Credit: Ron Tom/ABC Television Group © 2012 Disney Photo: Richard Castle Looks Serious in Castle Season 5, Episode 11: "Under the Influence"

Will Castle Season 5 be the season that Kate Beckett finally utters those three little words to our guy Rick? TVLine dished some juicy details about the possibility of the momentous occasion!

Castle creator Andrew Marlowe gabbed that before any verbal affirmations of “love” come into play, we’re first going to have to see Castle break down some of those walls he’s built around his emotions.

“The issue [ex-wife Meredith raised] is going to cause some trouble,” said Andrew. After spending the last four seasons of Castle getting to the heart of Beckett, we’re now going to tackle the softer side of Rick. He tends to live on the surface, but we know there’s more to him than that,” added Andrew.

It seems that the only way we’re going to have to bridge that emotional gap between Castle and Beckett is by first examining what caused Rick to build that barrier in the first place. We’ve already begun to dig into Rick’s past with the reveals we got about his father in Castle Season 5, Episode 16: “Hunt,” and according to Andrew, we’re going to “dig a little deeper.

So will the “I love you” ever happen? While the notion isn’t far off, the actual moment seems to be postponed. Andrew has a lot planned for the next few episodes, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Are you ready for Kate and Rick to say “I love you” to each other? Tell us thoughts below!

Source: TVLine