Kate Beckett has been a beloved character on our hit series Castle for the past 8 years. In , Martha reveals to Castle that she knows about Castle and Beckett. When Beckett becomes the ultimate target of a serial killer who is obsessed with her being Nikki Heat, she is almost killed after he blows up her apartment. It also explains why he is so protective of Alexis— he wants to be the good parent he never had. In , Beckett becomes jealous of superstar , who is preparing to play Nikki Heat in the movie? Beckett's secret is that she heard Castle professing his love, but pretended to have no memory of the event. This happens while Beckett is there and she is secretly hoping that Castle will say no. That all stopped this season and there is trouble brewing behind the scenes.
But something definitely happened in 2013, and I have heard from reasonably well informed sources that Fillion got angry with Stana for interfering with a relationship he was having with Ochoa. Both Lockwood and McCallister were arrested. In , Beckett reluctantly encourages Castle to pursue a relationship with sexy insurance investigator , but apart from some sparks flying between the two, he doesn't. Oh, that's good, 'cause of the whole murder thing, Caskett. Gates accepted her help, knowing she was still the best homicide detective around, even without her badge. In , Castle is at home with a broken kneecap and witnesses what appears to be a murder across the street at another apartment. Beckett expresses horror at the idea.
Additionally, Beckett is starting to be able to 'read' Castle to know some of his 'looks'. What she doesn't count on is that Montgomery has been involved in the conspiracy from the beginning, but has also been protecting Beckett. Castle manages to free himself but Coonan comes charging after him, only to have Beckett shoot him in the chest, killing him instantly. Her grief at being without him is symbolized by her looking at the empty chair that he usually occupies next to her desk. Castle comments on the similarity between the couple the officer and the journalist make and the relationship between himself and Beckett.
In , Beckett is uneasy about the rumour that Castle and his ex-wife Gina are getting back together. She takes actions that she knows would eventually led to Castle being thrown out by Gates. Over the next few days, she learns that Maddox was working for William H. Castle wakes up to an empty bed and wonders if he had dreamed the whole event when Kate walks in, bearing coffee for them and wearing only his shirt. We always knew LokSat was going to be a mystery that began and ended with Season 8, but is that ending now compromised? He was heartbroken when Kyra never spoke to him again after a break in their relationship, and this puts the more shallow women he's been with in a new light.
In , Beckett is upset when Castle becomes interested in another woman, Serena Kaye, but refuses to acknowledge her feelings towards Castle, leading her psychologist to question whether she's worried that he will wait or that he will not. Beckett eventually, under advice from her father, decides to take the job since it is what she knows she wants. However, they are soon rescued by Esposito and Ryan. Ryan and Esposito traced down the shooter, a contract killer named Hal Lockwood who appeared out of the blue in 2004. Toward the end of the fourth episode, Beckett's literary alter-ego is revealed to be named Nikki Heat, much to Beckett's annoyance, who is described as really smart, very savvy, haunting good looks, really good at her job. Katic portrayed rock singer and producer in the 2013 film.
At the end, it turns out that Beckett's gift for Castle is a drawer in her dresser just for him In her apartment, she then tells him to take off his clothes, place them in the drawer and to meet her in bed, to which Castle was very pleased about. In ; Ryan finally succeeds when interrogating a suspect who had run into Castle and Beckett while the two were on a secret romantic getaway. I didn't think you'd go for real. In describing her ethnicity, she has stated My parents are. It has been obvious right through the six seasons that Stana is much better than him. She takes three months to recover, but doesn't call Castle during that time, in a mirror situation to that of the previous year, when Castle didn't call Beckett for the whole summer.
When Kevin Ryan marries , the episode ends with Castle and Beckett going to the wedding as a couple, and closes with the two walking down the aisle towards their seats. In , Beckett feigns disinterest in Castle's new graphic novel, only for the comic store owner to express confusion and ask why she reserved an advanced copy. He often referenced the Moonlighting Curse, and felt that the show would lose its magic if the central sexual tension was suddenly released. In , Castle teams up with Detective Ethan Slaughter, clearly avoiding Beckett. He also meets her new partner, Rachel McCord.
In , Castle and Beckett are talking about Castle's marriages and Beckett says she's more of a one and done kind of girl instead of Castle's two divorces that have already occurred. He says he put that on about 3 years ago. This also might link to that same older episode because during that episode, he officially breaks up with Gina. In the season five premiere , Castle, Beckett and Ryan manage to trace down the mysterious man — Michael Smith, an old friend of Montgomery. She refuses to pursue any relationship including with Castle , until the man behind her mother and Roy Montgomery's deaths has been caught. Beckett, facing suspension for misconduct in her handling of the case, chooses to resign instead.