Castle Hot Shots: Beckett Glams Up for a Case… and a New Man?

Does Castle‘s Beckett have her eye on a charming new crime solver?

As we previously reported, Spartacus: Vengeance‘s Brett Tucker will guest star as a Scotland Yard detective, and we’ve got a sneak peek of the handsome newcomer and Beckett getting all dressed up for a case.

Matt’s Inside Line: Scoop on a Major Castle Secret Revealed (?!)

In the April 2 episode of the ABC drama, Tucker’s Simon Hunt teams with Castle and Beckett to solve the murder of his friend’s daughter. When the trio becomes suspicious of the Deputy General at the British Consulate (played by Days of Our Lives‘ Charles Shaughnessy), they find themselves attending a veddy fancy ambassadorial ball. And while Beckett is a stunner in her black gown, Stana Katic told TVLine that “everybody takes notice of” her dashing escort.

Check out the gallery below and then hit the comments with your thoughts.

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Comments (39)

  • My question is – why can’t you see Kate’s scar? You definitely would in that dress…

    Comment by Kathrin – March 16, 2012 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, that’s a pretty glaring omission. Unless there’s a scene showing her covering it up with makeup as she gets dressed. But I doubt she would be that self conscious about it, so it seems like someone forgot it existed.

      Comment by Kevan – March 16, 2012 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • actually, if you watch “Kill Shot” carefully, in the scene where she’s standing, looking in the mirror, the scar is actually placed lower on her sternum than where this dress is cut. So no, it wouldn’t actually show.
        On another note, I cannot wait for this episode. Stana looks gorgeous in that dress, and that scene with Castle covering her eyes? HAHAHA.

        Comment by Allyson – March 16, 2012 06:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • THIS.

          Comment by Mari – March 17, 2012 07:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I went back and looked and I feel like it would at least be showing a little. I would think about half of it.

          Comment by Tessa – March 18, 2012 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • jajaja i cant wait for watch the scene where Castle cover his eyes and Kate’s

    Comment by Lorena – March 16, 2012 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • aaa and Mr. Sheffield is there too

      Comment by Lorena – March 16, 2012 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Mr. Sheffield rules xD

        Comment by Polly – March 17, 2012 02:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I can still hear Fran saying “ooooh, Mr. Sheffield!”.

          Comment by May – March 17, 2012 04:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • All i can say is, Yummy :D

    Comment by mel – March 16, 2012 05:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pic #5 is hilarious – it’s so Castle.

    I wouldn’t worry about her escort. Case-related

    Comment by Seon – March 16, 2012 05:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m getting flashbacks to “Chuck vs. the Beefcake.” Beckett will be attracted to the guy, Castle will be jealous, but unlike Sarah, Beckett will love seeing Castle jealous and milk it for all it’s worth. It’ll get some laughs. :)

    Comment by Kevan – March 16, 2012 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Obviously i dont know whats happening in this episode. But overall im just SO tired of them throwing man after man at Beckett and woman after woman at Castle. I know some have good reason and some have been decent…but still. If this does end up being a “Beckett has hots for new guy” i’ll mainly be upset cause she KNOWS Rick loves her, so it would 1) be cruel and 2) show shes not really that in love with him back. If im in love with a girl who told me she loves me (but i said i didnt hear her) and started flirting with some new chick infront of her, id be a dick.
    Overall, i love Castle (the show) but if they stretch this out much longer (like Nathan Fillion wants) i might just stop watching, wait a few years till its season 7-8 when they are together then catch up on DVD………………When you have two actors with chemistry, its easy to write flirtation, but when you get them together, it will suck or be amazing based on how GOOD the writers actually are, so if in the end them together sucks(speaking to you Nathan, Creator/Writers of Castle) it will be because the writing isnt good enough. Not because its just impossible to keep the spark alive when the two characters are together.

    Comment by M3rc Nate – March 16, 2012 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Castle is not a show defined on whether or not Beckett and Rick get together, though. It’s got enough there to sustain it if they play the will they won’t they a little longer. Plus, the writers have basically told us it’s happening, otherwise they wouldn’t have written the scenes they did earlier this season with Kate and Dr. Worf. Kate is already “there” in her mind. Rick is too. So throwing in random love interests that are around for an episode will ultimately propel them forward. It just gives the writers more opportunity to script banter. For once I’m okay with that because jealousy on this show isn’t angsty, it’s funny. The biggest impediment to a relationship will be with Kate and Rick’s respective secrets come to light, not the “hot” men/women thrown at them.

      Comment by Kevan – March 16, 2012 05:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Flirtation is a vital part of the show. Of any show. When you resolve the sexual tension, you lose… the space to maneuver between your main characters. Thus, you limit the number of potentialy gripping storylines.
      Besides, jealousy is more fun way of displaying your love. At least, in the world of tv shows. Check out 4×05, where our team gets help from Selena Kyle, a thief expert. There was that moment where Beckett tells Castle that Selena has an interest in him, and Castle asks her if he should go for it. And then Becktt answers: “you know, suit yourself”. The moment was priceless. Beckett’s face was priceless. Despite nobody hasn’t said anything, in fact, it has been said A LOT through the subtext. And it values ten times more than any of “i love you, i love you too” boring platitudes.

