CASTLE’s Stana Katic on Beckett’s New Relationship: ‘Her Heart is at Stake With This Guy’

September 22, 2012 by  

CASTLE’s Castle and Beckett may have finally consummated their relationship after spending four seasons dancing around their feelings for each other, but their fans aren’t the only ones thrilled to see what happens next.

“It’s exciting,” Stana Katic (Beckett) told me. “We’ve always seen Beckett on these peripheral viewpoints when it came to her relationships. I think that it’s nice to see what it means to be that character from the inside of that relationship. I think there’s a different quality to the character when she’s vulnerable and involved physically and on a deeper emotional level with someone. So it’s nice. It’s been really quite a lot of fun to play.”

“At this point, we’re actually watching these two figure out what it means to be in a relationship with each other,” she continued. “And it is different, definitely. She’s sensual and sensitive and strong-willed and all of those subtle elements we’ve seen on-screen before, but it’s amplified because there’s more at stake. Her heart is at stake with this guy.”

As if that wasn’t enough for Beckett, the hunt for the person responsible for her mother’s death heats up. And while Katic downplayed that this specific bit of information may change her character, she noted her character has evolved over the course of the show.

“It’s not that the information changes her; I think she’s changed,” Katic said. “We’ve experienced these stories for over four seasons and it’s been a real raw [experience] for her as the character becomes emotionally reactive. And now we see a character that is very much in control. And that makes her much more powerful and much more lethal. And because of that, she finds the person that was responsible for all of this. And because of that, she makes really clear, thought-out decisions that are dangerous; not for her this time, but for that person. It’s very calculated and exciting, because it’s a big leap for that character’s arc. And it makes her much more lethal. We [originally] heard of the journey through Captain Montgomery, who had always told her, ‘Hey, follow the evidence. Think clearly.’ And she’s finally there. I think it’s really neat. She’s kind of come into her full form in the past four years.”

Looking forward to the future, Katic admitted her character is most concerned about Ryan and Esposito finding out about the new romance in her life.

“I think she’s most concerned about her work colleagues finding out,” she said. “It’s difficult because she has wonderful relationships with these people; they’re like brothers. And to keep that a secret from them is difficult. But also necessary because the work relationship with Castle is at risk if they don’t keep it a secret. It’s an interesting conflict we do touch on in later episodes after the first one. But it’s a necessary conflict. There’s also an element of a new relationship that they want to explore what it means together before they make it public because things change when you make it public. By keeping it quiet for a little while, they get to find out a little bit more about what it means to be dating each other.”

Alas, the couple’s biggest problem may come in episode six when Castle is suspected of murder.

“The most difficult part about that story is I don’t think Beckett ever doubts that he’s not the killer,” Katic explained. “I think she is in tune enough with him to know that he isn’t. I think the thing that is the question in her mind is the question of whether he was unfaithful. And Beckett met the man when he was signing someone’s chest — someone’s boob! — and she knows he has a history of two failed marriages and one-night stands and things like that. So Beckett being the one-and-done type would want to know the relationship means as much to him as it does to her. And that’s where that conflict lies.”

CASTLE returns on Monday, September 24th at 10 PM on ABC. And in case you want to rewatch the season finale (or look at some cool extras from the fourth season DVD set), be sure to check out the show’s official site.

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12 Responses to “CASTLE’s Stana Katic on Beckett’s New Relationship: ‘Her Heart is at Stake With This Guy’”

  1. Teri on September 22nd, 2012 11:28 pm

    Castle has not had an interest in another woman for almost 2 years. Kate has got to know in her heart of hearts that he would not be unfaithful to her after all they have been through and him telling her he loves her twice in a row.

  2. graybeard on September 23rd, 2012 12:13 am

    To me, a question is how Castle’s Mother and his daughter will react, knowing that the new relationship must be kept a secret. It”ll be harder for Alexis,as she works in the NYPD.

    And how will the two of them relate to Beckett?

