Beall’s great writing and Rob Bowman’s great directing, and two actors who are in excellent from. That was really a culmination of three tremendous elements, and everybody really had a hand in really crafting that moment.The attitude, the point of view, was all written down. The amount of emotion that Stana [Katic] poured into it and Nathan [Fillion]’s reaction to it… a lot of that happened on the day, and it was beautifully shot by the team.

I usually have some sense of composure, but I was, honestly, such a mess! It was shameful.
Good, we did our job. [Laughs]

Do you get emotional reading any of this?
My relationship to it is much different because, you know, I’m there helping to craft those moments, so I knew that we’re hitting the chord. I had that feeling. But my point of view was more how can we elicit the emotion from the scene, how can we really honor people. It was hard to be around for me emotionally when Montgomery’s character got shot. [He was] the first of the character that I created during the pilot who died. So it really did feel like to all of us that there was a significant death in the family, so we really mourned his loss. But the emotions of these moments that you guys are going through are mitigated by the fact that I know what the outcomes are. [Laughs]

Speaking of Montgomery — how long was this in the plan?
We knew for sure in January. We had been toying with the storyline. Will Beall came in with a really great angle on these mythology stories, and we all worked with him to craft this. It was coming at a point where I felt like some of the relationships needed to evolve, and we needed to challenge some of our core family. This was a really interesting way to do that, to help our relationships get to the next level. So it was a confluence of events where it just seemed to make absolute creative sense for the show. And it’s always really difficult because Ruben [Santiago-Hudson]’s been just a tremendous asset, and nothing but an enormous professional for us.

He did an outstanding job on his last scene.
He’s never been better. He is a tremendously talented actor, and he’s also a very gifted emotional actor. I think sometimes, you know, when he’s a guy who people download information into or he’s just giving the facts, it’s really not taking advantage of his enormous strengths as an emotional actor, and this was really an opportunity to have him shine, and boy, did he do a great job.

Next step would be a new boss. What kind of person are you looking for?
Well, that’s something I’m not going to think about until the end of the week. I’m going to relax for a couple of days. We are looking at bringing somebody in who’s going to present a little bit more of a challenge to our characters in the precinct. So we’re looking forward to having somebody show up who helps our characters grow and opens them up in new ways while continuing to make sure that the experience of the show, the Castle experience, remains the same for the fans.

Some readers suggested bringing on a female boss.
Yeah, I certainly would consider that. It actually would be very interesting. Not to get ahead of myself, but it’s something that has been considered, but I haven’t formally landed on anything yet. There are a lot of riches to that, but there are also some surprises in store for the fans.

(Stephan Lee contributed to this report)

Castle Season 3 Finale Recap: 3.24 “The Knockout” Captain Mongomery Killed, Beckett Shot, Castle Says I Love You

‘Castle’ finale kills one, maybe two cops and exposes a dark secret

Source: Zap2it.com, 5-16-11

castle-stana-katic-season-3-finale.jpg They are dropping like flies.

Season 3 of “Castle” promised to end with death, but we may have just gotten more than we bargained for.

The first big departure came somewhat predictably in the last act — after a game-changing revelation, naturally — but the real shocker was reserved for the final moments, when another series regular was seemingly felled.

But how did we get there? We start, as we do with most noteworthy “Castle” outings, with looming mystery of Beckett’s (Stana Katic) murdered mom. She goes to meet the mystery killer’s imprisoned associate Hal Lockwood –as she so often does — only to find that he’s been transferred to less secure facility where another accessory the conspiracy/murder, Gary McAllister, awaits his silencing execution.

Since even people in prison for murder can still be tried for another murder, Lockwood has a late-night hearing where something looks suspicious.

Now, did we accidentally stumble into a cold war thriller, or did the season finale of “Castle” actually include a helicopter breaking a gangster out of a New York City court room? It sure did. And with the closest known associate to Johanna Beckett’s murderer on the lamb, the hunt pushes Beckett back into the danger zone.

This does not sit well with Castle (Nathan Fillion). He tries to get his partner to back off, but she snaps. They fight, he even brings up the cuddles and unspoken-of kiss and then they appear to sever their partnership — but it can’t possibly last. They did that last finale.

While all of this is going down, Montgomery (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) makes all sorts of foreboding comments, fatherly references and general red flag type statements that lead to the correct conclusion that he’s going to die. What it did not prepare us for was the revelation that he’s been part of the Johanna Beckett conspiracy from the beginning.

Oh yeah. That’s right. We’ll wait for you to affix your jaw to the rest of your face.

Turns out Montgomery was an unwilling accessory to the evil-doing. He accidentally shot another cop, made the wrong friends and ended up employing the woman who’s mother he was tangentially involved in murdering. He promised the still-unnamed villain he’d keep an eye on her, in exchange for her safety.

But he’s been doing a bad job, so a freed Lockwood pays him a visit and makes the situation clear:  either Beckett goes down or the entire Montgomery clan gets murdered.

