Castle Writers Respond to The Kiss, Look Ahead

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It was the kiss heard 'round the television dial, as three-and-a-half years of anticipation culminated in a Castle/Beckett lip lock last night.

Of course, there was some deception involved... initially, at least. But then the partners clearly got into the game of tonsil hockey, as writers Will Beall and Andrew Marlowe explain was the intention behind the popular scene.

The producers go into it in-depth in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, while also teasing Castle fans about what's to come.

The Castle Kiss!

Marlowe, on the kiss: It starts off as a diversion, but you can see in the midst of it, it becomes real and both of them have to wrestle with their emotions afterward. So we don’t feel like we’re cheating the audience or like it’s a wink like we’ve seen on other TV shows. We feel like the audience will understand that both of these people have to wrestle with the consequences afterwards.

Marlowe, on the follow-up smooch: Absolutely. They get caught up in the midst of it and you can see when they both pull away. They both have to process what happened - it’s all over their faces.

Beall, on the case of Beckett's mom merging with this detective's bond with Castle:  definitely think there’s a correlation. It’s that aspect of their partnership and the show will sort of come to a head in the season finale.

Marlowe, on what's next: Beckett is currently in a relationship and how does she process that? How does she feel about that? And Castle is looking for a relationship, but he knows Beckett is in a relationship. So we sort of play with that idea, and as we come into our sweeps episode, we play with it even more as we get into the explosive two-parter at the end of February.

It’s something we continue to play with, but I think the recognition between the two characters - that there is this thing between them - it’s something they’ve tried to deny for a number of episodes. Now, they no longer can deny it and they have to figure out what they’re going to do about it, whether they’re too scared to do something about it, what other obstacles are out there. That’s all part of great relationship storytelling.


I would live for the duo (Castle and Beckett) to finally get into a steady relationship. Its something we never see in a TV series. Hopefully they get to be a couple and do their jobs even better, making them stronger as a whole and the show even better. If the writers continues to play around with this avoidance it'll be just like every other show when nothing gets to happen an they remain friends, eventually the show will loose audience.


I personally loved this episode! Not only because we get to see that Kate and Castle finally cannot ignore their feelings any longer, but we have many more moments like between Esposito and Ryan when they are being held captive and they still joke around. It was a great episode and kudos to the writers for a great episode and i hope there are more to come!!!!!! :D


I liked the kiss too, but at the end it did look like kate was basically jumping on him... lol. But it was good . at first it was unexpected then they started to increase it... But thats what us fans want to see....:D


I loved that kiss!!!!

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