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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When Serenity first sets down at the Eavesdown Docks on Persephone, Kaylee mentions to Mal that the ship she would like to find a new compression coil, adding that, if the compression coil bursts, the ship would be "drifting." This foreshadows the events of episode 8, "Out of Gas" in which Serenity has an engine failure caused by its faulty compression coil. See more
After Simon asks Mal "What business is that?", Mal punches Simon in the face. When Simon falls down, hands are visible at the bottom left of the screen catching Simon (after 50:13 minutes). See more
So does it happen a lot? Government commandeering your ship, telling you where to go?
That's what governments are for... get in a man's way.
The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more