He arranges to meet with Beckett — while Esposito (Jon Huertas) and Ryan (Seamus Dever) do some sleuthing of their own, turning up evidence that puts Montgomery in the middle of the crimey web. Ryan is the first to point out the damning info. Esposito gets real mad at him for questioning the chief. The world’s shortest bro fight ensues, and Esposito concedes that they need to tell Beckett.

But she’s too busy having her world turned upside down by a confession from Montgomery, who hasn’t sold her out at all. He’s drawn Lockwood to the hanger to kill him and spare Beckett and his family. Only he makes two very big mistakes in the process.

1.) He does not tell Beckett who killed her mother, saying she won’t be able to control or protect herself in possession of the information, so she can’t have it. Lame.

2.) He dies.

He did get forgiven before he went though. It’s sweet, but we bet she would have really forgiven him if he’d told her who the killer was. Beckett, Castle, Esposito and Ryan agree that the truth about Montgomery never come out. He’ll die a hero.

And at his hero’s funeral, Beckett even delivers a eulogy… for two!

We see her in the cross-hairs, just as Castle spots a laser sight, and though he dives to save her, she takes a bullet to the chest. There’s blood everywhere, and her eyes roll back into her head, leaving her presumably dead and us extremely anxious until some unknown date in September when the show returns.

Could Beckett really be dead, though? Of course not. Unless there are some plans to kill off most of the remaining cast and reboot the series as a multi-generational “Cagney and Lacey” starring Susan Sullivan and Molly Quinn, she’ll be just fine.

Castle Season 3 Season Finale Spoilers: 3.24 “The Knockout” — Will They or Won’t They? — Who Will Die?

Castle Finale: Castle and Beckett Put All Their Cards on the Table

Source: TV Guide, 5-15-11

It’s been a stressful season for Castle fans dying to see author Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and his muse, Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), become more than friends and partners.

Finale Preview: Get scoop on 39 season-enders

They kissed. They held each other tightly as they nearly died together in a freezer. They shared a giant Los Angeles hotel suite that, despite its roominess, couldn’t contain the sexual tension. And in Monday’s finale (10/9c, ABC) all of those issues will be addressed.

“Both characters lay their cards on their table,” creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVGuide.com. “[They] come to an understanding about the issues that they’re dealing with and the ways in which each of them were approaching the relationship. There’s a knockdown, drag-out fight where Castle’s like, ‘Look, what do we mean to each other?'”

Unfortunately, this meeting of the minds comes just as Beckett once again goes down the rabbit hole chasing her mother’s killer. When sniper Hal Lockwood (Max Martini) — who killed Beckett’s last solid lead earlier this season — escapes from prison, the case is re-opened. And some of the new information hits far too close to home.

Check out photos of the Castle cast

“This is Beckett as her rawest,” Marlowe says. “Not everything that she thought was true is actually true. She has to confront some very serious issues in her own life and in her relationships when the truth comes out. She doesn’t really like what she finds, but she’s going to keep going, even though it puts her in danger.”

And that danger isn’t just limited to Beckett. Marlowe confirms that before the season ends, one major character will be in a body bag, and he says the early Season 4 renewal made it possible to take such risks in the storytelling.

“Knowing that we’re not in a position where we have to resolve everything and that we can push ourselves into deeper mystery and more complicated relationships allowed us to embrace this kind of story,” Marlowe says. “It was something we started looking at early in the season, and then after we were renewed, I felt very comfortable moving forward with it.

Castle exclusive: ABC launches RichardCastle.net

“It’s always uncomfortable for any show creator to have to end a relationship with somebody they’ve created along the way,” Marlowe continues. “But sometimes to challenge your characters for the continuation of the show, it’s an important thing to do.”

While we’re fairly certain the show wouldn’t kill its female lead, Marlowe insists that Beckett’s recklessness is a major concern. “Everybody knows that in pursuing this case, she’s basically running in the way of the bad guys and it’s going to get her killed,” Marlowe says. “So everybody that cares about her is just trying to protect her. At the end of the day she cares too much about this case to be protected. [She’s] pretty much pushing everybody away.”

Castle‘s Season 3 finale airs Monday at 10/9c on ABC.

Exclusive: Marvel and ABC Team for Castle-Inspired Graphic Novel

Nathan Fillion, Castle

Bummed that Castle‘s season is ending? This ought to brighten your summer.

Castle finale: Castle and Beckett put all their cards on the table

Marvel Entertainment and ABC Studios have teamed up to create a hardcover graphic novel inspired by the ABC’s Castle, TVGuide.com has learned. Titled Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm, it’s the first partnership between Marvel and ABC since Disney, which owns ABC, acquired Marvel last year.

The book focuses on Derrick Storm, the protagonist of Richard Castle’s most popular series of novels. Viewers may recall that Castle (Nathan Fillion) began following Beckett (Stana Katic) for inspiration for a new series of books after he made the decision to kill off Derrick Storm, with whom he’d become bored.

“We are incredibly excited to be partnering with Marvel to bring Richard Castle’s early literary works to life,” Castle creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe said. “It’s a great way to expand the Castle universe for all our fans.”

