Warning! Contains spoilers for the season finale!
Question: Castle, please! Anything you have from Castle will be good! –Sophia
Ausiello: How about putting a face to the man who just might (might!) officiate at the long-awaited wedding? Randy Oglesby — who judging by his IMDb resume has played many a clergyman — will guest-star in the finale as the minister at a small-town church in Upstate New York.
Warning! Contains Castle finale spoilers!
As CASTLE’s Castle and Beckett get closer to their wedding day, the final preparations are being made. And in this Monday’s new episode, “Law & Boarder,” Ryan and Esposito have a particular task in mind they want to claim ownership of.
“Esposito and Ryan are both vying to be best man for Castle’s wedding,” CASTLE star Seamus Dever (Ryan) laughed. “There’s this comedy of errors where Castle thinks we’re talking about something different, and he doesn’t catch on that they’re sucking up to him and trying to be his best buddy in like a really cloying, annoying way. We’re suddenly just on him, completely, and really competing with one another. So that’s a lot of fun. It’s always fun when Jon [Huertas (Esposito)] and I have to compete about something. We get digs in, and we give each other looks, and there’s lots of things at stake for Ryan and Esposito in that episode.”
And while Castle may be oblivious to what’s going on, Ryan and Esposito’s antics do catch the attention of Beckett.
“Oh, she’s aware of it,” Dever said. “And Stana [Katic (Beckett)] did a great job of catching on very early that we’re acting different all of a sudden. It’s mostly [her] watching us running around chasing our tails.”
But whether one — or neither — of the men lands the spot of Castle’s best man, Dever hinted there might be trouble ahead before Castle and Beckett an get the chance to exchange vows.
“Beckett and Castle are heading to the altar, but do we expect everything to go off without a hitch?” Dever teased. “No. Come on. It’s CASTLE. There are some obstacles throw in their way, and I will say at the very end of the season, the audience will be challenged, and eager to find out how we pick up from here comes September.”
Whatever trouble the duo finds themselves in, Dever acknowledged that Ryan won’t be around to witness much of it.
“Ryan’s completely removed from the storyline [with guest star Eddie McClintock, who plays someone from Beckett's past],” Dever said. “You’re not going to see Ryan very much in the last two episodes.”
PRE-FINALE EPISODES | The first May sweeps outing, “Law & Boarder” (airing April 28), seems like business as usual, thrusting Beckett and Castle into the world of extreme sports. But the May 5 episode, “Veritas,” based both on its title and synopsis, hints at weightier matter, as Kate’s revisiting of her mother’s murder leads to someone getting killed. When evidence of the offing points to Beckett, she and Castle become the targets of a dangerous manhunt.
MAY 12 SEASON FINALE | Titled “For Better or Worse” and featuring a clergyman among its guest roles, the Season 6 finale at least seems headed for a wedding — though “a shocking surprise threatens to ruin the big day.” How will a small-town hustler (played by Warehouse 13′s Eddie McClintock, above) who harbors a connection to Beckett figure into the “I do”-or-die hour?
Do you have any more scoop on the Castle wedding? — Jeanine
You can’t have a wedding without a best man, right? Expect a ridiculous competition between Ryan and Esposito as they try to win the job. “Ryan [wants] to have nice time at the bachelor party,” Seamus Dever teases of his character’s approach. “He knows a great place with a great wine list. He’s going to be a classy best man where Esposito is going to be like, ‘Yeah, I’m your frat boy!’” Unfortunately for both men, Castle may (unintentionally) be hard to woo. “The whole time they’re jockeying for favor, all of their efforts are wasted because he’s not even aware of what they’re trying to do,” Dever says.