Rick Castle is about to get Slaughtered.
In this Monday’s episode of Castle
(ABC, 10/9c), Nathan Fillion’s novelist will dive head first – for
better or for worse – into a storyline with a rough, tough and gruff
NYPD detective named Ethan Slaughter and played by Adam Baldwin.
And while the episode obviously offers the geeky thrill of a reunion between the onetime stars of Firefly (where
Fillion played Capt. Mal Reynolds to Baldwin’s Jayne Cobb), it will
also serve a larger purpose, as the ABC hit closes in on its “very
emotional” Season 4 finale (airing May 7).
Still processing the discovery that Kate remembers her shooting and
the aftermath, “Castle is trying to figure out how he feels about
Beckett,” series creator Andrew W. Marlowe tells TVLine. “He feels likes
he’s a bit uninspired by her because of all this stuff that’s going on,
but he hasn’t articulated that yet. So when he sees this
larger-than-life cop figure on the news, he thinks, ‘Maybe I just need a
And make no mistake, Slaughter as a decidedly different muse will amuse. “He takes Castle on quite
the ride,” says Marlowe. “Maybe it’s the most exciting case of his
life, or maybe it’s, ‘The grass is always greener.’ That’s the journey
he goes on.”
Read the full article at TVLine.