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CASTLE: Andrew Marlowe on Castle and Beckett’s Wedding Planning, Upcoming Cases, and More

March 21, 2014 by  


Beckett and Castle have been engaged for all of this season of CASTLE, and the show may be leading up to a spring wedding for the duo. But will their nuptials go off as planned?

While CASTLE boss Andrew Marlowe wouldn’t spill all the details (naturally), we talked about the decision to show so many of the wedding’s details before the big day, as well as upcoming cases, and more…

We’ve seen Castle and Beckett talking a lot about the wedding this season, and so far, CASTLE has unveiled a lot of the big things shows often don’t reveal until the big day — we’ve seen the dress, we know their song, Beckett’s letter to Castle when she was held in captivity could have almost passed for wedding vows. Because we’ve seen this much, should viewers maybe be suspicious that there will be a last minute switch to a nontraditional wedding? Or are you planning on throwing the wedding they’ve been speaking about if/when the day happens?
Andrew Marlowe: I think that what the two of them want from their wedding is going to play out for the audience. I think we’re going to play fair with them, and show Castle and Beckett try and have the wedding they want.

What I’ll say is we’re trying to present a couple who are in the process of planning a wedding, and things get talked about, and things come up as you get close to the date. We think it would be unfair not to talk about it, not to show it, because it is very much a part of their lives.

In terms of how everything is going to play out and what we’re going to do, and if the road is going to go smoothly or if it’s going to be rocky, or if there are going to be surprises along the way, whether the day changes, whether the day stays the same, whether it happens or not, that’s all stuff we want the audience to tune in to see. Things certainly can happen along the way, but that doesn’t mean the wedding is going to be off. It doesn’t mean the wedding is going to be on. It’s just a natural part [of the process.]

Plans can always change.
AM: Or they can stay the same. I’ve been to weddings that have been lovely; I’ve been to weddings that have been disastrous; I’ve been to weddings that have gone off without a hitch; I’ve been to weddings that didn’t happen on the day [of the planned event.] There are plenty of opportunities out there, and I’ve love for the audience to watch.

And there will be more conversations [about the wedding] as they get closer to the date.

Nice. What can you tease about the cases that are coming up?
AM: We have a really fun episode where we get to see a little more of Captain Gates. The victim it turns out is a confidential informant for the U.S. Attorney’s office. And we discover that the U.S. Attorney for the southern district of New York is actually Gates’ sister, and Gates has never mentioned this, and why hasn’t she mentioned it? And what is the relationship between these two very strong, very powerful women. It’s really fun for us to be able to showcase Penny Jerald Johnson (Gates), and we had yet to bite at this character who we’ve been seeing for a couple of years. We get a significant bite at her backstory and who she is.

And after that, we have a really, really fun episode that takes us into the world of the 1970s, into the middle of the disco era. It’s a different device than “Blue Butterfly,” that allows us to see our characters in that era. So that’s going to be fun.

And as I intimated, we’ll get another bite at the larger mythology story before we end the season.

Will 3XK come back into play before the end of the season?
AM: I thought 3XK was dead! Maybe his girlfriend’s alive.

Will the show be revisiting the storyline before the season concludes?
AM: I will neither confirm nor deny.

Interesting. Will we be seeing any of Ryan’s home life, or seeing his newborn daughter anytime soon?
AM: It’s not in the next couple of episodes. Going home with somebody just to see their home life if we’re not filtering it through a case or through the Castle/Beckett experience is always a challenge for us, because those scenes, as fun as they are, don’t move the story forward.

What does having Alexis back at home do for you guys are storytellers? Are you finding it easier to bring her into stories that way?
AM: It is when we need her as we go through this last stretch. It’s a lot of concentration on Castle and Beckett, and the wedding, so I think it’s at a time in the series where, yeah, we had a great bite at her in the beginning, and we’ll for sure see her at the end, but having her around  allows us to weave her into the stories more, and it also means that to bring her into the stories, we can have her there without having to create great excuses for her to show up.

CASTLE airs Mondays at 10 PM on ABC.


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10 Responses to “CASTLE: Andrew Marlowe on Castle and Beckett’s Wedding Planning, Upcoming Cases, and More”

  1. JCRaines on March 21st, 2014 6:34 pm

    More the same but the answers remain the same. Doesn’t give a lot away. You all know this so why even bother asking him about what’s coming up? He’s not going to accidentally let something slip, you know.

  2. LeighLee on March 21st, 2014 7:07 pm

    So all the wedding details we’ve seen does not mean we won’t see a wedding. I didn’t think so, but some fans have been freaking out over that. Btw, I hardly think Beckett’s letter even comes close to vows. I’d like Beckett’s vows to finally reveal (to Castle) how much Castle meant to her even before he came to the precinct.

    And I’m not remotely interested in seeing Ryan’s home life. A short Jenny & Sarah Grace visit to the precinct would be nice, though. Maybe Ryan leaves something at home and Jenny brings it to him. That would be cute.

  3. C Pearce on March 21st, 2014 7:51 pm

    I, for one, am glad AM doesn’t reveal anything. I enjoy the show so much more. I know that Andrew and Terri will give us a story we will love they always do. A lot of fans freak out and I really don’t know why.

  4. Teri on March 21st, 2014 8:18 pm

    Andrew creates a very crafty story no matter what it is. My love of the Caskett journey really wants to see a full blown wedding; no elopement. I would be bummed if the wedding is downsized. Gates, Alexis, Martha and Lanie all need more airtime. I miss all of them!

  5. Solange Vieira on March 21st, 2014 8:47 pm

    I’m loving this season 6!
    The cases, the way that Castle and Beckett are making plans for the wedding. Awaited by us fans …
    Only wish we had more Caskett moments. I find it very cute!!

  6. JCRaines on March 22nd, 2014 7:31 am

    I for one have no interesting in seeing a wedding where we’ve seen the dress, a possible wedding venue. It takes the surprise away. I suspect they’ll elope and then have a ceremony later on.

  7. Manuel Schuster on March 23rd, 2014 3:27 am

    I love the CASTLE – Show and I am looking fo rwardto the next episodes. It would be very nice to see a 7th season.

    Greetings from Cologne / Germany

    Manuel Schuster

  8. M. M. Hooten on March 24th, 2014 12:33 am

    I am a Caskett fan and have been waiting all year to see their beautiful wedding.
    If only they elope and then have large party afterwards. Caskett has great
    chemistry!!!! Would like to see more of them discussing their wedding plans.

  9. Lesley Leach on March 27th, 2014 8:35 am

    I am a 100% addict where Castle is concerned, I watch episodes every single day. I think the writers do a magnificent job and I hope we get many more seasons to come. I too love the wedding plans between Kate and Castle, the tender loving moments we’ve been shown are simply wonderful, the pair have such chemistry on screen that I’ve never experienced before in ANY other series.
    Thank you to all the writers and the cast of Castle and especially ‘Kate & Castle’.
    Can’t wait for each and every episode.

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