To be or not to be? That is the question. Also, who used an old-fashioned writing quill from the prop department of a Shakespearean masterpiece to kill the leading man playing Hamlet? That’s the real question.
In the wake of news that Stana Katic won’t return for a potential ninth season, Castle fans probably shouldn’t expect a happy ending in the finale. But the question remains whether tough detective-turned-captain Kate Beckett will meet a grim fate.
In the season ender, Beckett and Castle (Nathan Fillion) will come up against the mysterious string-puller only dubbed LokSat. (More on that here). But an unforeseen twist will put the case, and their lives, in jeopardy.
The canon has expanded to include all kinds of origin stories, but once upon a time, superhero status was bestowed almost exclusively upon the “mild-mannered.” And that’s the most suitable adjective available to apply to Alan Masters (Jonathan Silverman), the almost-victim of this week’s Castle. In “Dead Again,” the stiff finally gets the opportunity to participate in his own murder investigation. It helps that Alan didn’t die. And then didn’t die. And then didn’t die some more.
Castle and Beckett will come a step closer to uncovering the truth behind the mysterious LokSat when shady attorney Caleb Brown (Kristoffer Polaha) returns during Monday’s episode of Castle.
“We do get another bite at LokSat with Caleb Brown, the defense attorney we discovered was connected to LokSat in episode 10,” executive producer Alexi Hawley teases. “We do get some great moments between Caleb Brown and Beckett [Stana Katic] in episode 19, which drives us toward the final episode.”
Timing is a funny thing; and for some Castle fans, a wound may have felt salted when an episode with the central purpose of scaffolding a backstory around a rookie-season character aired on the same day that the news about Stana Katic and Tamala Jones’ exits from the show were announced. “Backstabber” doesn’t benefit from the coincidence; not when the prospect of a Beckett-less Castle is suddenly very real.
In the wake of the news that both Stana Katic and Tamala Jones are slated to exit Castle ahead of a potential ninth season, their costars are using Twitter to share their reactions to the news.
Stana Katic and Tamala Jones are slated to exit Castle ahead of a potential ninth season, EW has confirmed.
“Kate Beckett has been a beloved character on our hit series Castle for the past 8 years,” ABC said in a statement. “We are grateful for Stana Katic’s talent and dedication to the series and we hope to continue our relationship. Tamala Jones has also been an integral part of the series and we are grateful she was a part of Castle.”
Can Castle and Beckett actually trust the woman they’ve been working with all season? That question will be raised during Monday’s episode of Castle, when Hayley (Toks Olagundoye) is implicated in a killing and cyber-terror attack, forcing Beckett (Stana Katic) and Castle (Nathan Fillion) to solve the case and clear her name.
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Three of Rick’s wishes came true on Castle tonight, but one of his heart’s strongest desires still eludes him. Poor, sweet Castle just wants proof that magic is real. (“I prefer ‘fantasy-augmented.’”) You can’t blame a guy who spends his mornings in bloody crime scenes for dreaming that there’s more to life than who killed whom and for what money. And the day that Castle’s faith in the tangible power of stories dies will be a sad day indeed.
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