“Last Action Hero” – When the star of Castle’s favorite ‘80’s action movie is mysteriously murdered, Castle and Beckett delve into the victim’s secret past and pursue his killer with help from a team of aging action heroes. Krista Allen and Ted McGinley guest star, on “Castle,” MONDAY, DECEMBER 1 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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Airdate: Monday, Dec. 8 (ABC, 10/9c)
Why You Need to Watch: Against the backdrop of Christmas, Esposito and Lanie reach a defining moment in their relationship, while an episode-ending twist promises to “change the shape of the show” for at least a short while, Stana Katic tells TVLine. (And no, the actress says, it does not involve an EPT kit.)
I hope everyone enjoyed tonight’s episode of Castle!! I loved it, so if you haven’t got a chance to watch yet, do so as soon as possible! This has been one of the best episodes in a long time, in my opinion. It was also fun seeing Stana and Nathan in Wild West costumes, so make sure and check out the screencaps below!
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Castle‘s seventh season already has proven to be a landmark one, in that Rick and Kate finally (finally) tied the knot. But this cycle could also make its mark in other ways, as leads Nathan Fillion andStana Katic will have to make a decisionabout their future with the trusty ABC procedural.
Here in Part 2 of my sit-down with Katic, she previews the ersatz Caskett honeymoon to come (airing tonight at 10/9c), sings the praises of a showcase for a fellow cast member and ponders the possibility of Season 8 (and beyond).
TVLINE | In lieu of a proper honeymoon, Kate and Rick will find themselves undercover at an Old West-style resort. Corsets notwithstanding, was shooting that episode a blast?
Yeah, that was fun. I got to learn a little bit of gun slinging; in fact, I sat there at the end of it and said, “Oh, I think I could do this, like for a living. Gun slinging. For sure.” I worked with a guy who taught the guys for 3:10 to Yuma and a bunch of other wonderful gun slinging scenes in film history, so it was fun to be able to go and play in that world. We shot in the Universal back lot and there were a lot of reenactors, too, doing the background work. We were riding around in a wagon…. It was just fun.
TVLINE | I asked [showrunner] David Amann if there was a “badass Beckett” moment coming up — because I always get readers asking if there’s a badass Beckett moment coming up — and he said there’s one at the end of the Old West episode. At least one of my readers assumed he was talking about Kate lassoing Rick, or is it something else?
No. He’s talking about something else.
TVLINE | Oh, really?
TVLINE | Between the Old West episode, “The Taking of Espo 1-2-3? as David calls it (aka the subway hostage episode “Kill Switch,” airing Nov. 24), the action-movie star episode (Dec. 1) and the Christmas episode (Dec. 8), do you have a favorite out of the upcoming four?
Well, I like the Espo one because I like the fact that one of my coworkers gets to shine like that, because those guys are super-talented, Jon [Huertas] and Seamus [Dever]. All of the cast is incredible, but those guys, when they get a chance to kind of get down and dirty, they love it, and they’re so creative.
TVLINE | I’m excited to see the subway episode because I get a Die Hard feeling from the logline, Espo almost as a lone wolf.
Yeah. He’s funny, too, because Jon does a Denzel [Washington] imitation sometimes. Sometimes we’ll be like, “OK, do this take as Denzel,” and he’ll throw in a little touch, and that’s what that episode kind of reminded me of, a Denzel movie. I don’t know if he went “full Denzel” in any point, but it was fun.
TVLINE | David Amann also said that the Christmas episode ends with some sort of a cliffhanger…?
Oh yeah. Yeah. Do you know what it is?
TVLINE | No. But can you give a flavor for it without spoiling it?
It’s going to change the shape of the show for a few episodes, that much I can promise you.
TVLINE | Interesting. I saw you cover the “baby topic” on Good Morning America, so I assume that’s not the cliffhanger. It’s not an EPT test or anything.
TVLINE | Your and Nathan’s contracts are up at the end of this season. When does this decision-making process begin? Is it now? Is it not now? Is it spring…?
I don’t know. I really don’t know.
TVLINE | Is it not something that occupies your brain space right away, but your representatives’? How does that work?
I feel like there are a lot of things that other people have to decide before I really have to decide — do you know what I mean? So, I’m not first in line for having to worry about that. I think that there are conversations probably on some other level, but I don’t know exactly what yet, because I haven’t had any conversations personally.
TVLINE | When the ball is put in your court, what sort of considerations does Stana Katic have about Castle Season 8 and beyond?
Well, I think it really depends on…. I don’t think that a show should overstay its welcome.
TVLINE | Castle has told a pretty complete story at this point, one could argue.
If the character is complete, if there is nowhere else to go creatively, then I think it’s better to stop when you’re on top, because I admire the way that they did that withThe Wire, you know? Tell a great story and then go home and move onto something else. Don’t milk it “just because.” So for me it’s about art over finance, and as long as we’re creating something that is compelling and that has somewhere to go, then we’re good to go. And when we find that we’re not, when we don’t have anywhere else to go, then it’s time for everyone to pack up and move onto the next thing. But I don’t know where it’s going to end.
TVLINE | I know that Beckett would be a hard character to say goodbye to, but what’s the saying – “Don’t be sad that it’s over, be happy that it happened”?
I’m lucky that I got to play this character. I’m lucky that I got to experience this. So I’m happy with whatever happens in the end. I’m just happy that I got to be one of the cogs in the machine that created this show and was a part of its success in some small way. So that makes me happy, whatever happens.
Actress Stana Katic, best known for her role in crimeTV series ‘Castle’, says American small screen content is becoming huge with each passing day as it is able to draw in viewers from all over the world thanks to the superior writing, acting and plot.
The 36-year-old actress has starred in several films including a James Bond movie ‘Quantum of Solace’, besides TV show’s and she says though she enjoys both medium, she is excited about the new phase in American television.
“They’re very different experiences. Film is exciting because it has a clear beginning, middle and end, which demands an incredible amount of risk and faith in the story and in your fellow storytellers. I don’t mind that, though.
Standing on the precipice when creating is exhilarating,” Katic said in an email interview. “Television, however, is evolving into a new beast. The stories are more ambitious. In this new format, people are telling film-quality tales over longer periods of time. It’s exciting… I’m incredibly impressed with the developments on this front,” she said.
Actor Nathan Fillion plays author Richard Castle and Katic essays the role of NYPD Detective Kate Beckett in ‘Castle’, which is currently in its seventh season and airs on Star World Premiere in India every Wednesday 10 PM.
The Canadian-born actress’ chemistry with her co-star Fillion is considered to be one of the best on-screen pairs on television. When asked what sort of work and personal relationship she shares with Fillion, Katic said, “We are great colleagues.
A story like ours doesn’t succeed without a good bounce between the characters and I am fortunate to have a whole team of wonderful actors to work with every day.” Katic said that her next big screen project ‘The Tourist’ is in editing stage now and she is currently working on another film, which she is producing.
“I’ve begun work on a feature called ‘Elephant Winter’ that I’m producing. I recently had a meeting with the writer on the first draft of that script. He’s a wonderful writer and has taken a beautiful approach to the script, which is making the development experience very rewarding,” she said.