Life without Castle has been rough the past couple of months, but luckily, we've been inundated with juicy spoilers to keep our curiosity piqued until Season 5 premiere, scheduled to air in late September.

Here's what we know so far:

"After the Storm"
Thanks to a tweet from Terri Miller, we know that Castle's Season 5 premiere will be called "After the Storm," which makes sense on a few levels. Castle and Beckett literally weathered the storm (we're sure you haven't forgotten Kate's rain-soaked hair in the Season 4 finale), and they've made it through the worst as a couple. We hope this means nothing but clear, blue skies from here on out!

Castle and Beckett (Hopefully) Making Banana Pancakes
It looks like Andrew Marlowe will keep his promise to the 'shippers and show Castle and Beckett in the moments immediately following their first real hookup — unfortunately, there won't be any morning sex, but we'll take what we can get. Pancakes, on the other hand, are still up in the air.

Castle and Beckett's Dirty Little Secret
The title for Episode 2 is called "Secret's Safe With Me," which could be in reference to our new lovebirds' attempt to keep their budding romance on the DL. But who are they kidding? Somebody is bound to find out!

Alexis Gets in the Way
We've also learned that Rick's teenage daughter, Alexis, could potentially interfere with Castle and Beckett's alone time, but we're not too concerned since she'll be studying her pants off uptown at Columbia University.

Alexis's Forbidden Romance
According to actress Molly Quinn, we could potentially see Alexis going after an older man — but not just any older man … a professor! Keep it classy, Lex. 

Esposito Makes a New Bro, Remains Single
When Castle returns, Detective Esposito will still be on suspension from the 12th, which means he'll have to find some new friends outside the precinct. According to TVGuide, Javi will rekindle his friendship with an old Army pal. He'll also be dealing with his single status, which will be even more difficult now that all his colleagues are coupled up. 

New Characters Potentially Related to Beckett's Mother's Murder
Heroes' star Jack Coleman will guest star as a well-liked U.S. Senator, and we'll also see two new characters —  Senator Randall Stinson and Vice President Russell — both of whom “figure into the conspiracy surrounding Beckett’s mother’s murder.”

What are you most looking forward to in Castle Season 5?


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