This season of Castle has been heavier than past seasons, to say the least, with lingering secrets, unresolved feelings and numerous characters in turmoil of various kinds. But the dark clouds may soon lift.
Creator Andrew Marlowe says fans can expect much of the air to be cleared in Season 5 next fall.
“I think it’s going to be interesting to see the Beckett/Castle relationship next season when we have the cards on the table, and when they’ve had fundamental confrontations and each knows how the other one feels,” he tells EW.
"I think that’s something that gives us a lot of really intense, fun storytelling."
Marlowe recognizes that this season has seen a little less fun that than previous seasons, but views it as cyclical.
“Our goal has always been to be true to these characters as we arc them through this strange, wonderful, interesting, intense relationship that they’ve been going through from the moment they met,” he says.
“We didn’t have a chance to mine it as much as we wanted to because of where the characters were emotionally. We’re hoping to return to it a little.”
Castle is off this evening before returning with a new installment April 16.