Ever since the passing of novelist Stephan J. Cannell, Castle's intermittent poker games have been noticeably absent from Castle's backdrop. Cannell was instrumental in organizing the writers for their faux game on the ABC hit crime drama. Creator Andrew Marlowe has some news on that front as well as some hot details about episode 12.
“Stephen was really instrumental on helping us with that,” Marlowe explains. “We live and hope to do it again, and I will try by the end of this season” – maybe for a stag party, I must wonder? – “but I can’t make any promises.”
Things will certainly be heating up in Episode 12, which is casting the guest-starring roles of an arsonist, a fire fetishist and an authoritative and attractive female fire investigator.