      Comment by valezza – March 16, 2012 05:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Absolutely agree.
      I am so tired of this endless flirting/sexual tense that ruins the show.
      I don’t care if those two become a couple or not but please DECIDE ALREADY.
      This continuous “will they or they wont” thingy is ridiculous and lazy writing.
      I wish for once the writers of a show would have decided what to do with their star couple from the beginning and stick with it.

      Trying to satisfy shippers and no shippers with silly and so overused tricks makes the show boring and predictable after a while. And it’s a shame really.
      The guy said “I love you” at the very end of previous season. The lady knows it. Have mercy on us and resolve this, one way or another.

      Comment by Bgt – March 16, 2012 07:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Kevan: Though i agree the show doesnt CENTER on them getting together or not, i think if anything happened like one dieing, or they got together than broke up, or anything other then them not together yet, or together, would uproar fans in negativity. Whether your a “shipper” or not, the show is a cop show, with average stories (crimes), sometimes extremely simple, recently IMO a little to off its rails (going jack bauer with the CIA and nukes and spys and WW3 etc).

        So what else is there? That we love? The characters. But what two characters are the main two? What is the whole shows premise basically? Their relationship (whether sexual or not) and obviously since the beginning it was setup as a will they wont they (duh they will, but took 5 years).

        I also disagree that sexual tension is gone once you have sex. I just think TV doesnt ever show (or have good enough writers) to portray a couple together, that are still with each other. Lots of real life people that are flirty and sexy when single with each other, start dating/have sex/get married and are still a flirty, fun, sexy couple.
        I think more common is writers just arent good enough to pull that off, they go the Pam and Jim (Office) route, which is get them together, then essentially stop giving them scenes together. Pam and Jim havent barely talked in 2+ seasons, let alone give each other looks of i want you or your cute or anything.

        Let alone..i mean come on..its Nathan Fillion as Castle…even when Castle is with Beckett, women will be throwing themselves at him, and just like now Beckett will be jealous or upset cause he is naturally a flirty charming guy. And vice-versa, Beckett is gorgeous so new guys will chase her and Castle will have to step up and show hes not worth taking on to get her.

        Basically it all comes down to the writers, and if they are C/B grade average stock hollywood writers, or if they got some A quality writers that know what they are doing.

        Comment by M3rc Nate – March 16, 2012 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • @ M3rc Nate

          I am not sure it is only bad writing or also their “need” to keep everyone satisfied, shipper or not.
          They afraid of the Moonlighting effect/curse. But Moonlighting suffered from a writers strike back then plus one of the stars was away for almost a season (pregnant) and they had to drag the story.

          Its ridiculous, so many shows suffer from this, even great shows like the X-Files…

          Comment by Bgt – March 16, 2012 09:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I have to agree. They have played out the coyness and keeping them apart aspect long enough.

        It is undoubtedly a case of “we have to avoid the Moonlighting Curse” obsession, but at some point you have to move the relationship to the next level.

        Or end it entirely. But since they can’t end it without ending the show, then they have to find a way to get past the feared Moonlighting Curse.

        Two things on the curse.
        1) Moonlighting did it horribly

        2) Psych has found a nearly perfect solution with Shawn and Jules. I don’t see why the Castle writers can’t do the same or something similar.
        They can have them be an acknowledged couple (at least secretly) without destroying the show. They key is to have them keep their separate lodgings for a few seasons.

        Comment by J.Norman – March 17, 2012 09:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “When you have two actors with chemistry, its easy to write flirtation, but when you get them together, it will suck or be amazing based on how GOOD the writers actually are, so if in the end them together sucks(speaking to you Nathan, Creator/Writers of Castle) it will be because the writing isnt good enough. Not because its just impossible to keep the spark alive when the two characters are together.”

      What he said. Totally.

      Comment by penaltyshot – March 22, 2012 04:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “Lanie convinces Beckett that she needs to make a move on Castle before it is too late, on “Castle”

    Or else what, I wonder? I guess, it’s another episode where Beckett finds a new boyfriend and then, Castle tells her smth like: “This is our last case”.

    Comment by valezza – March 16, 2012 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But the really important part here is Lanie CONVINCES Beckett to make a move on Castle. I’m pinning my hope on that.

      Comment by zaza – March 17, 2012 11:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ahhh. Those pics! I can’t wait.

    Comment by Kris – March 16, 2012 10:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 0ne word to predict what will happen if they become a couple: “Bones”. If those writers can maintain viewers’ interest this season and beyond, then the writers of “Castle” can probably do the same.

    Comment by Janice – March 17, 2012 05:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Honestly I don’t understand people freaking out about Beckett’s escort.
    I’m convinced it’s a funny case-related thing. Maybe Castle isn’t VIP enough to get access to the ambassadorial ball or it’s a legal thing (Scotland Yard – British Consulate). … just to keep fans talking

    About the “will they won’t they”. To me it’s not the most vitally important thing. As long as the two work together, I’m good. Just love the way they interact. They will be together when it’s time.

