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Firefly: Serenity (2)

Mal and his crew discovers what Simon is hiding in his cargo - his sister River. Simon is only trying to hide her away from the Alliance. Mal realizes helping Simon hiding her can cause trouble for him and his crew. Meanwhile, the crew still have to finish conducting business with Patience, while trying to dodge a Reaver ship along the way.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x12
Production Number: 1AGE79
Airdate: Friday December 20th, 2002

Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon

Alternate Airdates:

NL (Sci-Fi) Aug 08, 2009

Guest Stars
Carlos JacottCarlos Jacott
As Lawrence Dobson
Bonnie BartlettBonnie Bartlett
As Patience
Main Cast
Nathan FillionNathan Fillion
As Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
Alan TudykAlan Tudyk
As Wash
Morena BaccarinMorena Baccarin
As Inara Serra
Adam BaldwinAdam Baldwin
As Jayne Cobb
Jewel StaiteJewel Staite
As Kaylee
Sean MaherSean Maher
As Dr. Simon Tam
Summer GlauSummer Glau
As River Tam
Ron GlassRon Glass
As The Shepherd Book
Episode Notes
Was the last Firefly episode aired by FOX.

Even though this episode wasn't aired till December, it is actually part two of the pilot episode creator Joss Whedon had intended for FOX to air first. FOX instead aired "The Train Job" as its pilot episode.

Episode Quotes
Mal: Kaylee comes through, you and your sister'll get off in Whitefall.
Simon: If she doesn't come through?
Mal: Then you're getting off a mite sooner.

Wash: Can we maybe vote on the whole murdering people issue?
Mal: We do not vote on my ship because my ship is not the gorramn town hall!

Mal: I didn't think Trans-U still operated.
Wash: They don't.
Mal: Get me a visual.
Wash: They're still too far out to --
Mal: Get me something!
Wash: I'm picking up a lot of radiation...they're burning without core containment. Well, that's, that's suicide...
Mal looks up at the screen
Mal: Reavers.

Simon: I don't understand.
Zoe: You've never heard of Reavers?
Simon: Campfire stories... Men gone savage at the edge of space, killing, and...
Zoe: They're not stories.
Wash: What happens if they board us?
Zoe: If they take the ship, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh and sew our skins into their clothing and if we're very very lucky, they'll do it in that order.

Mal: Getting awful crowded in my sky.

Mal: I'd appreciate it if you all would ride back over and circle around. I don't much feel like walking backwards out of this valley, and should I turn, well, I'm not sure I trust your boys here not to get entrepreneurial.
Patience: You are holding an awful lot of coin, there. I can see how the lads might bet tempted.
Mal: But you're a business woman.
Patience: A practical one.

Mal: You got the money back. There's no need for killin'.
Zoe: We're just gonna walk away, sir?
Mal: Guess that's up to Patience here.
Patience: It ain't personal, Mal. You know
you'd do the same.

(Mal sticks the gun at Patience, who is lying down on the ground)
Mal: I did a job. I got nothing but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regards to my character so let me make this abundantly clear. I do the job. (takes the money from her) I get paid.

Mal: How are we doing?
Wash: I don't want to alarm anybody... but I think... we're being followed...

Zoe: Sir? I'd like you to take the helm, please. I need this man to tear all my clothes off.

Book: Is this what life is, out here?
Inara: Sometimes.
Book: I've been out of the abbey two days, I've beaten a Lawman senseless, I've fallen in with criminals... I watched the captain shoot a man I swore to protect. And I'm not even sure if I think he was wrong.
Inara: Shepherd...
Book: I believe I just... I think I'm on the wrong ship.
Inara: Maybe. Or maybe you're exactly where you ought to be.

Mal: Funny how the Lawman got out of his room. You having tied him up so well and all.
Jayne: I didn't have nothing to do with that. Anyway it all turned out just fine. Buzzards're the only ones gonna find him...
Mal: But he did try to make a deal with you, right?
(Mal looks at Jayne)
Mal: How come you didn't turn on me, Jayne?
Jayne: Money wasn't good enough.
Mal: What happens when it is?
Jayne: (smiling) Well that'll be an interesting day.
Mal: I imagine it will.

Simon: I'm trying to put this as delicately as I can... How do I know you won't kill me in my sleep?
Mal: You don't know me, son. So let me explain this to you once: If I ever kill you, you'll be awake, you'll be facing me, and you'll be armed.

Simon: You had The Alliance on you, criminals and savages... half the people on the ship have been shot or wounded including yourself, and you're harboring known fugitives.
Mal: We're still flying.
Simon: That's not much.
Mal: It's enough.

Dobson: Let me speak a language you will understand. Money. This girl is worth a lot of money. I mean a lot. You kill me, there's nothing. But you help me out, you'll have enough to buy your own ship. A better one than this piece of crap.
Jayne: Does helping you out mean turning on the Captain?
Dobson: Yes it does.
Jayne: Let's talk money, Larry.

Kaylee: You are a nice man, Captain. You always look after us. But you got to... you got to have faith in people.

Inara: You're lost in the woods. We all are. Even the captain. The only difference is he likes it that way.

Mal: We do not. We're gonna finish this. There's obstacles in our path, we're gonna deal with them. One by one.

(Mal questions Jayne on why he didn't turn on him with Dobson)
Jayne: Money wasn't good enough.
Mal: And what if it is?
Jayne: Well...that'll be an interestin' day.

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