Exclusive: Castle Lathers Up With a Soap Star-Studded Murder Mystery

Quick, someone tell all my children to alert General Hospital, because ABC’s Castle is plotting a super-soapy wink-wink to Nathan Fillion’s daytime roots by slaying a daytime-TV scribe.

In an episode titled — wait for it — “One Life to Lose,” Beckett and Castle will delve into the murder of a soap opera scribe, TVLine has learned exclusively. As they work the case, watch for multiple stars from ABC’s own sudsers to make appearances (though probably not as themselves but fictional thespians).

What’s more, I am told that longtime fans of Fillion’s former daytime digs, One Life To Live, can expect at least one nod to his run as good boy Joey Buchanan.

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Fillion has never shied away from his OLTL origins. In fact, he reprised his role of Joey for two episodes in 2007, and during his time on Castle has gone out of his way to court past/present daytimers to guest-star. To date, those soapy stop-overs have included A Martinez (ex-Cruz, Santa Barbara), Sarah Joy Brown (Agnes, The Bold and the Beautiful), Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, The Young and the Restless) and Rick Hearst (Whip, B&B).

Similarly, Castle‘s Seamus Dever (who plays Kevin Ryan) boasts daytime cred, having played General Hospital‘s Dr. Ian Devlin for a stretch in 2008.

Fillion also is always game to plant “Easter eggs” for viewers, such as when he hid a prop from his short-lived Firefly series in one of last season’s scenes.

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Castle‘s soap star-studded mystery is tentatively set to air March 21. Which of ABC Daytime’s finest — from OLTL, GH or AMC — would you like to see get mixed up in the mayhem? And how do you think the primetime drama will allude to Nathan’s time in Llanview?

Comments (81)

  • Megan Ward and Maurice Benard from GH would be awesome! I always thought Castle and Beckett’s flirty banter reminded me of Sonny and Kate on GH.

    Comment by jds – January 27, 2011 03:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ummmmm, yeah, kind of… I was a huge Sonny and Kate fan, but now I can’t see them again and Castle and Beckett are waaaaaay better. Not to mention Castle as a whole is a better show than GH which makes watching Castle and Beckett more entertaining all together

      Comment by Alie – January 31, 2011 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bradley Cole!!

    Comment by Mimi – January 28, 2011 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love to see Bradley Cole on Castle!

    Comment by Marny – January 28, 2011 06:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wake me up for the Firefly reunion episode. Zzzzzzzzzzzz…..

    Comment by Bob – January 31, 2011 08:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please let Robin Strasser be in this episode. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by raelee514 – January 31, 2011 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If it’s not too late, I’d like to say Bradley Cole. He’s handsome, talented, and has a lot of fans who would surely tune in to watch.

    Comment by Karen – February 8, 2011 04:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey, it says “don’t frakkin’ curse!”

    Comment by Reese – January 25, 2011 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks like that post got removed!

    Comment by Reese – January 25, 2011 05:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • post removed obviously…really good moderators.

    Comment by Reese – January 25, 2011 05:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bradley Cole of Guiding Light and General Hospital. He would be perfect and has been gone too long from the soaps.

    Comment by Camille – January 26, 2011 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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