  3. Nikola on September 23rd, 2012 12:14 am

    Not true, remember the air hostess in The Limey.
    The first thing he did when he thought he was being betrayed was to jump in with a different woman.
    Don’t get me wrong I love Castle and I was completely frustrated during the three episodes but what he did, although not completely justified and yes a tad douche-y, kind of made sense to him and his heartbreak.
    Yet it does give you enough reason to see why Beckett is cautious.

  4. Rion on September 23rd, 2012 12:26 pm

    It’s the writers made Castle douchey in the limey episode (he’s a character not a human), same as they made Beckett bitchy to Castle and go off with the limey at the end. And it’s the writers can man up and not take the lame way out and have Castle cheat on Beckett; I think the writers have committed to the relationship, but we will see if they’d rather screw over Castle (and Caskett fans) for ratings.

  5. Fulgor on September 23rd, 2012 4:47 pm

    I can see Beckett being insecure, because of Castle past but also her own experiences with relationships and heartbreaks. And she doesn’t know a lot of thing about Castle and his past relationships.
    For exemple th e flight attendant was a “rebound girl”. Plain and Simple. As was Gina by the way. But Beckett doesn’t really know that. Since mid season 2 and Ellie Monroe, Castle had been with other women ONLY when he though that Beckett didn’t want nor love him. But he never made it clear to her. (And I want to say, before Ellie Monroe, Beckett always acted insulted at the mere mention of the two of them being together. So, since I don’t consider Castle a psychic, I really think he realise that Beckett might have feelings for him when she acted really jealous about Monroe).
    I don’t think the writers will write Castle has a cheater, not even entertain the idea. However I think we will deal with Beckett own insecurities. Thinks like “How that guy who can have whoever he want could still want me /Love me after everything I put him through ? ” “Since everyone left me or betrayed me, What stop castle to do the same ?” I don’t think she’ll really doubt Castle himself, but more jumping a little too soon to conclusion because something stupid inside her tell her that she is why people left at the end.
    And I hope, later this season, we would see the same thing for Castle. Between is own past and that he lived with Beckett, he must be insecure too. (Two failed marriage, Kyra who left him because she needed space (and I could see Beckett asking for space and Castle freaking out because “history repeat itself”), Sophia who betrayed him, Meredith who cheated on him….Yeah I can’t see Castle without some kind of scars and old wound that come back to him while dating Beckett.) And I don’t even mention that he suffered that has nothing to do with relationships (Just for exemple, growing up without a father, being sent to a boarding school, all the trials and difficulties from being a single father and the fact that it’s implied that Martha was less than stellar when he was a kid…).
    We often forgot that Castle has as much as emotional scars and wounds than Beckett. Maybe even more. Castle is way more resilient about it, but didn’t mean that the pain doesn’t come back from time to time. And I hope that, now that the two of them are in a relationship and we really explore that with beckett last season, we’ll explore a little more of that with Castle this year.

  6. SJ on September 23rd, 2012 5:08 pm

    Rion, I’m watching a completely different show than you, because I never saw Kate act bitchy towards Castle in the Limey. She tried to get him to talk to her a couple times and he brushed her off, even telling her he doesn’t need complications right now as he headed off to screw the stewardess. Kate had already turned the limey down for Castle, and only after Castle brushed her off yet again did she go out for drinks with the guy. In my head, I hope they had a one night stand, cuz I think she needed it. Why not, we know what Castle was doing…

    That said, I don’t see any of this junk happening in their relationship – it’s not what either of them are about in relationships. I think we’re going to see them go full out and part of that is being honest about doubts and concerns and exploring what they mean.

  7. Fulgor on September 23rd, 2012 7:24 pm

    Beckett wasn’t Bitchey. However, IMO she gives up easilly on Castle, just after one bump in the road. And That seems unfair from her when Castle hold on through Josh, the shooting, the way she left him without a word to come back only after 3 months, he waited and waited, keep waiting for her until he persuade himself that she doesn’t love him and that he has no hope. Then, he (try to) move on with that stewardess. He only gives up after a lot of heartbreak she caused him.
    Kate, on her part, seems to give up on Rick pretty easily. Just after one bump in the road. She doesn’t really fight for him. For all Kate knows and she said so or her shrink did tell her, she waited too long, Castle may still love her but can’t continue like this. He can’t wait forever, he moves on. He needs to protect himself.

