Castle's "Esplanie" shippers will get an extra dose of the couple in the bizarre November 18 episode of the ABC drama when Detective Esposito (Jon Huertas) and medical examiner Lanie (Tamala Jones) are confronted with dead look-alikes. "A body at a crime scene looks identical to Lanie," says Jones. "Then another body pops up that looks like Esposito."
After Lanie discovers that the murders involved surgical enhancements and torture with fishing wire, "the whole team is messed up in the head," Jones says. "It's the most emotional and serious you've ever seen Esposito and Lanie, and this incident makes them decide they should spend time apart."
Jones and Huertas were similarly traumatized from playing corpses for hours on end. "We had to lie on the slab wearing dead-people contact lenses with our necks made up to look like we were hanged," she says. "It took a serious emotional toll on us both."