leading lady Stana Katic busted out the series’ go-to adverb — “
” — in a handwritten note to fans, cast and crew, in the wake of the news that the ABC drama had been cancelled.
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“Your devotion to this show has carried us for these unforgettable eight seasons,” wrote Katic, who would not have been part of any Season 9. “I will always be grateful.”
Thursday of pre-Upfront renewals and cancellations (…and cancellations), came as a small shock, if only because ABC Studios had spent the previous week or so locking down Nathan Fillion, Seamus Dever and other cast for a possible Season 9. (Like Katic, Tamala Jones aka M.E. Lanie Parrish had not been invited back.)
showrunners prepared an alternate final sequence for Monday’s season finale that will offer a better sense of closure than the original Season 8 cliffhanger ending.
In addition to Katic’s misssive, Jon Huertas, who plays Esposito, reacted with a series of tweets that said:
is done. I’ve processed the end of living an eight-year dream — now I must thank those who have made that dream possible. You! The
fans. My fellow cast mates, the amazing Seamus Dever, Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion, Tamala Jones, Molly Quinn, Susan Sullivan. As well as the talented Toks Olagundoye, Penny Johnson Jerald, Sunkrish Bala, Arye Gross. Hollywood’s not an easy town. As a cast and crew, we were all very lucky to have the right chemistry, love and support to create a wonderful show that had success in a landscape of network TV where long runs are like unicorns. So thank you to the fans for giving me my own personal unicorn!
Seamus Dever (Ryan) posted to Instagram a cast photo, while Molly Quinn shared on Twitter, “
was a cornerstone of my life. A safe environment to learn. Thank you, ABC, for giving a carrottop kid of 14 an amazing start.”
Toks Olagundoye, who joined the cast for Season 8 as private eye Hayley, tweeted, “It’s been a blast, a pleasure and an honor! One of the most fun and fulfilling years of my entire life! I am SO grateful for it ALL.”
You’ve got that right. Strange there is nothing from Nathan. I imagine his PR agent is having trouble coming up with a diplomatic release that he will co-sign to. I’m not sure who the bigger brat is, him or Molly. Shlimazl!
It’s got to stink for Fillion to realize he was not good enough on his own. Especially with him declaring he wanted the show to continue for years to come… That must hurt his ego. Ouch!
He’s will probably lay low for now. His plan to star without Stana blew up in his face.
Fillion has headlined plenty of stuff. This show though, despite being called Castle, was very much built on TWO leads. This show is a romance that happens to solve crimes. The ratings are sinking after 8 seasons, too. It’s just life.
Ur a real jerk! Guarantee U Nathan will have by far the biggest future!
Time will tell. But it was unrealistic to think the show could continue with her.
If by “with her” you mean “without her,” then I totally agree.
Please do not call anyone on this board names; part of why people come on here is because TVLine promotes discussions in a respectful manner. Doing otherwise demeans everyone.
Since Stana’s firing from the show pretty much validated the rumors that Fillion and Katic’s working relationship had so deteriorated that he was the one who got her fired, I’m willing to bet that he’s stunned that his ploy — or, more generously (and possibly more true), the showrunners’ mistakenly deciding that they had to pick a side when they didn’t — backfired and cost *everybody* their jobs.
To look at it another way, ABC cancelled all of their several one-hour bubble shows — Castle, Nashville, The Family (okay, that one didn’t rise to Bubble) and Agent Carter (on the bubble due to Marvel synergy more than anything). Of the four, Castle had enough of both the popularity and the ratings to go one more season, even at a reduced episode count for one final victory lap. They had even delayed the decision on whether to renew Castle or not from last Friday to TBD because they were continuing to renegotiate contracts for Seamus Dever, signed last Saturday, and John Huertas, signed on Wednesday — so ABC was clearly very interested in bringing the show back, but they cancelled the show anyway the very next day after Huertas signed back on.
I have to think that the continued backlash that the show was getting over Stana’s firing in the comments sections everywhere pertaining to Dever and Huertas signing new contracts or pertaining to Castle in general means that ABC *finally* got the message that the show was not going to survive the cliffhanger version of the ending of next Monday’s season (now series) finale, in which Beckett was clearly slated to die. If that’s the case, it really wasn’t fair of ABC to have strung along Dever and Huertas and every other actor not playing the title character for this long.
