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Added by chrisdvanne on Mar 31, 2016 | 3 COMMENTS

Firefly & TSCC references On Castle's The G.D.S.

I have listed for you the references to Firefly and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles that have been made on Summer's episode of Castle "The G.D.S." and that you may have missed.

Since we learned that Summer would make a guest appearance on Castle 8.14 "The G.D.S." as private investigator Kendall Frost, fans were eager to see if Nathan - or Castle's writers - would slip allusions to Summer's previous works into this episode. And there have been a few...but they were not as clear as some of the nods to Firefly that have come up in other episodes of Castle, such as Nathan's "Space Cowboy" Halloween costume in Castle 2.06 "Vampire Weekend". Of course, just because Nathan and Summer are on screen together does not mean anything and everything they do is a reference to Firefly or TSCC. and you might feel some of these are a stretch. 

And so, off we go. Find below the Firefly & TSCC references I catched (Please feel free to goose me on any that I've missed). Click through or scroll down for details, explanations and clips.


1. Summer dressed as an L.A. Police Officer

In Castle, Kendall first appears dressed up as a cop at the cemetery, which reminds us of Cameron posing as a police officer in TSCC 1.07 'The Demon Hand'.

TSCC reference in Castle - Summer's character in police uniform


2. We have met before

When Richard Castle is brought to a table of G.D.S. members, his first line to Kendall was "Hey, I know you!" and the nerd in me immediately thought, "Of course you do Captain Malcolm Reynolds, she was a passenger on your ship Serenity!".

Firefly reference in Castle - Nathan recognizes Summer


3. Name-dropping terminated

At the hotel suite, Alexis says Zenith Studios ruined the Nikki Heat movie series, to which Richard Castle replied, "Not ruined...destroyed, terminated!". Of course, the use of the word "terminated" is a clear nod to Summer's role in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 

tscc reference in Castle - The studios TERMINATED the Nikki Heat movie franchise


4. Is that River Tam's axe?

At the director's house, an axe that looked similar to the one used by River in Serenity - although the design was different - could be seen seen next to the murder's weapon.

firefly reference in Castle - Is that River Tam's axe?


5. She is deadly with her brain with a rifle

Gerald McRaney's character references to Kendall martial art skills, "She is a master of Krav Maga", and sneakery has RIVER TAM all over it. Also McRaney mentioned she can kill you with a rifle, which echoes River's famous line in Firefly 1.11 Trash, "Also, I can kill you with my brain."

firefly reference in Castle - She is a master of Krav Maga

firefly reference in Castle - She is deadly with a rifle

That's it! How many references did you catch when you watched the episode? Feel free to comment below.

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Total comments: 3

  Message #1 | Cammy | 2016 Mar 31, 19:44 GMT

Hmhmm. I got the first three. The rest of them were just too subtle for me lol.

  Message #2 | chrisdvanne | 2016 Mar 31, 20:04 GMT

Years of watching TV have made me into a Easter eggs expert wink

  Message #3 | REG | 2016 Apr 08, 11:10 GMT

I got the first 3 but the last two I completely missed.

On a side note Krav Maga is one of the styles of martial arts that Batman uses.

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