ABC’s Castle is gearing up for its annual February sweeps two-parter, which this time around will feature Nip/Tuck alum Dylan Walsh in a pivotal role.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Walsh has been recruited to play Agent Harris, an even-keeled FBI investigator who works with Rick and Kate when a murder investigation exposes a plot to kidnap the daughter of a wealthy Middle Eastern businessman.
Last month, when I asked Castle showrunner Andrew Marlowe about a rumor that this February’s two-parter would shed some light on Rick’s father, he said that was “not definitely” the plan. Instead, he offered, “Our two-parters are always about big tension with personal stakes, so we have a story that we like. [I’m] not quite ready to advertise what it’s going to be, but we’re excited about it and I think it has some fun twists and turns.”
Previous Castle February “events” have featured Dana Delany, Adrian Pasdar and Jennifer Beals in meaty guest-starring roles. In fact, Beals’ arc culminated with the hint that Castle’s father had CIA ties.
Since his nipping, tucking days, Walsh has guested on series such as CSI and Drop Dead Diva. He currently costars on CBS’ Unforgettable, which will air its second season this summer, and will appear on ABC’s Revenge this season as a rival of Conrad’s.