Firefly

Season 1 Episode 12

Trash

13
Aired Friday 8:00 PM Unknown on FOX
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  • Trash

    8.0
    The good;

    Real white knuckle stuff with Zoe and Kaylee on the garbage barge, Indy snatching his hat close. Also love a paralysed, terrified Jayne at Simon's mercy calling out 'Anybody there?" only for River to stick her head around the corner of the door, for such a little thing she can be extremely sinister ("When did your little sister become unbelievably scary?"). 2nd appearance for Saffron and when you see her turn up you just know it's going to be a good one, the interplay between her and Mal and the bitchy rivalry between her and Inara is delicious. Really like Monty too, hope we see him again, with beard or without.



    The bad;

    Doesn't anyone notice a bloody great spaceship like Serenity screwing with the garbage?



    Best line;

    Saffron; (of Mal) "He's my husband"

    Mal; "Well who the hell in the galaxy ain't!?"

    plus

    Doren; (after Mal has explained they're here to steal his property but that Saffron lied to him) "I appreciate your honesty...not you know, a lot...but...."



    Packing heat;

    The whole plot revolves around 'The Lassiter', an antique laser pistol of untold value (check out Jayne's double take when he hears the name). We've seldom seen projectile energy weapons in the Fireflyverse, most people seem to still rely on lead. Noticeably the police on the core worlds seem to use some form of advanced stun guns whilst those on the outer planets stick with bullets. Because they need more firepower out in the wilds or just haven't been issued the new weaponry yet? Inara with a gun, the first time we see her with one. Needless to say it's an elegant, delicate looking affair, maybe a Ruger .22 or something similar.



    Kinky dinky;

    Naked Mal. Give Joss his due, whilst he has plenty of female nudity on his shows he makes sure there's plenty of male eye candy too (Spike, Angel, all the Actives in the Dollhouse showers). He frisks Saf-Brid-Yol commenting he's "never been there before'.



    Capt subtext;

    One thing that was suggested to me in feedback for my review of War Stories is that Inara's customer was able to provide sophisticated medical equipment at the drop of a hat which Simon uses to sew Mal's ear back on. At the end the crew wonder out loud how she's able to do that so easily but if we do believe that Inara is sick, maybe this was all intended for her as part of her treatment?

    Inara accuses Mal of avoiding the core planets not through his hatred for the Alliance or wish to avoid law enforcement but because he's jealous of her clients and wants to stop her working. Mal doesn't mind be called a thief, he just objects to being a 'petty' thief? Or does Inara just mean he's petty about her and a thief? Perhaps Inara resents Saffron so much because she recognises her as a fallen version of herself?



    Total Serenity crew; 9-Inara refers to 'our cut' and actually participates in the plan which is unusual for her (or at least she's the backup for when it inevitably all goes wrong). Simon and River inform Jayne they won't kill him for his betrayal because they consider him part of their crew.



    Knocked out; Jayne by an electric shock

    Book; 2

    Simon; 2

    Kaylee; 1

    Jayne;3

    Mal; 2

    Wash; 1

    Inara; 1

    Zoe; 1

    River; 1



    Women good/men bad;

    Even by his standards Jayne is amazingly crude to Simon and River, threatening to show then his 'man parts' and proclaiming that 'womenfolk ain't to be trusted'. Saffron leaving Mal naked in the desert in undoubteldy funny although would it have been acceptable to us if Mal had done the same to her?



    Happy high-class hookers in Space;

    Inara refers to her 'house mistress', presumably some form of high-ranking companion supervisor/tutor. She also refers to the Geisha dolls Mal has been smuggling, a similar profession to her own. Is she Mal's Geisha Doll? Mal calls Saffron a 'Dirty, dirty whore' as an insult, once again showing how his mind works. Saffron asks Doren if he regards her as his 'Princess in the tower', maybe suggesting she was a companion who made the mistake of becoming a kept woman as a couple of Inara's past clients have wanted of her.



    Alliance good or bad?;

    Mal actually shows real sympathy for Duren even though Saffron claims he's an Alliance war criminal, pronouncing him the one guy 'who don't have it coming'. Maybe Mal is starting to put the war behind him? (Or did his own share of looting which is how he afforded the Serenity?)





    Firefly speak;

    Gorram=goddam.