But at least they made the decision to cancel the show rather than embarrass themselves like CBS did with the Fleischman-less final half-season of Northern Exposure, like Fox did with the Cuddhy-less final season of House and like, err, ABC did with the wife-less final season of MacMillan & Wife (retitled MacMillan).
Nevertheless, this is going to go down in television history as a great example of how to avert a disastrously bad decision at the very last second. Fillion needs to thank ABC for saving his career via cancelling his — and Stana’s — show when they *finally* realized that it was *also* Stana’s show. He’s now going to be able to go onto other shows knowing that, regardless of whose fault it was for the deterioration of co-stars’ personal and professional relationships, at the very least the *professional* relationship *has* to be mended for the sake of everybody involved in the show, period.
Too many newspapers (LA Times, Washington Post, USA Today ), trades (Variety, THR, ), and magazines (TV Guide, Forbes), and other social media sites, skewered ABC for making the decision to fire Stana. Like so many fans, the opinions of those critics also commented on how silly the Castle character had become , and what they felt were poor storylines. The reason the show was so successful in the past was the relationship and chemistry between Nathan and Stana. It deteriorated over the years on film, particularly on Fillion’s part. The joy between them was no longer there. Taking this into account, plus polling indicating 83-87% of viewers wouldn’t watch the show without Beckett, the execs saved all involved from producing a show doomed to tank. The campaign to Save Beckett, No Caskett, No Castle was the straw that tipped the scales..Castle is an international hit. Future money earned from syndication of the show here in the US and worldwide, would also have dried out. People wouldn’t watch a syndicated series knowing that the loving relationship between Beckett and Castle ended when Beckett was shot to death. Surely, ABC will consider Nathan, and other cast members, for future shows on their network. Best Wishes the cast & crew of Castle. Thanks for the memories!
You are exactly right! Couldn’t have said it better myself. I’m just glad that everyone came to their senses and hope that the alternate ending is one that is befitting of the series. You just don’t drop half of what makes a show a success and hope everything will be okay. At the end of the day, you have to be able to separate your working relationship from the personal one sometimes to benefit your career. Other stars have done so and it has served them very well.
Exactly. And some people still wonder why she is so loved by fans.
She may be loved by fans. She doesn’t seem to be beloved by people that work with her. So I hope you enjoyed watching her on castle. You probably won’t see much more of her unless you live very close to a art-house movie theater.
About not being beloved by people who work with her. How do you know that? About not seeing her too much without a certain living location. So what? Things some people want to watch and see do not depend on their living location.
Obviously you don’t keep up with all the comments from the crew, cast and guest stars who love her.
Patrick Stana is well loved and respected by cast,crew,guest stars and of course the Creators of Castle who loved her dedication and hard work to make Kate Beckett live up to their vision. She has several movies ready for release.The longest anyone ELSE on that show has lasted before Castle was 3 seasons.Both on long lasting soap operas.Bit roles in movies.Stana will do great.She us very talented has a wide range so she can take many different kind of roles.Talking crap about someone is so…frat boy
“She doesn´t seem to be beloved by people tah work with her”?! It´s a joke, right? And one with a very bad taste! You really need to keep up with things – haven´t you seen how most of her colleagues reacted when she was fired?! Even PJJ, who has been out for a year, stated how shocked she was!
I doubt that very much, and have only seen two people be disrespectful from the show, everyone else has been very complimentary. It takes two to tango when it comes to bad relationships, and to fully blame Stana is wrong. She’s been graceful since the firing was announced, and Nathan has yet to release a statement. As the supposed star of the show, he should be team lead, and should have released something by now. Denigrating her talent, which she has shown for 8 seasons, is just wrong.
She should have written this when it was announced she wouldnt be back for a season 9. It’s a little late Katic, the show was cancelled because of you
If she was fired, how is it her fault that the network went in a different direction?
Not necessarily. Maybe she gave them a reason NOT to be invited back?
Interesting comment. Read where Stana was fired…and then it was announced later that Castle was not going to continue into season 9. Thus, it’s not Stana’s fault that the show did not continue. Maybe the producers/backers of the show realized that the show would not rate as well without Stana. The show was based around Stana & Fillion.
