Stana Katic on “Did you like seeing Esposito side with Beckett?”
Yeah, John and I have talked about that in the past. We feel that there
is probably a back story that signals that the two of them have known
each other and been good friends for a while. There’s a certain kind of
renegade quality that Beckett has that Esposito also has. Their rules
aren’t always as by-the-book as they might seem. They have a certain
sense of honor and integrity that is sometimes against the rules, and
might not be the safest kind of path. I thought it was really cool to
see the two of them have each other’s back in that way. I thought that
was a real sweet moment of friendship. We saw a hint of it in “Kill
Shot” where Esposito saved her life. And was a real source of friendship
there. It was nice to kind of explore. So there were some break-ups and
there were some getting together at the end of the season. And one of
the break-ups was the bromance, right? So that’ll be a journey that
we’ll see next year — we’ll see what happens with Ryan and Esposito.
That’s a nice kind of thing to throw into the mix for storytelling next
Stana Katic on finding out about Beckett’s resignation
‘Badass.’ Because everything that she served [and] everything that she
has fought for doesn’t have the same meaning at that point. She gave her
all to that job, and to be put into question in that way, I feel like a
character in that moment, they have a moment of clarity and perspective
that difficult to see, like ‘This is what is really important in life.’
In that moment, it was Castle. That’s the only thing that’s important.
Even her job as a detective didn’t matter. Finding justice for her mom’s
murder didn’t matter. It’s finally just about living life and enjoying
the gift that it is.
Stana Katic on “Did you have a favorite moment? Hint, hint.”
[Laughs] It was very special to me to work with the core team on this
episode. Everyone was invested in making it special. And everyone
brought a level of performance that I think we haven’t seen up to that
point. That added to the story. So there were a lot of moments.
I think that Castle confessing his love over a conscious Beckett was
really cool. Really sweet scene. And the boys were amazing; both of
them: Seamus Dever and John Huertas. Just stunning. Captain Gates (Penny
Johnson Jerald) brought a level of strength that I thought was
imperative to that story. It was quite nice throughout. I can’t quite
Stana Katic on “On to the fight scene — tell me about some of the work that went into that.”
It was fun! [Laughs] [The fight coordinator] really wanted Beckett to be
a non-issue for that guy. So many times you see her as a tough,
motivated action person, and she’s actually owning the space. And in
that fight, she’s completely incapable against that man, and I think
that’s true to form. She’s gonna fight, she’s gonna give it everything
she’s got, she’ll risk her life, but she’s incapable, really, against
the forces that she’s facing in that case. And I think that was a really
nice showcase for that point.
Stana Katic on “So now we have to talk about everything that’s gone on with Castle and Beckett, where do you see it going?”
I don’t know what they’re going to do. I know that Andrew is always felt
that the show has that kind of His Girl Friday feel. And I feel in any
relationship there are these wonderfully charming, complicated moments
of adjustment and getting to know each other in a relationship that are
quite charming and compelling to watch. So I think if anything they’ll
probably explore a lot of that. Andrew has a lot of humor and a
wonderful wit about him, and he’s got a big heart in the end. So I think
we’ll have that color in anything he writes.
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