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... See full summary »

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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 Daniel Williamson

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Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 - March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in the Civil War. Early was promoted to brigadier general after the First Battle of Bull Run. He was present at the Battle of Malvern Hill, the Battle of Cedar Mountain, the Second Battle of Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Shenandoah Valley, the Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, the battle for Richmond and Petersburg, and Waynesboro. He was at almost every significant battle of the civil war. The fact that he survived so many engagements is remarkable. See more »

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When Jubal Early has landed on Serenity after leaving his craft, he looks into the Galley through the external windows. He crawls forward on the exterior of the hull and places his hand on the window frame just before his head appears from the top of the window. He is in Free Space but his hand is bare, not in the Space suit glove he was wearing when he closed the Airlock on his own craft. See more »

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Jubal Early: [as he free tumbles through space] Well, here I am.
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Referenced in Firefly: Trash (2003) See more »

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The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
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Performed by Sonny Rhodes
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Beautiful- The Highlight of Whedon's Career
17 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is a real stunner through and through. From the opening walking shot to the breathtaking scene in space to the final scene with the marble, this episode is a masterpiece if only due to its cinematography.

What makes it an eternal classic is the fact that on a conceptual level it integrates 14 episodes of plot, reveals a huge mystery, resolves a character, presents the fantastical without appearing fake or oblique, presents the ideas of choice and justice as fundamental, and thereby delivers the greatest ensemble television piece ever to have existed and be rewarded with cancellation because of its virtues.


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