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
Did You Know?
The antique pistol is called the "Lassiter" (DVD subtitle spelling). It's likely named after Pixar's John Lasseter; Firefly creator Joss Whedon co-wrote "Toy Story". See more
In the opening sequence Malcolm Reynolds and Saffron brawl. At the end Saffron says something of the order that "Malcolm Reynolds is a liar." At which point Monte says "I never told you his name." Implying that this evidence proves Saffron is lying and up to some antics. However by Malcolm and Saffron's initial reactions showed that they had been acquainted and it would be quite possible they knew each other's names. 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