"Firefly" The Message (TV Episode 2003) Poster

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Although it is not the last episode aired, this was the last episode ever shot.
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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).
The establishing shot of The Battle of Du-Khang is actually footage from the film "Demolition Man" (1993). Its use here includes added laser-fire and a ship flying across the screen.


The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

By the time this episode was shot the cast and crew knew that the show would be canceled. When Greg Edmonson wrote the music for the funeral scene at the end, he told Joss Whedon that he wasn't saying good bye to the character Tracey, he was saying good bye to the show.

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