Castle Series Finale Recap

Castle Promo for Stana Katic's Exit Teases Tragic End to 'Epic Love Story'

Everything ends in tragedy — even an epic love story like yours.”

That is what a nefarious character (LokSat?) says to Rick in the promo for Castle‘s Season 8 finale aka leading lady Stana Katic’s final episode.

The previously released synopsis for the milestone episode, titled “Crossfire,” reads: “With their best lead in hand, Castle and Beckett are ready to take on LokSat. But an unforeseen twist puts their case — and their lives — in jeopardy.” Co-showrunner Alexi Hawley meanwhile told TVLine that if Castle is renewed by this Friday, May 13, next Monday’s finale will end in a “dynamic” way that allows the show to move forward in a slightly altered incarnation — meaning, minus a cast member or two.

If Castle is announced as cancelled by then, however, an alternate, closure-filled ending will be swapped into the finale.

Watch the promo below (c/o the industrious rock stars at YouTube.com/TVpromosDB), then read on (if you care) for my recap of this week’s Omen-flavored outing.

RECAPLET: Non-ironically airing opposite the season (series?) finale of A&E’s Damien, this week’s Castle invoked the Antichrist, in the form of Rick Cosnett. The Flash alum played Victor Crowne, the sole surviving heir to a family fortune, and around whom random deaths seemed to occur. Setting the episode in motion was the escape of a mental patient who came to Rick’s P.I. office one night because inside an old, secret room there (that apparently no landlord ever discovered, even though it’d probably fetch a half-million dollars with that square footage) lay hidden a dagger said to be capable of killing the demon seed. All the while, Rick feared himself “marked for death,” as an odd slash appeared across his neck in photos and videos. In the end, Rick stopped some other guest star from ritualistically slaying Victor. As thanks, Victor offered Rick anything he desires — as in “a deal with the devil,” Rick fretted? Kate meanwhile made sport of giving on-edge Rick a scare or two, and in the end surmised that the “flare” on his photos was caused by a jacket zipper.

What did you think of …. Oh never mind, there’s a promo to discuss.