Now that “Castle” Season 8 finale is nearing, fans are asking whether they can see their favorite characters back for Season 9. With no official ABC announcement yet this late, fans are already in a frenzy. According to reports however, Stana Katic’s character Katie Beckett should die first if there really will be Season 9.
According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, there are two versions of “Castle” Season 8 finale filmed. One of these showed that Kate Beckett will die, presumably so that the actress Stana Katic can leave the show. This will also set the stage for “Castle” Season 9.
Even though there was no official announcement from ABC, there are already rampant rumors that cast Nathan Fillion, Seamus Dever, and Jon Huertas all reprised their roles for ‘Castle’ Season 9. The brand new season will have a total of 13 episodes.
Moreover, another evidence that there is a Season 9 is that Season 8 finale episode is still called a “season finale.” If the season is the last, then Castle’s Season 8 episode 22 will be called the series finale. This is from the very lips of Castle show runner Alexi Hawley, CDL reported.
Hawley in an interview with Entertainment Weekly admitted that Katic might die. “There is death in every episode of Castle,” Hawley said. Pressed though if it is Katic or other main characters, Hawley refused to disclose more details. “We don’t want to get into that too much. There’s definitely danger.”
She added that the alternate ending would show Beckett alive and loose ends tied. But this means there will be no more Season 9. “If we hear that we’re not coming back, we have shot something that we can put at the end of the episode as a way to put a button on everything,” Hawley said.
“Obviously that would be a bad thing because it would mean no more. We did it in order to try to protect the fans, because you can’t end the series on a cliffhanger.” Fellow showrunner Terence Paul Winter added, “The hope is that it never sees the light of day.”
The synopsis for the season 8 finale also implies Beckett will die. “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,” the synopsis reads.
If fans truly want the show to run one more season, which many really, really do, then they should prepare to say goodbye to beckett on the finale episode entitled “Crossfire.”
“The Castle” season / series finale airs Monday at 10 p.m. on ABC. Below is the promo video of the upcoming episode:
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