Castle Season 5 Bomb Episode, “Still,” Rescheduled in Wake of the Boston Marathon Bombings
Sometimes a show’s message hits too close to home, and following the devastating tragedy that took place earlier this week at the Boston Marathon, ABC will be rescheduling the Castle Season 5 episode, “Still.”
The episode was originally set to air Monday, April 22, and it features our favorite NYPD detective, Kate Beckett, accidentally setting off the sensor to a bomb rendering her unable to move for fear of detonation.
But in light of the bombing at the Boston Marathon, ABC decided to pull the episode and air it the following week, on April 29. Instead of “Still,” ABC will be airing what would have been Episode 22, “The Squab and the Quail” on April 22.
Actress Stana Katic tweeted about the change on April 17 saying, “ABC Pulls Monday’s Bomb-Themed #Castle. Yes. Out of respect. Please note that the chronology will b off.”
We appreciate ABC’s conscious decision to shelve this sensitive episode for a later date. Historically, this has been a common occurrence in pop culture. Back in 1999, an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer involving a potential school shooting (“Earshot”) was rescheduled after the Columbine shootings took place the week prior to what was supposed to be the original air date.
Though the chronology will be slightly off in the two upcoming episodes of Castle, “The Squab and the Quail” will be filled with drama. The synopsis reads:
When Beckett is assigned to protect Erik Vaughn, a charming billionaire entrepreneur whose life is in danger, she's forced to reflect on her relationship with Castle which has begun to plateau. Meanwhile, consumed with jealousy, Castle goes to extraordinary lengths to solve the case and separate the two of them.
A plateau in Castle and Beckett’s relationship? Say it ain’t so!
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