CASTLE: Tamala Jones Teases ‘Once Upon a Crime’ and the Beckett-Lanie Friendship

February 27, 2012 by  

In tonight’s brand new episode of CASTLE, murder victims are dressed up as fairytale characters…and the bodies are found with character specific details on them. It’s a good thing the NYPD has a trusted medical examiner they can count on.

“[Lanie]’s definitely very focal in the solving of these mysterious murders that are popping up,” Tamala Jones (Lanie) teased. “There’s some sicko out there that is killing all the fairytales [characters]…he’s dressing his victims as some of the characters’ we see.”

So how influential is Lanie to figuring out what the heck is going on?

“Lanie is very helpful in discovering this is all together, this is all linked, this is what’s happening, let’s get this guy,” Jones shared. “There is some interesting things that Lanie discovers inside the wound of the body and she really helps uncover a lot of information by finding these things.”

However, one thing Lanie hasn’t quite uncovered yet is how much her BFF, Beckett, really needs a friend to lean on. (A girl can only keep a secret to herself for so long, right?)

“I know!” she laughed. “Stana [Katic (Beckett)] and I have been talking a lot about that ourselves and we’re actually going to pitch a few things to [CASTLE creator] Andrew [Marlowe] and see what they come up with. I think they’re already headed in that direction [of more friendship scenes], the stealth ninjas that they are, those writers in that secret room. They always come up with some good stuff. And I have a feeling we’re going to see more of that towards the end of the season.”

Jones also thinks there is a very specific reason Lanie has been kept at a distance in regards to what Beckett overheard Castle say after she was shot.

“With Lanie, [Beckett] has to be careful, because Lanie doesn’t sugar-coat anything,” Jones noted. “And remember, Lanie thinks that Beckett is really playing a game, that she’s really in love with Castle. Lanie’s like, ‘Why don’t you just go ahead and do it?! Get it over with!’ She’s with the rest of the audience: ‘Get it done! You  guys know you’re in love with each other — what are you waiting for?’ So I think that might be a reason Beckett is hesitant on consulting with Lanie.”

CASTLE airs Mondays at 10 PM on ABC.

Will you be tuning in for “Once Upon a Crime” tonight?

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