The December 3rd episode of Castle will be the last before the show goes on holiday hiatus. The mid-season finale, "Secret Santa", will be Castle and Beckett's very first Christmas together and EW has some spoilery scoop from creator Andrew Marlowe. Marlowe is deeming the installment as 'charming and heartfelt' with several unexpected moments and surprises for everyone at the precinct.
“We’ll see the pressures of that and what each of their personal traditions are and how those might clash and complement each other,” says Marlowe. Meanwhile, fans to see Christmas through the eyes of lots of our precinct faves. “[We’ll see] what Esposito is doing for Christmas, what Lainey is doing for Christmas and what they may or may not be doing together, and Ryan is having a little Christmas crisis of his own,” he says. There’s also a Santa falling from the sky (Marlowe jokes that we should not to watch with Santa-loving children “unless you want to have to explain some stuff”) and a gift exchange to remember. Oh, and those of you claiming it’s time for the Ryan family to expand? “We certainly plant some seeds about that in the Christmas episode,” he teases.