For two seasons now, followers of the TV show
have been waiting for the lead characters, Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), to accept their feelings for each other. And in Season 3 of the ABC TV series, it seems like their chemistry bears fruit. At least, that’s what Fillion tries to imply.
“There’s something of a kiss. But I don’t want to say that they kissed. What happens is that you can’t see someone doing what they’re doing and say, ‘Yeah, they kissed,’ because it’s more of a mashing. I don’t know how to describe this. They kind of melt at the lips,” says a very confused Fillion, before breaking into a laugh.
Agreeing with the purists, who on online forums feel the two characters should never hit it off, Fillion adds, “Our writers and creator, Andrew Marlowe are very careful. When they push it in this relationship, they’re careful to balance it, so that there’s that line drawn. If we’re over the line, there’s no coming back.”
To make matters worse, Beckett also has a boyfriend in this season, who Fillion goes the honest length to call ‘devastatingly handsome’. The show will be aired in the 10 pm slot on weekdays on Star World.
Accepting that there is a distinct realisation that his character goes through in this season, Fillion says, “Things are more complicated in this relationship that he would ever like them to be.” And since a lot of Castle’s growth has to do with his association with Beckett, he reveals that it is his infatuation with her that presents him with the challenge.
“Things have been easy for Castle all his life. Now finally, he’s got a woman in front of him who is an authority, an expert and is smarter than him is in a lot of ways. He’s not used to that. So he really likes her, and yet there are all these complications that he doesn’t know how to tiptoe around. He pushes too hard in areas where he ought to leave them alone and he blows it.”