    Weak tea=not good

    Back birth=idiot

    Companion=high class courtesan

    Gengish=competent

    Doh-ma=understand/understood?

    Rutting=bloody (or perhaps 'fraking'?)

    Chin-cha-da=hell

    Purple belly=officious bureaucrat

    Ta-gow=Oh god!

    Won-gwa-pee= to urinate or defecate

    Gosa=excrement

    Tien-sha-duh=rubbish

    Los-soh-ret=crap

    Dien-dyododo-chowen=bastard

    Wah=what the hell?

    Mah song=quickly

    Jin-seen-yung=idiot

    Nu-shu-quong=nice going

    Mai-hong=hello

    Sheinou-niou=no good

    Mei, mei=little sister

    Niou-se=lame

    Hey-shu-peegou=dumbass

    Moon brain=inbred?

    Jus-sa-gran=dupes/suckers

    Swa-shi=petty, small time



    Crew injured;

    Mal gets a bloody nose from Saf-Brid-Yol.



    Reminds me off;

    Inara's pistol is reminiscent of Princess Leia's in Star Wars. The police vehicles remind me of US Navy Viking ASW planes. The phonebox amongst Doren's collection may refer to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Floating balloons on tethers as we saw in The Initiative and may refer to The Prisoner. One of the fences Mal suggests is called Ellison, again a famous sci-fi author.



    Questions and observations;

    All the mechanics on the Serenity seem to (literally) revolve around the one moving part, it's like the engine on the Beatles' Yellow Submarine or something. So what did happen to Heinrich the security guy? Saffron refers to a fence she has standing by on Prersephone to buy the Lassiter, does she mean Badger? Simon is noticeably dressing down now, no longer so dandy as he used to be (like Wes on Angel). Does River just sense Jayne's betrayal on Ariel or can she actually read his mind? Check out Kaylee's flowery cup, you just instinctively know it's hers. It seems to be you can now fix spinal damage with a simple injection.

    So, River tells Jayne that she can kill him with her mind? Does she mean by telling what she knows? Because she's so much smarter than him? Or does she mean literally, implying once again the supersoldier/Dark Phoenix from the X-men idea?

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    Marks out of 10;

    8 out of 10, an awful lot of fun to be had, as Mal says at the end, it's a good day. For me Firefly is very much hitting it's stride at this point.

  • They have had better episodes.

    6.5
    I really do not know but I did not liked this episode. I somehow felt little stupit and to be honest, we get the real nature of Saffron in her previews appearance - so somehow it felt like something old is just brought in, made another steal something episode without no real value..

    But other than this.. it was adventure episode and the stealing job looked like going wrong all the time.. and when Saffron left Mal into the dessert.. I really wondered - are they going to end it like that but then Inara showed up.. I think it was a clever twist.. I did not expected it.
  • 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!

    9.0
    Top points for this (rather bizarre) episode goes simply for the brilliant final scenes. Mal, naked, sitting on a rock in the middle of nowhere is definitely worth a look (and a second, third, fourth look...)

    From start to finish the episode has the rather unstable feel that "Our Mrs Reynolds" had, due to the fact that Saffron is such an unknown character, and that she spends all her time lying and deceiving, so you are constantly waiting for the rest of the plot to unfold. She is an unusual character, not your typical enemy, but then again, Firefly is not your typical show.

    By this stage I have become a huge Mal fan so the Mal-heavy episodes are my favorites. He is such a cool-cucumber at times, and yet seems to get himself, and his crew, into the most bizarre situations. How on earth could he possibly thought he could trust that lying, scheming, double-crossing snake, Saffron??? It is beyond me how an intelligent, skilled guy thinks like a man every time!

    The plot for this one was great, very clever. It is fun to rob from the rich, and even more fun when there is a great plot twist thrown in. Saffron really plays her part well, she does convince you that she is genuine, even though you know deep down she is going to turn on them all.

    The twist with the husband was clever, and the way she used it to manipulate Mal was perfect. When he sits down next to her you just want to slap him! I mean: "Come on Mal!". Regardless, it is all worth it in the end just to see the final scenes: Inara holding a gun on Saffron and explaining her role in the scheme (Go Inara!) and then to have Mal wander back onto the ship - so happy just as he is, as everyone else cringes... just great Firefly moments!