Castle exclusive: ABC launches RichardCastle.net

The 112-page graphic novel will be written by Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers, Ultimate Comics Spider-Man) and Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain America and The Secret Avengers). Lan Medina (Fables) will handle the interior art; Carlo Pagulayan (Planet Hulk) created the cover art, which can be seen below as well as in Monday’s Season 3 finale of Castle (10/9c, ABC).

This is the latest branding experiment ABC has tried with Castle. The network has already teamed with Hyperion Books to publish two novels — Heat Wave and Naked Heat — that parallel Castle’s work with Beckett, the inspiration for the author’s heroine Nikki Heat. A third book, Heat Rises, is due in the fall. ABC also launched RichardCastle.Net in April.

Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm will be available in stores in September 2011.

Check out the cover art below. Will you read the book?

Castle Season Finale Recap: 2.24 “A Deadly Game’ Recap”

Castle: A Deadly Game
(S02E24) “He was probably disavowed the moment he was killed, making this the coolest case ever!” – Castle

No, no, no!!! Castle doesn’t belong with his ex-wife! He belongs with Beckett! She was getting ready to tell him, and then he stupidly leaves with his ex for the summer! Come on, Castle, is your romance radar really that wonky? You should have known Beckett was about to tell you something big, and then you just let the ex waltz in and break up the moment. Argh.

Except for the ending, though, I have to agree with Castle that this was one of the coolest cases ever, even though I sort of knew from the beginning that it was too good to be true. Fake IDs, fingerprints not in the system, a Cayman Islands account, a self-destructing pen with an audio message … it was equal parts John Grisham, ‘Mission Impossible’ and James Bond, so something had to be amiss.

I must say, though, that Hans was pretty convincing at the beginning: “I spent three weeks in Afghanistan with rats crawling in my privates. Somehow, I don’t think your stern routine is gonna get you very far.” And “The things I’ve seen? Trust me. Ignorance is bliss.” The inside joke is that the actor was Mitch Pileggi, who played Walter Skinner on ‘The X-Files.’ Well done, ‘Castle.’

It took a while to get to the killer, and I really didn’t expect that it’d be the husband of the Long Island housewife, who was having an affair with Roger, whose wife and business partner were having an affair. Talk about a tangled web.

But at least we got the cool scene with the mystery writers playing poker: James Patterson, Michael Connelly, and Stephen J. Cannell. You have to think it must have been a blast for those guys to be playing poker together — even if it was on a TV show. Or … maybe they play poker in real life, too? Oh, to be a fly on that wall …

That’d be something if Alexis came back from the Princeton summer program pregnant, wouldn’t it? Of course, she’s too smart for that. I hope. Still, her new guy friend is across the hall from her in the co-ed dorms, so … yeah, I’d be a little leery, too, if I was Castle.

I’m still miffed about the ending, because I was so sure they would end up together. I even yelled that across the house to my daughter about half-way through the show. And then to have the entire gang watching through the office window as Castle basically gives Beckett the brush-off AFTER HE’D BEEN AFTER HER ALL SEASON was just so annoying. And depressing.

But I did love Beckett’s red leather jacket. I want one.

What did you guys think about the finale? Were you hoping for something major between Beckett and Castle? Or are you happy the writers didn’t put them together? I’m not one of those people who thinks a show automatically dies when the leads get together. I think it would make the show even better!

Castle Season 2 Finale Spoilers! Castle and Beckett Get Together?

Castle – Episode 2.23 – Overkill – Promotional Photos

Source: ABC

Castle – Episode 2.23 – Overkill – Press Release

WHEN BECKETT INVITES DEMMING TO HELP ON A CASE, IT’S CASTLE VS. DEMMING, ON ABC’S “CASTLE”

“Overkill” — A robbery-homicide prompts Beckett to invite Demming to assist on a case, giving Castle a ringside seat to their budding romance. When it becomes clear that the two men have very different ideas about how to proceed, the investigation becomes an unspoken competition for Beckett’s attention, one in which each man races to solve the case, as Beckett referees between her two admirers, on “Castle,” MONDAY, MAY 10 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

Guest cast: Michael Trucco as Tom Demming, William R. Moses as Blake Wilder, Julie Claire as Lisa Jenkins.

“Overkill” was written by Rene Echevarria and directed by John Terlesky.

Source: ABC

Castle – One of his ex-wives to return

Beckett’s new love interest on Castle isn’t the only obstacle to a Castle-Beckett pairing.
Monet Mazur will return as Gina Cowell, Castle’s ex-wife and book editor, in the Season 2 finale, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
Cowell, who last appeared in the show’s pilot, turns up because Castle (Nathan Fillion) has fallen behind on his latest book. Gina hopes to get Castle back on track — in more ways than one.
The old flame will be rekindled, creating some interesting reactions from Beckett (Stana Katic). However, Gina’s reappearance may just open both Beckett’s and Castle’s eyes.
Castle’s season finale airs May 17 at 10/9c on ABC.
Source: TV Guide

