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Jaynestown 

Mal and the crew of Serenity land to pick up some contraband In Canton, a township on Higgins' Moon, where labor is provided under servitude run by the local magistrate. Jayne had once ... See full summary »

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Fess Higgins (as Zachary Kranzier)
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Mal and the crew of Serenity land to pick up some contraband In Canton, a township on Higgins' Moon, where labor is provided under servitude run by the local magistrate. Jayne had once robbed the boss with a partner but barely escaped by jettisoning from their getaway vehicle his partner (now waiting for revenge) and the money boxes (who have made him a legendary hero). Jayne is recognized by all and "welcomed" accordingly. Sub-plots show Simon and Kaylee face their growing romantic feelings, River first tries to "fix" the Bible and is later traumatized by seeing Book's hair. Meanwhile, Inara is "making a man of" the magistrate's resentful son who helps the crew escape out of spite to his father. But there has been a confrontation with Jayne's abandoned partner whose vengeful shotgun kills one of Jayne's young hero-worshipers, bringing Jayne to verge of philosophy with Mal. Written by anonymous

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Trivia

Adam Baldwin admitted to swiping the Jayne statue's head as a souvenir after filming the episode. Later on, additional shots were needed for the episode (scene where the crew first sees the statue) and the crack where the head was broken off and then reattached is visible. See more »

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The mud left on Simon's shoulder by the foreman slapping his back disappears soon after, despite his having had no opportunity to change or clean his jacket. See more »

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[to Inara]
Kaylee Frye: Bye now! Have good sex!
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Featured in The Alyona Show: Episode 1 (2009) See more »

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Hero of Canton
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Written by Ben Edlund
Performed by Cast of Firefly: The Mudders (uncredited)
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The Hero
29 October 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Mal and his crew go to a planet where miners are explored by Magistrate Higgins and weapons are forbidden to bring cargo to the Serenity and Jayne is afraid to go with them. He explains that four years ago, his partner Stitch Hessian and he robbed the powerful Magistrate. However, while fleeing, there was a problem with their vehicle and he throw Stitch and the money off. But Mal forces Jayne to go with the group and he discovers that he is a hero for the miners and the population that collected the money. Meanwhile Inara schedules and encounter with the Magistrate. She finds that Higgins appointment is indeed for his son that is virgin. When the Magistrate learns that Jayne is in the town, he releases Stitch that is seeking revenge with a shotgun. What will happen to Jayne?

"Jaynestown" is another engaging episode of "Firefly". The lack of character of Jayne is amazing and his behavior is amoral many times. The sweet Inara saves the Serenity and her friends with her attitude towards Fess. The romance of Kaylee and Simon is funny and entertaining. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Jaynestown"


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