Castle Finale First Look: Rick. Kate. The Swings.

Castle‘s Rick and Kate will revisit The Swings in the ABC drama’s Season 5 finale — but is the time for “playing around” over?

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The swings, of course, were last seen in the Season 4 finale, when Kate decided it was time to be with Rick. And per ABC’s synopsis for “Watershed,” airing May 13, an interview with a high-profile law enforcement agency forces Beckett to reconsider what she wants out of her job — and out of her relationship with Castle.

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“It’s only human to ask those questions at this point,” series boss Andrew W. Marlowe explained as part of TVLine’s in-depth finale preview. “I don’t think it signals that there’s anything ‘wrong’ with the Castle/Beckett relationship, but I do think that she wonders what comes next — and as we get towards the end of the season, Castle himself is going to wonder what comes next. As a guy, he is somebody who doesn’t rush into commitment if things are working well the way they are.”

Elsewhere in the episode, the body of a young woman is found inside the water tank of a flop house — but one of many strange things about her death. “We have a great case,” says Marlowe, “but it kind of takes a back seat to wrestling with the bigger life issues that [Rick and Kate] are in the midst of.”

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