    So I just sit back, relax and enjoy the show. And I really enjoy it.

    Comment by Seon – March 17, 2012 06:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So excited for the upcoming episodes. All sound so epic. :)

    I don’t know what is all the fuss about. Marlowe promises good story telling that deals with their secrets, so wait and see before jumping into conclusion.

    And wow, Beckett is stunning in the pics.

    Comment by Audrey – March 17, 2012 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Stana/Kate looks amazing in this dress!! But all I can see is “Lanie CONVINCES her to make a movie”. OMG!

    Comment by Mari – March 17, 2012 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I zoomed in on that point too. I hope it’s true and that it means Beckett is going to start moving forward.

      Otherwise, when the secrets they’ve been keeping are revealed, it won’t really matter because they have nothing, no relationship, to lose.

      Comment by zaza – March 17, 2012 11:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Give Beckett another boyfriend, don’t give Beckett another boyfriend….whatever. Give her some action, I don’t care. But in the process could you please, please give Rick Castle some action too? I’m enjoying the show right now so I would prefer they don’t get together, yet anyway. Putting the two leads together on an otherwise great show destroyed Moonlighting. I do hope they get together, but not until towards the end of the show’s run.

    Comment by april-ann – March 17, 2012 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Is it wrong that I am not a bit sad that my spring break is over because Castle will be back on my TV?

    Comment by Yay – March 17, 2012 06:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You know castle loves Beckett and has told her.he will be so hurt when he finds out she knew all this time and made him suffer not knowing please don’t put another man in between these to just to hurt castle again.I hate that hurt look he gets when she is with another man.

    Comment by cathy cremeans – March 17, 2012 09:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dave Brewer on Castle!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t watch it but this is def a must see epi!¨
    Adore Brett! Watched him in McLeods Daugthers for 5 years.
    Can’t wait :D

    Comment by Diana – March 17, 2012 10:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t like what the first pic makes me think, not one bit!!!

    Comment by manu – March 18, 2012 05:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree! I’m ready to stop watching. I was discusted with the ending of the Limey episode with Beckett calling and acting like a little sl-t.. Writers please bring this to a swift conclusion and don’t you dare drag this out for another season. I for one will stop watching.

    Comment by corporal klinger – April 5, 2012 11:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree that although moonlighting was fun sexy and well written in the beginning…too much attention was paid to their appearing sexy and the original way they could solve cases with humor suffered and the show crashed and burned! A dynamic duo who both solves cases while being i’m love worked successfully for the thin man series of movies in the 40″s and for hart to hart fans in the 70″s/80″s.
    The secret is keeping the sexual tension admitting their love for one another….continue to solve crimes with all the glancing looks and clever banter while remaining true to their characters….but deciding not to sleep together in fear of sex ruining what they have going. that story line could be drug out an entire season while keeping us fans glued in every week…then maybe teasing us with their union as the season finale but carrying it over till the following seasons opener?! I would love that!

    Comment by carol – April 7, 2012 01:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I couldnt agree more about Shawn and Jules. Granted i wish they showed a bit more of the interaction between them, i think the little moments of looks (or most currently, jealousy on Jules part) have been great. I also think Chuck and Sarah (Chuck NBC) did great when they were together, they still had chemistry and still stayed true to the characters, still kept it sexy and his comments of “i cant believe i have sex with her” etc were always cute/realistic.

    Overall besides writing what i think ruins when two people get together is pre-together…writers can write chemistry..looks, things said that have double meaning where they look at each other and then look away secretly smiling (Beckett does that a lot). However once together, what changes in real life? A couple becomes less PG/PG13 with their flirting, and much more Rated R, XXX with their flirting. Ass grabbing, explicit things said to each other, obviously real sex happens etc. But they cant exactly write that on network tv, and hell even regular cable doesnt really do that except gritty shows like Sons of Anarchy, Walking Dead (scenes like Andrea and Shane car sex) etc.
    So they have to keep a relationship PG-PG13…which is unrealistic so we then get bored and it doesnt feel…real haha. So they just stop trying and go Jim/Pam and stop writing for them as couple basically. Cause lets be honest, if Castle and Beckett start RL it would be LOTS of sex, lots of sexy R rated flirting, him teasing/grabbing at the Police Precinct, and ABC wont be showing that at 8/9pm. Yes they will show the first time they have sex sexscene, but thats just one in hundreds of times they will do it over the coming seasons…
    So overall…shows that want to have successful couples together on screen need to push for the flirting/touching/naughty stuff to be shown, cause real couples dont give each other awkward sexual tension looks..that is “sexual tension, not together yet” stuff…they grab each other and walk fast to the interrogation room for a quickie lol.

    Comment by M3rc Nate – March 19, 2012 10:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, maybe not in the interrogation room…where Ryan and Espo would be on the other side watching it all…I’m just sayin’

    Comment by penaltyshot – March 22, 2012 04:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THIS!

    Comment by unknown? – April 2, 2012 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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