We know, we know, it's a ridiculous question — but one that must be addressed in light of recent promo footage for next week's episode. In Castle Season 5, Episode 2: "Cloudy With a Chance of Murder," it appears that Kate Beckett barges in on her boyfriend, Rick Castle, hot and heavy with a buxom, bikini-clad brunette.

Don't believe us? Check out the steamy promo here!

It looks bad, but we assure you there's an explanation. Castle may have a reputation as a player, but according to show creator Andrew Marlowe, he is not two-timing his new lady. Whew.

So what the heck is this woman doing straddling Beckett's ruggedly handsome man? A new report from TV Guide teases that it's all part of Castle's plan to keep his relationship with Beckett a secret from everyone at the 12th precinct. Why that requires a half-naked lady on his lap, we're not quite sure.

Castle may be in the clear with regards to this little indiscretion, but that doesn't mean his fidelity won't be an issue throughout the season. According to Marlowe, an upcoming case will implicate Castle in the murder of an ex! Even worse? Evidence may suggest he was "having an affair with her at the same time he was dating Beckett."

Oh, jeez. At least there's always makeup sex?

Source: TV Guide

Lindsay Dreyer is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @LindsayNYC.


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