Is Richard Castle really cheating on Beckett with one of his exes? Hardly. What we really have here is a case of what happens when you are a famous person and you choose to still keep your private life private.
In the sneak peek below (first posted by TVLine) for Monday night’s new “Castle” episode “Limelight,” you can see Nathan Fillion’s character on the defensive somewhat after Beckett reads a rumor in the newspaper about her fiance getting cozy with the aforementioned woman from his past. In reality, the two were out publicly discussing publishing over lunch, and he was “gazing” at her because she had “spinach in her teeth.” (The biggest shocker of all here is really that people are still reading newspapers. Zing!)
Stana Katic makes this scene fun with her overall response to the situation at the end, but Beckett’s philosophy on the relationship remains mostly unchanged. Even though Castle is a public figure, that does not mean that she wants or needs to be, as well. The interesting situation will be seeing a little bit more of what comes of this if there are more problems down the road, or if the time comes when the two get married. Plus, we figure that eventually, Castle could have a wedding band around his finger … and that is going to cause the press to be very curious. They may need to at least give up the goods on their marriage, even if they choose to be public most of the rest of the time.
What does make this entire scene somewhat more interesting is that it is art imitating life in a while. Fillion is the more public of the two actors generally, whereas Katic lives a very private life seemingly away from the show. Both of them do have one thing in common, though: They make it easy for there to not be any negative headlines about them. They don’t put themselves in a position where the vultures can strike.
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