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."