    Put In a simple way, Castle gives up because he’s conviced that she doesn’t love him and there’s no hope at all, that he had been her fool all along, and he does that after a year and a half waiting on her, being there for her in whatever way she’d had him, even when she has another boyfriend, even when she pushed him out of her life

    On the other hand, Kate gives up just because he doesn’t act like a puppy in love that wait on his treat anymore. However, she knows he has still some feelings for her. And if she’s half smart as the show want to show us, it’s pretty easy for her to see that he will come back to her with only a few words.
    But, again, because it’s difficult, she gives up, sallow it and goes with another man.

    She’s still too proud in The Limey. It’d cost her to run after him and forced the discussion, that’s obvious. But She could have done it. IMO It should have been done it.

    The issue with Beckett in the Limey it isn’t that she was bitchy, not at all. It’s she gives up easilly and doesn’t fight for him

    That being said, they were both single people and can do whatever pleased themselves, they don’t own each other faithfulness since neither of them, at that time, was willing to commit to the other.
    (But I still think that the stewardness was more understable when you considered that Castle knows and doesn’t know than Mr Scotland Yard when you consider that Beckett knows and doesn’t know).

  8. E on September 24th, 2012 12:44 pm

    So excited for Castle tonight. AM has told a great complete story so far. Hope he continues. Looking forward to the others eventually finding out about the new relationship. Love the entire cast.

  9. Sam on September 28th, 2012 11:46 am

    It certainly took long enough for Castle and Beckett to finally get together, but I also think they needed that time to mature. I have the Hopper DVR, which can record up to 2000 hours, so I have all of season four and most of season three saved (I love that I haven’t had to buy the DVDs yet). I re-watched the past seasons before this week’s premiere, and Beckett has always been too focused on her mother’s murder to be in a relationship with Castle. She’s very emotional, and it has taken until season five for her to be able to put herself out there. Some of my coworkers at DISH think Castle was the same way. He has that past filled with women and failed relationships, and he’s mostly been about having fun. Even though he’s loved Beckett for years, he hasn’t really been ready to be with her. When he was working to protect Beckett in season four he matured a lot, and that helped him to be ready for this new relationship. Now that Beckett and Castle have both matured, their relationship has a chance.

  10. Beckstle on October 13th, 2012 1:51 pm

    IFulgor – In the Limey Beckett made more DIRECT attempts to talk about what was going on than Castle ever did over four years. You hit the nail on the head when you said he waited. And waited. And waited. He couldn’t tell Kate he loved her until she got shot. Both of them worked way to much on subtext before, so neither could really be sure about what was going on. THANK GOD all of that is over. I am loving season five in the way both are now so much more direct. I agree alot with Sam – they both needed to work on their seperate issues in order to be ready for the the relationship they’re in now. Castle in “Always” is clear in his feelings and what he needs from Kate. Kate makes the shift she’d been working towards all year in therapy – letting her life not be defined by her mom’s murder. Always was the fruition of the work done over the four years – and it was all worth it. So now, when Kate has doubts, she’s not going to run or pretend she doesn’t care. Will they fight?Likely, and in being direct they’ll get to the truth much faster, strengthening their bond instead of being vauge and weakening it. I’m looking forward to watching them work through it. :)

  11. Ali, Sr. on October 20th, 2012 4:33 pm

    I think CASTLE & BECKET are so much alike that their relationship of four years has been a comedy of errors. They are both intuitive, yet clueless. What has kept them together through 4 years of mayhem? 1- CHEMISTRY – sounds corny, but oh so true. You either have it or you don’t…& these two have it to the point where exchanging a look becomes an orgasmic experience of TSUNAMI proportions…ALWAYS!
    2- DEPENDABLE – they are willing to die for each other without hesitation…ALWAYS! They have said I LOVE YOU with actions rather than words & taken 4 very long years to cross the line into the abyss…Fiction has never seemed so real; part of our days are spent in our own little world I like to call CASTLE KINGDOM…where dreams come true & we learn to believe in MAGIC :) SERIOUSLY :) & CASTLE BABIES…LOTS :) :) :)

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