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?
The boots that Jubal Early wears are made by New Rock, a Spanish brand that specializes in metal-plated leather goth boots. See more
When Jubal Early confronts Simon Tam in the corridor, he tells Simon, "The warrant doesn't specify any particular need for you to be alive" but, in the opening scene, when Jubal looks at the warrant, it clearly says, "Wanted Alive." See more
I only hurt people because they keep getting in the way of me finding you. Tell her.
What am I? Your advocate?
You are starting now.
He's really very... gentle... and fuzzy. We're becoming fast friends.
You folks are all insane.
Well, my sister's a ship. We had a complicated childhood.
Referenced in Firefly: Trash
The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more