When Mal bumps in to his ex-wife, Saffron, he has to make a difficult decision whether or not to trust her as she offers the crew the chance to make a handsome profit from a mission that will take them to the planet Balerephon, where they'll have to steal a heavily guarded, priceless Earth antique. However, Inara does not trust Saffron from the last time (see 'Our Mrs. Reynolds') and plots with Mal to have an alternate plan. Meanwhile, Jayne is concerned that Simon and River will discover that he sold them out to the Alliance on Ariel. Written by
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While Mal, Saffron, and Durran are having their confrontation in the artifacts room, Mal sarcastically calls her "YoSaffBridge." This is a contraction of all the aliases he has heard her use during their acquaintance (Yolanda, Saffron, and Bridget). Interestingly, the English-language DVD subtitle for the made-up name "YoSaffBridge" misidentifies it as a Chinese word. See more
In the opening scene, the time is day. Then the scene shifts to Seventy Two Hours Earlier, which becomes night. See more
[walking in on Saffron pointing a gun at Mal, who is standing there holding Durran's historical laser pistol artifact
Now I'm intruding.
Durran, this isn't what it looks like.
Unless it looks like we're stealing your priceless Lassiter, 'cause, that's what we're doin'. Don't ask me 'bout the gun, though, 'cause that's new.
Well, I appreciate your honesty. Not, you know, a lot, but...
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more