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There’s already been speculation on Twitter whether we will see 50 Shades of Castle in Season 5 and considering the penchant for fab writer duo Andrew Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller to act out scenes, I wouldn’t put this sexy little tidbit past them. The spin they could put on this especially after “Cuffed” last year would undoubtedly take things in a wild direction. What will challenge the writers is how well they “turn up the heat” and keep Castle and Beckett in the hot zone.
The writers already have a huge “gimme” with the two actors and the boiling hot chemistry they seem to generate without much effort. Stana Katic simmers with a smoky sexuality that played perfectly with Nathan Fillion’s adorably puppy-like antics for four years. Both actors convey volumes in looks, gestures and voice. Their ability to switch it up to serious sensuality gives the writers the opportunity to sizzle, simmer or just boil over at their whim.
Some have expressed concern that once characters get together the fire dies. That does not have to happen. A good example of this is Romance writers that write series characters. Karen Marie Moning writes a series called “Fever” with wicked hot characters that bump and clash with each other and yet are willing to risk everything to stay together. JD Robb aka Nora Roberts and her “In Death” series is a great example of opposites attracting and locking together in a smoldering magnetic hold.
The key to writing and maintaining heat between the two leads is remembering these are still the same people. They will still argue, clash and want their own way. The dynamic has not changed and it is important the writers realize this and use it to their advantage. Even with the flash and fire of a physical relationship, Castle is still filled with fun-loving antics and curiosity and Beckett is still driven and grounded. This won’t change overnight – not even with their hookup.
Castle and Beckett have a volatile relationship for sure. Each comes with baggage and they will definitely meander through obstacles finding the common ground. Figuring out what these two really have will be a driving undercurrent next year. The writers like realism so Castle and Beckett will need to grow as friends and lovers to solidify the relationship. It is almost expected to use a foil like Lainie to help Kate figure out the right moves until she gets her footing.
It would be interesting to give the talented ensemble of writers a summer reading list of romance novels but considering how crafty Andrew Marlowe is, I’m sure he’s already thought of it.