Will Jodi Lyn O'Keefe Be Castle's First Big Test?
Prison Break bad girl Jodi Lyn O’Keefe will want to do very bad things with Rick when she guest-stars on ABC’s Castle this fall.
O’Keefe will appear in one of Season 5′s early episodes as a TV entertainment reporter who wouldn’t be opposed to securing a “sexclusive” of some sort with Beckett’s partner in crime-solving. The Hollywood Reporter first reported on the casting.
O’Keefe’s character, depending on how intently she makes a play for the mystery novelist, could present a first “test” of sorts for Castle and Beckett, who enter the new season romantically (if secretly) involved with one another.
As series creator Andrew Marlowe reminds, “In the pilot, [Kate] said [to Rick], ‘What, so I can be another notch on your bedpost? I know you — you have a reputation as being a womanizer.’ So what happens when you’re the woman who finally beds the womanizer? How far do you trust that? When is it real?”
In addition to her Prison Break stint, O’Keefe’s TV credits include a recurring run on Two and a Half Men, episodes of Lost, The Big Bang Theory and Boston Legal, and, of course, Nash Bridges.
Castle returns Monday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c. O’Keefe’s episode, “Cloudy With a Chance of Murder,” is scheduled to air Oct. 1, an ABC rep confirms.