CASTLE’s annual two-part arc kicks off on Monday, and instead of things being deadly on a grand scale, the stakes are much more personal for Castle — his daughter, Alexis, has been kidnapped.
I spoke with CASTLE creator Andrew Marlowe about taking this step (and why they could only do it once), how everyone else will be reacting to the close-to-home case, the future of 3XK on the show, whether Beckett might say “I love you soon,” and more…
What can you say about the two-part arc that’s kicking off with “Target”?
Andrew Marlowe: The two episodes are really fantastic and I’m really pleased with how they turned out. I think we have a really special story to tell with that. And having watched our two-parters get progressively bigger from a serial killer to a dirty bomb in Manhattan to basically saving the world last year, I felt it was time to take it back to more personal stakes. And I felt that throughout the history of the show, we only had one opportunity to put Alexis in danger, because otherwise there’s a cheese factor and we had to make the most of it. And this seemed like a great opportunity.
I’ll tell you this: Nathan [Fillion (Castle)] has never been better. If you’re a Nathan Fillion fan, you’re going to watch both of these episodes, because what he has is such a range of emotions he goes through in this storytelling, it’s incredible to watch. He really brought it.
And, by the way, Stana [Katic (Beckett)]‘s fabulous, too. To be put in the position where you want to make the pain go away for the person you care about, and you kind of have a position of authority where you’re supposed to be able to do that, and yet because of how the case is unraveling, you can’t do that for them? She has a great journey in this as well.
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