Firefly (2002–2003)
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Our Mrs. Reynolds 

A woman claiming to be Mal's wife appears aboard Serenity.


Vondie Curtis-Hall (as Vondie Curtis Hall)


Joss Whedon (created by), Joss Whedon




Episode cast overview:
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
Christina Hendricks ... Saffron
Benito Martinez ... Corbin
Erik Passoja ... Bree
Bob Fimiani Bob Fimiani ... Elder Gommen
Alex Stemkovsky ... Bandit #1


Mal and his crew goes to a planet and they party with the locals. When the Serenity leaves the planet, Mal finds a beautiful woman called saffron sneaking in the ship and she tells that she is his wife. Shepherd recalls the party and concludes that Mal has married with Saffron in accordance with the costumes of the planet. While the crew is entertaining with the situation, Mal plans to leave Saffron on the next planet. But out of the blue, he is attacked by Saffron that also attacks Washburne. Who might be the mysterious Mrs. Reynolds? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

4 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The supposedly biblical quote Saffron uses in her seduction of Mal does not appear in the Bible. She may have fabricated it assuming Mal would not know the difference. See more »


An exterior effects shot of Serenity, as it heads toward the net, shows the port-side shuttle still in place despite the fact that Saffron has already departed and stolen the shuttle. See more »


Mal: [to Inara, as he leaves her shuttle after fighting with her] I wasn't looking for a fight!
[He runs into Jayne, who glares at him as he cocks a very big gun]
Mal: Always do seem to find one, though.
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Referenced in NCIS: Conspiracy Theory (2005) See more »


The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes
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An hour of perfect television
17 November 2011 | by el_monty_BCNSee all my reviews

I know it may sound like hyperbole, but no matter how I look at it, I reach the same conclusion: This episode of Firefly is one of the most perfectly constructed pieces of entertainment I have ever seen. It has absolutely everything you could possibly wish for: humour, intrigue, sex, romance, moral dilemmas, action, a neat twist... Moreover, it is a self-contained enough story and so engrossing in itself that even someone watching who is new to the show can still be thoroughly entertained, yet for those who already know the characters, it develops and advances them in subtle but crucial ways. You just couldn't ask for anything more. This should be a blueprint for what every episode in every TV show should strive to be. Firefly was a good show overall, certainly, but this episode alone would more than justify its existence.

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