River has a daydream and holds one of Jayne's weapon believing it was a tree branch; suddenly she awakes and sees Mal and the crew scary. River overhears Mal and the crew discussing about her and she feels rejected. Meanwhile, the ruthless bounty hunter Jubal Early, who has tracked down River, boards the Serenity while everybody is sleeping. He subdues Mal and locks the crew in the cabins; ties Kaylee up in the engine room; hits Shepherd Book on the head; and he finally captures Simon to force him to deliver his sister. However River is missing and out of the blue, she tells through the communication system that she felt rejected and had melted away becoming part of Serenity. The skeptical Early does not believe first, but soon she is convinced she is telling the truth. What will happen to River?
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 - March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in the Civil War. Early was promoted to brigadier general after the First Battle of Bull Run. He was present at the Battle of Malvern Hill, the Battle of Cedar Mountain, the Second Battle of Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Shenandoah Valley, the Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, the battle for Richmond and Petersburg, and Waynesboro. He was at almost every significant battle of the civil war. The fact that he survived so many engagements is remarkable. See more
(at around 12 mins) While Kaylee is revealing River's extraordinary killing skills in the common area, you can see a crew member on the left side of the screen, bent over the counter reading a binder. See more
I don't belong... dangerous like you. Can't be controlled... can't be trusted. Everyone could just go on without me and not have to worry. People could be who they wanted to be, could be with the people they wanted. Live simple. No secrets.
I'll be fine. I'll be your bounty, Jubal Early. And I'll just fade away.
The originally-aired version of Objects in Space included a longer version of the scene beginning where Mal and Inara argue (and River comes in to hear their thoughts), clarifying that their discussion is about Inara's imminent departure. The home video version was shortened to match Joss Whedon's intentions, but includes the long version as a deleted scene. (On DVD, this is all explained in the menu, but on Blu-ray it is not.) See more
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more