    Finally, Jayne and Simon have their moment from the previous episode, which gives some closure there. I love River's comment to him: "Also, I can kill you with my brain". Just perfect!

    This is yet another strongly plotted and well presented episode. The return of Saffron makes you feel like an old-school Firefly fan and is a nice touch. A great show.
  • Any episode that begins with Mal sitting naked on a rock is going to get some serious attention.

    10
    Any episode that begins with Mal sitting naked on a rock is going to get some serious attention. Note, however, that it comes immediately after the episode where Inara and the Councilor have a lesbian scene in “War Stories”. This is the episode that serves as a balance to the apparent sexism that many felt the lesbian scene represented. In all fairness, Inara is the Companion, and thus has a character-driven reason for the naked; Mal’s situation is the one that feels more contrived in comparison. Despite that, there’s a theme at work, so Mal’s bare ass is justified. One thing that comes into play more and more in the “complication” phase of the first season (fated to end before any of the plot/character threads could be resolved) is the repeated appearance of acquaintances from Mal’s time in the war. In fact, Mal’s time in the war becomes a matter of central importance, since it begins to explore the depth of his loss of faith in humanity. This comes into play far more in “The Message”, but the teaser shows Mal putting up quite the front for his old war buddy. Mal is never that cheerful. Bringing back Saffron was a very good idea. For one thing, Christina Hendricks has an insane ability to switch from sultry to devious to lethal on a dime. It doesn’t hurt that she’s incredibly hot. Check out the scene where Mal is frisking her for weapons; she gets that little hip thing going that made millions fall in lust with her at the end of “Our Mrs. Reynolds”. Mal knows her tricks, of course, but that makes all the more fun to watch him resist her charms, ample as they are. Mal is all ready to send Saffron out into the middle of nowhere, where she desperately belongs, until she mentions her perfect little crime. Thus begins a clever series of double crosses that plays to the strength of Mal’s little band of thieves. As much as Mal might not be the perfect criminal mastermind, his team is top notch, and they prove it by outfoxing the fox. Saffron, after all, has made a fool out of dozens (if not hundreds) of men (and possibly women). It’s no small thing for Mal’s crew to pull together a successful caper against her. As much as Inara and Mal later use it as a basis for their back-up plan against Saffron, it’s not at all clear whether or not their conversation was part of the ruse. It’s far more likely that it was a legitimate argument that they used when it was convenient. This would actually play well into Mal’s psychology; he would be likely to reclassify the conversation, unpleasant and uncomfortable as it was, as a resource, rather than face the possibilities and emotions behind the words. Speaking of, this is a scene that builds on everything that happened in the first part of the season, where Mal and Inara continually revealed their feelings for one another. Inara continues to represent a kind of redemption in Mal’s eyes; his objections to her profession seem to be more concerned with the “impurity” it lends to his idealized vision of her than an actual disdain for prostitution. It’s an easy place for him to go when her disapproval puts him on the defensive. Inara might have legitimate business reasons for her questions, but if so, why go to all the trouble to use those feminine wiles on Mal? It’s suggested, though far from certain, that Inara suspects that Mal is trying to keep her to himself, arranging jobs in such a way to keep her out of the arms of other, more wealthy and “respectable” men. And she may be right. The question is whether or not Mal is aware of it. Equally, Inara may or may not be fully aware of her own reasons for wanting to get back to “civilization”. Inara bemoans the kind of work that Mal has been doing of late, which has been less than inspiring. But it’s also the kind of work that Mal is likely to get in the space he wants to roam, where he’s free of the demands of the Alliance. Metaphorically, Inara is trying to pull him away from the dangers of too much freedom (expressed by Jayne and the Reavers) towards something closer to the “middle path”. Not Alliance sympathy, of course; just something with less of a negative effect on Mal’s overall outlook on humanity. This is what places the two of them at odds, however postponed: Inara, as a major part of Mal’s redemption, needs to bring him closer to the rest of humanity and its current version of civilization. His current lack of faith in others, beyond his crew, continues to drive him further outside of human civilization. Each is trying, consciously or otherwise, to pull the other into their ideal version of the world. What they both need (and by extension, what the human ‘verse needs) is something in between. Looking at that from a more expansive view, in terms of where the series might have been going, this could have been a sign of Mal’s role with respect to River. River is dangerous because she’s very likely the culmination of everything the Alliance wanted to create as a means of ultimate control. As such, in the hands of agents of change (like a revived Independent movement), River represents a powerful weapon. Mal has the network of old war buddies and criminal elements, as well as a developing reputation; with River (and perhaps others from the Academy) as a resource, he could begin a new movement with relative ease. But for that to result in a better world, Mal would have to resist the urge to go too far, to slip humanity into the madness of the Reavers. This is where his crew comes in: they humanize Mal and represents a means of restoring his faith in people. Inara, Kaylee, Zoe…they all give him a reason to remain moral and decent, even loving. Seeing that struggle play out over several seasons would have been a fascinating and provocative commentary on the human condition. In terms of the episode, of course, it becomes part of Mal’s master plan to outwit and outlast Saffron. Certainly the negative emotions between Mal and Inara are realistic enough. Watching the episode the first time around, it’s easy to sit back and wonder why the crew would go along with the caper with such relative ease. There’s just enough resistance to make it seem plausible, but the scene works much better in retrospect, once it’s clear that the crew