This Monday at 10/9c, ABC’s Castle serves up a Halloween-themed treat when a renowned “ghost hunter” type is killed under legitimately spooky circumstances. As such, the far-out case prompts Beckett, Castle et al to disclose their individual opinions on the supernatural.
“What we’re dealing with is a murder inside a old, locked haunted mansion, where the only way somebody could have killed this guy was is if they were not of this world — if they were from the other side,” series creator Andrew W. Marlow told TVLine when we visited the set during filming. “So we get to investigate and have a lot of fun with that.”
Being among the highly imaginative, Castle, as one might imagine, “believes that a ghost is behind the murder,” Stana Katic shared, “and Beckett doesn’t.”
Katic, though, teases with a big grin, “That doesn’t necessarily mean Beckett doesn’t believe in the supernatural, which I think is kinda cool.”
On the topic of frightful subject matter: The episode also features a double date — between Detectives Ryan and Esposito and their respective lady loves, Jenny and Lanie – that takes an awkward turn when the M-word comes up.
Ryan’s fiancée Jenny (played by Juliana Dever) “mentions marriage in front of Esposito and Lanie (Tamala Jones) — something along the lines of, ‘So when are you guys getting married?'” Seamus Dever previews. “And that becomes like a time bomb.”
Adds Jon Huertas, who plays Esposito, “Some things are said that probably shouldn’t have been said in that moment, and it sparks a conversation between Esposito and Lanie that neither one of them were ready to have.”
Regardless of the uneasy dinner date banter, the detectives’ portrayers were thrilled to delve into their character’s personal lives.
“It’s a lot of fun to get [Esposito, Ryan and Lanie] out of the workplace, and add in Jenny,” says Huertas. “You don’t see them outside of work much!”