A Former Enemy Returns to “Castle” and Reported “XY” Synopsis Revealed

By Kitin Miranda | 1 year ago
A Former Enemy Returns to “Castle” and Reported “XY” Synopsis Revealed

Lately, the  buzz surrounding the eighth season of ABC’s “Castle” has included the inclusion of several new characters who will all interact with mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic), who will mostly be introduced in the first few episodes. However, aside from the new characters, a character from the main couple’s past, someone deeply rooted in the character’s mythology, will be making a very unpleasant comeback. WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the upcoming season of “Castle”. Read on to learn more about “Castle’s” Season 8, and as to who will be returning to plague either Castle or Kate.

According to a recent report on TV Line, out of all the characters in the show’s past who are deeply rooted in Detective Kate Beckett’s (Stana Katic) and Richard Castle’s (Nathan Fillion) past, former Senator William Bracken (Jack Coleman), will be returning, in a way that audiences will not guess or expect, to plague Kate once more.


Coleman’s character, Bracken, is deeply rooted in the character mythology of Kate, as he was the one whom Kate had pursued for years, ending with his arrest in Season 6, as he had been the one who had Kate’s mother, Johanna Beckett, killed.

TV Line also reported that all of the new characters will be introduced in the two part premiere of Season 8, which will be entitled “XY”.

Hayley Vargas (Toks Olagundoye), a security specialist and former Scotland Yard officer, and Vikram Singh (Sunkrish Bala), a very high strung and new tech analyst, will be introduced in the first part; and Rita (Ann Cusack), an agent of a top-secret organization, will be introduced in the second part of “XY”.

As of today, an official synopsis of the two part episode has not yet been released, but according to Fashion and Style, “XY”, will see Kate and Castle investigating the disappearance of Castle’s father, CIA Agent Jackson Hunt (James Brolin).

Do you think Fashion and Style’s reported synopsis for “XY” makes sense? Why do you think Bracken is back? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And that was all for the latest updates and spoilers on “Castle’s” Season 8. For more news, updates and recaps on “Castle” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “Castle” when it returns on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 10:00 PM on ABC.

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