Credit: Dylan McNiven/Twitpic Photo: Twitpic: Nathan Fillion at Comic Con 2011

The shocking death of Captain Montgomery at the end of Season 3 left the key players on Castle reeling. Now there's a new captain on board, Victoria Gates (Penny Johnson Jerald).

While the casting came as a surprise, it was a welcome one, Nathan Fillion told Wetpaint Entertainment and other media outlets at Comic-Con 2011. "We didnt know who the new captain was going to be until five minutes before we started work," he noted. "Lovely surprise 'cause I'm a big fan."

Captain Gates' arrival will cause ripples across the 12th Precinct, Nathan revealed. "The last captain was very welcoming, liked the idea of Richard Castle being there," he noted. "This captain? Not so much. It's going to
be a fight. It's going to be tooth and nail."

Oh no! Will Gates mess with our Castle/Becket dynamic duo? Only an incredibly brave soul would dare! So how will the irrepressible Rick Castle deal with this new obstacle?

"We know this much about Richard Castle, he's tenacious," Nathan said. "He doesn't recognize failure. He doesn't know when he's failed. Here's a guy who doesn't take no for an answer because he's used to being able to do what he wants to do. He's like a spoiled child."

An incredibly adorable spoiled child!

 

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