CASTLE has (seemingly) said goodbye to its 3XK arc, and now it’s time for the team to get a little bit of a breather…to solve a murder on Mars.
No, the team isn’t going to space (though there are plenty of space/alien/sci-fi jokes in the hour), but the next episode, “The Wrong Stuff,” finds Castle, Beckett, and the team investigating the death of an astronaut who was training for a potential mission to Mars. (It’s as hilarious as you might expect.)
And while there are some lighter hours ahead, the show will also touch back on the mystery of Castle’s wedding day disappearance and subsequent missing months, and Beckett will try to figure out what’s next in her life.
I spoke with CASTLE boss David Amann about those things, and more…
[Warning: This post contains major spoilers for the CASTLE episode, “Reckoning.” If you have not seen that, please watch it before you read this post.]
3XK/Jerry Tyson returned to the CASTLE scene in a major way with Monday’s episode, “Resurrection”: after being presumed-dead, he resurfaced (along with Dr. Nieman) long enough to claim he was another man who had surgery to look like Tyson…and for Beckett to be drugged and kidnapped, while Tyson and Nieman were at the precinct.
The second hour of the show’s nearly-annual two-parter, “Reckoning,” is perhaps even more intense than “Resurrection” (and maybe ten times as twisted), a fact CASTLE boss David Amann attributed, in part, to the team who helped bring it to life.
CASTLE viewers haven’t seen 3XK/Jerry Tyson since he fell to his (presumed) death in season 5, and in this Monday’s episode, “Resurrection,” Castle and Beckett are shocked when they come face-to-face with him…or at least, someone who looks just like him.
I had the chance to watch “Resurrection” a little bit early, and when I asked you guys for some questions for this YAIA, you delivered. So, I have a few answers to some of your burning questions (though as a reminder, the intention of these posts is always to tease, not completely spoil the episode)…
2015 is bringing some changes to CASTLE: as showrunner David Amann teased earlier this year, “Castle starts pursuing work that takes him outside of the 12th precinct.” Of course, what viewers now know is that the decision wasn’t his to make — he was banned from working with the NYPD in the midseason finale.
The first episode of 2015, “Castle, P.I.,” showcases the new dynamic the team is working with (and around). And since I had the chance to view the episode a little early, I have a few answers for your burning questions (and, as a reminder, the intention of these is always to tease, not completely spoil the episode)…
CASTLE is only about a third of the way through its seventh season, but already the show has delivered on some big moments and reveals: Castle and Beckett got married, we learned more about Castle’s missing months (after he went MIA on his wedding day) — and that Castle was the one responsible for his memories being erased.
As the final episodes of 2014 play out, it’ll be a mix of the lighter hours (the December 1st installment, “Last Action Hero”) and tense ones (tonight’s episode, “Kill Switch”). And the final episode (“Bad Santa”) will pave the way for a bit of a shakeup in 2015.
I spoke with CASTLE showrunner David Amann about what’s in store…
And while CASTLE showrunner David Amann shared a few of his own teases about what’s going on in the hour, after I watched “Once Upon a Time in the West,” I had a few of my own to share…
CASTLE’s Castle and Beckett got married in an adorably perfect/fitting ceremony in the latest episode of the series, and naturally, next up is a honeymoon. Unfortunately for the duo, it’s not their real honeymoon — they go undercover at a dude ranch to try and solve a case.
And while going undercover might sound like they’re going all out with fake names/personas, etc., CASTLE showrunner David Amann noted that the circumstances of the case will allow the two to keep things a little bit more simple than a traditional undercover assignment.
CASTLE has a very, very, very big episode coming up, and the first photos from “The Time of Our Lives” have arrived.
Check them out!
CASTLE - "The Time of Our Lives" -- A murder investigation launches Castle into what seems to be an alternate universe where he's never met Kate Beckett. Castle has to convince Beckett, Esposito and Ryan -- now complete strangers -- to let him participate in their investigation so he can find his way back to his own world. This inspires Castle & Beckett to finally take a trip to the altar, on "Castle," MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Adam Taylor) SUSAN SULLIVAN
CASTLE airs Mondays at 10 PM on ABC.
Ben-Victor — who appeared on one episode of the short-lived Fox drama, DRIVE (which starred CASTLE star Nathan Fillion, who first tweeted the casting news), and spent five seasons on USA Network’s IN PLAIN SIGHT — will appear in CASTLE’s as-yet-unnamed 10th episode this season as Dino Scarpella, a tough mob boss…who has a soft spot for Castle’s books. Cannot. Wait.
Are you excited to see Ben-Victor on CASTLE?
CASTLE airs Mondays at 10 PM on ABC.
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Dying for September 29th? Check out the first couple of minutes of “Driven”…
The first photos from CASTLE season 7 are here, and after last season’s finale which left Castle presumed dead, it shouldn’t be a huge shock which character is MIA in these photos.
Check out what’s in store for “Driven”…
CASTLE - "Driven" - In the Season 6 finale, as Richard Castle drove to his much-anticipated nuptials, an ominous black SUV bore down on him. Meanwhile, after waiting in vain for Castle to arrive at the wedding, Beckett was called to an accident scene to find Castle's car in a ravine, engulfed in flames. Who or what caused the car crash? Is there any way Castle could have survived? The episode will pick-up at the scene of that accident, right where the finale left off, in a premiere that promises to put Beckett through the toughest case of her career. Season 7 of "Castle" begins on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)SEAMUS DEVER, JON HUERTAS, STANA KATIC
The CASTLE season premiere airs Monday, September 29th at 10 PM on ABC.
CASTLE’s sixth season ended in a way many fans didn’t expect: instead of Castle and Beckett tying the knot, he disappeared on the way to their wedding…and was presumed dead. But since the show is called CASTLE, it’s fairly safe to say the show won’t be going down that tragic path.
To get a little bit of insight into what’s to come, I sat down with CASTLE creator, Andrew Marlowe, and new showrunner, David Amann, to talk about season 7, how Castle’s absence is impacting the people who care about him most, and more…
[Warning: This post contains massive, massive spoilers for the CASTLE season 6 finale, “For Better or Worse.” Please do not read this interview until you’ve watched the episode.]