Castle – Episode 2.22 – Food to Die For – Promotional Photos

Source: ABC

Castle – Episode 2.22 – Food to Die For – 3 More Sneak Peeks

Castle – Episode 2.22 – Food to Die For – Promo 2

Castle – Episode 2.22 – Food to Die For – Sneak Peek 2

Castle – Episode 2.22 – Food to Die For – Sneak Peek

Castle – Episode 2.22 – Food to Die For – Promo

Castle – Episode 2.22 – Food to Die For – Press Release

CASTLE & BECKETT INVESTIGATE THE RECIPE FOR MURDER OF A HEAD CHEF, ON ABC’S “CASTLE”

Rocco Dispirito Guest Stars

“Food to Die For” – A high profile chef is found frozen to death in the kitchen of a hot New York restaurant. Complications ensue when Castle and the restaurant owner, an old high school girlfriend of Beckett’s, share an attraction. Meanwhile, Beckett’s relationship with Det. Demming continues to grow, on “Castle,” MONDAY, MAY 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Rocco Dispirito guest stars in the episode as a fan of the dead chef and a fan of Castle’s books.

“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

Guest cast: Rocco Dispirito as himself, Arye Gross as Perlmutter, Julie Gonzalo as Madison, Suzy Nakamura as Jennifer Wong, Max Greenfield as David Nicolaides and Erin Cahill as Cecily.

“Food to Die For” was written by Terri Miller and directed by Ron Underwood.

“Castle” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

For more information on “Castle,” visit ABC.com.

Source: ABC

Castle – Julie Gonzalo to guest star

ABC’s just-renewed Castle is taking a stab at reality TV with an episode centered around the murder of a former contestant on a Top Chef-like series. But that’s not the big news. This is the big news: The ep features Veronica Mars grad Julie Gonzalo as a high school friend of Beckett’s!

Here’s the sitch: Gonzalo (whose post-Mars resume includes stints on Eli Stone and NBC’s in-limbo Day One) guest stars as a beautiful and dynamic restaurateur who finds herself mixed up in the aforementioned murder investigation.

The May sweeps outing, cheekily titled “Food to Die For,” also boasts a cameo by celeb chef Rocco Dispirito as himself.

Source: EW

Where will Castle and Beckett end up this season now that Beckett’s got a new man?
ADAM: Well, Castle isn’t going to sit around and wait: As we’ve reported, he’ll be busy rekindling the flame with his ex-wife and editor Gina (Monet Mazur). “There’s a lot of unresolved stuff that is still out there in regards to what went on and what went wrong with Castle in his previous marriages,” Stana Katic tells us. And how will Beckett react to his renewed relationship? “You don’t just stop liking somebody overnight, so I imagine it will affect Beckett, which will be great. Anything we can do to heighten the stakes.” Source: TV Guide

Castle – Beckett’s Ready to Tango with New Love Interest

And in Monday’s episode Castle’s Stana Katic likens the romantic tension between her character, Kate Beckett, and Castle (Nathan Fillion) to a dance(10/9c, ABC) Beckett’s going to switch dancing partners.

Will Castle’s explosive cliff-hanger create sparks for Castle and Beckett?

When Beckett’s team catches the case of a murdered thief, they look to robbery division Detective Tom Demming (Battlestar Galactica’s Michael Trucco) for help with the case. And he steals Beckett’s heart.

“It’s really wonderful to have the opportunity to show a more sensual, romantic side to Beckett,” Katic tells TVGuide.com. “I think it’s great having someone like Tom Denning who is genuinely interested in Kate and is formidable enough to become a bit of a competitor for Castle.”

However, Katic says Castle’s response is more than petty jealousy. “It forces Castle to have some introspection as to why he hasn’t approached her yet in that way and what’s going on with his relationships and past romantic experiences,” Katic says. “He’s had a number of girls swing in and swing out. So, this is an opportunity for us as an audience to delve deeper into something he may not realize he’s missing.”

So, is Beckett just trying to make Castle jealous? “I don’t think she’s manipulative like that,” Katic says. “She has a tremendous amount of integrity and if she likes someone, she likes them. She doesn’t use them to get to someone else. The relationship with Castle has reached a point where somebody’s got to move. And if there’s this guy that’s really wonderful and talented and good looking, it makes sense.”

Although Katic welcomes the chance to play more than just the hard-nosed police detective, she says viewers shouldn’t expect to see an overly mushy Beckett. And when Beckett’s new suitor becomes a suspect in the case, the two get quite physical in a steamy sparring match.

“Every woman has girly moments when they like somebody, but you’ve got to remember that Kate’s kick-ass,” she says. “I think that this romance is more like a tango than a waltz. There’s some kind of primal physical attraction before anything else.”

Trucco is signed on four episodes, which takes his character all the way through the finale. Katic says his character will continue to play an important role inside the precinct, but she’s hoping for a romantic moment or two away from work as well.

