Castle Preview: Why Does Kelly Hu 'Spark' Espo's Interest? Plus: Watch an Exclusive Clip

JON HUERTAS, KELLY HUTonight on Castle (ABC, 10/9c), when the producer of a Girls Gone Wild-esque video series turns up dead, his bodyguard (played by X-Men 2‘s Kelly Hu) draws Detective Esposito’s interest — in more ways than one. And we’ve got an exclusive first look.

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Javy is “absolutely not” attracted to Hu’s Scarlett when they meet, Jon Huertas tells TVLine, seeing as how she seems to have let her boss down, big-time. “At first, it seems like she’s not that good at her job, protecting people. And Esposito, his job as a cop is to protect people,” Huertas explains. “But then something happens, and there’s a spark between the two.”

Watch that “something” happen here, then read on for more:

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So will they grab that drink? And maybe something more? (The photo above suggest a definite maybe.) “There’s a little tease of a possible relationship for Esposito, one different than he has with Lanie,” Huertas says. “Lanie is all into beauty and being pretty…. She’s very girly, and this one’s not so girly. She’s a tough chick, and Esposito likes that because he’s a very physical guy. So the fact that Kelly Hu’s character, like, breaks a guy’s nose is kind of a turn-on. She kicks some ass in the episode, which is great.”

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Should ‘Esplanie’ fans fret that their off-and-on couple will be KO’d for good? Huertas leaves the options open. “I think Esposito is, at this point, in a place in life where he’s ‘tasting different dishes on the table,'” the actor offers with a big smile. “Who do I like the best?”

Huertas talks more about Esposito/Lanie in the new Inside Line. Want more scoop on Castle, or for any other show? Email mattmtvguy@gmail.com. Your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.

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