While ABC has yet to release some of the first official details on the upcoming season 8 finale for “Castle,” at the same time we’d say that this is not a hard storyline to figure out. Thanks to the trajectory of things so far, you can probably figure out that this episode will be the final showdown between Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) as the two do just about everything in their power to take down the mysterious LokSat once and for all.
Sadly, this also happens to be the last episode featuring Stana Katic as a cast member. Maybe it’s even the last episode of the entire series. We don’t have a firm answer to that just yet; instead, all we have in terms of concrete information is the tease that executive producer Terence Paul Winter shared to Entertainment Weekly on the subject of the story ahead:
“It’s an incredibly dynamic, big, large episode where Castle and Beckett are really tested … They have to call on all their friends — be it Espo, Ryan and Hayley — to help them take down the mysterious LokSat.”
This finale may be one of the hardest episodes to reconcile in recent history, and for so many different reasons. From one angle, we’re excited to see what could be an exciting hour of storytelling, especially when it comes to finally resolving a mystery that has really been around the entire season. Yet, at the same time, it’s hard to be excited for an episode that will be at the very least the last for a beloved character. Even if “Castle” lives on, it won’t quite be the same.