CASTLE: Andrew Marlowe Talks About the Big Death
May 16, 2011 by Marisa Roffman
[Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t seen tonight’s episode of CASTLE, please stop reading and go watch it. Trust me. You won’t want to read this post until after you’ve viewed “Knockout” because it will spoil a very important aspect of the hour.]
Are we all clear? Everyone has viewed the episode?
Wow. What a CASTLE finale.
And as it’s been teased for a bit, a beloved character is no longer a part of our CASTLE world.
In “Knockout,” Montgomery revealed his origin story with Beckett to Castle (adorable), told Beckett she wasn’t fun before Castle came along (also weirdly adorable), and we saw him with his kids…and it was also revealed he wasn’t quite the guy we thought he was. However, he did die protecting Beckett, so he does get a few brownie points for that.
But why kill off Montgomery? For that answer, CASTLE creator Andrew Marlowe has the (sad) answer.
“By mid-season we knew that the storyline we were developing would result in the death of Captain Montgomery,” he told me. “It was a very hard decision to make, because Ruben [Santiago-Hudson (Montgomery)] has been such a wonderful part of the family from the pilot. But for the show to grow and for the Beckett-Castle relationship to break new territory, we knew some things had to change.”
What do you guys think? Are you okay with CASTLE’s decision to kill off Montgomery and his involvement with Beckett’s mother’s case?
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