“He’s an integral part to helping solve the cases,” Katic says. “I’d love for them to have a personal moment. I think he’s a great character and I do hope we have that kind of a story continuing on to the next season.”
Source: TV Guide

Castle – Episode 2.21 – Den of Thieves – 4 Sneak Peeks

Castle – Episode 2.21 – Den of Thieves – Sneak Peek 5

Castle – Episode 2.20 – The Late Shaft – Behind the Scenes

Castle – Episode 2.20 The Late Shaft – PRESS RELEASE

A LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW HOST (GUEST STAR TOM BERGERON) MYSTERIOUSLY DIES
HOURS AFTER CASTLE APPEARS ON HIS SHOW, ON ABC’S “CASTLE”

Kelly Carlson, Fred Willard, Dan Cortese, French Stewart,
Beth Broderick, Bill Bellamy All Guest Star

“The Late Shaft” – When Castle appears on a late-night talk show to promote his book, Heat Wave, legendary host Bobby Mann (guest star Tom Bergeron) leans in during a commercial break and whispers, “They want me dead.” When Mann dies later that night, seemingly of natural causes, Castle has to convince Beckett that there was foul play. During the investigation, Castle is seduced by a Hollywood hottie (guest star Kelly Carlson), who was the other guest on Bobby Mann’s show the night he died, on “Castle,” MONDAY, APRIL 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

Guest cast: Tom Bergeron as Bobby Mann, Kelly Carlson as Ellie Monroe, Fred Willard as Hank McPhee, Bill Bellamy as Mickey Reed, Dan Cortese as Howard Weisberg, French Stewart as Zach Robinson, Beth Broderick as Barbara Mann and Nika Williams as Angel Santana.

“The Late Shaft” was written by David Grae and directed by Bryan Spicer.

Source : ABC

Desperate Housewives & Castle – Dana Delany Interview

Dana Delany may have left Wisteria Lane last night, but she still hopes to call ABC home. Some 24 hours after ‘Desperate Housewives‘ Katherine Mayfair skipped off to Paris with gal pal Robin in tow, Delany makes her debut on ‘Castle‘ (Mondays at 10/9c), playing an FBI agent who rubs Beckett the wrong way as she helps suss out a serial killer fixated on Rick’s new novel.

Delany gave Fancast the scoop on her ‘Housewives’ future, revealed the lesson she hopes to teach Beckett over the course of ‘Castle’s two-part mystery, and shed light on the other crime solver she’s playing in the ABC pilot ‘Body of Evidence.’

So, did we see ‘Desperate Housewives’ Katherine ride off into the Sapphic sunset last night?
[Laughs] You’re the only person besides me that says that; I like that! Yes, she’s off to “gay Paree.” Right now I’m in Providence, Rhode Island, filming this pilot for ABC, so it’s all sort of up in the air. If the pilot gets picked up, that’d be great. If it doesn’t, hopefully I’ll be invited to “come back” from Paris.

But as far as this season of ‘Housewives,’ you’re done? We’ve seen the last of you?
Who knows? That’s the great thing about [‘Housewives’ creator] Marc Cherry and television; you can do things at the last minute.

But what about poor Nathan Fillion? He told Zap2It he was hoping to check in on his former ‘Housewives’ wife and maybe have some three-way action.
Yeah, well – too bad! And he’s not going to get any of that on ‘Castle.’

Why do you think it is that ‘Housewives’ always has trouble making any fifth housewife stick?
I think that there’s a certain structure, almost like a Greek structure to the writing, where you have these four women. And if you do have a fifth housewife, she has to sort of always circle around the other women and cause trouble for them. It works, and I don’t think they want to mess with that.

Now you’re fighting crime as ‘Castle’s Jordan Shaw. Why is she so rigid?
That’s just her job. She’s there as an example to show Beckett that you actually can have it all. You can be a kick-ass agent, and you canbe married and have a kid…. Beckett doesn’t have to shy away from romance.

So even though Shaw rides Beckett pretty hard, she’s there to serve some greater purpose.
Yes, exactly.

Is Shaw at all susceptible to Castle’s charms? I thought I saw a moment in Part 1 where she’s warming up to him…
Any chemistry between Shaw and Castle is just me and Nathan, our friendship coming through. [Laughs]

Will we learn more about Shaw in Part 2?
Just that she has a husband who’s very supportive, and she relies on him. It’s interesting because the pilot that I’m shooting now is the opposite, which I think is a little more realistic. When a woman works as many hours as Jordan Shaw does or the character I’m playing [on ‘Body of Evidence’], it takes a toll on a marriage.

I was wondering if this ‘Castle’ role was almost an “audition” of sorts, to see how you played a crime solver before ABC went to you with ‘Body of Evidence.’
I think it was an audition that nobody knew was happening. It was one of those odd synergistic things where ABC saw the dailies from ‘Castle’ and went, “Oh, we may have found our actor.”

Shaw brings with her some snazzy tech toys. How went your introduction to “smart board” acting”?
I’ve always liked watching John King do that on CNN, so I was very excited! I was like, “This is my chance to do it!”

