'Castle' creator talks season finale and how it impacts the next season


ABC's Castle is heading towards its fifth season finale and gaining momentum as it goes. The show, which airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET, will be giving its viewers a "great gift" this week in the former of a flashback-filled episode that is more than a clip show. 

Rick and Kate, played by series stars Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic (respectively), are going through a bumpy period. Andrew W. Marlowe, the creator of the series, says that this difficult period will culminate in the season finale, where their relationship will either continue or be doomed. Heavy stuff.

"The last couple episodes are about how [Rick and Kate] have been in a relationship for about a year now, and that’s about the time people start asking questions, about where things stand. They’ve been living in this fun bubble, but there comes a time where real life intrudes and things come in from the outside and force the characters to ask questions about where they’re going. By the time we get to “The Human Factor” (airing May 6), those questions will start aiming us towards some complications that come in our final episode, challenges to the relationship that both characters are going to have to confront," he said.

The show had a hiccup last week, as the episode titled "The Squab & The Quail" aired ahead of its scheduled airdate. Marlowe says that this will not upset the flow of the series "too much," and that there are still important moments in this week's episode, "Still," that viewers need to see. 

"As you know, that episode, the 24th episode, was added very late in the game, so we took a very particular point of view on how we were going to get it done...There are a couple of moments in there that they have to look forward to, that they’ll really enjoy," he added.

Do not expect to have all the answers in front of you when this season ends.

"There is a bit of a cliffhanger, yeah," Marlowe added. "It’s an emotional cliffhanger that I think will propel us into some great, complicated, interesting storytelling as we head into next season — assuming the TV gods are kind and grant us one."

- Castle (2009)

Written by: Hamatosan
Apr 28th, 2013, 6:39 pm

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Message Posted On May 11th, 2013, 5:00 pm
no way she is pregnant she goes to dc.only to find that it is more complicated then she is comes back to ny and finds castle is hooked up with someone who is more beautiful then her.

Message Posted On May 11th, 2013, 4:48 pm
I THINK KATE HAS A PROBLEM TELLING CASTLE THE TRUTH ABOUT HOW SHE REALLY FEELS .CASTLE SHOULD WAke up and find someone who is more truthful.the show seems to focus to much on beckett . castle let her go, she not worth the effort she has lied to much during the shows can only last so long.

Message Posted On May 5th, 2013, 6:25 am
I agree that it will probably end with Castle proposing but I also think they may throw in Kate either thinking she is pregnant or her actually being pregnant.

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Message Posted On Apr 29th, 2013, 1:18 am

the season will end with Castle proposing and before kate can answer it will end.... or kate will say no!! (this is my prediction )

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