Firefly (2002–2003)
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Heart of Gold 

A Companion-trained friend of Inara's who runs a brothel on a remote planet calls for help from Serenity when a local reveals his intentions to take the baby from a woman he impregnated.

Director:

Thomas J. Wright

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Brett Matthews
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds
Gina Torres ... Zoë Washburne
Alan Tudyk ... Hoban 'Wash' Washburne
Morena Baccarin ... Inara Serra
Adam Baldwin ... Jayne Cobb
Jewel Staite ... Kaylee Frye
Sean Maher ... Dr. Simon Tam
Summer Glau ... River Tam
Ron Glass ... Shepherd Derrial Book
Melinda Clarke ... Nandi
Kimberly McCullough ... Chari
Fredric Lehne ... Rance Burgess (as Fredric Lane)
Tracy Ryan ... Petaline (as Tracy Leah Ryan)
Heather Black ... Helen
Angie Hart Angie Hart ... Lucy
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Storyline

Inara receives a distress call from her old friend Nandi, who owns a brothel on a moon. Mal and his crew heads to the place and they learn that the leader of the town Rance Burgess has an infertile wife and the prostitute Petaline is pregnant of him. Now he wants the baby to raise with his family. Mal and his crew decide to help Nandi, Petaline and the other girls, defending the brothel from Rance Burgess. Meanwhile Mal an Nandi feel attracted for each other hurting the feelings of Inara. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

4 August 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This episode was nominated for a Hugo Award for Dramatic Presentation: Short Form. See more »

Goofs

When Wash is shooting at Rance's men on board the Serenity, he is shown using a large caliber revolver. The chamber never revolves when he fires. And while he fires much faster than should be possible for a revolver of that caliber, they can be loaded with less powerful rounds, a .38 loaded in a .357 for example. See more »

Quotes

Emma: Shepherd...
Shepherd Book: No, thank you!
Emma: We were hoping we might have a prayer meeting?
Lucy: We ain't had one in months, 'cept what Emma here reads out on Sunday.
Emma: Last Shepherd to come by was springtime, and he only read the one passage, and he took it out in trade off both of us.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes
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True Feelings
2 November 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Inara receives a distress call from her old friend Nandi, who owns a brothel on a moon. Mal and his crew heads to the place and they learn that the leader of the town Rance Burgess has an infertile wife and the prostitute Petaline is pregnant of him. Now he wants the baby to raise with his family. Mal and his crew decide to help Nandi, Petaline and the other girls, defending the brothel from Rance Burgess. Meanwhile Mal an Nandi feel attracted for each other hurting the feelings of Inara.

"Heart of Gold" is an episode of "Firefly" full of action and feelings. Inara shows her feelings for Mal but does not disclose to him. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Heart of Gold"


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