‘Castle’ Season 5 Details Revealed – Relationships, Assassins & More

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For fans of Castle, the season 4 finale saw the long-awaited (and highly-anticipated) coupling of Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Kate Beckett (Stana Katic). But what exactly is going to happen next year? And should fans be worried about their favorite series taking on television’s dreaded relationship challenge?

Speaking with TV Guide and E! Online, series creator Andrew W. Marlowe discusses the difficulty of bringing two main characters together; the hit Castle took in order for that relationship to occur; how they’re going to make sure that Castle and Beckett’s relationship doesn’t become another television cliché; how long we’ll have to wait to see Cole Maddox (Tahmoh Penikett) again, and so much more.

Touching upon Castle and Beckett’s relationship, Marlowe admits that there really wasn’t any other option but to bring them together:

If we kept them apart any longer, say another season — after what Castle had put on the table at the end of last season — in my mind, that would have been the death of the series. Then, we would have just been being artificial. They would have become brother and sister, and then we’re just ignoring everything that had happened. There comes a point where you have to confront it.

And for those fans who worry that it could all be a dream – or that what you “thought happened” didn’t actually happen – Marlow puts all questions to rest:

I think that when that scene ends, everybody is clear on what’s about to happen. We don’t need to see it, but we know it’s going to happen.

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Of course, dealing with the coupling of main characters is never easy in television. Character couplings can often be cited as the point in which a series takes a turn for the worse, never to recover. Fortunately, Marlow not only has a plan, but also a frame of reference for the long-awaited Beckett and Castle coupling:

Relationships are tough, especially when the two people are fundamentally different people, but I think it’s going to be fun tough – like when Sam and Diane got together on Cheers.

Figuring out their rhythms with one another is going to be fun for the audience to watch. In no way do we think this is going to end the fun and the tension between Castle and Beckett because the question is now going to become: Where does this relationship go and how does it affect their ability to work together?

We do put the relationship under threat right away with Maddox’s threat at the end of the episode. I have a good ballpark sense of where we’re going. And I’m not going to advertise it too much because that’s the fun of the ride. You don’t want to show everybody exactly what the rises and falls of the roller coaster are when they get on it. You want them to be surprised at the twists and turns. Sleeping together is a great hallmark, but to get to the promised land of a happy ending, there’s a long way for these guys to go.

Speaking of Maddox:  it appears that we won’t have to wait long for a resolution to that storyline, in order for Beckett to move on and focus on more important things:

I don’t want to go into in too much detail because we still have some moving pieces on the board on that one, and I’m not going to commit myself to anything one way or another. But it is something we plan to pick up on when we get back, but it’s not somewhere we’re looking for the series to dwell. We’re looking to get Beckett beyond some of that stuff to the point where she can rediscover who she is and [she and Castle] can deal with this decision they have made.

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Looking back at Castle season 4, Marlow wasn’t exactly thrilled with what was required from the series in order to finally bring the two characters together. Thankfully, now that it has occurred, the series can return to normal in season 5.

We had a lot of fun this season, but Castle and Beckett were each keeping secrets from one another and weren’t dealing with each other completely honestly. I think some of the angst of this season — we paid for some of that with some element of fun. That by no means is me saying the fun left the show, but we had to spend a little bit of that capital in a different place.

Getting to the other side of this allows us to bring … [back] the back-and-forth between them and the physical comedy. It allows us to recommit to the fundamental values of what the show is.

While Castle and Beckett’s relationship may have finally flourished in the season 4 finale, many of the other character relationships have taken a hit. Moving into season 5, everyone is going to have a make a decision regarding their future. But what does that mean for everyone’s favorite team of detectives?

…we felt it was time to challenge some of the other relationships so we’d have somewhere to go with the storytelling. Ryan has to make a choice that ends up with Esposito feeling like he’s been betrayed. The two of them are definitely on the outs.
Beckett and Esposito (Jon Huertas) have crossed a line. So, what does that mean for them as cops? Gates (Penny Johnson Jerald) ends up being much more of a significant obstacle in the first couple of episodes next season.

