Richard Castle thinks a murder is a voodoo ritualistic murder when a silver coin is found in the mouth of an adult male murdered victim. When other deaths pop up including a young girl with a silver coin in her mouth, it's up to the team to find the connection. Written by
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Nathan Fillion played "Malcolm Reynolds" in the series Firefly (2002); in the episode "Our Mrs Reynolds" Malcolm is advised that sleeping with a character, who happens to be a red headed antagonist, will result in him going to a "very special kind of hell" the same line Castle uses to describe living near his equally antagonistic and red headed ex-wife. See more
The top right Vévé in the initial shot of the Nigerian drug lord's lair is that of Maman Brigitte, a loa only worshipped in Haitian vodou (and some rather syncretistic versions of Catholicism). Since it has been stated earlier in this episode that the vodou ceremonies shown were "hardcore Nigerian", it would be more than unlikely to find someone adhering to the Nigerian branch of the religion using the symbol of a loa from Haitian vodou. See more
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She's Auntie Mame on meth!
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Don't Dig Nuttin'
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