The time has come, dear Castle fans, for Rick and Kate to take things to the next level. During November sweeps in Episode 8, "After Hours," the crime-solving couple comes clean about their relationship — to their parents! Dun dun dunnn.
The "meet the parents" dinner is a rite of passage for any new couple, but for Castle and Beckett, the stakes are even higher. The question isn't whether Martha approves of Kate, or if Jim approves of Castle — it's whether Martha and Jim approve of each other!
Unfortunately, it's a bit of an "oil and water" situation for these feisty seniors, according to show creator Andrew Marlowe. "There's some tension because they've had the 'meet the folks' dinner and it hasn't gone particularly well," he told TV Guide.
And if all that wasn’t dramatic enough, it sounds like Castle and Beckett will be running fashionably late to this little shindig — they lose their phones while protecting a witness from the mob, no big deal — leaving plenty of time for Martha and Jim to become fully acquainted with one another.
Sounds to us like the beginning of a beautiful friendship!
Castle Season 5, Episode 8: "After Hours" airs on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
Source: TV Guide
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