is playing along with an elaborate ruse. The ensuing scene between Jayne, Simon, and River picks up on the threads left on the table after “Ariel”. Jayne was conspicuously generous at the beginning of “War Stories”, but he’s not fooling the psychic assassin at all. River communicates, in her own special way, that Jayne is trying to hide his complicity in their capture. This adds a bit of tension to the end of the episode, but also an opportunity to explore Simon’s morality. Jayne is the one person he can’t stand, and the one person he has every reason to hate. If there is one moment where the crew almost breaks the ruse, it’s the critical scene between Inara and Zoe. They simply smile at each other too much while Inara dumps out the all-too-honest opinion about Mal’s decision to trust Saffron. At the same time, it’s important to wrap a lie in a mesh of truths, to make it easier to believe; in that respect, the fact that Zoe and Inara are having a relatively normal conversation before Inara rails against Mal helps to paint the right picture for Saffron. Like with “Ariel”, the caper is fun to watch, especially since they avoid the downside of exposition by showing the highlights while explaining what everyone is supposed to do. While Saffron looks hot leading Mal around the estate, the CGI team gets to show off while Jayne and Kaylee attempt to reprogram the garbage removal bin to drop into a remote location. The writers quickly jump through the hoops to get to the part where things go “not so smooth”. Jayne zaps himself, which drops him right into the waiting hands of Simon, the now very-unhappy medic. The mark, Durran Haymer, walks in on Mal and Saffron in the act of thievery, but sure enough, Durran only has eyes for Saffron. Or Yolanda, in this case. Mal is stunned, at least for a moment, at how quickly Saffron slips into the role of the pleasant and devoted wife, happy as peaches to be back in hubby’s arms. Mal’s attempt to keep on Durran’s good side, despite the fact that he’s robbing the man seconds earlier, is one of the better moments of the episode. Durran, thankfully, is not an idiot. The episode wouldn’t play out nearly so well if he were. Because Durran doesn’t believe Saffron, and because Saffron has gone to great lengths to avoid direct contact with Durran, her emotional response to getting caught is entirely sincere. It’s as if she’s fooled herself into believing that she can come back, when she’s ready, and have the relationship she wanted to have with him. She just about loses her mind when she realizes that it’s over. Even while Kaylee and Zoe manage to complete their part of the plan (if only barely), Mal is forced to keep Saffron on the mission, despite her meltdown. The escape from the estate is almost an afterthought. The real fireworks take place once they get past the pathetic security guards, on the way to the drop point. More than a few conversations in this episode are more revealing than the characters are willing to admit; a better title for this episode might have been “Naked”. Saffron certainly plays Mal for a fool, but she uses real emotion to make it happen. What separates Saffron, a woman who is about as human as Jayne (but a lot more clever and driven), from Mal is her ability to take her emotions and render them meaningless. She has feelings of deep regret, obvious attractions, wants and desires, but she dismisses them as irrelevant as soon as it becomes convenient. Scenes like the one with Durron in the estate show how easily Saffron could lose her sanity and become truly dangerous. While Mal also denies his emotions, he never truly escapes their effect. They continue to inform his decisions, even when he would prefer that they didn’t. For just a moment, the writers leave the audience wondering if Saffron got away with the scheme. The misdirection is that well done. It’s not until Inara shows up in her fetching veiled outfit that the scope of the plan comes together for everyone involved. Saffron is left to be captured, though of course, she would have gotten away eventually. Saffron would have made an interesting recurring villain, if only to see how hot she would be the next time. (If “Kevin Hill” were a better show, it would be worth watching just to see a weekly dose of Christina in action!) Back on Serenity, Jayne awakes to find himself unable to move, completely at Simon’s mercy. As mentioned, this is a pivotal moment in Simon’s characterization. He’s already shown the capacity for criminal mastery in “Ariel”, but no desire to inflict harm on those who deserve it in “War Stories”. This episode confirms his devious character turn, as he speaks very pretty words about not hurting Jayne, all the while giving Jayne a very different impression. River’s parting shot aside, Jayne had to be aware that Simon had ways, other than psychical torture or harm, to get his point across. It’s very unlikely that Jayne will be stupid enough to betray them again. Rounding out the episode’s theme of self-deception, Mal won’t admit for a second that he was actually fooled and beaten by Saffron. After all, since Inara managed to win the day, he doesn’t have to acknowledge his own mistakes at all. The final images are a nice metaphor in that regard: Mal acts like everything is fine, even though he’s walking around naked. The writers don’t take it too far, since it plays better as a concept and joke than something more serious, but there’s a definite vibe regarding an emperor and his new clothes. While it’s a lot more dense in terms of character exploration and hidden meaning than one would expect, given the straightforward nature of the plot, it’s not quite as strong as the episodes that came before it. Part of the problem is that “Out of Gas”, “Ariel”, and “War Stories” are some of the best episodes of the series. Even with the major added bonus that Saffron represents, this episode doesn’t quite delve as deeply into the complex interweaving of plot threads covered in “Ariel” and “War Stories”. This episode is really just a sequel to “Our Mrs. Reynolds”, which itself was not the deepest of episodes. But as with any “Firefly” episode, substantial layers are hidden beneath the surface. The confrontation between Mal and Inara suggests where that relationship (and possibly the series) might have been going. The interaction between Simon and Jayne reveals the changes in Simon’s character since boarding Serenity. For that matter, even the conversation between Zoe and Inara about Wash and his perceptiveness touches on the main theme: deception. It’s the extra layers that give this episode the kick that the writers intended.
  • Mrs. Reynolds strikes back

