ABC’s ‘Castle’ season 8 spoilers: Key story coming for Stana Katic’s Kate, Nathan Fillion’s Rick

CastleIf you feel sad over some recent developments on “Castle,” we should start first and foremost by saying that we understand. As much as we enjoyed elements of the “XX” / “XY” saga, it is hard to deny that things did come to a particularly distressing conclusion courtesy of Beckett deciding that she wanted to take time away from her marriage to focus on the task at hand. It went back on the notion to always be there for each other, and fell into the classic TV trap of “I’m doing this to protect you,” when it still feels fairly easy for the bad guys to figure out regardless that Rick is the love of Kate’s life.

Here is the good news: There will be many romantic moments still ahead for the Castle – Beckett characters; you saw in the promo for “PhDead” that they will continue to work together, and a little later this fall an installment entitled “Mr. & Mrs. Castle” is going to put the spotlight on their relationship in an entirely new way. Here is what co-showrunner Terence Paul Winter had to say on this subject to TVLine:

“It’s going to be a great episode … For the fans who right now are going, ‘What the heck and Terence and [fellow showrunner] Alexi [Hawley] doing?!,’ when they see that episode they’ll understand and see what we’re going for.”

We do subscribe to the belief that sometimes it is worth seeing a story through before judging it completely, but here’s the issue that the “Castle” team could run into: One of the reasons we personally have more flexibility to do this is because it is our job to do so. We’re not sure we would be so patient and willing otherwise, and there are so many other options for viewers to check out.

With that, they need to find a way to instill hope in this particular love story, and preferably sooner rather than later to go along with it.

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