Castle has had a very successful run, but things seem to be going downhill in Season 8. There are rumors that with the TRP dropping on the new season there are chances that this might end up being the last season for the series. The ABC series got a new show runner this time, and it was expected to do well.
Alexi Hawley was promising as a writer and it was expected that his pairing with Terence Paul Winter would work wonders for Castle Season 8, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Realty Today informed that the fans are not finding the new season of Castle as exciting as they found the previous seasons and this might get the show canceled.
The last episode of Castle Season 8, called The Nose, got a rating of 1.1, which is the lowest that show has ever seen. The main reason for the fall in the rating seems to be the fact that Nathan Fillion’s Rick Castle and Stana Katic’s Kate Beckett are not teaming up to solve crimes together anymore.
It was their electrifying chemistry that worked wonders for the show and with the two on their own, the show is losing out on viewership. Castle Season 8 opened with Kate Beckett starting on her new post as the Captain of the precinct, which meant that she couldn’t be out solving crimes like she previously used to do.
Castle on the other hand has started to solve crimes thanks to the detective agency that he opened, but his Rick misses the charm that Beckett would bring out.
The last episode of Castle Season 8 shows a spark of the old charm that the series had, but it wasn’t between Rick and Beckett, rather it’s between Mia Laszlo played by Stephanie Weir and Rick.
The two share the same comic moments that Rick and Beckett used to share while they were out solving crimes. However, it makes the fans miss the original charm of the show even more!
With Rick trying to figure out if Kate still loves him, the situation grows torturous for the fans, and as Den of Geek reports, Kate clearly stated her intentions when she moved away. Fans have been urging the show-runners to stop torturing them by keeping Kate and Rick apart and to get them back since they both clearly can’t work without the other.
Castle Season 8 will see Adam Baldwin coming back. Baldwin had previously played the role of Detective Ethan Slaughter in Castle Season 4 and is set to come back and team up with Castle and solve another case.
Baldwin’s character is described as downright crazy by TV Line and even after promising that he will never work with him again, Castle is asking for his help.
Castle and Beckett were a formidable team when it came to solving crimes, but ever since Beckett left him, things haven’t been looking up for him and he might have had no other option, but to go for Detective Ethan Slaughter.
Latin Post has revealed that there is an upcoming episode on Castle Season 8 called Mr. and Mrs. Castle and this might see Castle and Beckett come together. This has got fans very excited.
The show is missing out on the moments that the two shared, loving and fighting each other and the avid fans are hoping that their chemistry will be able to give the current season a new lease of life.