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
Simon removes a bullet from Kaylee and drops it in a metal tray. The bullet hits the side of the tray and bounces to the bottom, yet only one metallic "clink" is heard, rather than two. 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.
Well, it's good, if the supplies are needed.
We're just happy to be doin' good works.
Referenced in Serenity
The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more