Depressing as it may be, Fox and whoever else that has had the opportunity have still not realized the must-happen decision that needs to be made to bring Firefly back from the dead. Proving that even the actors involved in the show are just as faithful to that “you can’t take the sky from me” mentality as us crazy Browncoat fans, Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) himself has been bringing plenty of Serenity flare to his current gig, Castle. It began with random and subtle references to Firefly as well as other Joss Whedon work like Buffy, but in the latest episode of Castle, Fillion took to a whole new level.
You see, this week’s episode was the Halloween episode, and what better costume for Richard Castle — the mystery novelist-turned NYPD aide — than Captain Mal? The episode is hilarious right off the bat with Fillion getting his costume on and jumping into a room like a superhero where a girl who I assume is his daughter says “Didn’t you wear that like five years ago? Don’t you think you should move on?”, to which he replies “I like it.”
You can click on over to the other side right now to watch the episode of Castle entitled “Vampire Weekend” in its entirety.
I’ve yet to watch the episode, but there is definitely more Mal to be seen in it. As I’ve said before, as far as I’m concerned, cop, hospital, and forensic shows are so sickeningly over-done that it’s hard to enjoy any of them, but for this occasion, it’s absolutely worth watching.
UPDATE: The full episode has been pulled, but here’s the Firefly bit.