Season 1, Ep 14, Aired
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  • Episode Description
  • Saffron (from "Our Mrs. Reynolds") returns - after Mal breaks up her current gig, she convinces him and the crew to help out with a "perfect crime" that isn't. The crime: go to Bellerophon and steal a criminal's prototype laser gun from his collection. The plan: Saffron and Mal sneak in and dump the gun down the trash, bypassing security, and the Serenity crew grab it from the disposal system. Of course, this is Saffron, and things don't quite turn out as planned... Meanwhile, Simon figures out Jayne betrayed them (in "Ariel") and the two have words.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Nathan Fillion

    Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds

  • Christina Hendricks


  • Dwier Brown

    Durran Haymer

  • Gina Torres


  • Alan Tudyk


  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • Trash

    By joxerlives, Jan 06, 2012

  • They have had better episodes.

    By Parricida, Jan 16, 2009

  • The return of the all-time great double crosser, Saffron, ends with a naked Mal, perched on a rock, in the middle of nowhere. Nothing out of the ordinary about that!

    By la_survive, Feb 18, 2008

  • Any episode that begins with Mal sitting naked on a rock is going to get some serious attention.

    By rocco_lampone, Jun 05, 2007

  • Mrs. Reynolds strikes back

    By ionee24, Apr 28, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • (naked, stranded in the desert) Mal: Well, that went well...

    • Monte: Mal, I want you to meet my Bridget. (Mal and Saffron/Bridget draw guns) So, you guys have met?

    • Monty: I shaved off my beard for you, devil woman!

    • Saffron: I'll die.
      Mal: Well, as a courtesy, you might start gettin' busy on that 'cause all this chatterin' ain't doin' me any kindness.

    • Saffron: Oh yeah, just like old times.
      Mal: We don't have any old times, I just don't want you pullin' a pistol out of--of anywhere.
      Saffron: You missed a spot.
      Mal: Can't miss a place you've never been.

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    Notes (3)

    • The laser gun was called the Lassiter. John Lasseter was the director of Toy Story, which was written by Firefly creator Joss Whedon.

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: June 28, 2003 on Fox Latin America
      UK: July 21, 2003 on Sci-Fi Channel
      Canada: November 24, 2003 on Space Channel
      Netherlands: August 15, 2009 on Sci-Fi

    • This episode takes place after "War Stories" in the episode order.

    Trivia (7)

    • Mal receives several injuries in previous episodes, including: "Serenity," "Train Job," "Shindig", and "Out of Gas." Yet there are no visible scars when he is seen naked at the end of the episode.

    • Near the end of the episode, when Saffron is in the garbage crate, we can see lots of rubbish, but it is shown in the episode that after each piece of waste is disposed, the crate is taken away to the reclamation area. On top of this, the whole system itself seems inefficient. The crates are big enough to store lots of rubbish, but they are picked up 30 seconds after a piece of garbage has been disposed. Surely, it would be more cost-effective to wait until the crate is full before taking it for reclamation?

    • Trivia: Among the items in the "Earth that was" collection there are several US dollar bills; a U.S. telephone box; a model sailing ship; several vases; a grand piano; a grandfather clock; and several paintings, including the Mona Lisa.

    • Trivia: The outfit that Inara is wearing at the end of the episode is the same one she is wearing the flashback in ”Out of Gas."

    • Trivia: At the end of the episode, when Mal is butt naked and talking to Zoe and Wash, when they're leaving him Wash tells Zoe, barely audibly if you listen carefully, "Zoe, he's Jewish!" You can try guessing what he's referring to.

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