Apr 20, 15

Castle: May Sweeps/Finale Preview

CASTLE

PRE-FINALE: On April 27, Alexis puts to use some skills she picked up as Lanie’s intern to help Rick solve the in-flight murder of an Air Marshal — and hopefully they catch the killer before beverage service starts! “There’s a ticking clock,” warns showrunner David Amann, “because this person may be up to something else, something more cataclysmic.” Then on May 3, the SNL-riffing “Dead From New York” offers a “classic, really funny” episode, with guest stars Jaleel “Urkel” White, Gregory Harrison (Falcon Crest) and pop tart Carly Rae Jepsen. Plus, maybe an Easter egg to denote Episode 150? “We might have something…,” Amann hints.

SEASON FINALE (MAY 10): In “Hollander’s Woods,” the death of a woman who was found after being chased through the woods prompts Rick to reflect on the titular incident that steered his destiny as a mystery writer. “Castle becomes obsessed with the case, hoping to get answers he wasn’t able to get when he was a kid,” says series creator Andrew W. Marlowe, who penned the episode. Meanwhile, Kate’s ongoing tussle with both career and family issues comes to a head “when she faces some choices that are a bit unexpected,” says Marlowe, “and that” — as well as Stana Katic’s status? — “may change the trajectory of where she’s going.” (Cue Fringe fave Lance Reddick, playing a “mysterious but pivotal role” in Kate’s conundrum.)

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