    10
    Mal strained wife uses his crew to gather a precious artifact from husband number one, while he tries to prove himself to non-wife Inara who has recently stroke a nerve pointing out his lack of skill on the petty thief department. Brat sister River takes fun at being locked down - to hide her from Mrs. Reynold - by taunting Jayne about his girly name much to his annoyance, however, the surprise is on clueless Simon as she reveals him she actually does it for Jayne, because he still feels guilty for selling her in "Ariel". The opportunity presents itself for Simon as Jayne gets hurt during Mrs. Reynolds operation which not only causes Mal to get caught with Saffron but also damages Serenity’s direction that must be repaired by Kaylee in order to rescue their captain. This is when Jayne wakes up from a delicate procedure in which Simon could’ve let him die, crippled him or worst but chose not to because threaten him is so much fun! So fun that his playful little sister shows up on the infirmary to tease him with this tiny piece of information: she can kill him with her brain.

    In the end, everything is good in the ‘verse as Captain’s back up plan kicks in, in the form of Inara, who double crosses Saffron right after she double crosses their man just in time for Serenity to come by and pick their naked captain along with Inara who just retrieved the artifact.
  • The episode "Trash" has Joss Whedon's Firefly characters in a "strange" situation.......the return of Mal's wife=Saffron. Then Saffron stirs up some trouble.......with a hilarious ending.

