Castle Preview: Babies, Brides, & Brolin

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Castle fans can expect the three B's to be a big part of the new year... starting with a  brand new baby.

When the show returns January 6 with Castle Season 6 Episode 11, it will bring with it the arrival of a bouncing baby Ryan, but don't expect the delivery to be uneventful.

As Kevin Ryan's portrayer Seamus Dever told TV Guide Magazine: "Not only does it look as though Ryan may not be there to watch the birth of his child, he may not live to see the baby at all." The cause of such drama? Ryan and partner Det. Esposito will be trapped inside a burning building.

At least the daddy-to-be has a good excuse for missing the big event. And don't think that means Jenny delivers without any help. She'll have Dr. Lanie Parish and Kate Beckett by her side.

Speaking of daddies, James Brolin returns as mystery man Jackson Hunt but perhaps not in the way most fans expected. 

As Stana Katic teased, Beckett "has a big question about Jackson's true motives," and worries that Castle's long lost daddy is not "all that he seems."

Apparently Brolin would only return to the series if his character revealed a darker side and it sounds as though he's gotten his wish.

"I wanted viewers to find out how deadly he is," Brolin says. "He gets a thrill out of terminating people who deserve it. The thrill is there, with no feeling of remorse." 

To make matters worse, Brolin describe Hunt as kind of an "a**hole" when he "talks down to his son like he's 5 years old," and he "is very attracted to Kate."

That should get Castle fans riled up.  

But if anything will make them happy, it's knowing that a Caskett wedding date has been set... although creator Andrew Marlowe isn't sharing it just yet. And if that's not bad enough, he also teases that it's certainly possible for Senator Bracken or the 3XK killer to end up back in the mix to complicate the couples plans.  

Thankfully we'll have the January 27th episode to look forward to where Beckett finds her wedding dress, although the event may turn out to be as emotional as it is joyous. Marlowe points out that it's"an emotional moment for her because this is something she would have been doing with her [deceased] mother." 

Okay, TV Fanatics. Are you excited for some new Castle in 2014? And don't forget you can watch Castle online right here, right now.

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


It will be interesting to she Martha's reaction to the return of her baby-daddy. Can't wait to see that episode.


Roomer has it that their will be an episode including a realestate person.Sure hope it doesn't involve Kate's beautiful apartment. I'd hate for her to give it up!!


I am so looking forward to the new episodes. 6th January seems so long away.


I wonder what Marlowe originally had in mind for Castle’s father Jackson Hunt. The just released spoilers indicate that the 6x13 episode portrays him as a dark person. It doesn't sound anything like the character we met last year. I really wish they hadn't cast such a big star who is able to basically hold the writers hostage with the storyline and whose availability is limited. I hate that Castle's dad is a spy. I like James Brolin, but I wish the show runner would have used someone else for the role. We know he did bad things as a CIA assassin, but now we find out that he is a real jerk. He talks down to Castle and he displays some kind of attraction towards Kate. If true, that is an unneeded part of the story and kind of pathetic for the writers to put that in the episode. It is hard to believe that such an excellent writer like Terence Paul Winter actually thought it was a good idea to include the Kate attraction in the script. I wonder if it was just Brolin's idea because he seems to have been heavily involved in developing the character since we last saw him. Hopefully, we will finally find out what Castle told Martha and Beckett about him. I think most fans assume Kate already knows what Castle found out about his father in Paris.


Very excited, those episodes sound great!


WOW....this sounds amazing...
I really can't wait for January, 6...
And I love the Jenny and Ryan scenes....and imagining that all the girls are together is awesome :)

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Castle Season 6 Episode 11 Quotes

Ryan: Rather than pick a name for my kid you should pick a date for your wedding.
Castle: Pick a date for my wedding? I was planning on bringing her.
Beckett: Really. When is that? I might have plans.

Castle: A crime scene at a fire. I've never done one of these before.
Ryan: After this you might not want to.