While Monday night’s new “Castle” season 5 episode should bring some great fun in the arrival of Gina Torres alongside her former “Firefly” co-star Nathan Fillion, some of the major drama is going to be coming courtesy of James Brolin as Rick’s father in “Hunt,” the second part of an epic two-episode arc that will air two weeks from today. This is going to be an episode that showcases a whole new side of the character’s relationship with his family, as Nathan Fillion’s character is really going to have to do whatever it takes to get his daughter Alexis back from kidnappers.
While we still don’t know any concrete details about Brolin’s specific role in the story, you could infer based on the official synopsis below that he could be the “Castle” version of Olivia Pope from “Scandal”:
“In the powerful conclusion of a two-episode story arc, when the FBI fails to get his daughter back, Castle takes matters into his own hands, reaching out to a shadowy fixer to help him recover Alexis. But Castle soon learns that his daughter’s kidnapping may be part of an even more sinister agenda.”
What could this “sinister agenda” be? While we obviously hope that Alexis is okay so that Molly Quinn doesn’t leave the show, it would also be nice to be introduced to some sort of long-term story arc that features a villain whose story runs of the course of several episodes. We enjoy a good standalone episode as much as the next guy, but what really makes any program great is when you have a mixture of both serialized and procedural components.
Are you excited to see what Brolin brings to the show? Be sure to share some of your thoughts below, and you can check out some sneak peeks for Monday night’s “Reality Star Struck” over at the link here.