But he’s actually doing it. You’re just dragging your finger across a sheet of blank glass, until they drop the visual effects in.
Yes, I’m faking it. But acting is all faking anyway!
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Castle – Episode 2.19 – Wrapped Up In Death – Promotional Photos

Castle – Episode 2.19 – Wrapped Up in Death – Press Release

CASTLE’S LIFE IS IN DANGER — FROM A CURSE? — ON ABC’S “CASTLE”

“Wrapped Up in Death” – The investigation into the shocking death of a museum curator, crushed by a falling gargoyle, takes a bizarre turn when Castle and Beckett learn that he isn’t the first member of a recent archeological expedition to die. It turns out there was a legend inscribed over the burial chamber the team unearthed warning that “all who gaze upon the face of the mummy are doomed.” Was the curator just the latest victim of “The Mummy’s Curse”? And if so, what does that mean for Castle, who snuck a peek at the mummy when no one was looking?, on “Castle,” MONDAY, APRIL 5 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.

Guest cast: Currie Graham as Stanford Oakes, Navi Rawat as Rachel Walters, Erick Avari as Austin Bentley and Gil Birmingham as Chaac Te.

“Wrapped Up in Death” was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by Bill Roe.
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Castle – Season 2 – Available for Pre-order on Amazon

Release Date: September 21, 2010
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Castle Season 2 Spoilers & Recaps: Extended to 24 Episodes!

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Castle – Season 2 – Promotional Photos


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Castle – 2 More Episodes Ordered

Number of episodes for season 2 to 24.
Breaking news just in from our sources! ABC has ordered two more episodes for Castle this season taking the total
Since season two began viewer numbers have crept up with an increase almost every week, continuing against the trend as other shows continued to lose viewers. On October 20, ABC ordered a further nine episodes to add to the initial season order of 13.
Last week the much anticipated episode reached a season high in the 18-49 demographic “Sucker Punch” in which the murder of Beckett’s mother was revisited reaching 2.8 with 9.44 million total viewers. Castle also took the number 1 spot for the hour and gained more viewers than CSI: Miami in the important “women 18-34? demographic.
This week the ratings rise continued with the episode 10.5 million viewers.
“The Third Man” reaching a new series high of 3.1 in 18-49 with
No news yet on season 3 but the signs continue to look positive.
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Castle 2×01 – ‘Deep in Death’ Stills

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Castle – Episode 2.01 – Deep in Death – Press Release

NATHAN FILLION AND STANA KATIC RETURN FOR SEASON TWO OF “CASTLE,” PREMIERING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 ON ABC
Authors Stephen J. Cannell and Michael Connelly Guest Star
“Deep in Death” — When the new season begins, Castle (Nathan Fillion) is wrestling with how to repair his relationship with Beckett (Stana Katic), while struggling to finish his soon-to-be-published bestseller, Heat Wave. But circumstances force the pair back together to investigate the mysterious murder of a man found dead, tangled in the limbs of a tree. The Season Two premiere of “Castle” airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (10:01-11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC. Authors Stephen J. Cannell and Michael Connelly guest star as themselves in the episode.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
Guest Cast: Stephen J. Cannell as himself, Michael Connelly as himself, Laurel Holloman as Sandy Allen, Elizabeth Ho as Amy Saunders, Robert Grant as Ron Bigby.
“Deep in Death” was written by Andrew Marlowe and directed by Rob Bowman.
“Castle” is produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe serves as executive producer/writer, along with executive producers Rob Bowman, Rene Echevarria, Laurie Zaks and Armyan Bernstein.
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Castle – The Double Down – Press Release

CASTLE MAKES A WAGER WITH RYAN AND ESPOSITO AS TO WHO CAN SOLVE A MURDER CASE FIRST, ON ABC’S “CASTLE”
“The Double Down” – When two separate murders are committed on the same night, Castle wagers Ryan and Esposito that he and Beckett will solve theirs first. The frenzied race to catch their respective killers and win the bet leads each investigative duo to a likely suspect, only to find that they both have airtight alibis. But bizarre twists in both cases force the two teams to work together to unravel the mind-bending mystery behind each murder, on “Castle,” MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
Guest Cast: Arye Gross as M.E. Perlmutter, Brennan Elliot as Jason Cosway, Diana-Maria Riva as Detective Roselyn Karpowski.
“The Double Down” was written David Grace and directed by Rob Bowman.
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Castle – Episode 2.04 – Fool Me Once – Press Release

CASTLE AND BECKETT BECOME FRUSTRATED OVER TWISTS AND TURNS IN A MURDER CASE, ON ABC’S “CASTLE”
“Fool Me Once” – When an Arctic explorer is killed during a polar expedition, the mysterious circumstances of his death take Castle and Beckett from the penthouses of Park Avenue to the halls of the CIA. But Castle’s delight at the case’s many twists and turns soon turns to frustration as he realizes that their elusive killer might just be fooling them all, on “Castle,” MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
Guest Cast: Kathleen Rose Perkins as Elise Finnegan, Robert Pine as Gerry Finnegan, David Ramsey as Jim Wheeler.
“Fool Me Once” was written by Alexi Hawley and directed by Bryan Spicer.
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Castle – Episode 2.05 – When the Bough Breaks – Promotional Photos


