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 big fight scene with Niska's men was actually a part of a scene that had originally been written and choreographed for an Angel episode, but Tim Minear changed the names in the script and handed it to Joss to use on Firefly. Angel was still in the scene in a sense, however: one of Niska's thugs, the guy that Wash hits with the ATV, was played by David Boreanaz's stunt double from Angel. 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
Mal, if you're being a gentleman, I may die of shock.
[with a smirk Mal half bows, turns and walks out; goes back in just to be annoying
Have you got time to do *my* hair?
References Starship Troopers
The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more