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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In the battle for Serenity Valley, the Browncoats can be seen carrying G36k assault rifles by Heckler & Koch, a variant of the service rifle of the German Army since 1997. 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
[on merchandise they've just stolen
I'd say worth a little risk.
Yeah, that was some pretty risky sittin' ya did there.
That's right, of course. 'Cause they wouldn't arrest me if we got boarded. I'm just the pilot. I could always say that I was flying the ship by accident.
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more