Have you not read anything?? She wasn’t asked back, it wasn’t her choice and she did thank comment on the show at the time. ABC made the decision not to renew the show.
No the show was cancelled by ABC and they fired her. She did pen a nice statement when she was LET GO, so the only one without class is the head of ABC and Nat. Nice try in blaming one who is totally blameless.
And you should keep up with things – so you´d know when it was official she wouldn´t be back she actually thanked the fans. And the show wasn´t cancelled BECAUSE of her, but because ABC handled the whole very but very poorly.
She was fired from the show- it wasn’t her choice to leave. So what exactly is her fault??
Judging by some comments her fault is that she exists.
MattySi Ms Katic wasn’t asked for season 9, so it’s not her fault. Check her twitter, she even twitted on her last day of filming: “End of an era #LikeAnEmptyBottleofPerfume #Discontinued” referring I beli
Not sure why you are saying that; ABC announced her firing due to budgetary cuts; whether that is true or due to the animosity between her and Filion, the writing was on the wall the moment the news was released. And she already released a statement regarding this when the announcement was made. Not her fault ABC decided to cancel the show.
I like her but I agree she should not have sent this out. We heard from her when it was announced she was not returning. Since she was not going to be part of a new season anyway, there was no need whatsoever for this.
I only ever come on Castle stories for the comments and I’m too early for them. Anyway. It was about time Castle was done tbh.
LOL. Maybe the QUAT stories next season?
Same! It’s quite fun watching everyone bash NF and make up stories about him and then proceed to tell everyone who says something bad about SK to stop “Making stuff up”
Waking up on the East Coast. Once again, I find Fillion’s silence both deafening and disappointing. First on the call sheet, last to respond.
Well, he’s probably not happy about it. He was hoping it would keep going.
Big blow to his overgrow ego. I liked him during the early stages of Castle but as time went go it became clear he was more into living in the past of Firefly rather than concentrating on promoting Castle. And he must have gained at least 30lbs since the start of the series.
I did notice that Filion had gained weight. I would have STOPPED watching the show if it had continued without Beckett (Stana). The show would not have been the same.
He really did bloat out didn’t he? But man oh man, canceling the show after they made such a big deal how it will continue without her and him being the prettiest, most important princess on the show, that had to sting that viewer backlash showed him how he is not the sh*t he thought he was. Fragile ego :) It kinda makes me giggle.
Actually thankful for the cancellation. Save me from feeling guilty about NOT watching it without Beckett the next year. Agent Carter cancellation also hurt.
As always, Stana has displayed the class I have come to expect from her. Best of luck and future successes to all the Castle cast. I trust we will see them again on our home screens. Soon I hope.
Stana Katic has always risen above what was going on, and remained dignified right until the end of Castle. I loved her remarks, as well as, that of Jon Huertas. Quite frankly, I think the remaining cast and crew of Castle were in shock when the news broke. It seemed they believed the show would literally go on. One writer, Zach Cannon, is getting married today and said it was mind-blowing to get word he lost his job a day before his wedding. Rob Kyker tweeted he went from hiatus to unemployment in one day. That is the saddest part of this whole fiasco, knowing that hundreds of people find themselves without a job and now have to scramble to find one. There are no winners in this cancellation. Hopefully, there are many lessons to be learned and they will be noted. Best Wishes to everyone at Castle! Thank you TV Line for fantastic coverage of this show throughout the years!
I work in the TV industry and honestly while it’s hard damn work and it always sucks to lost a steady gig… there is almost always work available, especially if you live somewhere like LA in the US or Manchester here in the UK. Qualified and experienced set-workers are always appreciated and required. They will probably all be back in jobs by the end of the hiatus. Writers may take longer, but again, there are nearly always gigs, maybe just not as long term (I’m a production assistant)
Sadly, that’s typical in the television world today. If there’s even a shred of hope the show will continue, then ‘we will be renewed’ is the message that is conveyed to the writers and crew. In this case, I feel like the belief was if the remaining cast reupped, they would be renewed. It’s really a disservice that studios do to their crew because they want to keep the writers and crew they have. But it’s also the nature of the business. At least they got 8 seasons, and weren’t told they were cancelled right before the Christmas party (Firefly). It would have been nice if they’d announced the cancellation when they announced the news about Tamala and Stana, but it’s not common that a show will know this is their final season with any nice amount of lead time.
