A woman claiming to be Mal's wife appears aboard Serenity. Everyone is shocked by Mal's new wife, Saffron, and reacts differently for Jayne is jealous, Inara is outraged, Kaylee is happy for Mal, while Zoe, Wash, Book, Simon and River don't know what to think. Written by
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This is the only episode in which River does not speak. She had lines in the original shooting script, but they were cut before the episode made it to air. See more
Jayne says that his gun ("Vera") needs oxygen around it to fire. The gun is shown with standard projectile rounds which produce all the oxygen they need. The producers were not sure if "Vera" would need oxygen to fire. So they asked a gun expert, who gave them the wrong information, according to commentary on the DVDs. See more
We've been wed. Aren't we to become one flesh?
Well, no. Uh, we're still two fleshes here.
Referenced in NCIS: Conspiracy Theory
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more