Mal and the Serenity crew are celebrating Simon's birthday when there is a fire in the engine room. Soon Keylee learns that the life support system is not working since they need a new converter. Mal order his crew to live Serenity in the two shuttles and Wash releases a distress signal. While breathing with difficulty, Mal recalls how most of the members of his crew joined him in the Serenity while waits for a miracle. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
When Inara tells Simon, "I don't want to die at all," she is thinking of a disease that is killing her. Morena admitted in her answer to a fan's question at a convention that if Joss Whedon had told the fan's friend that Inara is dying, then it must be true. See more
Kaylee has just put Simon's birthday cake down on the table when the explosion happens, but in many subsequent shots of both the table and the floor in the dining room, the cake is nowhere to be seen. See more
Looks can be deceiving.
Not as deceiving as a low down, dirty... deceiver.
Well said. Wasn't that well said, Zoë?
It had a kinda poetry to it, sir.
Referenced in Firefly: Ariel
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more