Season 8 of “Castle” has already provided many opportunities for reunions with Nathan Fillion and members of the “Firefly” cast. Earlier this season, we had an appearance from Adam Baldwin for the second time as Ethan Slaughter; more recently, Summer Glau came on as a fellow investigator when Rick traveled to Los Angeles.
Now, we are also going to get none other than Kaylee in Jewel Staite on the show for an episode! According to TVLine, Staite will appear in the upcoming 20th episode of the season entitled “Much Ado About Murder,” playing the director of a Shakespearean Broadway performance in which one of the stars (who happens to also be a big name from the film world) turns up dead. Who doesn’t want to see some of the characters have a little bit of fun at the theater? It’s certainly another interesting idea for a case.
Speaking about getting Staite on board to the website, executive producer Terence Paul Winter had the following message to pass along:
“There are some great scenes between her, Nathan and the boys … She came to play, she was really great.”
There are not too many “Firefly” actors at this point, or at least regulars, who have not appeared on “Castle.” We’re still waiting to see Alan Tudyk on the show, while at the same time we also still have Morena Baccarin, Ron Glass, and Sean Maher still to go. Gina Torres, who played Zoe on the series, previous appeared in an episode inspired by reality TV.
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