Mal and the Serenity crew are celebrating Simon's birthday when there is a fire in the engine room. Soon Keylee learns that the life support system is not working since they need a new converter. Mal order his crew to live Serenity in the two shuttles and Wash releases a distress signal. While breathing with difficulty, Mal recalls how most of the members of his crew joined him in the Serenity while waits for a miracle.
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
Mal narrates the pre-credit opening rather than Book. The introduction at the beginning of the show in this episode is somewhat different from the normal introduction, but close-captioning displayed the words for the normal introduction. See more
In the scene where Zoe and Mal meet Jayne for the first time,
each Mal close-up shows his bangs blowing in a steady breeze, but when we see him and Zoe together, his hair barely ever moves. See more
Kaylee. Kaylee, look at me. I need you up in the engine room figurin' out what caused this.
[looking toward the injured Zoë
She ain't moving.
Serenity's not moving.
Referenced in Firefly: Ariel
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more