As last year’s final episode of Castle came to a close, Nathan Fillion’s eponymous mystery novelist/amateur sleuth was about to finally consummate his four-year flirtation with Stana Katic’s Detective Kate Beckett.
So when season five starts tomorrow, will the long tease be over, with the two leads having done the deed, or are viewers in for yet more delayed gratification?
It’s been almost a month since I attended the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden and I’ve been trying to distill the experience for my American friends. Almost everyone I met this past week was gob-smacked when I told them I was from America and here to see this amazing Eurolicious spectacle. See, it’s the world’s oldest reality television show, it’s been held for 58 years, 120 million people watch the finals every year, it’s the reason you know ABBA and you’ve never even heard of it. Here’s a brief primer.
Make sure you watch Seamus Dever as Detective Kevin Ryan on an all new Castle on ABC tonight 10|9c!
When an injury leaves him bedridden, Castle becomes convinced that he has witnessed a murder — but with no body, no evidence and no other witnesses, Beckett starts to wonder if his writer’s imagination is getting the better of him.
A television series hitting one hundred episodes as always been quite the accomplishment. For major network programs that usually have twenty-two episodes a season, that marker means five years on the air, which is no small feat in and of itself these days, but one hundred episodes was also the threshold needed to reach for syndication. But for the cast and creative teams of the shows that make it so far, the milestone is also about leaving a really long-lasting mark on their fans but also the history of television in general. ABC’s Castle will hit one hundred episodes with “The Lives of Others,” and for series star Seamus Dever, it is the chance to reach future generations of artists that means the most.