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If you want Castle to have a Season 9, now's the time to speak up

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Castle's following would rather have the show end than go on without Stana Katic

It's not very often that die-hard fans of a show rally to have their favorite program canceled, but that's exactly what's happening among Castle's loyal following right now.

While the show is yet to be officially renewed for Season 9, news that stars Nathan Fillion and Seamus Dever have renewed their contracts has been circling around the internet, and the Castle fan base is outraged production is even thinking about going on without Stana Katic — who will exit the show in the May 16 finale — as Captain Kate Beckett.

A deluge of Castle viewers is pushing for a satisfying Season 8 ender that will also serve as a series finale.  #NoMoreCastle has taken over Twitter and fans are protesting that the show simply can't go on without Katic.

More: Stana Katic's Castle character may die and the show could go down with her

Many argue that Castle is not just a police procedural, but about Beckett and Castle's relationship.

Others are incensed that the show would treat Beckett so poorly.

And many, many more stand behind Katic, who was rumored to have been forced off the show against her will.

While Fillion might think he's sitting pretty with his contract renewal, his very presence is exactly what is pissing off a majority of viewers. Rumors have run rampant that Katic's departure was because of a feud between her and Fillion, and there's also been accusations that Fillion treated Katic horribly onset.

Fillion posted a farewell to Katic/Beckett on Twitter a couple days after her firing was announced, but his words only infuriated fans.

"Castle has been one of the greatest joys of my creative life, and I hope the show continues on for years to come," Fillion wrote. "Stana has been my partner all this time, and I thank her for creating the character of Beckett who will live on for all of us as one of the greatest police officers on television. I wish her well, and have no doubt she will succeed in everything she pursues. She will be missed."

Sounds benign, but his words were construed as a backhanded slap in the face to Katic.

What do you think? Is it possible for the show to go on without Katic as Beckett?

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Castle's following would rather have the show end than go on without Stana Katic
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