In the first half of the original pilot episode, the crew of Serenity takes on several passengers and make their way to another planet to try and sell goods they salvaged from a wrecked ship. Their efforts are impeded, though, when Wash and Mal realize that there is an undercover alliance fed on board. In the second half of the original pilot, Simon struggles to save Kaylee, and in turn River and himself while Mal, Zoe, and Jayne attempt to unload the cargo from the salvage to a trigger-happy mayor of a border moon. Written by
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Although this was the original series pilot, introducing the characters and setting up their story arcs, it was the final episode broadcast in the show's original run on Fox. See more
During the Crazy Ivan maneuver, the shots of the engine pod flipping over and back have been switched. It shows the left engine pod switching from reversed to normal, the ship turns around, then the pod switches from normal to reversed. See more
It's been a long time since Patience shot me and that was due to a perfectly legitimate conflict of interest. I got no grudge. She owns half that damn moon now.
Referenced in Serenity
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more