HitFix Interview: 'Castle''s Stana Katic says she thinks a Beckett and Castle romance could last
As determined detective Kate Beckett on "Castle," Stana Katic has plenty of experience playing with guns, chasing bad guys and problem solving. This Monday she'll be grappling with a whole new issue that hasn't been previously addressed on the show -- post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). When Beckett finds herself facing a sniper, memories of her own shooting surface and send her into a downward spiral. I talked to Katic about Beckett's struggle, why Castle (Natha Fillion) is powerless to help and what she thinks the long term prospects for Beckett and Castle would be -- as a couple.
Beckett, who was shot last season, discovers that PTSD isn't something she can control -- or predict. "Without her realizing it, this fear that's been sitting in a deep, dark corner for Beckett kind of mimics her own experience from the season finale from last year," Katic says. "What I learned in researching PTSD is that you never know what's going to trigger it. It can be something as simple as snow. Sometimes it comes on like a big bulldozer and sometimes it sneaks up on you. And for someone like Kate, who's so interested in being in control, that's hard to manage."