Anytime that the parents come together for a meeting when you are a new couple, there is the potential for it to go very badly; however, this sort of situation can get far worse when you are detectives covering a big case case like Castle and Beckett are.
On the upcoming eighth episode of “Castle” this season set for the November sweeps, we are going to see our two leads becoming involved in a major situation with the mob on the same night that Castle’s mother Martha and Kate’s father Jim are set to meet each other. Based on what executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe tells TV Guide, there was probably no worse time out there for these two parties to exchange greetings, especially when there was so much else going on:
“There’s some tension because they’ve had the ‘meet the folks’ dinner and it hasn’t gone particularly well … It’s about who Martha is versus who Jim is. It’s a bit of oil and water.”
So will everyone on the force know by that time that these two characters are actually seeing each other? By having the parents meet, Castle and Beckett are clearly moving into a part of their relationship where they are seeing this relationship last; but even with that, they may be wary to make their dynamic at work awkward, since they are investigators on crime scenes that other people have to spend time with. (Ryan already knows, but for the time being he has decided to keep the information to himself.)
Does this information about the parents’ dinner suddenly have you much more excited about this “mob episode”?