‘Castle’ Creator Promises Season 4 Will Bring Confrontation And Conflict

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May 18, 2011


Castle came to a stunning end last night with several bangs and a long awaited confession. The ABC hit brought in a whopping 13.21 million viewers, closing season 3 with an 14 month ratings high. Creator Andrew W. Marlowe gives us some spoilers goodness for season 4 of Castle.

“Everybody’s getting along really well in the precinct, and we think there can be a little more conflict. We think it’s interesting to grow Beckett and Castle by having somebody who may not look as favorably on Beckett as the Captain did or may not look as favorably on the Castle-Beckett relationship. That’s all stuff we’re plotting out for next year as we speak.”

“We have a great concept of how we want to follow that up in the next couple of seasons. That’s going to be vital in some decisions I’m making going into next season. We foreshadowed it a bit with Castle having to protect Beckett from herself at the end of the episode. Next season, with Castle knowing somebody is out there, [Beckett] becomes his responsibility. It changes the nature of their relationship and makes it significantly more interesting, especially given what happens the last 10 seconds of the show.”

“During Season 4 there will be some payoff to what he said in that moment. It’s not going to necessarily come the way the fans like. And I’m sure some of them will feel like I’ve skirted the issue initially and then come to realize that I’ve dealt with it in an interesting character way. The questions are going to be answered. I think people felt like we dropped the kiss or we dropped the freezing together, but it was always my intention to bring it up as a relationship issue [in the finale]. Hopefully people will be interested to see how we deal with it next year, and how we overcome the argument they’ve had in the middle of this episode. The issue of ‘Why aren’t we talking about this? Why aren’t we confronting it?’”

“There’s going to be a real push and pull between Beckett and Castle. Beckett’s going to want to look into [this new mystery man] and Castle’s going to have very specific reasons why he doesn’t want her to. He’ll end up with a little more information than she has, and he can’t be honest with her about it. It’s going to cause a complexity in their relationship that’s going to be interesting.”

Ausiello had this to add: “Beckett was shot. This is no time for denial, so let’s connect the dots!”

  • Beckett was shot near the heart.
  • Beckett’s lovah, Josh, is a cardiac surgeon.
  • Andrew Marlowe all but confirmed that Victor Webster would be back in season 4.

    “He’s still out there, and he’s somebody we’re going to have to deal with,” Marlowe teased. “He’s an element moving forward and it’ll be interesting to see how that functions.”

What did you think of Castle’s huge season finale? Any guesses on how season 4 will play out? Hit the comments below!!
Source: TV Guide, TV Line

  • Bobbylyons9

    Will Castle be gay? 

  • Bobbylyons9

    who will  Castle betray? 

  • Bobbylyons9

    will castle confront his dad? 

  • Jennifermilanak

    If they make Rick Castle gay (Heaven forbid!), I won’t bother watching. End of story.
    I think he might confront Kate’s dad – what did Mr. Beckett stumble over that night they talked early in the season three finale: he’s lost his wife – and something else, too…? 

  • Babyboo911

    how’s will be the boss ??? her dad ???? imposable !!!!!!! haw can it be it will be soooooooo twisted ????? i can’t wait !!!!!!!!!! 

  • Thegirlbehindthecurtain

    NEVER!

  • juli3dabomb

    i dnt think he will betray any1! the way it sounds he just mite betray Beckett knowing more and not telling her about it …. but we alllll kno it will work out (:

  • juli3dabomb

    if anyone wants to c a rlly good way of how the season might start look up i couldve saved her its a castle fanfiction & dha begginin its rlly good

  • Brick

    For a second there I really thought Stana Katic is not coming for season 4 . Really mean to finish season 3 like this!!!! Can’t wait for September!

  • Castlefan908

    I really hope that Kate and Castle start to date. I mean really? The creators say if you allow this to happen to soon it will ruin the show? They could still have the push and pull, jelousy, ex-boyfriends/girlfriends. Ex: Bones: the t.v series waited for a long time until they allowed booth and bones to get together, and for me their passion slowly died away every episode.

  • Plamen

    the boss is castle dad! I really hope that is it. 

  • justsomerandomgirl

    how many seasons of castle do you hope to shoot?

  • TaraLW67

    I agree with you… they took way to long with bones and i lost interest.  there are so many different issues that you can address even after they get into their relationship especially how it will change their working relationship and the struggles ect ect ect and while still having an amazing and exciting show. they either need to get it on or move on! not drag it out for 7 seasons!

  • guest

    bones is prego

  • Camocat

    According to latest news the new boss is a woman

  • Gelleon90

    I think Andrew Marlowe should play around with our emotions the same way he has all through the season. True I keep replaying the ‘moments’ Kate and Castle have over and over again, but at the same time, once they get all mushy wushy lovey dovey, there’s nothing left to watch the series for. Maybe later on there should be mushy wushy lovey dovey.

  • Ryan lover! <3

    That is what I was thinking but then I thought It was the mayor. Because he has a lot of money and Montgomery said the “top guy” used all the ransom money to become what he is.

  • Ryan lover! <3

    I agree with you! If you wait to long you will lose interest in the show! I mean i really don’t think there relationship is going to be all lovey lovey so it should be interesting with how it play’s out.

