Castle Creator Andrew Marlowe treated fans to a spoilery preview of what's to come as the hit crime series starts it's end of season run tonight with "The Limey". Beckett and Rick will have some serious relationship issues to contend with as season 7 comes to a close.
"I think he feels like if he confronts her, it’s just gonna be a big ego blow, so it’s better for him to swallow it at this point, which gives us a little bit of drama in the next couple episodes,” he says. And with only four episodes (including tonight’s) left in the rest of the season, the drama will come fast and furious, stemming first from the fact that poor Beckett has no idea why Castle is giving her the cold shoulder. But her confusion and — in a way — her sense of loss from his apparent “drifting away” could prompt Beckett to make some bold actions. “She’s wondering if she needs to declare herself, and she’s feeling ready…but then he’s acting out. So his behavior is going to be a little challenging to her, and it puts us in an interesting place for the next couple episodes.” Marlowe goes on to spoil, “Because of where he’s at with Beckett, [Castle] is feeling a little uninspired. So he sees this guy on the news, who’s a larger-than-life figure, and he thinks, ‘Well maybe I need a different muse. Maybe I need to go in a different direction for a bit,’” previews Marlowe. But might Castle be biting off more than he can chew? “He gets in a little over his head because Det. Slaughter is not the same kind of cop Beckett is. And so he finds himself in more challenging situations and wonders whether the grass is greener.”
“It’s all about the Castle-Beckett relationship, and Beckett ends up being very much a part of it,” he assures. “The two of them are going to be challenged and learn some new things, and it’s gonna be interesting as we get to the conclusion.” (That finale, by the way, is whimsically titled, “Always.”)
However, Castle's season's end won't be all intense relationship stuff. Marlowe teases more on the upcoming zombie episode.
“Our second to last episode, despite the fact that we’re dealing with Castle and Becket being in a rocky place and dealing with those issues, we wanted to have a little fun. We’re tackling zombies since they’re so much in the zeitgeist. Zombie killers.”