With Castle heading into its fifth year on the air, it certainly appears that Marlowe has not only given a lot of thought to Castle and Beckett’s coupling, but he has also given a lot of thought to what happens following their coupling.

While a clandestine “pairing” at the end of the Castle season 4 finale is certainly enough to have fan anticipation at an all-time high, it won’t be until the first few episodes of Castle season 5 that we see the true test of whether or not Castle and Beckett’s (CasBeck?) coupling is being handled correctly.

And in case you haven’t had enough of the scene that started it all:

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Expect to hear news of Castle’s season 5 renewal next week.

Castle season 5 will premiere in September 2012 on ABC

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Source: TV Guide; E! Online

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  1. I wasn’t crazy about the season finale.
    It felt lackluster and… a little forced.
    Definitely not the surprising ending we got for Season 3.

    ‘Castle’ is still one of my favorite series’ though, so i’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.

    • Are you kidding….it was one of the most touching loving and sexy scenes I have seen on TV in a long time. Keep up the good work

      • That was the most beautiful love scene I have seen on TV. HATS OFF to Mr. Marlowe. Castle and Beckett together, as a real team. In life and fighting the bad guys. They have done such an amazing job writing the series that they can move forward, as a couple, together. It’s going to be so amazing to watch. Castle and Beckett both have a jealous side, plus all the story lines they have still going. It’s going to be so much fun to watch. I am the #1 Castle fan. I have NEVER missed an episode, and I research each character on and off the screen. These two ( Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic) are amazing on and off the screen. They deserve the LIMELIGHT. REACH FOR THE STARS MR. MARLOWE…us castle fans are there watching….but please keep them together…..Castle and Beckett against the world :) Thanks for 4 wonderful seasons…..anticipating season 5

      • Actually I’m kindda worried about season 5.

  2. Great ending. I’m confident that the writers will find a good balance between Caskett’s (Castle and Beckett) personal and professional lives. Not too much romance please! That is what would kill the show. The occasional inside joke, dinner after a case, movie night, waking up or going to sleep in the same bed, that’ll work. Anything more is too much.

  3. I thought it was an amazing episode one of the best ever and not just because they finally got together, but because in doing so they opened up a whole new series of questions, and the Ryan and Espo thing should be very interesting. I really thought Nathan did a fantastic job, he earned his stripes in the scene where he revels his secret. one of the best shows on TV and can’t wait to see what happens. I will say this though, I do hope they start to wrap up the Becketts mom thing, cuz its getting alittle stale, at least revel whose behind it, and than you can spend sometime with Beckett trying to build a case against them.

    • This is totally right on. Thanks to Andrew Marlowe for being delicate with the show. It is like no other and it certainly is MORE than just about intimacy. I love the mystery, the twisted events, the relationships of the whole cast. It make watching at the edge of my chair just sooo…Love it!

  4. Good! They’re together. Bad! Another cliffhanger to suffer through until the Fall of 2012. Will Beckett reconsider and return to her job? Will she launch a new career? Will they stay together or break up? Do I hear wedding bells? So many questions and no definite answers. Oh! I can’t stand it…..suspense, suspense, suspense. The program “Castle” is something of a prime time soap opera. That’s right. Keep the fans guessing and anticipating. I’m sure I’ll tune in for Season 5 out of curiosity and in spite of myself. I’ll hate that I did it, but I can’t help myself. I’m hooked. BTW, did Beckett ever tell Castle that she LOVES him. Guess those words are scheduled for Season 5. I know Castle told Kate in the finale that he loves her, but Kate has yet to say those three romantic words. Maybe the words “I want you” are enough (for him).

