I have a Castle spoiler round-up for you as we head into tonight's all new episode, "Secret Santa". Beckett and Castle won't be the only love birds to feel the warmth of the holiday season. Plus, Andrew Marlowe previews what is shaping up to be a stellar February sweeps for the ABC hit crime drama.
We haven't seen much between Esposito and Lanie lately, but look for a little action of the romantic kind in "Secret Santa." The detective makes a special visit to the morgue, and his intentions are revealed when Lanie notices he is wearing a new cologne. Whether or not this on-again, off-again couple has a Merry Christmas or not will be revealed by the end of the episode.
Executive Producer Andrew Marlowe also teases what's in his goody bag for February sweeps and he's billing it as "explosively personal".
Marlowe is considering a February-sweeps two-parter of ABC's Castle that would introduce the patriarch in a way that would profoundly impact both his son's and granddaughter Alexis' lives. "I'm pretty sure he's ruggedly handsome," says Marlowe with a laugh, adding that Nathan Fillion's fantasy choice to play him is Harrison Ford!
Also in February,
Senator Bracken (Jack Coleman), who is behind the murder of Beckett's mother, returns. When it appears that he's tied to another killing, "Beckett believes this is her opportunity to nail him once and for all," says Marlowe.
In an episode that reveals his early delinquent years. "We learn Esposito had a bit of a record himself," says Marlowe, who is also planning a special mythology episode for Detective Ryan.
As for the romance between Castle and Beckett, they'll celebrate their first Valentine's Day and contemplate what gifts to exchange.
All while investigating a murder on a Real Housewives-type reality show (actual unscripted-TV stars may appear in the episode). As for "Caskett" getting married, Marlowe turns cagey. "Not right now," he says. "But we'll see as we get toward the end of the season." Sounds like another "Will-they-or-won't-they?" cliffhanger!