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Shindig 

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In order to secure a job transporting cargo off-planet for a client, Mal attends a social event where a dance with Inara leads to him being challenged to a swordfight in defense of her honor.

Director:

Vern Gillum

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Jane Espenson
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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
Mark Sheppard ... Badger (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Edward Atterton ... Atherton Wing
Larry Drake ... Sir Warwick Harrow
Carl Bresk Carl Bresk ... Wright
Larry Pennell ... Murphy
Michael McMillian ... Younger Hopeful
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Storyline

Mal arrives in a planet with his crew and Badger offers a smuggling job for him. Mal goes with Kaylee to a ball to meet the client Sir Warwick Harrow while Inara attends the same ball with her noble and wealthy client Atherton Wing. When Atherton makes a rude comment about Inara, Mal punches Atherton in the face and is challenged by him to a sword duel. How will Mal defeat his opponent that is a skilled fencer? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

1 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shindig See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The dress that Inara wears to the ball was a (heavily) remade version of costume designer Shawna Trpcic's actual wedding dress. See more »

Goofs

At a number of points during the duel, the 'mist' in the field can be seen being pumped out from behind the tree, not drifting as it should. See more »

Quotes

Atherton Wing: Now there's the smile made of sunlight.
Inara: Atherton, how wonderful to see you.
Atherton Wing: Did you get my message? I was extra appealing.
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Connections

Referenced in White Noise 2: The Light (2007) See more »

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The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes
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Favorite Episode
22 February 2006 | by CharlesVonFunhammerSee all my reviews

It's hard, when pretty much every episode is my favorite one, because each one brings something completely new, funny, and awesome. Shindig is a great episode because it's upbeat and amusing, without getting dark or "series-plot" heavy. It really isn't about River's past, or Book's identity. It's a day in their lives. It shows us what they do on a day to day basis, more or less. Again, the effects are used wonderfully and not over done, the acting is as tight as it gets, and the humor...my god the humor. Nathan again proves his range as an actor having some of the funniest lines in the series while still being completely serious. It's a beautifully shot episode, and paced near perfectly. It's a great window into Whedon's universe and we really get a great deal of information about the "upper" culture (whereas we mostly got the "lower" before). As any Firefly fan I'm sure I could rant on for hours about my love of the series, but I figure 2 minutes is long enough.


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