[Warning: Spoilers for Castle “Hunt”]
Castle’s intense sweeps 2-parter comes to a conclusion Monday night on ABC.
Synopsis for “Hunt”: In the powerful conclusion of a two-episode story arc, when the FBI fails to get his daughter back, Castle takes matters into his own hands, reaching out to a shadowy fixer to help him recover Alexis. But Castle soon learns that his daughter’s kidnapping may be part of an even more sinister agenda. Emmy and Golden Globe-winner James Brolin guest stars in the episode as Castle’s dad.
If you read our Character Development on what went down in last week’s “Target” you’ll know that Rick Castle went to a really dark place after discovering his daughter was kidnapped. Even though it was sad to see him in such a state, it was interesting to find out that he had that in him. We had really never seen that side of him before.
What we’re wondering now is what side of Castle we’ll see in “Hunt.” If you check out the video below, it turns out that Alexis was the actual target, not her friend Sara like everyone previously thought. What will it take for Castle to track down his daughter? What will he have to do? What will we have to experience? His father clearly knows something.
Don’t know about you guys but we’ve been waiting and waiting (and waiting some more) for the show to tackle Castle’s mystery dad. Castle has always been about figuring out who murdered Beckett’s mom — a story that’s still continuing. But we’re just as eager to find out why it is the writer has never known who his dad is. And, more importantly, who he is.
It’s even more exciting that James Brolin‘s going to play him. The veteran actor has been a fixture on TV for decades.
- He’s known for playing Dr. Steven Kiley on the late great medical drama, Marcus Welby, M.D.
- He was Peter McDermott, the general manager of the St. Gregory Hotel, on the 80s series, Hotel. It was an Aaron Spelling-series that was reminiscent of the TV mogul’s Love Boat. In fact, it was pretty much Love Boat set in a hotel.
- One of our favorite James Brolin projects has to be a syndicated series he did called Pensacola: Wings of Gold where he played Lt. Col. Bill Kelly — this was sort of a TV version of Top Gun. Brolin was the leader of an elite military task force that featured young pilots at a Naval air station.
- On The West Wing, he was the Republican Governor of Florida that ran against President Josiah Bartlet in the 2002 election.
- And on March 7, Brolin debuts as Jeff Winger’s long-lost dad on NBC’s Community. Can’t wait for that.
According to the ABC press release for “Hunt,” there’s a couple more reasons to be scared. Christopher Heyerdahl guest stars as a character named Jacque Henri. And Nestor Serrano is on board as someone named Gregory Volkov. Anytime Heyerdahl or Serrano are involved in the action, you know they’re bound to be playing bad guys.
Look at Heyerdahl’s credits: On Supernatural, he was the demon Alistair, the one that tortured Dean Winchester until the hell-bound hunter got off the rack and tortured other souls. He was one of the villainous Volturi in the Twilight franchise. One of his most recent TV Credits was as Dieter Braun, one of the illustrious Authority members on HBO’s True Blood. He was also pretty intimidating as John Druitt/Jack the Ripper on Syfy’s Sanctuary. Can’t speculate much about who he’ll be playing on Castle, but his name is French…Alexis is in Paris…connect the dots. There’s always a chance Heyerdahl will be playing against-type but who knows. The guy can play scary so ridiculously well.
As can Nestor Serrano. He’s so great when he gets to be bad. On 24, he was Navi Araz, a member of a terrorist sleeper cell who was not only looking for revenge on the American people, but he was also really horrible to his son. In fact, it was his son who killed him in the end. He was also Adrianna’s sleazy music producer on 90210. He knew she had plagiarized someone else’s songs and held that over her head. Serrano has guest starred in a million TV shows including: The Good Wife, The Finder, Fringe and Criminal Minds. We’re very anxious to find out how he’s being utilized in Castle “Hunt.”
And finally, Dylan Walsh, is on tap for his second Castle episode. We’ll see how his character continues to handle the scope of this case. FBI Agent Harris was a nice guy in “Target.” Will he keep it up for “Hunt?”
One last thing we’re looking forward to is how Beckett’s going to support her man in this time of need. A new Castle “Hunt”Â airs Monday night at 10/9c on ABC.
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