CASTLE’s Andrew Marlowe: ‘The Chapter of Not Knowing is Now Closed’
September 25, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
[Warning: This post contains spoilers for the season 5 premiere of CASTLE. If you haven't seen "After the Storm,” go watch it now and then come back to see what Andrew Marlowe has to say about it.]
It’s taken five seasons, but Beckett has finally gotten some resolution to her mother’s murder. Throughout the years, she’s found bits and pieces of information, which all led up to her confrontation (and eventual badass behavior) with Senator Bracken (played disturbingly well by Jack Coleman). But, unfortunately, her hands were tied and she had to let him go in exchange for her continued protection.
So where does Beckett go from here?
“It’s wait and see,” CASTLE creator Andrew Marlowe told me. “We felt like it was our obligation to close some chapters at the end of last season and the beginning of this season, and the chapter of not knowing is now closed. But we also want to present a little more of a mature Beckett. A little more of the Beckett who is in control when she meets him. And I think in any situation like this, it’s really easy to have your vengeance and arrest the guy. It’s a lot more complicated when you know what you know, but there’s nothing you can do about it and the storytelling goes on and you have to make a kind of peace. So it puts her in an interesting situation. But it does allow us to put the genie back in the bottle a little until it rears its ugly head.”
And yes, Coleman will be returning to the show again.
“We’ll see him again,” Marlowe teased. “His story is not over yet. But for us, the headline is the conspiracy aspect is certainly over. All this digging and not knowing and unanswered questions, all of that has been laid to rest, but the final chapter has yet to be written…She has to take him on in the right way.”
But Marlowe did concede that the Montgomery connection will be given a break.
“I think [it's done] for now,” he said. “I don’t think there’s any reason to look back. Montgomery was a great cop, and he was a great leader in his time. And I think he and his family have suffered enough from the mistakes in his past that we don’t need to drudge that up again.”
Are you happy with the resolution Beckett got to her mother’s case? And on a scale from 1-10, just how badass did you find her in the premiere?
(Psst — Make sure to come back next week for more from my chat with Marlowe.)
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