The Alliance has placed a bounty on River Tam's head and a bounty Hunter named Jubal Early sets out to claim the bounty and tracks down the Serenity crew. Jubal sneaks on-board the Serenity while the crew is asleep to capture River and Simon and return them to the Alliance, so he can be paid for their capture and only River can stop him. Written by
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The bounty hunter, Jubal Early, was named after layer and Confederate general, Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 - March 2, 1894), who attempted (and failed) to invade Washington, D.C. in 1864. Joss Whedon
named the character as such after hearing that Nathan Fillion
is related to the general, who died in 1894. Jubal Early is also the name of a ferry between the Maryland and Virginia sides of the Potomac River. See more
(at around 12 mins) While Kaylee is revealing River's extraordinary killing skills in the common area, you can see a crew member on the left side of the screen, bent over the counter reading a binder. See more
Little River just gets more colorful by the moment. What'll she do next?
Either blow us all up or rub soup in our hair. It's a toss-up.
I hope she does the soup thing. It's always a hoot, and we don't all die from it.
Referenced in Firefly: Trash
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more