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
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Mal narrates the pre-credit opening rather than Book. The introduction at the beginning of the show in this episode is somewhat different from the normal introduction, but close-captioning displayed the words for the normal introduction. See more
The leather rope necklace that Zoe wears is a symbol of her commitment to Wash (like a wedding ring), but in the flashback scenes in this episode where Zoe and Wash first meet and when Mal and Zoe first enter Serenity, she is wearing the necklace. (However, the information of the commitment symbolism comes from the costume designer on the DVD commentary for the episode "Shindig" and might not be canon as created by Joss Whedon
or the other writers. Therefore this may not be a true continuity error if the symbolism exists only in the designer's concept.) See more
[after Mal first introduces Zoë to Wash
Great, ain't he?
I don't like him.
Just somethin' about him bothers me.
Referenced in Firefly: Ariel
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more