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.
Since episode 4, Marlowe drops a Caskett scene here and there to evidence a loving relationship by using both facial expressions and the ongoing engagement and wedding talk. He continues to promote things about the show that either never happen or if they do, it's nothing like he has described. However, I can't imagine that the audience would accept the wedding being put off until next season especially if ABC orders two additional episodes for the season.
Great idea! Perfect song for the series end; This kind of venue was used a lot in the closing scenes of some early shows in both season2 and season3.
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The latest Castle schedule, after the winter hiatus, lists down to episode 6x14 on 1/27/2014. That only leaves 8 confirmed episodes remaining for the Season 6 series running thru February, March, April until May 5th (14 weeks). No wedding this season after all or an awful lot of breaks. Maybe a short break during the NBC Winter Olympics in February, but that only covers two weeks. Marlowe told us there was plenty of time in the spring to cover the wedding details, but the remaining episode total and the time frame don't add up. There was some confusion over the upcoming episode titles, air dates and numbers. When the show runner re-orders episodes it usually means no major plot developments happen. The key to the season will be the winter run, because that's traditionally the weakest part of every year, even the better ones. I just hope that Marlowe skips for once the predictable angst before the run-up to the wedding. January 2014 episodes: 6x12 "Under Fire" 1/6 Arson episode; Marlowe as co-writer with David Amann (6x9 "Disciple"). It seems like an odd theme for the COTW given the heavyweight writers involved unless there is a possible link to the Bracken storyline. Amann writes most of the dark episodes. Recall in 4x1 "Rise", the argument scene at the firehouse between Beckett and the fire investigator (Rod Halstead) over a warehouse fire report related to the timing of JB murder. Ryan's baby due about this time as well. 6x13 "Deep Cover" 1/13 (Jackson Hunt returns; spy daddy reveals his dark side). New spoilers just out indicate that the father is a real jerk. The spoiler suggests that Hunt is attracted to Kate. If true, pretty pathetic and really unnecessary on the part of the writers. I just don't like how these CIA storylines are handled on Castle. 6x11 "Limelight" 1/20 (Castle's fame and how Kate reacts to press coverage). This story topic is long overdue. I hope that it is handled as well as the 6x10 baby discussions. 6x14 "Dressed to Kill" 1/27 (Kate's so-called fashion model past). This storyline seems like a real stretch. How is taking a summer job as a model rather than being a restaurant waitress considered flirting with a modeling career? Recall 2x3 "Inventing the Girl", Ryan and Esposito uncover a photo of Kate in tennis outfit.
I expect that 6x11 “Limelight” will resemble 2x14 “The Third Man” one of my favorites from Season 2 just behind 2x12 “A Rose for Everafter”. The interrogation scene in 2x14 with the squatter suspect is hilarious. In 2x14, Beckett was so outraged about being described as romantically involved with Castle, but now she is outraged that he is rumored to be involved somehow with someone besides her. I am sure it will be innocent on Castle’s part regardless which ex-wife is mentioned in the media hype.
I believe the premise of 6x11 is to explore how Kate reacts to the public announcement about the engagement and how they deal with the press spreading rumors about Castle and his ex-wife. Since Kate is such a private person you would have expected her to mention it to Castle last season since the writers portrayed her worried every week at the beginning of Season 5 about different things, but I guess Marlowe decided to save it for Season 6.
In a recent interview with TVLine, Marlowe mentioned that 6x11 will be a 'fun' episode. Recall that TSATQ was called a 'fun' episode as well. The title of the upcoming episode 6x11 is "Limelight". A lot of things aren't discussed because the show runner follows a well defined checklist.
Agree. The promos and sneak peaks are always overblown. Beckett's comment in the promo about being worried makes no sense and it just confuses the relationship status for no good reason. After 10 episodes into the engagement, the writers need to stop with the Kate insecurity issues. In terms of Castle's fame, a better premise for an episode would be to explore how that kind of publicity can leave his family open to danger from 3XK.
Sure hope you are wrong about the angst. That part of the relationship story should be over at this point. However, you are right about Marlowe, he can't resist the angst if given the chance. It depends on his checklist. Season 5 was hard enough to keep the faith during that DC job arc and Kate's multiple watershed moments, but hopefully not again folks.
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