Credit: Richard Cartwright /ABC Television Group © 2011 Disney Photo: Rick Castle at the Crime Scene in Castle Season 5, Episode 9: "Secret Santa"

Throughout five seasons of Castle, we’ve met many new people and watched our favorite detectives’ families expand, but there’s still one missing puzzle piece: Rick’s dad.

Last season, Castle discovered that his estranged father may be connected to the CIA, and since then, fans have been abuzz about who the patriarch is and when he will pop up. Though TV Guide recently reported that we would meet him in February sweeps’ “explosively personal” two-parter, don’t get too excited — we may have to wait a bit longer.

“It’s certainly something that we’re thinking about seriously and trying to find the right angle in on,” creator Andrew Marlowe told TVLine’s Matt Mitovich. Unfortunately, that means it’s “not definitely” going to happen by February sweeps, but the Castle writers are hard at work on something equally explosive.

Andrew spilled that the annual two-parter will include “big tension, personal stakes, and fun twists and turns,” and we can’t wait. Perhaps a Caskett engagement? Hey, we can dream!

Are you excited to meet Castle’s dad? Sound off below.

Source: TVLine

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