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Speculation is rife about what Season 5 of “Castle” will behold with many unanswered questions about the identity of Johanna Beckett’s murderer and the identity of Castle’s dad to what will the relationship of the newly minted couple look like.
Nathan Fillion shared his thoughts in a recent Parade interview in which he said, “I imagine there’s going to be a honeymoon phase, and then a honeymoon’s-over phase, where it’s like, ‘Can you pass me the remote?’ ” He laughs. “And then they’ll be fighting: ‘You watch too much TV.’ ‘You’re always cleaning your gun.’ Typical relationship stuff.” His version starts with Beckett giving come hither looks to transitioning to domestic chores and ratty jammies to arguing when they first wake up.
Stana Katic, as fans are aware, is one of the biggest Caskett shippers out there but she hasn’t spoken up recently about the developments that may happen after the stupendous season 4 finale. We know she quotes the Thin Man series often to say that chemistry need not die if the couple get together. In that series Nick and Nora Charles are married private detectives and have a dog (Did the season 4 episode Embarrassment of Bitches foreshadow this?) so we know in which direction Stana is headed. However, the quote that is the basis for the video is from an interview with Entertainment Tonight in September 2011, when she says what Castle should do is to “Grab her, make out with her and make babies”.
The writers of the show have hinted about Beckett’s desire for “Castle babies” in Season 2 episode Food to Die For when Beckett’s friend Madison tells her “You’re hot for Castle. You want to make Castle babies. Why couldn’t you just be honest?”
There is a fan made video that suggests Beckett and Castle are going to have not one, but two babies! One of the best things about this video is the way the announcement of the said babies is made. It is in the form of an “entertainment scoop” on a fake website in which Richard Castle’s publicist says that Castle and his Queen are going to welcome doubled pawns, which is a chess move when two pawns of the same color are on the same file, hence twins. In keeping with the Castle lore, the other fake news items on the same page are a reference to Firefly and the Blue Butterfly.
Of the two versions of where the Castle Beckett’s relationship will go I prefer to side with Stana’s optimistic version rather than Nathan’s pessimistic version.
What I find fascinating is that the show’s characters have opposing views to the stars who play them. While Nathan has been cynical, his character Castle is the sentimental one believing in happy endings and siding with star crossed lovers and wishing for extraordinary magic in relationships. He is also the one who declared himself albeit when faced with the chance that he may never get to see her again. He is the one who believes in “always”. He is also an amazing father and of the two characters more likely to give fatherhood another go sooner than Beckett.
Beckett may have repressed yearnings for “Castle babies” but in her present state of mind, she has a lot of debris from the fallen wall to take care of before she starts to think about motherhood. She has not even told Castle that she loves him, which she clearly does as has been indicated by the show’s writers time and again throughout the four seasons, but particularly in Season 3 episode Anatomy of a Murder when she tells Castle that she would break him out of prison not knowing that he and his mother had had a conversation earlier in which Martha had told him that breaking someone out of jail at the cost of everything was a sign of true love.
To borrow Stana’s words, right now Beckett is more in the “grab her and make out phase” which will bode well for the TV show as the writers can play up the “honeymoon phase” for another few seasons. This decision will no doubt make both the stars happy, both the characters happy, and needless to say, all “Castle” fans happy.
What are your thoughts on the future of their relationship?