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Castle Season 8 Poster: Do Rick and Kate No Longer See Eye to Eye?

Pop your corn if you’ve got some, because ABC has released the key art for Castle Season 8.

Check it out below, then read on for more:

Castle Season 8 PosterThe poster features stars/producers Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic positioned as close together as can be. But short of any photo concept or even a tagline, we’re left with little to glean from the visual, save for Kate’s playful — yet unreturned? — glance at the hubs.

Could Castle for some reason not be on board with Beckett’s big career move? Or could a different external influence be at play? Katic after all did hint in a recent interview that there the two-part season opener features an “event” that will spark storyline “shifts” for much of the season.

Asked to elaborate on Katic’s quote, new co-showrunner Alexi Hawley told TVLine that although Kate has put the mystery of her mother Johanna’s murder behind her, “that part of her DNA is still there. So, she needs to deal with that in a way that impacts their relationship.”

What wild prognostication would you care to pull from the simple poster?

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