The return of Firefly's Mal Reynolds
by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 27th 2009 2:32PM
Mal Reynolds, Nathan Fillion's character from the short-lived Joss Whedon series, Firefly, made a triumphant return to television last night. Granted, it was only for a little bit, and Fillion wasn't specifically playing Mal, but the costume was there, in all of its spacey glory.
Last night's episode of Castle was Halloween-themed, and, well, you can probably see where this is going. I wouldn't be surprised at all if Fillion had a section in his contract for Castle that says, "if ever the opportunity arises, I will be able to dress up as Mal, because damnit, I miss that (brown)coat." So last night, the worlds of Firefly and Castle collided, and Nathan Fillion once again donned Mal's brown duster as part of his "Space Cowboy" Halloween costume.
There's a cute scene between Castle and his daughter Alexis where they talk about his costume and she asks him, "didn't you wear that, like 5 years ago?" and advises him that maybe it's time to move on. But why should he move on? That costume is awesome. I don't care if you've never seen an episode of Firefly. Nathan Fillion putting on that holster and twirling that gun around is not something with which you can argue. That's just science.
In case you missed the episode last night, or you just want to pause and rewind, over and over, here's the clip of Fillion in the costume:
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