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As Castle Season 5 came to a close, the ABC series’ titular author solved a mystery not of his own crafting by getting on bended knee and asking lady love Kate Beckett to marry him.
And while the bold move caught some viewers off guard — after all, things were starting to go south for the pair in the wake of Beckett pursuing an out-of-town job — Nathan Fillion‘s eyebrows were not among those arched.
“No, it doesn’t shock me that we were shocking people,” the actor shared with TVLine last week, as his Joss Whedon-penned/directed film Much Ado About Nothing began hitting theaters. “It’s not a shock for me.”
Neither was Fillion taken aback by the quite serious tone to the question-popping, as the finale’s closing scene purposely played out in a manner that seemed headed toward a sad break-up.
“It was important to me not to spoil it, not to telegraph where it’s going,” Fillion says of his alter ego’s approach. After all, he points out, “This is probably one of the more grown-up things Castle has done since becoming a father — and even in being a father, he’s not very grown-up about it. [But] fatherhood happens to you; making a choice to be with someone for the rest of your life, that doesn’t just happen. That is an adult choice you have to make. That is some growing up you have to do. So I wanted to treat it as though it was a serious thing for Castle.”
All of which brings us to, you know, Kate’s answer.
Although some fans have theorized that Fillion and leading lady Stana Katic went ahead and filmed Beckett’s response while there at the playground location — if only for continuity sake — the actor confirms, “No. We did not shoot the answer.” Nor does he know what it will be.
“We did that last day of shooting on a Thursday. Friday, I came in and did some looping … and then left town immediately [to] work in Canada,” he reports. As such, he maintained, “I have no idea, not a one. I’ve not had one email, not one discussion, not a phone call about where things are going, what’s going to happen. So I can’t even spoil anything by accident!” (With reporting by Scott Huver)
I’ve found and added 3 additional episode stills from the season finale, where Castle proposed to Beckett. You can find them at the gallery link below.
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I hope that everyone enjoyed the season finale of Castle tonight. You can now find screencaptures from the episode in the gallery at the link below. Although the season may be over, keep checking back to Castle Fans all summer long. I’ll be here bringing any news about the show and cast or photos of the cast attending events and anything else I might find. Who knows, maybe I’ll think of some fun activities to tide us over until season six begins. Have a great night!
Home > Screencaptures > Season Five > 05×24 Watershed
Watershed, the season five finale of Castle, airs tonight at 10/9c on your local ABC station. Where exactly are Castle and Beckett headed in their relationship? Will Beckett take a job in DC and leave her life as she knows it now behind? How will everyone in her life feel if she does? Tune in tonight for the conclusion of season five and hopefully the answer to all of these questions and more. Screencaps will be in the gallery after the show. Have a fantastic Castle Monday and enjoy the season finale! Don’t worry, it’ll be back in the fall for season six.
With CASTLE’s season finale right around the corner, how about some teases for what goes down in “Watershed”?I viewed Monday’s season finale, and in the interest of not ruining things completely, these teases are going to be vague, but hopefully they’ll help get you through the weekend…
- CASTLE may ruin showers with its case of the week.
- Beckett’s potential new job doesn’t stay secret for long…and one of her coworkers reacts in a way I didn’t expect.
- Lanie and Beckett share a little bit of girl talk.
- Castle and Beckett have other things on their mind during the hour, which means Ryan and Esposito have to do a bit more case work than usual.
- Speaking of Ryan/Espo, one of them reveals some good news to other, and it results in one of the small, sweet moments of the episode.
- The parents are out in full force! As Beckett and Castle figure out what comes next in their lives, he turns to his Martha, and she turns to Jim. And they have some interesting insight.
To try and get a little insight into what will be going down, I spoke with Molly Quinn (Alexis) about some upcoming drama…
Last year Alexis had a clear-cut role in the finale as she was prepping for graduation, so what can you say about her role in “Watershed”?
Molly Quinn: There’s a lot of tension between her and her dad. She’s wanting to go off again and experience more of the world, and he’s putting the brakes on that after what happened the last time she tried to do that. He has all the reason in the world to.
But at the same time, she is right in justifying that just because one bad thing happened, you don’t need to shut yourself up in your room and never come out. In fact, that would be the worst thing to do. So that’s what she’s doing this season. In fact, every character this season is really expanding and that’s causing tension between all of them.
Are they actually addressing the kidnapping specifically? We haven’t really seen the impact up until this point…
MQ: Alexis does bring it up. She does bring it up and he’s forced to say what he really thought about it, so it is an uncomfortable moment, I’ll say that. But as Alexis and Castle always do, it always gets resolved.
How much is Alexis aware of the relationship issues her father is going through in the finale?
MQ: Before season 5, I’d say she was very aware. She was very interested in it, almost being his shrink, almost. But after mid-season 5, really after the whole kidnapping bit, she has started to distance herself from it. Not a lot, but taking a step back. Because now she has her inner own fears to deal with. She can’t help him until she is completely back to herself. Because we have to admit, I don’t think until mid-season 6, I don’t think Alexis will be the same as she was before the kidnapping.
Fair. She’s had a crazy run.
MQ: She’s had a crazy life, but she’s also been very cushioned, so that whole experience was rough for her, to say the least.
Do you have scenes with anyone aside from Nathan Fillion (Castle) in the finale?
MQ: Unfortunately no. but at the same time it’s good, it goes back to what we love, which is Castle and his daughter.
Given how many years you’ve been working with Nathan and how much that relationship has evolved, do you ever go back to rewatch scenes from the earlier seasons?
MQ: Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. You have to remember your beginnings to go on, and that’s even in regular life. So I love doing that.
And it is nostalgic, almost like watching a home video, because Nathan is so close to me. It’s great to watch how their relationship has developed. But at the same time, it’s kept that thread of loyalty all the way through, which I think is kudos to the writers, kudos to Nathan — he makes it so easy, and they write it so well. It’s an honor to say their words and keep the relationship going. But at the same time, keeping it fresh.
Personally, did this season feel a bit different for you because Alexis had moved out? Or did her not having a central location not end up mattering because you shot so many scenes in the loft anyway?
MQ: As an actor and as a teenager that is leaving home, that’s the right time. And it does feel like I’m leaving home and those feelings that are rising up are exactly what Alexis would be feeling: kind of, “Oh gosh, now I do have to navigate the world on my own. Not completely alone yet, but I do have more responsibility and there is more resting on my shoulders.” So she’s dealing with all of that.
Do you know what her path would be in season 6 at this point? Or are you content to wait until the season premiere script arrives?
MQ: Oh no, I’m way too nosy for that. We’ve talked about it, and I’m going to be meeting with [CASTLE creator Andrew Marlowe] in a couple of weeks to discuss some ideas we have and how they can play into different things.
Are you able to pitch things to him at this point that actually end up on screen?
MQ: Andrew has always been great. Even since season 1, I was encouraged to come in and pitch ideas and talk about the character and all the characters and how they relate to each other. That isn’t a just-now thing, it’s always been that way. It’s always been a very open table.
That’s a great thing to have with your showrunner.
MQ: It’s incredible; it’s beautiful. 99% of places do not have that.