Last week on “Castle,” Det. Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) almost died at the hands of a deranged serial killer who tried to blow her up with a strategically placed bomb.
Fans freaked out — “ohmigosh, they killed Beckett!” — and, as it turns out, so did some of Katic’s family members.
Katic, 31, recalls taking her 10-year-old cousin to a recent TV festival where they screened the two-part episode featuring the near-death-scene in question.
“I was closing his eyes for the murder stuff, but [right before the explosion] I had to leave because I had to go sit on this panel and talk to people,” she says.
“One of the producers stayed with him and afterwards she said to me, ‘I really think you need to go sit down with your cousin. He’s really disturbed about the explosion, he’s really concerned.’
“So the whole taxi cab ride home, I had to convince him that everything was going to be okay and that Kate jumped into the tub at the end. I thought that was just so sweet to have a little cousin be that invested in my character. It was really heartwarming.”