Castle Sneak Peeks: Meredith Cheers 'Caskett' While Rick's Pals Jeer His Juggling Act

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NATHAN FILLION (OBSCURED), STANA KATIC, MOLLY QUINN, DARBY STANCHFIELDIt’s not easy being Richard Castle, as this pair of video sneak peeks from the next new episode of ABC’s Castle (airing Jan. 7) makes quite clear.

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On the one hand, you’ve got ex-wife Meredith (played by Scandal‘s Darby Stanchfield) seemingly championing your new relationship — or at least the way Beckett “gets it” and is OK with Alexis’ mother staying at your place.

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Meanwhile at the workplace, you have Ryan and Esposito seriously, seriously (yet very amusingly) questioning your decision to throw “gasoline on fireworks” by letting Meredith sleep over at the same time Kate’s crashing with you.

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Do RySposito have a point? Should Rick have sent the Deep-Fried Twinkie to a hotel? And do you get the sense from the first clip that Rick hadn’t yet broached the delicate subject with Kate?

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Comments (22)

  • Kate has nothing to worry about. When it’s over, it’s over. And if it isn’t over, now is a good time to find that out.

    Comment by Suzie – January 2, 2013 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • UHHHH, now’s a good time to find out if her gun works!!!!!

      Comment by VGuidry – January 2, 2013 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh and another thing Meredith is there to talk care of Alexis while she is sick but she couldn’t come to her graduation…….just sayin

        Comment by VGuidry – January 2, 2013 02:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Insightful VGuidry ;) & Suzie, as long as our ruggedly handsome writer has a pulse…there is the “deep fried twinkie”…LOL I predict “cloudy with a chance of murder…” MAYHEM ;) & Becket’s gun without the ‘safety catch’ on…just in case. Our young composer from the center of the universe (Mr. Duncan) should have a blast with the soundtrack for this episode…OMG…we will definitely hear a full array of objects in his arsenal of “organic instruments” for this episode. A very warm welcome to the wonderful cast & crew after a well deserved rest. Eagerly waiting for my MAGICAL CASTLE MONDAYS…ALWAYS… ;)

          Comment by Ali, Sr. – January 3, 2013 10:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I cant get enough of this showww looooove it xo

    Comment by amanda (@mandalyn315) – January 2, 2013 08:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Darby Stanchfield is an amazing actress and plays Meredith to perfection! I’m glad she back, the dynamics between her and Nathan Fillion were incredible back in 2009 so I’m sure this episode will be great to watch as well!

    Comment by martina – January 2, 2013 08:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I bet they are going to make Beckett accept Meredith at the end!

    Comment by Jose – January 2, 2013 08:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • well… all I know is that Beckett has nothing to worry about it!! Castle in trouble in paradise?? lol.. don’t think so… let’s check that episode @ see what happens next!!

    Comment by Ralphy – January 2, 2013 09:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • second one, H I L A R I O U S !!!!

    Comment by Lilu – January 2, 2013 09:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes, Beckett has nothing to worry about. We all know Castle loves her. But this episodes is going to be so funny! I love when Ryan & Esposito give relationship advice!!

    Comment by Michelle – January 2, 2013 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • One of the reasons I keep coming back to “Castle” is the Ryan-Espo duo. They are such incredible fun to watch!

    Comment by Dreamrose – January 2, 2013 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kate better have nothing to worry about ….. or Andrew Marlowe will. We didn’t hang in for 4 seasons just to have them split up again so soon.

    Comment by Kath – January 2, 2013 01:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I used to really love this show, but now I find it just sits on my dvr for almost a month at a time before I catch up. It just does not have the same pizazz it used to and hasn’t for almost a season and a half now.
    And it has nothing to do w/ Castle and Beckett being together. That is cute.. it is just where it has become so convoluted that the fun is gone.
    Just one person’s opinion, no need for flames.

    Comment by Danielle H – January 2, 2013 04:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HAHA I love Ryan and Esposito!

    Comment by Mari – January 2, 2013 05:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, they are just the best when they’re together!

      Comment by Alexis – January 4, 2013 03:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hate to break it to you Meredith but just like Hostess The Deep Fried Twinkie is going out of business!!

    Comment by Shannon – January 2, 2013 07:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I LOVE this show!!!

    Comment by c-mo – January 2, 2013 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love this sneak peak…Beckett and castle better not split I(we) did not waited 4 season for a quick together and split up. Come on Marlowe we need to see more Beckett and castle kissing more bedroom scenes like couple do.i can watch them as a hot couple for a long time becuse its the chemistry they have leave them together the show rating will make it..thanks casketts!!!

    Comment by mary – January 3, 2013 07:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I believe she also played his wife in “Waitress”. Fillion must be fun to work with, so many actors seem to work with him over and over again.

    Comment by aleksa – January 3, 2013 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What I don’t get about this episode’s apparent premise: why would Alexis’ absentee mother suddenly show up exhibiting motherly instincts when Alexis is ill? She’s never bothered before, as far as we’ve been led to believe. Alexis has always had her father and grandmother to fill those roles. Is “Mom” really there just to break up Castle and Beckett? The whole Nikki Heat character must make her realize Castle is more serious about Beckett than any of his past girlfriends.

    Comment by arial2 – January 3, 2013 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, if you don’t pay attention to the synopsis you can’t expect the premise to make sense. Meredith was going to take Alexis to Europe (probably to make up for missing her graduation) during her winter holiday, but Alexis got mono, so Meredith was already in NY, it’s not like she traveled all the way from LA, just cause Alexis was sick.

      Comment by TM – January 3, 2013 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If you see Darby Stanchfield on NCIS, she is the great love of Mark Harmond’s character’s life. And she does so believably. To be able to play two characters so diametrically opposed is awesome. What an actress!

    Comment by lame – January 3, 2013 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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