Castle‘s New York City will meet Llanview, Pa. when not one or two but three One Life to Live alumni guest-star on the ABC series.
Kassie DePaiva revealed on Twitter late Friday that she as well as former OLTL castmate Tuc Watkins are currently shooting an episode of Castle. Nathan Fillion, himself a OLTL alum, replied with his own thoughts on the mini-reunion:
UPDATE: Darlene Vogel, who played OLTL‘s Dr. Lanie McIver, also appears in the episode.
DePaiva of course portrayed Blair Cramer Manning on the now-defunct ABC sudser, while Watkins played bad boy David Vickers. Fillion played one of OLTL‘s early post-adolescence Joey Buchanans, and has always been great about helping get fellow soap grads onto Castle. (Last January, for example, Kamar de los Reyes fka OLTL‘s Antonio guest-starred in the telenovela-themed episode.)
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Though unconfirmed by ABC, it appears that Watkins and DePaiva will appear in Episode 10, “Witness for the Prosecution” (the second to air after the 10-week winter hiatus), as Roger and Joanna Mathis, marrieds who get pulled into a murder investigation. Roger worked as a cameraman for the deceased, while Joanna turns out to be a fan of Castle’s books. (Vogel’s role is unclear at this time.)
Watkins’ other TV credits include Major Crimes, Awkward and Desperate Housewives. DePaiva recently wrapped a run on Days of Our Lives, starred on Guiding Light and has guested on Baywatch and the original Melrose Place. Vogel’s post-OLTL gigs include Pacific Blue and Boy Meets World.
Castle resumes Season 8 this Monday at 10/9c.