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Castle Season 5 to Focus on the "Aftermath," Creator Teases

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SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you have not yet watched the Castle season four finale. Seriously... STOP!

Coffee Talking

Okay, phew. That was close.

On "Always," Castle finally went there. Or, should we say, a dripping wet Kate Beckett finally went there, answering the prayers and pleas of millions of Caskett fans. How will this hook up affect season five?

Creator Andrew Marlowe tells Zap2It that there won't be any kind of significant time jump because "I think everybody is going to want to see what the aftermath looks like."

In fact, the Castle producer adds, there may not be any time jump at all: "[Fans] are going to want to see what it looks like when they wake up in the morning. And I think that's a promise that we have to honor."

Don't expect any sudden second-guessing or back-tracking, either. Marlowe sounds all in with the decision it took four seasons to reach.

"We're looking forward to... dealing with the two characters in a relationship, what that relationship is going to look like and the challenges that they're going to have," he says.

Read the full interview with Marlowe now and then give the Castle season finale a grade:

 

UPDATE, 7/9/12: Marlowe has confirmed that the Season 5 premiere will pick up immediately, and also that he has every intention of keeping Castle and Beckett in a "relationship."

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Egrey

Haha sounds like season 5 is gonna be a lot of fun
Can't wait!!

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I can wait until next fall but when fall comes...
Bring on Season 5!!!

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dont know how many times ive watched the end scene but it always brings a smile on my face it was just perfect and it was time.

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I am, without hesitation, giving the season finale a '5' - and I think my TiVo may break down from rewinding and replaying the last 5 minutes an embarrassing number of times. But I have also replayed Castle revealing his secrets to Beckett and the Valedictorian speech by Alexis; the entire episode was filled with memorable moments. The writers put together a feast of entertainment for Castle fans and I have no trouble seeing Castle and Beckett continue on in both a personal and professional relationship. In this age of non-remarkable reality television, thank you for giving us a consistently well written and well acted program.

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(I hate getting cut off!) Castle's friendship with the mayor, combined with the fact that Gates can be motivated by office politics, means that the resigning/returning question can be finessed. Maybe the resignation is never processed? Marlowe likes to keep the air dates and in-episode times synced. Season 2 ended with a summer break, Season 3's cliffhanger was resolved and followed with a three month break within the episode. I think they'll do the latter again, show the "morning after" and then flash forward three months with Beckett's happiness with being with Castle and living a posh lifestyle matched with increasing boredom and dissatisfaction with civilian life.

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I think the Ryan/Esposito breach was a good idea. It was physically painful to see my favorite bromance break up like that. Ryan was totally right, and Esposito was in the middle of calling for backup himself when Maddox one-shotted him (necessary for the fight scene w/ Beckett, but I mean, come on...). But can you blame espo for hating him? I can't wait to see the division between the two, and how they put things back together. As for when/how Beckett gets back on the job, they might be able to milk the PI/unofficial angle for an episode or two. But Beckett needs some big reason to come back. I can think of two. First is another attempt on Beckett by Maddox. The other, and IMO cooler one, is 3xk. If Jerry Tyson strikes again, the department will need its best, and neither Beckett nor Castle can resist returning to catch the One That Got Away. Castle's friendship with the mayor, combined with the fact that Gates can be motivated by office politics, means that the resigning/returning question can be finessed. Maybe the resignation is never processed? Marlowe likes to keep the air dates and in-episode times synced. Season 2 ended with a summer break, Season 3's cliffhanger was resolved and followed with a three month break within the episode. I think they'll do the latter again, show the "morning after" and then flash forward three months with Beckett's happiness with being with Castle and living a posh lifestyle matched with increasing boredom and dissatisfaction with civilian life.

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Great episode. Felt a little rushed, of course, but still... I agree with the other poster here that veterans and especially special forces veterans are inevitably cast as the bad guys in these episodes. Esposito, himself a special forces veteran (and played by a combat veteran to boot) is the honorable exception... only it's totally unfair to have men of the spec ops community slandered like this again and again. Caskett getting together was just in time. Marlowe has a good vision for where this is going, and I'm glad to see a return to the light, fun episodes of the first two seasons. Only now, Caskett are a happy couple. The show would have gone way downhill if they'd waited any longer.

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I loved the season finale. Great writing and great acting. The fans deserved that kiss and it was certainly well done...and passionate. I would be happy to see them not get right into bed but rather just get to know each other now that all the cards are on the table. Sex is great but a kiss is from the heart. I still remember everything about the first time I kissed my wife and it is a wonderful memory. So let them take some time. There is nothing wrong with a little courtship. Just my take on it.

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Yes! I am glad at least one show isn't shy about taking a step further into forming a relationship in a police drama between two of the main characters. I thing two people who are meant to be together on screen, can make a real unique team when they fight crime. It adds another dimension to the show, and many more avenues you could take. Look at Bones and Booth. I think the show will be better for it.

Joyeful

Thank Goodness they're not going to "Bones" it...

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