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CASTLE creator Andrew W. Marlowe teases tonight’s ‘COPS & ROBBERS’ episode and jumping the shark.

by Jim on October 31, 2011 · 0 comments

When Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Martha (Susan Sullivan) are taken hostage at a bank, Beckett (Stana Katic, not pictured) must work to rescue them in tonight's CASTLE episode

@NathanFillion @Stana_Katic   Will they or won’t they are the first questions that come to mind when thinking about ABC’s crime drama Castle and the potential relationship between writer Richard Castle (played by Nathan Fillion) and detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic). But, as creator/Executive Producer Andrew W. Marlowe told me last week, he’s not fearful of finally taking the leap and having the characters come together. That said, since past television series like Moonlighting have crashed and burned after the leads coupled, would he see that moment as a ‘jumping the shark?’

Marlowe may have kept mum during out chat about when that coupling might happen but he did say the twosome may already be in a relationship of sorts. He also made sure to tease what’s to come with the various supporting characters and that there will also be plenty of ‘shipper’ moments in tonight’s “Cops & Robbers” episode for those fans who tune in just as much for the romantic banter as the twists and turns in each week’s case.

Jim Halterman: You were tweeting with fans recently about ‘jumping the shark’ so it made me wonder if you think finally getting Castle and Beckett together would be ‘jumping the shark.’

Andrew W. Marlowe: No, I don’t see it that way. Part of it is me having fun with the fans and some elements and some upcoming storytelling that I’m going to be coy about because I don’t want to give away. Everybody talked about jumping the shark and I got curious and went back and looked at the Happy Days materials and they ran for a really long time after they jumped the shark and that was very curious to me. We all accept by our popular definition that jumping the shark means that the series is basically over and it’s a downward spiral but you can’t spiral downward for six or seven years and still have folks responding to you. [The episode where Fonzie (Henry Winkler) literally jumps a shark was in the show’s fifth season and it ran for a total of eleven]

It was my fun way of keeping communication with the fans and what exactly I mean by what people see down the line. I wasn’t speaking specifically about the Beckett/Castle relationship but I also wasn’t not speaking about that because, as I have said on record a number of times before, I think that we have a lot of storytelling after…CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

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