  5. I hate serious Castle episodes, this show can’t be dramatic and real. Its writers and directors always make something super predictable and cliched when they are trying to be serious. That said, Castle actors are very good and usually pull off even their dramatic crap, like this instance. Everybody was very good and sold even the stupidest things in the script (like dangling from the roof holding with only fingertips, omg). I was blown away by Nathan Fillion actually. I always liked him and watch Castle, when I do watch it, mostly for him, but I really never thought he is capable of this kind of acting, like in the confession-confrontation scene. God! I really can’t remember when I was so moved by a single performance, keeping in mind that I am not a shipper and his lines were pretty unoriginal. It was just incredibly powerful and emotional in an understated way. Very good scene, very well done by Nathan Fillion. I even became a little bit of a shipper after that.

  6. I thought it was a great episode and have been waiting for the two to get together and now that they have, I’m not as happy as I thought I would be. I hope they keep the challenges there and they don’t end up being a typical couple. The Sam and Diane reference was good for this, but Sam and Diane didn’t work out.

  7. I didn’t like the episode that much, but the two Casckett moments were epic!! Fillion was terrific good in the scene of Castle’s coming out.

  8. man all the good shows end for the summer i hate that

  9. bro, its caskett.

    • That is exactly what I was thinking.

  10. Caskett or Beckle! Casbeck sounds LMAE.

  11. God, I am so happy they are together. I watched this video many times. Love it, can’t wait for season 5.

  12. The first time in my live I watched TV on 4am (watched in Germany). I think “Castle” gets better and better in every season. I started in season 2 and liked it. Now I`m an addict. “Always” was fantastic, best final I`ve ever seen. Thank you to the “Castle -crew”. I`m optimistic, that the fun, which will come back in season 5, will keep the serie alive.

  13. I really hope they close Beckett’s mother’s case, it hasn’t really been dragged out, but, really, three hitmen so far? I do think they did a good job of weaving in a new major plotline about Castle’s father, so maybe that’s on deck. Also the questions raised about Ryan and Espo, and whether Beckett and Esposito will be cops again will definitely be interesting. Great finale, overall!

  14. i cant wait to see whats gonna happen especially because beckett has quit. i cant wait to see on how is she going to continue her investigation!!
    and finale season 3??that was damn surprising!!i dont think anyone would expect that ending!!im really happy and satisfied with the season 1-4 and really cant wait for season 5!! keep up the good work!! ^^

  15. i hope the next series is gunna be the honeymoon era all lovey doves kisses behind everyones back
    as the the ending of season 4 it was amazing x

    • LOL in response to your question..”I want you” in a mans world… it usually means the same thing but I agree..i mean who knows season 5 finale being Kate, will you marry me. Its definitely the best show on tv and I will be right there with ya season 5 locked in my room with no distractions…I’m looking foward to maybe seeing some stolen kisses, rendevous, waking up in bed scenes, and all the comedy of seasons past. They can only go up from here….LOVE LOVE LOVE it

  16. I am really anticipating season 5! I hope it would be an interesting and a hooker season. =) I really hope the romance scenes are kept to a minimum and it remains family watch-able. =P

  17. Anyone watch bones… they did the sexual tension for wayyy to long… like 6 seasons i think. then they hooked up, got pregnant, moved in together, blah blah blah… and the show is exactly the same. it’s just one of many story lines. now that it has reached its climax it’ll be the same dynamic like in season 1. and season one was hella funny. cant wait for season 5, i think it’ll be better and funnier. i watch this show because ric castle is funny, if i wanted epic drama i would watch csi (worst show of life)

  18. season 5 should come,,,,,,were Beckett and castle will marry.Castle will kill the man behind murder of beckett mom,,,…At last beckett and castle have a baby. like a happy ending,

  19. I’m still in the “wow space” with the season 4 ending! I love the complexity of this show, the humor, and the intellect. The show should remind us that there are still a few great writers out there, and that there are still great actors. I love the tension between Castle and Beckett near the end, and yet the only voice she can hear, is not her own rage… but Castle calling to her. Talk about emotional pathos! Keep channeling Tracy and Hepburn, it works well with these two on screen. I’ll see you in season 5! Let’s hope that ABC will give us summer re-runs of some of the many great episodes in season 4, i merits a repeat.

