Things have gotten pretty intense on CASTLE: not only has Alexis been kidnapped, but she’s being held in Paris. And as if Rick hasn’t had enough family drama, his long-missing father comes back into the picture in tonight’s episode, “Hunt.”
Marisa Roffman from Gimmemyremote.com spoke with CASTLE creator Andrew Marlowe about Castle’s dad, why the time was right to introduce him now, and more…
MR: ABC has been pretty upfront about the fact that James Brolin is playing Castle’s dad. Was that something you wanted the viewers to know before they watched “Hunt” or were you hoping it would be kept quiet?
Andrew Marlowe: If I had my druthers, I wouldn’t reveal it, but ABC was pretty adamant that they wanted to reveal that to the viewers. And so that’s part of the delicate dance we do — how much information do we get out? I’m more of a fan of playing coy. Having people speculate: is it possible this [is it], is it possible that [is]? But I have to trust in my partners across the way that they know what they’re doing.
MR: For something you can talk about, you’ve stated before that you really wanted to wait until the right time to meet Castle’s father. What made it right to do this storyline now?
AM: The kind of story we were telling lent itself to it. And it allowed me to confront some aspects of who Castle is in a way I think will uncover some aspects of his character for the audience. So for me, it was a way of revealing yet another layer of Castle.
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Castle’s “Hunt” airs today at 10 PM on ABC.