Hate to say it because I love the show so much, but I am happy they cancelled it. It has run it’s course, and frankly, I don’t see how Castle could work without Stana since Caskett was such a big part of the storyline.
I love Castle too and I’m relieved it’s gone. I wouldn’t be able to support this show without Stana.
I agree. I have a feeling if it had continued on it would have been a ghost of its former self and completely unwatchable. Good call from ABC to let it go out with dignity instead of another year where the ratings tanked because they let go of one main draws.
I will miss my Mondays. Thank you to the cast and crew who made the last eight years bright and fun. May you have nothing but the best in all your future endeavors. And Matt – thank you for always bringing us the Castle news.
Best show ever!! I will always love them. #Caskett #Always
Love Stana! But good riddance to Castle. The produces and network basically treated her like she was nothing and expendable this past month. She and Kate deserved way better.
I’ll never understand this. Miller and Marlowe basically gave her the entire first five seasons. Turned Castle into a buffoon sidekick mostly, even though it was technically HIS show. But some how SK’s fans feel put upon?
Ms. Katic should be thankful that NF’s ego was such that he let it last as long as it did.
And FYI there were many, many rumors that around the middle of S1 SK began acting more like a diva on the set but since Marlowe was so obsessed with her nothing was done.
I’m also disappointed they even announced she wouldn’t be back when the show was 90% going to be cancelled anyway. But I suppose making SK a martyr, even though SHE was unlikely to sign on for S9 anyway, was the way they chose to go.
Love Castle, own every ep of S1 thru S5 will enjoy watching them plus my favorite ep “Time of Our Lives”.
I think they feel put upon because of how all of it was handled. It was disrespectful. And whomever decided to do that fed into the rumors that Nathan is the diva and not Stana, or that Stana is the one who is put-upon. They should have announced that Tamala and Stana aren’t returning as the decision to renew is announced. I also agree that Nathan’s character had become rather bumbling more than not, which I found frustrating. In the beginning, Castle’s goofiness was endearing, but he was still smart and the one that found the key to turning the case. But lately, he’d become the guy who spends an entire episode trying to prove a guy is some kind of enhanced superhero.
If Castle is “HIS” show, please show me the DVD covers, the season posters, the tag line, that ONLY mentions HIM. And he only became a buffoon sidekick these past two seasons, when he demanded more time be spent on his character. He tried to turn Castle into Nathan.
If the show was 90% going to be cancelled, why were all the major media outlets (TVLine included) up to yesterday, saying Castle was a lock to come back and called this cancellation a “Shocker”?
ABC let the news of Stana and Tamala being released out because they wanted the fan response to measure interest in this season 9 “concept”. They got what they asked for. I’m pretty sure if the network/studio wanted any kind of positive press to get to a season 9, they would have at all cost avoided any leak about Stana not being part of it.
IF Stana did act the diva in season 1, it’s obvious she learned from that and went on to become a very well respected and admired coworker.
I completely agree with you.the channel just waited and watched the reactions of the fans and that leak of Stana not being a part of season 9 just devastated the show.And how could we forget the showrunners?!They are the worst.They turned a light comic filled crime drama into a dark messed up show :(
I would bet large amounts of money that ABC was never one to leak the information about the dismissals. ABC may be stupid sometimes, but they are not that stupid. That information came from the person/camp that benefited most from the leak. And that was not ABC.
Judging from the official announcement and that of a few actors on the show, nobody seemed overly concerned this meant the end of Castle.They really had it in their heads, oh, it may make “some” people mad and not watch, but we will keep all the NF fans…What they didn’t expect was even majority of those who still cared to watch him were pledging to jump ship with no Beckett. From the moment Stana appeared on screen it became “Their” show, not his. He obviously never got that, or maybe he did and that’s why all this animosity.
How are the info leaked when you get a statement/comment from both involved parties (Katic AND abc)? ABC wants the news out to test the water.