  20. My wish list for Season 5 of Castle:

    1.) That ABC will stop messing around with the time slots of great shows, if its not broken stop trying to fix it!
    2.) That Kate and Alexis form a real bond…
    3.) Now that Kate has finally moved into Castle’s arms, can she find the words – “I Love You!”
    4.) Get Ryan and Esposito back together, along with that certain love interest with a certain M.E.
    5.) Kate moves in with Castle by Season 5′ end, after all they have been channeling Tracy and Hepburn with these two and it works! Real Fire Crackers…
    and lastly
    (6.) New cases after the mystery man is revealed and destoryed, 5 seasons are enough, else you turn this series into the “show where they look for the one armed man tooooo, long!)

    I can hardly wait for Season 5

    • I think “rosedustyhoney’s” wish list is dead on! From what I have been reading about the possible scenarios for Season 5, that Marlowe has provided without giving anything away, this person is on top of things. Maybe Marlowe should hire – this person to write, they really get the show and all of its context, and processes. You go! I will be reading more of what you have to say, as we get closer to Season 5. You even get the psychology of these two characters.

  21. I’ve had a chance to see some earlier episodes that I missed in Season 4… What if Gates is a plant? Not by the person trying to kill Beckett, but Gates has been put into play to watch Beckett, by Mr. Smith and Castle’s father. This would be an interesting twist as we come closer to the “show down,” between Beckett/Castle and the mystery person. There was something about the look on Gates face when Beckett resigned, that makes me think… that there is more to Gates. Now, that Beckett is with Castle, will she truly open up or is she still holding something from Castle, besides “I love you?”

  22. Any hint from Andrew that season 5 opens the morning after…

    …or three months later as in past seasons?

    Alexis was to return the morning after so there’s potential there.

    I’m hoping somehow Martha returns (some delay with her trip to the Hamptons) along with Alexis early in the morning.

    What a scene if Kate and Castle are in their jammies, pancakes on the griddle embraced in a passionate kiss and in walks mother and daughter.

    That would be worth the whole season to me.

    I’d hate to get cheated out of that initial reaction from the family.

    • Marlowe has said, “That he is going to honor fans, expectation and to do otherwise would be dishonest.” He seems to have a good pulse/ temperature of the fans who follow the relationship between Beckett and Castle. I think he(Marlowe) will be true to his word!

  23. SEASON 4 release on DVD and Blueray is due for mid-september. I would really like to see them put some scenes back together, like the wedding with Ryan and the crew, 4X03, the scene with Gates and Beckett, where Gates tells Beckett, “It’s a long game, play it one piece at a time.” Reminds me of someone who might have CIA affiliations, I thinks she there to protect Beckett… we will see when the new season starts.

  24. do you think the man behind hiring Lockwood and the other professional is castles farther it does seem to fit

  25. Am I the only one who thought them getting together wasn’t all that amazing?! I think they left it too long, I started to feel like Castle and Beckett were more like brother and sister. When it came right down to it I just felt weird, like it just shouldn’t be happening. I was not at all excited, which was a shock to me because, like everyone else, I had been waiting for this moment all along :(

    • I agree that they pushed things. Intelligent TV shows have smart viewers -in other words a lot of folks who can think. If they had carried it out any, further, as much as I like, and love the show. They would have lost me as a viewer (which may happen if ABC changes the broadcast day to something other than Monday (NOTE TO: ABC EXECUTIVES, IF IT’S NOT BROKEN, LEAVE IT ALONE!). I get your frustration and pain. I think that the writers get it…now! Have faith! My only worry is that they will carry the mystery person piece too far, it needs to be resolved this season, – and taking it out further could prove be a real death nail for Castle.

