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The Message 

A dying request from an old army buddy turns treacherous for Mal, Zoë, and the rest of the crew.

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Tim Minear

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Joss Whedon | 1 more credit »
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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
Jonathan M. Woodward ... Tracey Smith
Richard Burgi ... Lieutenant Womack
Al Pugliese ... Amnon
Tod Nakamura ... Fendris
Craig Vincent ... Skunk
Morgan Rusler ... Barker
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Storyline

Mal and his crew are having entertainment in a space station and Mal goes to the post office to check and he receives a big trunk addressed to Zoe and him. When he opens the box, he finds the corpse of their army pal Private Tracey. They also find a message from Tracey asking Mal and Zoe to deliver his boy to his parents in a planet. The Serenity heads to the planet and out of the blue, she is attacked by another spaceship. Ml asks Simon to make an autopsy in Tracey and they discover that the man is alive. What has happened to Tracey? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 July 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Kaylee is listening to Tracey's message in the engine room, just past her hammock you can see a statue of Han Solo frozen in Carbonite as a decoration on the bulkhead. See more »

Goofs

While listening to Tracey's recorded message, Jayne removes the hat he received from his mother, but in the next shot he is seen in the background wearing the hat once again. See more »

Quotes

Tracey: Do you think I'm stupid?
Mal: In every way possible.
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References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes
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The Corpse and the Message
2 November 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Mal and his crew are having entertainment in a space station and Mal goes to the post office to check and he receives a big trunk addressed to Zoe and him. When he opens the box, he finds the corpse of their army pal Private Tracey. They also find a message from Tracey asking Mal and Zoe to deliver his boy to his parents in a planet. The Serenity heads to the planet and out of the blue, she is attacked by another spaceship. Ml asks Simon to make an autopsy in Tracey and they discover that the man is alive. What has happened to Tracey?

"The Message" is a strange episode with a weird story. The idea of smuggling human organs using the body is creepy and is not reasonable. But the episode works. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Message"


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