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Castle – Episode 2.06 – Vampire Weekend – Promotional Photos

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Castle – Episode 2.07 – Famous Last Words – Promotional Photos

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Castle – Episode 2.08 – Kill the Messenger – Promotional Photos

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Castle – Episode 2.09 – Love Me Dead – Promotional Photos


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Castle – Episode 2.11 – The Fifth Bullet – Promotional Photos


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Castle – Episode 2.12 – A Rose For Ever After – Additional Promotional Photos


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Castle – Episode 2.12 – A Rose for Everafter – Press Release

CASTLE’S EX-GIRLFRIEND, ON ABC’S “CASTLE”
ALYSSA MILANO GUEST STARS AS RICHARD
“A Rose for Everafter” When Castle and Beckett are called to a wedding to investigate the death of a bridesmaid, Castle is stunned to discover that the soon-to-be bride is his old flame, Kyra, “the one that got away” (guest starring Alyssa Milano). Complications ensue as Kyra, caught off-guard by Castle’s reappearance in her life, wonders if she’s marrying the right guy. With the nuptials forestalled and the entire wedding party under suspicion, Beckett questions Castle’s ability to be objective about the case. But when it looks to Beckett like Castle and Kyra might rekindle their romance, her judgment may be compromised as well, on “Castle,” MONDAY, JANUARY 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
Guest cast: Alyssa Milano as Kyra Blaine, Brady Smith as Greg Murphy and Graham Beckel as Uncle Teddy.
“A Rose for Everafter” story was by Alexi Hawley with teleplay by Terri Miller & Terence Paul Winter and directed by Brian Spicer.
“Castle” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. This program carries a TV-PG,D,L,V parental guideline.
For more information on “Castle,” visit ABC.com
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Castle – Episode 2.13 – Sucker Punch – Promotional Photos

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Castle – Episode 2.13 – Sucker Punch – Press Release

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CASTLE BECOMES A HOSTAGE FOR A KILLER LINKED TO THE MURDER OF BECKETT’S MOTHER, ON ABC’S “CASTLE”
“Sucker Punch” January 18, 2010
While investigating the death of an Irish mobster, Beckett and Castle uncover a local turf war that may be connected to both a late-night infomercial guru and an international drug smuggling operation. But the case turns agonizingly personal when evidence emerges that the killer they’re chasing may have had a hand in Beckett’s mother’s murder, on “Castle,” MONDAY, JANUARY 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
Guest cast:
Jay R. Ferguson as Dick Coonan, James Cosmo as Finn Rourke; Scott Paulin as Jim Beckett; Robert Picardo as Dr. Clark Murray; Eddie Shin as Johnny Vong;Patrick St. Esprit as Emmett Forrest
“Sucker Punch” was written by Will Beall and directed by Tom Wright.
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Castle – Episode 2.14 – The Third Man – Promotional Photos

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Castle – Episode 2.14 – The Third Man – Press Release

CASTLE AND BECKETT TRY TO SOLVE A MURDER CASE TIED TO A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HEIST, ON ABC’S “CASTLE”
“The Third Man” – Mysteries abound when a family returns from vacation to discover a dead man in their daughter’s bed. Thinking they’re investigating the murder of a squatter, Castle and Beckett soon find themselves unraveling a multi-million dollar heist. Meanwhile, Castle tries to keep Beckett from finding out that they’ve been romantically linked when he’s featured as one of New York’s 10 most eligible bachelors, on “Castle,” MONDAY, JANUARY 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
Guest cast: Scott Elrod as Clyde Dekker, Sarah Brown as Amanda Livingston, Jack McGee as Dale Fickas and Rick Gonzalez as Mickey Carlson.
“The Third Man” was written by Terrence Paul Winter and directed by Rosemary Rodriguez.
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Castle – Episode 2.15 – Suicide Squeeze – Press Release

CASTLE AND BECKETT INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OF A FORMER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER, ON ABC’S “CASTLE”
Joe Torre Appears in Episode
“Suicide Squeeze” – A beloved former major league baseball player is found dead after a goodwill trip to Cuba. The investigation, which includes running into Joe Torre (guest starring as himself), leads the detectives into New York’s Cuban community to solve the murder. Meanwhile, Alexis’ genealogy project forces Castle to consider the identity of his unknown father, on “Castle,” MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Ruben Santiago-Hudson as NYPD Captain Roy Montgomery, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
Guest cast: Ray Wise as Bobby Fox, Don Franklin as Tommy Zane, Jose Zuniga as Alfredo Quintana and Joe Torre as himself.
“Suicide Squeeze” was written by Jose Molina and directed by David Barrett.
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Castle – Episode 2.16 – The Mistress Always Spanks Twice – Additional Casting Call

[DANIELLE] late 20s, attractive, our murder victim’s (Jessica) roommate and best friend. She and Jessica were sorority sisters at UNC and became quick friends, despite their apparent differences. Now in New York, Danielle is an aspiring actress, who spends more time waitressing than acting… GUEST STAR, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES

