Just how easy was it for former Firefly co-stars Adam Baldwin and Nathan Fillion to find their old rhythm while shooting Monday's episode of Castle?
"It was like putting on an old pair of comfortable boots," Baldwin tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "All those old feelings from Firefly and 10 years of working together come rushing back with just a look, wink and a nod."
Baldwin plays Detective Slaughter, a rough-and-tumble cop from the gang
unit who agrees to take Castle (Fillion) under his wing for a new case.
"He's a colorful character," Baldwin says of Slaughter. "He's kind of a
rogue cop. He takes a few liberties with procedure, which Castle
doesn't necessarily approve of, but he gets results. And he has nice
clothes and a big gun and a fast car. He's kind of a cliché, but it's a
fun opportunity to chew some furniture."
Slaughter is a welcome distraction for Castle, whose relationship with Beckett has been strained ever since he learned that she remembered everything
after her shooting in the season finale -- including that Castle said,
"I love you." "Castle's looking to recreate the magic he had with
Beckett and he is looking for inspiration, so he decides to follow
another cop around," creator and executive producer Andrew W. Marlowe
says. "And it's kind of: Is the grass always greener? What kind of
lessons does Castle learn when he's out there running and gunning with
One thing that's instantly clear: Castle is in over his head. "Let's
just say that all of the characters have a very strong point of view on
who Detective Slaughter is and what Castle is getting himself into,"
Marlowe says. "And when Castle tries to impress Slaughter with all of
his police connections, he learns pretty quickly that Esposito and Ryan don't work for him."
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