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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For some reason, Jayne can be seen wearing an old-style German police jacket from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. See more
Early on in the episode, when Mal, Zoë and Jayne are breaking into the vault of a derelict carrier in space, we see Mal floating upside down looking at the spaceship's vault. The 'sticky' explosive that Mal asks Jayne for seconds later can already be seen on and around the vault lock. See more
I don't understand why we didn't leave that son of a bitch in a pool of his own blood.
We'd be dead. Can't get paid if your dead.
Can't get paid if you crawl away like a bitty little bug neither. I got a share of this job. 10 percent of nothing is... let me do the math here... nothing, and a nothing...