TVLine has learned exclusively that on the heels of a drama-filled opening salvo of Season 7 episodes, ABC s Castle will lighten things up with an alternate reality escapade that poses the provocative question: What if Rick and Kate had never met? RELATED Fall TV Spoilerpalooza: Exclusive Scoop and Photos From 97 Returning Favorites, Including CastleThe specifics of what tees up this season s reality-twisting sixth episode are under wraps, but series regular Jon Huertas, who plays Detective Javier Esposito, says it his favorite installment of the upcoming run. Seeing as the season opens with the mystery of Rick s death and what really happened to him, uncorking a new piece of mythology along the way, The first couple [episodes] can t bring too much comedy, Huertas tells TVLine. But this alternate universe is classic Castle, where you mix a great procedural crime with comedy. RELATED Castle Season 7 Poster Tells a Story of a Bride and GloomHuertas says the hour will imagine a completely different world where all of the major characters exist, but in rejiggered ways. It s a really fun episode, and people are really going to enjoy it.
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It s one of those episodes where you have to laugh. Alternate reality episodes of course are nothing new to TV ABC s Grey s Anatomy itself has employed the narrative device twice, The Big Bang Theory last winter contemplated Sheldon s non-existence and, going back further, Friends, Buffy and Felicity are among the many that have staged What If episodes.
And then you have one of my favorites, Star Trek s Mirror, Mirror. ( In every revolution, there is one man with a vision!
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) Still, I would posit that alt reality outings are never not entertaining, and sometimes even illuminating. RELATED Is Castle Heading for A(nother) Wedding?
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