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Queen of Castle, Stana Katic, Reveals Beckett's Softer Side

If Nathan Fillion is Castle's king, Stana Katic is the queen. And in recent weeks, the hit procedural comedy has turned its focus on Katic's character and her back story - mainly, her mother's murder. Katic, who plays Detective Kate Beckett, tells TVGuide.com that she enjoyed getting some resolution - she now knows the killer, but not who hired him - and promises there is more to come. "It was really a smart way to drop more information but not fully resolving it," Katic says. "I think it is going to be a driving force as we continue to move on. They'll definitely be dealing with it - probably not in the next couple of episodes. But I'm sure before the season's end, we'll get another big bombshell regarding that story line." More important, Katic says, was the introduction of Beckett's family life. "It was one of my favorite [episodes] because it delved a bit deeper into what is behind Beckett's reasoning for becoming a detective and it introduced us to her father," she says. "There's a really loving relationship between Beckett and her father. There's a lot of care, and he acts as a mentor and a wise, older character in her life. I think that's great because we get to see a more vulnerable side of Beckett." In Monday's episode (10/9c, ABC), which features a former major league baseball player's murder, Beckett reveals that her father instilled in her a love of the national pastime as a young girl. During the investigation, Beckett crosses paths with former New York Yankees and current Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre (in a cameo), and the word star-struck doesn't begin to cover her reaction. "All of the crew was just gaga over Joe Torre being on set," Katic recalls with a laugh. "My makeup artist is a huge fan, and she could barely speak because he was in the chair next to me. She was quiet as a mouse, and it was so adorable. My character gets a great moment to get geeked-out over meeting him, and I definitely was speaking on behalf of the entire crew in that moment." But while Beckett shares the excitement with her pops, Castle struggles with his feelings about not knowing who his father is. Katic says she hopes the show allows Beckett to help Castle work through those issues. "I think that's an important relationship, and I think Castle might throw it off to protect himself," she says. "But I'm sure it's valuable for him to know who [his father] is and to have some kind of connection with that person. I'm sure it will come up again, and I think it's an interesting character discovery for everybody." Katic says it's been fun to show so much of Beckett's softer side. But she says Beckett won't ever fully lose her edge. "When Beckett's in the work force and she's catching killers, she has to be the point of the spear," Katic says. "She has to be unwavering and strong. When we allow the character to be shown in her private moments, that's a different side, a different paradigm." And how does the push-pull tension with Castle figure into that paradigm? Not only has Beckett pretty much accepted that Castle is a valuable resource on her team, she even blew off a date with the FDNY calendar's Mr. July for a cheeseburger with Castle. "Beckett and Castle will continue to get their flirt on for sure," Katic says. "They'll go and enjoy dates with other people for a while and see how that affects the other character. The two of them are very well-suited for each other, so, of course, they're always doing that dance with the devil." Source Here

Sneak Peeks - Castle 2.15 "Suicide Squeeze"

Ach, I'm so far behind on my Castle viewing. I'm so far behind on everything since I began a marathon Supernatural watcher. Regardless of that, ABC keeps released sneak peeks for us to share with you. Like, for example, four sneak peeks for the upcoming February 8 episode. You can view them below. CASTLE AND BECKETT INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OF A FORMER MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER, ON ABC'S "CASTLE". To Read More Click Here .