  • Ryan lover! <3

    I agree with you! If you wait to long you will lose interest in the show! I mean i really don’t think there relationship is going to be all lovey lovey so it should be interesting with how it play’s out.

  • Ryan lover! <3

    Gay? Why in the world would they do that?

    But I know what you mean with the part with Jim. He said he lost his wife and… What? we don’t know!!!! I really really want to know!!!

  • Ryan lover! <3

    Gay? Why in the world would they do that?

    But I know what you mean with the part with Jim. He said he lost his wife and… What? we don’t know!!!! I really really want to know!!!

  • HZW

    I hope they start season 4 with where it ends in season 3.
    Don’t hope they make a time jump and Beckett is all OK again.
    I also hope there will be a follow-up on that Beckett’s mom lawyer thing Castle where on about in the dead lottery winner episode.
    Would be fun to find out if the mayor will show up at the fundraiser for that and see if he is the top guy behind it.

  • HZW

    I hope they start season 4 with where it ends in season 3.
    Don’t hope they make a time jump and Beckett is all OK again.
    I also hope there will be a follow-up on that Beckett’s mom lawyer thing Castle where on about in the dead lottery winner episode.
    Would be fun to find out if the mayor will show up at the fundraiser for that and see if he is the top guy behind it.

  • EMC

     I read that the season is going to pick up something along the lines of more than ten minutes from the cliff hanger but less than 30. I would say there will be a time change after things have been cleared up. I’m interested to know who Montgomery has sent the stolen documents near the end of the episode. I feel that he will have sent them to Castle, because if he finds out more information about the case but doesn’t tell Beckett but then she finds out he has information that’s were the betrayal will come in. Plus I think she will still be slightly rattled about everything with Montgomery, she might doubt her judgement and trust.        

  • max

    Is it true that the new female boss will be Lisa Edelstein?

  • HZW

    No, so far i know.

  • Chrisss

    I fink they’ll get closer. And and and and and and awwh I hope they end up togetherr<3 I bet the mystery guy she starts seeing is the guy who shot her and that's why castle doesn't want her to date him.

  • Tamnnadesa86

    hey plzzzzz   release season 4 in India as sooon as possible i know that season 4 telecast in usa in 19 sept but in India next year plzz try to soon telecast in India plz

  • Crislara

    Castle in not gay.  He and Beckett are half brother and sister.

  • Angela

    SHIZ, Josh would save her life and they’d be together happily ever after and Beckett will leave Castle to himself and she’ll keep denying those feelings she has for him, he’ll think of leaving because of the shame and stuff, and Beckett stops him, and .. and.. OMG WHHYYY?!

  • Angela

    What if Beckett’s own Dad shot her mom? Or what if CASTLE’S Dad shot her mom? Then Beckett will never talk to him again.. Why the hell is this happening to me?!

  • Nicole

    i don’t think there will be more than a 20 minute time jump between the cemetary and the hospital. they definitely want to deal with the aftermath of that bullet hitting her.

  • Nicole

    Definitely  not..

  • Katelynp2012

    Maybe Beckett’s father was going to say that he lost his wife and his son when he was talking to Castle in the season finale.  Beckett’s father and Castle’s mother have not confronted or seen each other so far in the series, so maybe Beckett’s father is also Castle’s father.  Beckett’s father could have been in a relationship with Castle’s mother before he met Beckett’s mother.  If this is the case that would mean that Castle and Beckett are stepbrother and stepsister which could cause a change in how they feel about each other and strain their relationship.

  • HZW

    Oh i like that idea, stepbrother and sister, that would give the story a nice twist.
    I still think the mayor have something to do with mom Beckett murder.
    btw, there is no way that the sniper on the funeral could get away unseen.

  • Anonymous

    Recent spoilers for season 4 of Castle have surfaced including a spoiler that states, ”The hour ends with a pretty big twist that I can only assume will reverberate throughout the season, and perhaps beyond”.  I think the big twist will either be Castle proposing to Beckett or maybe Castle tells Beckett that he found out that they are stepbrother and sister (as stated in one of my earlier posts).  Both of these possibilities could reverberate throughout the season, and perhaps beyond in that the way that the love Castle and Beckett have towards each other would grow stronger.

  • HZW

    Rumour has it that the new captain will be played by Penny Johnson Jerald, best known for her role as President Palmer’s diabolical wife on 24. She’ll play Captain Victoria Gates.
    BTW: Castle Season 4 Episode 1 is called “Rise”

  • HZW
  • Anonymous

    I watched the video.  I thought the episode was going to begin a couple minutes later (time jump) as other sources had expected but, I am glad that they started out the episode before Beckett was ok again and I was shocked by how good she looked for just being shot but, I can honestly say that there is not a situation that could make Stana Katic look bad.  I hope that the doctors that wheeled Beckett away on the stretcher can save her life.

  • Kim

    i would really like the two of them to become an item, we have teasers all the time on these shows, for once it would be nice if they do get together before the final season finally

  • Anonymous

    SPOILER ALERT:  Nathan Fillion spilled on the Castle panel at Comic Con 2011 that the mysterious package that Montgomery was addressing in the season 3 finale was going to be sent to him/Castle.

  • Wild_fire_bg

    I hope Castle and Beckett are an item at the end otherwise I’ll truely be disappointed

  • sreya subramanyam

    i love castle man becks and rick form the best couple ever