ABC’s ‘Castle’ season 8 spoilers: Will the midseason finale offer hope?

CastleFor a week or so, the early buzz surrounding the “Castle” midseason finale entitled “Mr. & Mrs. Castle” is that it could offer up some sort of information about the trajectory we’re set to go down with Rick and Kate the rest of the season. It’s been a frustrating few weeks for fans, and we understand some of that. At first, we bought into the twist thinking that there would be something to help it make more sense coming up; that hasn’t really happened, and now we’re back to wanting to see it end as soon as possible.

While of course no one is going to tell you anything definite right now about what is going to happen in this episode (which has a title that is a clear nod to “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), executive producer Alexi Hawley did tell TVLine a little bit about how the show plans to wrap things up:

“We’re not leaving you with a cliffhanger, but the promise of what it will be like when we come back.”

The word “promise” is obviously a clear word choice on Hawley’s part, as he does not want anyone to think that something is going to happen to veer the show off-course when you get to the next part of the season. Our hope would be that this episode will bring Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic’s characters closer together, mostly so that they can spend the remainder of the season doing more of what they do best: Working together to solve crimes and celebrate their relationship.

After all, remember that it is very possible that this could be the final season of this show. If that is the case, wouldn’t it be nice for Castle and Beckett to have some happy times before a potential series finale?

We’ll have some more updates on this and other “Castle” stories as they break. For now, head over here to get some further details on the upcoming “Cool Boys” episode! Also, you can sign up here to get some other TV scoop on all we cover, including some teasers, via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: ABC.)

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