It looks as if we could be meeting Richard Castle's dad next year. Exec producer Andrew Marlowe is considering an "explosively personal" February-sweeps two-parter of ABC's Castle that would introduce the patriarch in a way that would profoundly impact both his son's and granddaughter Alexis' lives.
Also in February, Senator Bracken (Jack Coleman), who is behind the murder of Beckett's mother, returns. When it appears that he's tied to another killing, "Beckett believes this is her opportunity to nail him once and for all," says Marlowe.
Detective Esposito will get the backstory treatment in an episode that reveals his early delinquent years. "We learn Esposito had a bit of a record himself," says Marlowe, who is also planning a special mythology episode for Detective Ryan.
As for the romance between Castle and Beckett (Stana Katic), they'll celebrate their first Valentine's Day and contemplate what gifts to exchange — all while investigating a murder on a Real Housewives-type reality show (actual unscripted-TV stars may appear in the episode). As for "Caskett" getting married, Marlowe turns cagey. "Not right now," he says. "But we'll see as we get toward the end of the season." Sounds like another "Will-they-or-won't-they?" cliffhanger!