'Castle' is Moving to Sunday (For One Night Only) - Featured

I have to admit that ' Castle ' is a show that took me surprise. I thought it would be one of those light cop/buddy/romance dramas with two different people thrown together even though they don't really want to be together and they'd banter and solve crimes and then the show would be a trivia question later. But it has actually turned out to be doing well for ABC, so I was wrong. Now ABC is moving the show from Monday to Sunday. Relax, it's only for one episode. For one night only (for now, anyway), March 21, 'Castle' will knock 'Brothers & Sisters' off the schedule and will follow 'Desperate Housewives' on a Sunday. And fans of the show will be happy to know that there will be another new episode the following night in its regular time slot. It's a two-parter that will guest star Dana Delany as an investigator who teams up with Fillion and Stana Katic to find a killer. Source Here

Castle First Look: Joe Torre and Ray Wise Season 2, Episode 15

On next week's episode of Castle, viewers will be treated to a pair of guest stars; one unusual, the other a veteran of the industry. First, Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Joe Torre will make a cameo as himself, as the episode is based on a dead former Major League Baseball player. Long-time actor Ray Wise will also guest star on the installment "Suicide Squeeze," portraying the deceased individual's agent. Wise has appeared on such shows as Reaper, Dollhouse and Burn Notice. Get an early look at these gentlemen on Castle below. Click on each photo for a larger version... Source & More Photos

'Castle' pairs Dana Delany with a Hero

esperate Housewives' Dana Delany will have some backup when she crosses over to Castle later this season. Ex-Heroes star Leonard Roberts has been cast as the partner of Delany's kick-ass federal agent character, sources confirm to me exclusively. In the two-part episode, the first of which is conveniently scheduled to air immediately following Housewives on March 21, the feds (a.k.a. Delany and Roberts) are brought in to assist Castle and Beckett on a serial killer case. The conclusion airs the following night in Castle's regular Monday-at-10 timeslot. In related news, ABC - no doubt encouraged by Castle's season-high ratings on Monday - just increased the show's episode order from 22 to 24. It's official: This thing's a hit! Source Here

Sneak Peeks - Castle 2.14 "The Third Man"

Castle is all new on January 25 and ABC has released four sneak peeks for the episode. You can view the sneak peeks below and you can also check out the promo photos we previously posted. CASTLE AND BECKETT TRY TO SOLVE A MURDER CASE TIED TO A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HEIST, ON ABC'S "CASTLE". To Read More Click Here .

Castle Preview: "The Third Man" Season 2, Episode 14

On next week's new episode of Castle, Kate and Rick investigate a murder. But that's not exactly anything new. This is, however: Castle is named one of New York's most eligible bachelors! You can imagine how he reacts to this news. Check out the official ABC preview for "The Third Man" below, scroll through our Castle quotes section and then check out a few photos from the upcoming installment below... Source & Promo

3 Sneak Peeks - Castle 2.13 "Sucker Punch"

Castle is all new on January 18 and we're going to be learning more about Beckett and her mother's murder. ABC has released three sneak peeks for us to share with you. You can also view promo photos that we previously posted. CASTLE BECOMES A HOSTAGE FOR A KILLER LINKED TO THE MURDER OF BECKETT'S MOTHER, ON ABC'S CASTLE To Read More Click Here .

Castle Episode Stills from "Sucker Punch"

On Monday night, Castle and Beckett are called in to investigate the death of an Irish mobster. However, our second-favorite crime-fighting duo (sorry, but there's only one Bones and Booth) uncovers a pair of unexpected developments along the way: 1. They may be on to an international drug smuggling operation. 2. They also think the killer was involved in the murder of Beckett's mom. Source & More Photos

Photos - Castle 2.14 "The Third Man"

The new episodes of Castle keep rolling on. We've already posted promo photos for the January 18th episode and now ABC has released a few photos for the January 25th episode, which you can view below, along with a synopsis. CASTLE AND BECKETT TRY TO SOLVE A MURDER CASE TIED TO A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HEIST, ON ABC'S "CASTLE" "The Third Man" - Mysteries abound when a family returns from vacation to discover a dead man in their daughter's bed. Thinking they're investigating the murder of a squatter, Castle and Beckett soon find themselves unraveling a multi-million dollar heist. Meanwhile, Castle tries to keep Beckett from finding out that they've been romantically linked when he's featured as one of New York's 10 most eligible bachelors, on "Castle," MONDAY, JANUARY 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. To Read More Click Here .