  26. If Castle and Beckett are no longer together in season I will stop watching the serie.
    Everything has been perfect so far.
    Thank you very much for this exciting and remarquable serie.
    Definitely on the top 3 (as long as Castle and Beckett end together)

  27. I loved season 4 finale. On season 5, I have a couple of things I would like to see
    1) Beckett and castle keep their new relationship a secret for a while till they get caught :)
    2) The morning after Beckett wakes up to an empty bed. She puts on Castles shirt an goes to the kitchen to find castle making pancakes for her. They kiss passionately while he is in boxers (only) then in comes mother in daughter in the middle of the hot kiss (family reactions)
    3) please don’t put too much romance in it. Keep then to where they sneak little kisses or they joke around.
    4) Esposito and Beckett cops again
    5) twists and unexpected things in season 5
    6) Everyones reaction to their relationship
    7) Kate called him Rick in front of everyone what will there reactions be?
    8) If Kate gets her job back, i want them to make out in the break room while someone walks in (Espo, Ryan, Gates)
    9) what will Gates say about their relationship (if Beckett gets her job back)
    10) How will they tell everyone
    11) don’t make castle and Beckett be engaged at all in season 5
    12) Beckett move in with Castle
    13) Don’t make Kate pregnant at all during season 5 (that will ruin it)
    14) open up the mystery of who Castles father is
    15) and most importantly DON’T CANCEL THE SHOW! ;)

  28. I loved season 4 finale. On season 5, I have a couple of things I would like to see
    1) Beckett and castle keep their new relationship a secret for a while till they get caught :)
    2) The morning after Beckett wakes up to an empty bed. She puts on Castles shirt an goes to the kitchen to find castle making pancakes for her. They kiss passionately while he is in boxers (only) then in comes mother in daughter in the middle of the hot kiss (family reactions)
    3) please don’t put too much romance in it. Keep then to where they sneak little kisses or they joke around.
    4) Esposito and Beckett cops again
    5) twists and unexpected things in season 5
    6) Everyones reaction to their relationship
    7) Kate called him Rick in front of everyone what will there reactions be?
    8) If Kate gets her job back, i want them to make out in the break room while someone walks in (Espo, Ryan, Gates)
    9) what will Gates say about their relationship (if Beckett gets her job back)
    10) How will they tell everyone
    11) don’t make castle and Beckett be engaged at all in season 5
    12) Beckett move in with Castle
    13) Don’t make Kate pregnant at all during season 5 (that will ruin it)
    14) open up the mystery of who Castles father is
    15) End Beckett’s moms murder case
    16) and don’t cancel the show

  29. I loved season 4 finale. On season 5, I have a couple of things I would like to see
    1) Beckett and castle keep their new relationship a secret for a while till they get caught
    2) The morning after Beckett wakes up to an empty bed. She puts on Castles shirt an goes to the kitchen to find castle making pancakes for her. They kiss passionately while he is in boxers (only) then in comes mother in daughter in the middle of the hot kiss (family reactions) 
    3) please don’t put too much romance in it. Keep then to where they sneak little kisses or they joke around.
    4) Esposito and Beckett cops again
    5) twists and unexpected things in season 5
    6) Everyones reaction to their relationship
    7) Kate called him Rick in front of everyone what will there reactions be?
    8) If Kate gets her job back, i want them to make out in the break room while someone walks in (Espo, Ryan, Gates) 
    9) what will Gates say about their relationship (if Beckett gets her job back) 
    10) How will they tell everyone
    11) don’t make castle and Beckett be engaged at all in season 5 
    12) Beckett move in with Castle
    13) Don’t make Kate pregnant at all during season 5 (that will ruin it)
    14) open up the mystery of who Castles father is 
    15) End Beckett’s moms murder case
    16) and don’t  cancel the show

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