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?
The two-hour Firefly: Serenity
(2002) was originally intended as the pilot for the show. The network (FOX) however, decided not to air it, citing that they wanted a pilot with a more action-packed feel to it. With exactly one weekend to write a new pilot, executive producers Joss Whedon
and Tim Minear
wrote Firefly: The Train Job
(2002), which appeared first on the show. A slightly retooled version of "Serenity" was later showed as an 'origins' story after Firefly
(2002) had been canceled. See more
When Mal is fighting with Crow on the ship, he falls over the shipment of containers, knocking some of them over. In the next shot, the containers are standing upright again. See more
I wish I could help.
[Inara turns to face him & he realizes what he said
I mean... I don't wanna help- Not *help* help, but- Not with the thieving, but-
[Inara smiles, tries not to laugh
I do feel awfully useless.
You could always pray they make it back safely.
I don't think the captain would much like me praying for him.
Don't tell him. I never do.
Referenced in Slither
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more