First Look: Castle Deals With a Baby Bombshell

To hear Joshua Gomez’s “time traveler” tell it, Castle‘s Rick and Kate will one day play parent to not one but three children. But first, baby steps — in the form of tending to an abandoned infant in the Nov. 25 episode of the ABC drama.

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In “The Good, The Bad & The Baby,” a bleeding man stumbles into a church and, just before dying, hands a smiling baby boy to the priest. In short order, Castle and Beckett find themselves serving as accidental nannies to the newborn.

Previewing this “Caskett” moment he’s been wanting to play, series creator Andrew W. Marlowe told TVLine, “If I’m a fan and I’ve been watching this show, I know a lot about Rick and Kate, but I don’t really know how they feel about kids. Does Castle want more? And for Beckett, somebody who has been pursuing her career and her job so doggedly, I’m sure it’s crossed her mind theoretically — ‘Oh, sure. I’ll have kids someday’ — but someday’s coming up.”

And what we’ve got coming up is a handful of photos from the episode, as Castle and Beckett are introduced to the tyke and come to wonder, “What child is this?” (Based on Lanie’s own look of love, maybe Espo should be taking some notes, as well.)