For creator Andrew Marlowe, the events that occurred during the season 4 finale ofCastle were inevitable. Both he and the fans knew that if the will-they-won’t-they relationship between Castle and Beckett didn’t progress to its next logical step soon, viewers might get frustrated and stop watching.

And so, Beckett and Castle took the big leap in last season’s finale, forever changing the dynamic of their relationship.

Now the romantically-linked pair must deal with the repercussions of their new status, which a teaser for season 5 suggests may not have been the right decision. The teaser implies that the season 5 premiere‘s mystery might force them apart, but after four seasons of waiting…we certainly hope not.

Marlowe had already addressed whether Beckett and Castle getting together was merely a dream sequence, but somehow this trailer once again lodges that thought back into our minds. Castle waking up alone in a bed, however, could be a sign of the rift that will potentially form between the two now that their feelings have been acted upon.

As far as the immediate morning after scene, Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) appear resolute in their decision to take the next step, almost as resolute as Marlowe was about writing it. One important byproduct of Beckett and Castle finally sealing the deal is a return to the series’ more comedic roots.

In an interview earlier this year, Marlowe acknowledged that the two keeping secrets from one another sucked a lot of the humor out of their interactions. Which isn’t to say that the humor was gone completely, there was just more “angst” than ever before.

Thankfully, now that we’ve crossed the romantic threshold, there’s a chance that the verbal back-and-forth and the physical comedy that got Castle to five seasons will return. Of course, as with any good relationship, especially one set amidst a procedural, we don’t expect the show to be devoid of drama either, and that teaser reinforces that it won’t.

There’s no mention of Tahmoh Penikett‘s character Cole Maddox, though, whom last we saw was preparing to make good on his promise to kill Beckett. Marlowe has already said we won’t have to wait long to see how the Maddox storyline develops, but the teaser doesn’t address whether that will be in the first episode or not.

Where exactly Beckett and Castle will take their relationship in the season 5 premiere of Castle is unclear, but we’ll know for sure when the series returns September 24th @10pm on ABC.

Source: TV Line