‘Castle’: Are Beckett and Castle Finally Getting Together?

Published 3 years ago by , Updated December 3rd, 2010 at 3:46 pm,

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On ABC’s lighthearted murder mystery series Castle, Nathan Fillion’s (Firefly, Serenity) titular author and Stana Katic’s Detective Beckett have been circling each other since the very first episode. Many fans are tired of the song and dance, but their patience may soon be rewarded.

Recently, Katic teased that the January 10th episode would bring the two characters “closer than they’ve ever gotten before.” Considering the steamy conclusion to the second season last Spring, that doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for speculation.

When Entertainment Weekly spoke to Katic before the American Music Awards last weekend, she was eager to spill some plot details – but before doing so, Katic wanted to reassure Castle fans that having the two leads in a close personal relationship wouldn’t ruin the fast, chatty dynamic the show has enjoyed so far.

“They are meant to be. I think they can be a couple and still be spicy and funny. Everyone else is like, ‘Oh no we can’t do that. That will ruin it. That will kill the show.’ [A Moonlighting] curse has come up. But no way, man. Don’t believe in it at all.”

Despite Katic’s protestations, it’s hard to believe that a monogamous relationship between Castle and Beckett wouldn’t fundamentally change the show. The banter between the talky manchild and the hard-boiled detective has helped differentiate the series from the crowded space of procedural crime shows, and a dynamic-shifting love story can spell doom for a young series. That said, the sexual tension between the two characters has gotten pretty extreme, especially after the second season’s revealing finale. Fans may not care about the long-term implications if Castle and Beckett can just get a freakin’ room.

Some writers and producers have been reluctant to pair off tentpole characters ever since Moonlighting in the ’80s, when a steamy relationship between Bruce Willis and Cybil Shepherd’s characters destroyed the successful show in its third season. Many have speculated that this stigma is what kept the leads on the competing Fox series Bones apart for so long.

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It’s not as if such a move has never worked, and the writers should be comfortable and confident enough in their characters to give it a try – assuming Stana Katic isn’t just toying with us. The coming addition of Laura Prepon may play out in the arc surrounding movie versions of Castle’s novels next year.

The answers to your burning questions will be revealed on Castle in January.

Castle airs Mondays @10pm on ABC

Source: Entertainment Weekly
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  1. It can be done successfully. The most recent example is Sarah and Chuck on Chuck (of course). When the show is about more than the romantic tension between the main characters, if it is done believably, there isn’t an issue.

  2. I love seeing Chuck and Sarah together in “Chuck.” Could work for “Castle” too.

  3. Thanks for the article. I do, however, would like to correct some of the details. First, Castle is currently in its third season, not the second. The finale this article describes is from its second season, not the first. The first season ended with Castle telling Beckett that he had found out some things regarding her mother’s murder, even when she specifically asked him not to go digging, causing a riff between them. In the second season finale, Beckett was about to express her feelings for Castle until his ex-wife/publisher Gina showed up.

    Secondly, I cannot believe that this article used an obviously manipulated photo as an image to go with this published article. In the original scene, it was Kyra Blaine, Castle’s college sweetheart (played by Alyssa Milano) kissing Castle, and not Beckett. Unless, of course, I missed the point and it was used simply to depict what might happen given the spoilers. In that case, by all means, please ignore my comment.

    As for the “will-they-won’t-they” aspect, I do agree with the previous comments that “Chuck” is a great show that has managed to bring its characters together successfully, beating the dreaded “Moonlighting curse”.

    • You’re right, I totally spaced the seasons. The second part of Season 3 starts in January.

      The image is a Photoshop done by a Castle fan on DeviantART. You can find the source link at the end of the article.

  4. Two Castle scoops in a week!
    I LOVE it!

  5. As long as the characters stay true to their personalities I don’t see a reason why being together would ruin the show. Beckett is the by the book, tough, BAMFy detective while Castle is the 9 year-old on a sugar rush who has a big heart, thinks outside of the box and sometimes comes up right author. The show is about murder mysteries so if they can stay focused on the stories, allow the amazing supporting cast to shine and let Castle and Beckett enjoy a loving, yet witty, spitfire, “you know I own a gun” banter, relationship Castle will thrive. It will only suffer if Beckett gets all mushy and needy and Castle goes from a mystery series to a primetime soap opera. With where their relationship is right now they are ripe to SLOWLY start down that road. It is evident by all the things they say and all the different times they have saved each other that they already love each other. Now it’s about acting on that love that runs in their veins and take it to the next level.

  6. First of all, I love this show. It is the only thing that gets me through some of these Mondays.
    Second, I agree that the writers could do an amazing job bringing the two together without taking the fun out of the show.

    One more thing. Does anyone know if that’s even Stana in the picture at the top of this page?

  7. I love realistic shows and films and because of that i think they need to put them together.If this was a real life situation this two would ceritanly got together.There is no reason that this would ruin the show.It is the same situation as it is in Bones.BE REALISTIC!

  8. I love Castle, best programme ever., but Castle and Beckett just have to get together. They are great together in every way and Beckett would be great for Alexis. Martha please tell beckett how castle feels, now!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I stopped watching because it just takes too long before these two get together.