ABC’s ‘Castle’ season 8, episode 3: No permanent split coming for Castle, Beckett

CastleFor those of you “Castle” fans who have been incredibly upset over the past couple of days over the events of the two-part season premiere, there is really not too much that we can tell you to ultimately make you feel better. Castle and Beckett are still not back to the same couple that they were for the past couple of seasons. Beckett wants time to handle what she is going through in the wake of the mass conspiracy that nearly led to Vikram being labeled the traitor, and she thinks that she is protecting her husband by keeping him out of harm’s way.

The only thing that we can tell you at the moment as a means of solace is something that you probably assumed already: These two are not splitting permanently, and eventually they will be back together. Here is what co-showrunner Alexi Hawley said on the subject to The Hollywood Reporter:

“The reality is they’ve really been together since season five. The wedding was last season, but as a couple they’ve been together and happy for several seasons now. For us we thought, ‘Let’s throw an obstacle in their way.’ Nobody’s getting divorced. They’re not splitting up forever. This is an obstacle in the way that is going to make them ultimately stronger as a couple once they get through it. It adds drama, it adds comedy, it adds a lot of different layers which, as we go forward, we use to breathe some new life and energy into the show. Let’s face it, after 150 episodes we’ve done almost every case you could ever do. So [the breakup] was about what about [Castle and Beckett’s relationship] is going to feel new and how can we get these characters going through a different journey than they’ve ever gone through before?”

While this quote is something that is nice to hear, we don’t actually believe this to be the main issue that many fans have; we feel like, for the most part, the majority assume that they will be getting back together in time. We feel like the frustration is more that you spent several years waiting to see them get together, and as a result of it, you just want to see them continue to grow as a couple without significant setbacks. The show is probably nearing the end of its run over the next year or two, so you’d like to see it end with a lot of happier episodes and moments between the two.

Where do you land on the issue: Are you bummed that the two are not together out of fear of divorce, or fear that the show will end before they have many happy moments once again? Share in the comments, and head over here for an even more in-depth version of this conversation for our new ‘Shiptober series. Also, you can sign up here to get some other TV updates sent over to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: ABC.)

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