Andrew Marlowe Tells The Story About Tonight's Episode

CASTLE Episode 100: Andrew Marlowe Shares the Story Behind ‘The Lives of Others’
April 2, 2013 by Marisa Roffman

[Warning: This post contains spoilers for tonight's episode of CASTLE, "The Lives of Others."
If you haven't seen it, please turn away now to avoid having key elements of the episode ruined.]

For the very special occasion of CASTLE’s 100th episode (which just so happens to have landed on Richard Castle’s birthday), eagle-eyed viewers were also treated a special blink-and-you-miss-it treat: a cameo by CASTLE creator, Andrew Marlowe, and his wife/co-writer of the hour, Terri Edda Miller, as two writers whom Castle promptly dismisses as he’s laid up in his apartment and spying on his neighbors.

“When we were doing the ‘must be writers’ [line], we were like, it’s a Hitchcock episode [by paying homage to REAR WINDOW], it’s the 100th episode, why not?” Marlowe told me about his cameo.
But it’s not like getting some time in front of the camera inspired Marlowe to pop up more on his series.
“That’s enough!” he laughed. “That’s more than enough. Are you kidding? We were in the editing room and I was like, ‘Take more frames off of that.’”
And while for CASTLE fans getting a little glimpse of the real writers was a lovely Easter egg, Marlowe and Miller were just the first thing Castle saw before he got distracted by an apparent murder. What he didn’t know was that the “murder” he witnessed was actually an elaborate birthday hoax planned by Beckett and his friends/family…which ultimately led him to a surprise party.
“We had been interested in doing a REAR WINDOW episode for a while, and one of the things I could not overcome in the storytelling was the coincidence of looking out a window and seeing a murder happen across the way,” Marlowe explained. “As Beckett says early on in the episode, ‘You’re here with a busted leg, staring out the window, and you see a REAR WINDOW scenario? What are the odds?’ It’s a glorious way of her messing with him and messing with his head, which at the end of the episode, he is going to adore.”

“To me, doing it that way took the curse off the coincidence of it,” he continued. “If you did it as a legitimate case, people would be like, ‘Oh, come on’ at the end of the day. I think they’ll be invested because we’re in Castle’s point of view and it’s clear that something is going on over there. And the fun of everybody thinking that he’s crazy — or at least acting like he’s crazy — is really great. But at the end of the episode, to us, this was probably the most romantic gesture that someone could do for Castle given what he cares about it and who he is.”

Ah, yes, romance. After all, in the episode, Beckett uttered the “love” word for the first time on-screen…albeit in a “it’s one of the things I love about you” kind of way. Since Marlowe had previously teased “if she hasn’t said [she loves him] already, she probably will by the end of the season,” I couldn’t resist digging to see if this was the teased about occasion.
“No,” Marlowe teased. “No, there’s another emotionally charged version to come.”
I’ll let you speculate the heck out of that tease in the comments below…

P.S. – If you were concerned that Castle’s injury would either be glossed over in the next episode or would linger beyond the 100th, there’s a good reason he’ll be mobile in “The Fast and the Furriest”: “It’s just a broken kneecap, which is only a four or five week recovery,” Marlowe pointed out. “So he’ll be up and about [in the next episode]. He’s near the end of the recovery in ["The Lives of Others"]. And we have two weeks off between [episode 100] and the next episode.”

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The moment that I met you, my life became extraordinary. You taught me to be my best self, to look forward to tomorrow's adventures. And when I was vulnerable, you were strong. I love you, Richard Castle. And I want to live my life in the warmth of your smile and the strength of your embrace. I promise you I will love you. I will be your friend and your partner in crime and in life, always. - Kate Beckett The moment we met, my life became extraordinary. You taught me more about myself than I knew there was to learn. You are the joy in my heart. You're the last person I want to see every night when I close my eyes. I love you, Katherine Beckett. And the mystery of you is the one I want to spend the rest of my life exploring. I promise to love you, to be your friend, and your partner in crime and life, 'till death do us part, and for the time of our lives. - Richard Castle

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