Are you part of the cast and privy to this information about what went on behind the scene or just speculating about gossip you heard. Why is it the Women always gets the blunt of nasty remarks. The show was based on both characters. It lasted eight years and it was unrealistic to think it could survive without her.
It’s been proven many times that the blind item about Stana being a diva were actually about another show all together. That never happened on Castle. Nathan’s Diva moment was published on many sites when he didn’t show up for work one day and shut down production as a protest since he only wanted a 4 day work week. That diva moment cost the studio a lot of money.
Also Nathan has actually been quoted as saying Castle was a comedy and he liked playing the slapstick, goofy character. That was probably one of the reasons for tension between Nathan and Stana.. He was seldom serious. In an interview he said he wanted to say his lines and go to the next scene. She was very serious with her work, wanting the best possible take with the nuances the director expected.. Totally different acting styles.
She’s the very talented,serious actress who takes her art to heart.He is an actor who can act serious and dramatic and be quite good yet he is really a comedic actor who they wasted with the recent frat boy,slapstick comedy.She is going to win an emmy or maybe an academy award someday.He will fall on his feet and go on.I wish them both lots of success and happiness. That goes to the rest of the cast and crew too.And thank you TV Line for helping me get through this difficult season and ending of the Castle story
Total class, once again reminding ABC of their horrible decision. I will support Stana in all future projects.
And I love that MQ deleted what she tweeted first (“some of you must be happy” or something like that) and realize there wasn’t a point of being provocative. She mishandled the situation with SK and TJ being fired, but let’s not forget that she’s young and makes mistakes.
Seriously? If this is true, Quinn needs to learn more modest. Classless.
I love this show and it’s a shame ABC cancelled it. A great cast who worked well together!! ABC doesn’t know what they are doing. They will all be missed, Monday night won’t be the same. There is NO Castle without Richard & Beckett. So sad…..
They had already fired Stana / Beckett. She wasn’t asked back for season 9. Based on the outrage from the fans who said they wouldn’t watch a season 9 without both leads, ABC finally did the right thing and cancelled it to give the fans their happy ending and protect the reruns, syndication, books, and dvds.
OMG! NO! Please! This show was one of the few shows on TV that a person could watch &I enjoy as there was no real foul language, no nudity, etc. I totally loved this show &a will miss you all terribly! Please work things out & bring it back! Thank you for letting me vent, lol!
Classy lady did a handwritten letter. No need for a unpersonal PR statement . thats why she is the best
I’m very sad to hear that CASTLE is now history…one of the great shows and a significant part of my emotional survival strategy for many years now. For the life of me I don’t get why ABC wouldn’t pay Tamala and Stana whatever they wanted to do another season…maybe it has to do with new network heads and their priorities. Anyway thanks to all the cast and crew for such a wonderful experience…I’ll be in mourning for some time over this unfortunate decision by ABC.
AMEN and very well said. I am already in mourning
ABC made the right choice. Without Stana Katic their was no Castle. To me Castle wasn’t one person it was a name of a show that two lead characters melded in two one. Now lets have a happy ending.
Agree with you. The show may have been titled “CASTLE”, the show was based on the lives of Beckett & Castle. Ryan and Esposito made the show even better. Do not know the name of the medical examiner, but she added some depth to the show.
Very sorry to see show end. Enjoyed it immensely. Earlier years I do feel were better than the last 2 years but it seemed Castle was finding it’s stride again to be canceled. However, I do think that with no “Beckett”, there wasn’t going to be a show. It was the chemistry that made the show.
Nathan Fillion is really turning out to be a Class A Jerk. The silence is deafening, Fillion. Your only response last month should have been, “No Beckett, No Castle”. You might have had a Season 9 if you had. Now everyone is fired.
God knows I’m not a fan of him but maybe he needs a little time to process the information ? Stana already knew Castle was over, at least for her, but it must be a shock for Nathan since S9 seemed to be a done deal.
This was the right move by ABC. The show has run it’s course and should go out with a happy ending for Castle and Beckett. I would not have watched it next season if it came back without her and I know many fans feel the same way. The numbers would have tanked and it would have all been for nothing. This happy ending is the way to go. Thank you ABC for making the right call. Now about Nashville … you suck ABC.
