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The Message 

A dying request from an old army buddy turns treacherous for Mal, Zoë, and the rest of the crew.

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Mal and his crew are having entertainment in a space station and Mal goes to the post office to check and he receives a big trunk addressed to Zoe and him. When he opens the box, he finds the corpse of their army pal Private Tracey. They also find a message from Tracey asking Mal and Zoe to deliver his boy to his parents in a planet. The Serenity heads to the planet and out of the blue, she is attacked by another spaceship. Ml asks Simon to make an autopsy in Tracey and they discover that the man is alive. What has happened to Tracey? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The hat Jayne's mother made for her son became a fan favorite, with people creating their own knit and crochet versions and one fan even writing a song about it ("Jayne's Hat" by Stan Peal). See more »

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The straw on Jayne's knit cap disappears and reappears repeatedly. See more »

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Lieutenant Womack: [to Jayne] That hat makes you look like an idiot.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes
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The Corpse and the Message
2 November 2016 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Mal and his crew are having entertainment in a space station and Mal goes to the post office to check and he receives a big trunk addressed to Zoe and him. When he opens the box, he finds the corpse of their army pal Private Tracey. They also find a message from Tracey asking Mal and Zoe to deliver his boy to his parents in a planet. The Serenity heads to the planet and out of the blue, she is attacked by another spaceship. Ml asks Simon to make an autopsy in Tracey and they discover that the man is alive. What has happened to Tracey?

"The Message" is a strange episode with a weird story. The idea of smuggling human organs using the body is creepy and is not reasonable. But the episode works. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Message"


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