‘Castle’ Finale Preview: Castle Drops the L Word — Again

by | May 7, 2012 at 10:58 AM | Castle

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Last season, “Castle” ended with Castle telling a bleeding, barely conscious Beckett that he loved her. This year, he’s trying it again, when she’s fully upright and fully awake. In tonight’s fourth season finale (“Always”), Beckett and Castle investigate the murder of an army veteran, only to discover that the trail of clues leads back to her shooting and the conspiracy that murdered Beckett’s mother. Everything comes full circle, as Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stana Katic) discover that the files of Captain Montgomery, who died because of his role in the conspiracy, were stolen. Beckett is determined to finally find the person who shot her and figure out who killed her mother.

Every single secret will come out. In the must-see clip below, Castle finally admits that he has been doing everything he can to stop her from investigating her mother’s death, revealing that he has been protecting her because he loves her! Will she be understanding or will this revelation tear Castle and Beckett apart again?  The show’s creator Andrew Marlowe reveals, “What happens in this case and what happens between Castle and Beckett when they put all their feelings — both positive and negative — on the table, really turns Beckett’s perspective on its ear and makes her challenge some assumptions she’s made about her life.”

It’s a time of change for all of the characters, as  Ryan (Seamus Dever) and Esposito’s (Jon Huertas) partnership is tested. “We get into issues with stakes in this one [case] that we haven’t quite seen before. I think the audience will be intrigued by where we leave that relationship going into the hiatus.” Alexis realizes that she is scared of the next chapter in her life as she prepares to deliver her high school graduation speech. And, yes, the preview that ABC aired at the end of last week’s episode, showed Beckett and Castle in a kiss that definitely was not part of an undercover investigation.

Watch tonight and find out what happens when, after four years of sexual tension, Castle and Beckett actually have an honest, adult conversation about their feelings.