Captain Mal Reynolds and his motley crew of space traders get a job that seems to be right up their alley. Gangster Adelai Niska wants them to rob a train and deliver the goods to them. Mal and Zoey have little trouble getting the job done and even convincing the local authorities that are just a married couple who have come looking for work. When the overhear that the stolen cargo was urgently needed medical supplies, Mal reconsiders whether he wants to do Nishka's dirty work. Back on the ship, Dr. Simon Tam continues to worry about his sister River who is still having nightmares about her institutionalization. Written by
Did You Know?
Since this second episode was actually the first to be aired, Joss Whedon
and Tim Minear
had to introduce the characters to the new audience, even though many elements of these introductions were covered in the actual pilot, Firefly: Serenity
(2002). Quite a bit of the dialogue alludes to information provided in the pilot. See more
When Serenity leaves the planet, its running lights are switched: the port lights are green when they should be red and the starboard lights are red when they should be green. See more
Ladies and menfolk,
[holds out a slip of paper
we have ourselves a job.
[Zoe grabs the slip with a smile
Take us out of the world, Wash. Got us some crime to be done.
References Starship Troopers
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more