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Heart of Gold 

A Companion-trained friend of Inara's who runs a brothel on a remote planet calls for help from Serenity when a local reveals his intentions to take the baby from a woman he impregnated.

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Rance Burgess (as Fredric Lane)
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Inara receives a distress call from her old friend Nandi, who owns a brothel on a moon. Mal and his crew heads to the place and they learn that the leader of the town Rance Burgess has an infertile wife and the prostitute Petaline is pregnant of him. Now he wants the baby to raise with his family. Mal and his crew decide to help Nandi, Petaline and the other girls, defending the brothel from Rance Burgess. Meanwhile Mal an Nandi feel attracted for each other hurting the feelings of Inara. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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This episode was nominated for a Hugo Award for Dramatic Presentation: Short Form. See more »

Goofs

When Wash is shooting at Rance's men on board the Serenity, he is shown using a large caliber revolver. The chamber never revolves when he fires. And while he fires much faster than should be possible for a revolver of that caliber, they can be loaded with less powerful rounds, a .38 loaded in a .357 for example. See more »

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[after Inara agrees to help a friend of hers]
Inara Serra: I suppose you heard most of that?
Mal: [peeking around the shuttle entrance] Only because I was eavesdropping.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes
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True Feelings
2 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Inara receives a distress call from her old friend Nandi, who owns a brothel on a moon. Mal and his crew heads to the place and they learn that the leader of the town Rance Burgess has an infertile wife and the prostitute Petaline is pregnant of him. Now he wants the baby to raise with his family. Mal and his crew decide to help Nandi, Petaline and the other girls, defending the brothel from Rance Burgess. Meanwhile Mal an Nandi feel attracted for each other hurting the feelings of Inara.

"Heart of Gold" is an episode of "Firefly" full of action and feelings. Inara shows her feelings for Mal but does not disclose to him. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Heart of Gold"


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