Captain Mal Reynolds and his motley crew of space traders get a job that seems to be right up their alley. Gangster Adelai Niska wants them to rob a train and deliver the goods to them. Mal and Zoey have little trouble getting the job done and even convincing the local authorities that are just a married couple who have come looking for work. When the overhear that the stolen cargo was urgently needed medical supplies, Mal reconsiders whether he wants to do Nishka's dirty work. Back on the ship, Dr. Simon Tam continues to worry about his sister River who is still having nightmares about her institutionalization.
Did You Know?
The big fight scene with Niska's men was actually written and choreographed for Angel
(1999), but Tim Minear
changed the names in the script and handed it to Joss Whedon
to use on Firefly. Angel was still in this scene in a sense, however: the guy that Wash hits with the ATV, was played by Angel's stunt double. See more
Right after pulling-off the 'Crazy Ivan' maneuver, 'Wash' is seen with his arms outstretched and hands holding on to the pilot's control which is not even there. See more
I wish I could help.
[Inara turns to face him & he realizes what he said
I mean... I don't wanna help- Not *help* help, but- Not with the thieving, but-
[Inara smiles, tries not to laugh
I do feel awfully useless.
You could always pray they make it back safely.
I don't think the captain would much like me praying for him.
Don't tell him. I never do.
References Starship Troopers
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more