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The return of Firefly's Mal Reynolds

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 27th 2009 2:32PM
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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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Jennifer Shtaway

Why cant they bring firefly back!?!?!? Stupid Fox!!

January 28 2011 at 12:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

LOVED IT! Love Firefly, love Nathan Fillion and love Castle!

October 29 2009 at 12:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

He just revealed the easter egg. The catalyzer! Wow that was hard to find

October 27 2009 at 10:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It was totally awesome!

October 27 2009 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The music behind the scene was awesome as well, very Firefly-esque!

October 27 2009 at 6:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Alicia R.

Sweet! I wanted to post that clip to Facebook.

Gah I loved it so!

October 27 2009 at 5:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"Didn't you wear that, like, 5 years ago?"


October 27 2009 at 4:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Too bad Tom Bergeron took some of the fun out of this when he told everyone to "stay tuned for a special treat for Firefly fans"...

October 27 2009 at 4:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"I like it". (What he really means is) 'I could be doing the fifth season of "Firefly" right now, rather then this "Moonlighting" wanna-be series.'

October 27 2009 at 4:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Since ABC picked this up for the full 2nd season, now I'm really going to have to check it out after seeing this clip.

October 27 2009 at 3:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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