Sometimes we focus so much on Castle and Beckett's burgeoning romance that we forget about the 12th precinct's second sexiest couple — Detective Esposito and medical examiner Lanie Parish.
These two were hot and heavy in Season 3, but broke up just one season later after a disastrous double date. But their split didn't mark the end of their late-night sexcapades — one night over a bottle of red wine, Lanie dished to Beckett that she and Javi are still engaging in the "occasional booty call."
We know that beggars can't be choosers, but the occasional booty call just isn't good enough for us — we want this sexy pair back together, and stat! Unfortunately, it looks like a gorgeous new guest star might stand in the way of an immediate Esplanie reconciliation.
Here's what we know about the detective's potential love interest so far:
Her name is Scarlet Jones, and she's the bodyguard to a notorious adult video kingpin named Beau Randolph, according to Zap2It. After Beau is found murdered in Season 5, Episode 11: "Death Gone Crazy," airing on January 14, she catches the eye of Detective Esposito.
Scarlet will be played by actress Kelly Hu, who has also starred on The Vampire Diaries and Arrow.
What do you guys think? Will this woman win Javi's affection or is she just another Kay Cappuccio? Tell us your predictions below!