[LADY IRENA] late 30s, beautiful, yet intimidating, she owns an S&M dungeon. By night she is completely convincing as a powerful dominatrix; by day she is equally comfortable as the partner in a prestigious law firm… GUEST STAR; PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES

[MISTRESS PSYCHE] late 20s, sexy and brash. She prides herself on being an expert dominatrix and isn’t afraid to say it… 1 DAY GUEST STAR; PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES

[WILLIAM CARAWAY] mid-40s, imposing business man. He is the Senior Vice President of a global consulting firm, who has frequent visits with dominatrix on his lunch hour… 1 DAY GUEST STAR

[BARRY] 40s, friendly owner of a bondage store. He is a next door neighbor type, not the kind of guy you’d expect to be an expert in sex toys…. 1 DAY GUEST STAR

[MISTRESS SAPPHIRE] late 20s, buxom beauty, dominatrix at Lady Irena’s House of Pain…. CO-STAR; PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES

[MISTRESS AMBER] mid-20s, cute and perky, dominatrix at Lady Irena’s House of Pain… CO-STAR; PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES

[RECEPTIONIST] female, 20s, works the front desk at Lady Irena’s House of Pain. Pretty and put-together, she looks like she could be working at any corporate office… CO-STAR; SUBMIT AL ETHNICITIES

[MAN] early 30s, chubby, his wife is forcing him to lose a few pounds before their wedding… CO-STAR; SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES

[WOMAN] early 30s, soon-to-be-bride who tries to whip her lazy fiance into shape… CO-STAR; SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES

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Castle – Episode 2.16 – The Mistress Always Spanks Twice – Casting Call

[KELLY] Female, mid-20s, the office mate of our murder victim Jessica. She is a Ph.D. student in Sociology. Very articulate. She was friends with Jessica even though she didn’t approve of what her officemate was studying or the methods she was using to gather data… GUEST STAR; PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES
[MATT] Late 20s, a fellow Ph.D. student and Jessica’s rival for a competitive fellowship in the Sociology department… GUEST STAR
[TYLER] Late 20s, handsome, Jessica’s grieving boyfriend. Very smart, charming and honest. He is an intern at a local hospital… GUEST STAR
[PROFESSOR STEVENSON] Male, 40s, distinguished. He is a tenured professor in the Sociology department at Hudson University and was Jessica’s dissertation adviser…. GUEST STAR
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Castle – Episode 2.17 – Tick, Tick, Tick – Casting Call

[SPECIAL AGENT JASON AVERY] Male.. late 20s-mid 30s, African-American, second in command to Special Agent Jordan Shawn (Dana Delany). He’s an expert at working the FBI’s high-tech smart boards… GUEST STAR (2 episodes. Also appears in episode #218: February 11-23, 2010)
[DANIEL SALT] 30s.. charactery, a two-time loser on parole after a manslaughter conviction…GUEST STAR
[HENRY CREEDWELL] 40s, paroled last year after a 10 year sentence for assault. Now works as an embalmer in a mortuary… 1 DAY GUEST STAR
[ANNABELLE PETERSON] 30s.. wife of one of our victims. She is devastated over the loss of her husband. 1 DAY GUEST STAR
[ALEX PETERSON] Male, 30s, an attorney waiting for his train home after a meeting…CO-STAR
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Castle – Episode 2.17 – Tick, Tick, Tick – Additional Casting Call

[CLERK] Male, 40s, works in a taxidermy shop… CO-STAR, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES
[ND AGENT] Male, late 20s, FBI agent… CO-STAR, PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES
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Desperate Housewives – Dana Delany Moves to Castle for 2 Episodes

Kinky ABC has OK’d a kind of “wife swap,” lending out Desperate Housewives‘ Dana Delany to Castle for two episodes, sources confirm to me exclusively.
But Delany won’t be playing Katherine Mayfair, she’ll be playing Federal Agent Jordan Shaw.
Why this almost unprecedented move? Try ulterior motives. The network likely is hoping that Delany’s presence will draw more eyeballs to Castle, particularly since her first episode will air on Sunday, March 21 at 10 pm/ET following — duh — Housewives. (Brothers & Sisters has the week off.) The Emmy winner’s second Castle, which reunites her with her Desperate ex, Nathan Fillion, will air in the series’ regular Monday-at-10 timeslot on March 22.
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Castle – Casting News

Desperate Housewives‘ Dana Delany will have some backup when she crosses over to Castle later this season.
Ex-Heroes star Leonard Roberts has been cast as the partner of Delany’s kick-ass federal agent character, sources confirm to me exclusively.
In the two-part episode, the first of which is conveniently scheduled to air after immediately following Housewives on March 21, the feds (a.k.a. Delany and Roberts) are brought in to assist Castle and Beckett on a serial killer case. The conclusion airs the following night in Castle’s regular Monday-at-10 timeslot.
In related news, ABC — no doubt encouraged by Castle’s season-high ratings on Monday — just increased the show’s episode order from 22 to 24.
It’s official: This thing’s a hit!
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