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6 x HQ episode stills from 7×10 “Bad Santa” have been added to the gallery at the link below.
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CASTLE – “Bad Santa” – When an ER physician is gunned down in the street, Castle and Beckett soon discover that the victim was a mob doctor to a Mafia family run by an old friend of Castle’s. Also, against the backdrop of Christmas, Esposito and Lanie reach a defining moment in their relationship, on “Castle,” MONDAY, DECEMBER 8 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Stana Katic as NYPD Detective Kate Beckett, Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle, Penny Johnson Jerald as NYPD Captain Victoria Gates, Tamala Jones as Medical Examiner Lanie Parish, Jon Huertas as NYPD Detective Javier Esposito, and Seamus Dever as NYPD Detective Kevin Ryan.
Guest Cast: Carole Gutierrez as Dr. Deb Lander, Larry Poindexter as Det. McBride, Vincent Spano as Christopher Carlucci, Mo Gallini as Rocco Carducci, Paul Ben-Victor as Dino Scarpella, Alex Frnka as Jane Scarpella.
“Bad Santa” was written by Chad Gomez Creasey & Dara Resnik Creasey and directed by Bill Roe.
CASTLE is only about a third of the way through its seventh season, but already the show has delivered on some big moments and reveals: Castle and Beckett got married, we learned more about Castle’s missing months (after he went MIA on his wedding day) — and that Castle was the one responsible for his memories being erased.
As the final episodes of 2014 play out, it’ll be a mix of the lighter hours (the December 1st installment, “Last Action Hero”) and tense ones (tonight’s episode, “Kill Switch”). And the final episode (“Bad Santa”) will pave the way for a bit of a shakeup in 2015.
I spoke with CASTLE showrunner David Amann about what’s in store…
What can you tease about tonight’s episode, “Kill Switch”? Is it a bottle episode?
David Amann: I wouldn’t say that. It starts out a fairly conventional episode where we’re investigating a murder, and we come upon an individual that is connected to the dead person, in a way that makes us think he may be a potential victim himself. And it’s in the course of Esposito and Ryan going to find this guy and talk to him that Esposito follows him into a subway car and this guy pulls a gun. And things escalate from there.
As Esposito is in the subway car trying to resolve the situation, our people are on the outside trying to figure out who this guy is, because he’s clearly not who they initially took him to be. There’s a lot of tension, and a lot of suspense in the episode. We think it’s going to be a lot of fun for the audience.
What kind of insight into Esposito are we getting from this hour that we might not have known if he hadn’t been placed in this situation?
DA: I think he’s a guy who’s trying to figure out where he’s going in his relationship with Lanie. I think part of what’s happening in the story is going to reflect on that.
It seems like the following episode, “Last Action Hero,” is a lighter one. How will our team react to the world of aging action stars?
DA: Episode 9, which I think is really fun episode — [there’s] an ’80s action star whom Castle was a huge fan of who winds up getting murdered. So [Castle] is thrust into this world of aging action stars who are EXPENDABLES characters who are inhabiting this world in the process of solving this mystery. And that promises to be another classic, funny, CASTLE episode.
Is Beckett brought into that world, or is she more observing Castle’s love for these action stars/movies?
DA: She is involved, but she doesn’t have as much of a stake, I would say — she’s not as connected to these people as he is. But they have a good deal of fun together as they deal with this world together.
And as we look towards the final episode of 2014, how are Castle and Beckett dealing with their first Christmas as a married couple?
DA: It doesn’t deal with it as much as the last Christmas episode we did, just because the nature of the case takes us towards the holiday, but it doesn’t land on Christmas-proper. So we’re not quite doing a Christmas celebration in this one.
But what we are doing, there are a couple of interesting aspects to it. Esposito and Lanie reach a milestone in their relationship against the backdrop of the holidays.
But, perhaps, more importantly, there will be a bit of a cliffhanger in respects to Castle in this episode, in terms of something that comes along that sort of shakes things up as we go into 2015.
What can you tease about what’s in store for 2015?
DA: Coming into the second half of the season… Castle starts pursuing work that takes him outside of the 12th precinct.
Interesting! Looking at the more overarching mythology you’ve set up with Castle’s disappearance, how long-term are you looking at playing those mysteries?
DA: We will certainly touch it before the end of the season in a relatively significant way. I’m not sure we will entirely resolve everything, but I think Castle will discover answers to questions that he has swirling around about that missing time.
The Castle wedding is featured in this week’s TV Week magazine! HQ scans have been added to the gallery. You can purchase the magazine in Australia between November 24th-November 30th.
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