We are still not guaranteed a happy ending for Castle and Beckett. Are we? It could still end up with Beckett being killed. I hope not but I’m afraid it could still happen. I do, however, have to admit that I am hopeful and I am grateful that there will be a Beckett-less Season 9 as it would be a terrible thing to watch indeed. Perhaps even worse than season 8 has been, though I have to admit that I have enjoyed a few episodes this season, but only a few. I hope for a happy ending, because if she dies then I will no longer have any interest in watching reruns of this show.
Stana, even knowing Castle had already ended for her, still made a point of thanking the fans and everybody involved – very classy in deed!:):) Jon´s words were great too and I apprecciate everyone else´s posts:)
As for me, a big thank you to everyone that brought me a great show that I grew to love along the years. You gave me 7 great seasons, so I´ll “forgive” that last messy one!:)
Good luck, may the future be bright to all of you, and maybe I´ll see you one of these days in another project:)
Such a classy lady. Season 8 was like other series which developed lazy writing. In hind sight, it should have ended with Season 7 “IF” they couldn’t have written any better. Hopefully, they will allow Castle and Beckett to “ride off into the sunset” instead of killing one or both off. Give fans a happy ending.
It’s a shame that Castle had to end this way, but it’s for the best, in my opinion.
I am so thankful for eight years of suspense, tears, and laughter. I wish the whole cast the best in the future.
I am curious about what Monday’s finale will be like. I kind of wish it were a two hour finale, since there are a lot of loose ends to tie up with LokSat.
As for anyone else on the cast (other than Tamala), they lost any and all goodwill for me, when they decided to continue the show in a different direction.
We can still get our Castle fix thru syndication! But I will miss them on Mondays at 10:00. Looking forward to seeing them in their next projects and wishing them all good things!
Stana’s handwritten note is perfect. Such a kind and classy way to say thank you. Jon is sure the mention everyone in his goodbye which is such his way and points to what a good man he is. These two have always seemed to understand what a great team they had and how important the fans were to that team.
I’m struck by Molly and Toks who once again show that everything is about them- no thank you to fans, crew, or fellow cast mates. Some may argue it is nitpicking but I think saying “thank you”, being a little kind and humble, is important.
I think you are reading a bit too much into their comments. I thought their comments were fine. They seemed grateful for the opportunity they had and there is nothing wrong with that.
What was the other ending that we won’t see on castle?
Rumour is they were gonna kill her character. New ending will be happier.
The response of the cast & producer’s are reflective of why we as fans have been so devoted to the story of Castle and Beckett who have been supported by an equally amazing cast of actors, writers & crew. It would be such sweet justice to take this show to another network w/ the complete cast & crew, then beat the socks off the “suits” at ABC where it hurts “in the ratings”. There is so much more story to tell for the entire cast and of course our Caskett is never boring!!
I’ll miss the show. It was fun to watch. Nathan I liked him on OL and Fiefly. Like Stan’s also.
I am sad to see Castle canceled, but it was the right decision. There is definielty no show without Beckett. I will continue to follow Stana in whatever she pursues. She always has a genuiness about her, both on and off screen. I can’t wait to see what she does next. Great acting all the way around. I will miss rushing home from work or other to watch the show, but I will definitely watch any reruns that are aired. Good luck to all the actors in their future projects!
Stana is always classy and that is why people love her. Loved this show and certainly hate to see it end. Castle will certainly live on in syndication for a very long time. Best wishes to Katic in her future endeavors. ABC needs to take a look at themselves as how this all went down. Truly a sad way to end a great series.
Guess its just me, but how can “Quantico” (the dumbest, worst TV show this season (well, maybe “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” competes closely)) get renewed when “Castle” and a couple other decent shows get cancelled?
Stana is such a classy, grateful and talented lady. Thank you Stana for giving us fans 8 years of your life. I wish you the very best in the future, I can’t wait to see what you do next. To the rest of the Castle cast, thank you for all that you have done for the past 8 yrs. God bless you all
Thank you Stana, Nathan, Jon, Seamus, Susan, Tamala and Molly for giving us eight wonderful seasons of entertainment and mystery.
