The Castle/Slaughter-house!

Posted on Apr 21 2012 - 11:00am by Aashay Dalvi

In the words of Ethan Slaughter: “Outstanding!

This week’s all-new hour of Castle was one of the most-hyped episodes of the entire season. For the first time in 10 years, Firefly co-stars Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin were back on the small screen together, kicking ass and taking names. Or, in Nathan’s case, more like getting his asskicked.

The latest episode of Castle, Headhunters,” chased down a murder between gangs, as well as pairing Castle up with a new partner. A Firefly reunion took place and oh was it fun. Read On:

Adam Baldwin guest starred as Detective Ethan Slaughter a.k.a. The Widow Maker, a no-nonsense tough guy cop who Castle decides to shadow. Nathan Fillion and Baldwin worked together on Firefly and you could absolutely tell. The chemistry between the two friends paid off with a fun hour before we face the end of the season.


Slaughter is not a detective that I would want to watch every week, but I wouldn’t hate if he popped up here and there to shake things up a bit. He brought some life to the show and placed Castle in a different situation. Not only did Baldwin rock this role, he also delivered some hysterical one liners, especially,

Do not use the word “awesome”. You’re a grown man.

Fillion is nothing but loyal to his long time fans, putting in an Easter egg of his own to go along with the one written into the hour. We got to see the two trade off Mal’s brown jacket and if you looked closely enough, there was a catalyzer placed on Castle’s shelf. Loved it.

Castle decided to branch out and hang with a different detective, stirring some feelings with his usual partners. Even with the bit of jealousy, Ryan and Espo still saved Castle from a bad situation. Beckett seemed to be pretty bothered by the situation, even speaking with her therapist about Rick.

Beckett’s therapist returned again to talk some sense into our beloved Beckett. She recognizes that Castle is pulling away from her and that maybe she waited too long. Well, duh! You said it yourself. It’s been seven months. It’s time to make a move before he seriously does move on.

What do we think about this? There are plenty of mixed feelings on the Caskett front. Some fans don’t want to deal with the relationship drama, others are dying for it. I’m on the fence.On one hand, the writers have done an excellent job of building the friendship between the two lead characters, making the chemistry feel real and understanding the feelings between the two. On the other hand, it’s been dragging on for what seems like forever. Castle has put himself out there and so has Beckett. If it doesn’t happen soon, I won’t expect it to happen till series end. TV Fanatics, what’s your opinion on the Caskett situation?

What else happened in Headhunters: 

  • Alexis got into some really great schools. Didn’t know I could be jealous of a teenage TV character about college acceptance…
  • Javi needs his own arc and quick. We haven’t been getting enough Espo time in the last few episodes.
  • No Lanie tonight. Kinda sad, considering she played a rather big role in the last episode.
  • Did anyone really care about the weekly case or were you more interested in Slaughter himself? But, how entertaining was the garbage truck scene? I had to look away!
  • Who knew Castle packed such a punch?

Addict Verdict: Overall, a fun hour that held two reunions – Fillion and Baldwin, and even better, Castle and Beckett. Rick is back working with his real partner just the way we like it.
Fix-Your-Eyes-On-Me Scene: NPYD! Hearing Castle say that I was literally ROFLMAO!
Its an absolute mind-apocalypse that there are only two episodes remaining in this season. So hit the comments and predict what is going to happen in the penultimate episode.
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