Don’t forget Susan Sullivan’s Martha!.She always reminded me of Auntie Mame! Lovely and sophisticated with a lot of color and flair with heart
All I can say is…please please please give them the happy ending that they all deserve!!
Nooooooooo! Don’t leave me yet, let’s make it 10 years and out!!!
it was a great show but all shows have to end and be thankful they did an alternative ending hope it it castle and beckett going to paris in the end
Our household has been with Castle from the first episode. We will miss the entire cast on Monday nights. It was great entertainment full of funny, drama and heart. Perhaps people could back off a bit and just let the actors process and then respond in their own time instead of reading personality flaws into it. Humans are not cookie cutters, we all filter things through at different paces.
we wanted it to end if it was decided to go on without one of the #Caskett actors.true.But couldn’t they signed Stana back..give a proper closure to the show?This finale is going to be just hasty :( #Castle was and is a great show and it didn’t deserve to go like this :( I am just heartbroken :( It is not the case that they heard what the fans said,something else changed may be.Going to miss the show very much.#CastleAlways.
Heartbroken – fave show EVER. Will miss the total charisma between Nathan and Stana, the wonderful camaradie between the whole cast, and especially seeing the gorgeous Nathan Fillion in new shows.
I love Castle, started watching re-run and Didn’t know it was still live in the evenings. My husband and I wait for the programs. Stand Katic and Nathan Filling have chemistry and all the other characters are great. We will really miss the program. They should go to another station!
Fillion just got hit with a heavy dose of reality. No statement yet. He might have been Castle, but he wasn’t the show. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. I hope his career take a precipitous nose dive. Katic, on the other hand, is classy as ever. I hope she gets her own show.
Nasty little…… If not for the glorious Nathan Fillion there wouldn’t have been a show called “Castle” – you’d do well to remember that, and what a snotty brat Stana was about signing on for season 8 – very late and lots of ‘time off’ demands! Don’t get me wrong, she was very good as Beckett, and there is definitely a fire between the two in love scenes, but she was NOT ‘the show’.
I think they should have a spin off with Espo Ryan, Susan Sullivan, Molly Quinn and Toks running the PI business. Espo and ryan as their Police contacts, and Every now and then have Castle float in for consulting.
It would be nice if they would have the occasional two hour movie. Its what Hallmark Mystery channel did with their Signed, Sealed & Delivered series. They converted it into periodic two hour movies instead of a weekly series. I think it works much better.
Karma bit Molly in the ***. What was she saying about Nathan being Castle. Oh how wrong she was. I’m going to miss the show so much. Best of the luck to the cast in their future endeavors
I have to admit I actually really LOVED this show. Since I am NOT normally one who becomes a dedicated & avid fan of anything other than sports on TV, that is more amazing than anyone but ME can know. I just so totally enjoyed the relationships with Castle, his Mom, Beckett (who was more gorgeous and real than any other female character on the tube!!), and that “carrot top” delightful daughter whom I have watched grow up now for eight great years!! This was SUCH a well cast and enjoyable show!!
I have to admit that as soon as I heard that Stana was being dropped….a BAD BAD choice!!…I was stunned to learn they intended to continue the show. THIS is by far the better choice!! Give it a decent burial and let us remember it as the terrific show it always was!!! THANK YOU to all the cast for making my Monday nights so VERY enjoyable!!!!
I am so proud that the two stars are Canadian born, I hope they continue on in their acting career. The entire Castle team worked really well together and I’m sad to see the show end, wouldn’t be the same without Kate. It annoys me that there are NO good shows to watch anymore and they continue to renew contracts for all these adult cartoons and meaningless shows, and cancelling all the great ones. Good luck team Castle!
I have to admit I am kind of relieved. I don’t think I could have watched it without Beckett. If it was going to be renewed I would have wanted everyone back. I don’t care about egos or divas or drama that everyone is talking about, I just know I enjoyed the show since the beginning (even through the rocky parts) and am glad we got as many seasons as we did. Thank you to all who brought us this fantastic show these last 8 years.
I agree with other comments. I would have stopped watching without Stana. Now if they could develop a spin-off centered around Molly Quinn’s and Toks Olagundoye’s characters. It’s almost like the writers custom-made Alexis and Hayley ready for their own PI show. I could get on-board with that !
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