    10
    Being the Whedon-nerd that i am becoming and the Whedon-obsessive that my sister is, i watched Firefly last year. i knew it had the traditional exceptional Whedon writing, but i didnt like it all that much until i saw Trash. it's hilarious, and it makes the charcters all the more endearing. Mal's sort-of ex-wife Saffron comes back with a little proposition for the crew of Serenity. The Lasseter. That's all I'll say. It has a laugh-till-you-cry worthy moment between Mal and Inara at the end, and I couldn'tve imagined anything better. This episode is full of funny one-liners that make you do that knee-slapping thing and it really shows the crew's lighter side. I personally think this is one of the best episodes, next to "Shindig," "Train Job" and "Out of Gas."
  • Fantastic

    10
    The episode sees the welcome return of Saffron, a character I really like. This time she wants the crew to help her steal a priceless laser gun from a bloke that she is married to.

    Now I don't just love this episode cos Nathan Fillion is naked in it. Well that's one reason but not the only one. I also like the scene between Simon and Jayne in the infirmary after Jayne is injured. It was really good to see Simon have the upper hand for once.

    Saffron was also really good. I just love how manipulative she is and just as she thinks she has beaten the crew, we find out that the crew in fact duped her. I loved Inara when she was with Saffron at the end.
  • Our no name doxie is back. Christina Hendricks guest stars once more to send our crew into chaos. She out wits them once again in their face.

    10
    Mrs Reynolds is back not as Saffron but Bridgette and married to Mal's war buddy Monty. Once again she has duped a man's man with her articulates. Busted on the scam with Monty she bamboozles her way on Serenity, what's with kindness. Captain Reynolds worn out from Safbridge then battles verbally with Inara who shoots and arrow to his pride. Being called a petty thief from Inara is to much for Mal to bear all in one day. Mal decides to elevate his skill as a common petty thief to one of universal statue. Hey buys into Safbridge's plan full well that he will be duped but he has Zoe and crew who won't be. When robbing a priceless lazer gun an interesting development arises Safbridge is married to her mark, another poor fool. Yolanda now has con the crew once more. Hastly making an escape YoSafBridge and Mal are in gettaway mode when Mal is duped once more by the little doxie. The crew not literally as Mal caught with their pants down are stranded too. Luckly we have Inara watching their back on this player saves the day. Inara has now become an official member of the gang. A totally enjoyable episode.
  • Never play a player.

    9.2
    I love being manipulated. As long as it's all in good fun, and the spirit of the program isn't trampled on in the process (I'm looking at YOU, Life of David Gale), a nice twist or two never hurt anybody. And Saffron is still hot. Mmmm, hot red heads. First lesbians, and now trash-covered redheads seducing everyone in sight. This show just gets better and better. Still no "Galactica," but it does have more lesbians. And hot redheads.

    Right, so this episode was what the much heralded Ron Moore would have called a "Big Mac" episode: tasty and easy to handle. You can't have a Big Mac everyday, but once in a while it doesn't hurt to indulge yourself just a little bit. And this was a (un)healthy dose of indulgence. Lots of sneaking around, fist fighting, people getting shot, double crosses, etc. Still, I can't help feeling odd that I was too busy identifying desert plant species to investigate Captain Reynolds' intriguing tats. Then again, maybe that wasn't so odd. At least I can be thankful that Galactica still lags behind Firefly in the naked guy department, because those types just ain't no use to me.


    Oh, and I was right about the doctor, he is one creepy dude. If I was Jayne I would get the hell off of that boat as quick as I could, before I get put out an airlock, paralyzed, or killed with mind bullets. Man, that chick is one odd little bird. Cuckoo.

    Note: phone booths rule. I miss them.
  • The comeback of the redheaded bitca

    10
    ‘Trash’ is one of the three episodes that weren’t originally aired and what a shame it was. It’s an absolute fantastic episode, great comedy and action and Saffron comes back.

    In this episode Mal goes to meet an old friend where he fought with in the war. He tells Mal he’s a married man now to a wife named Bridget, but when Mal sees her face it’s Saffron. They point their gun at each other and Mal tells his friend what she really is leaving them in some dead desert all broken hearted. Saffron tries to come onto Mal but he doesn’t fall for her tricks anymore, well, until she mentions what she was planning to steal anyway.

    Mal brings Saffron on the ship and discussed the job with the rest. The reactions of everyone are quite amusing, Wash to start with doesn’t understand how she is there while Zoe is just upset and gives Saffron a big punch, that’s how we do it.

    The job is to go to a place and they have to put the thing they steal in a trashcan, it’s all very simple it seems. But turns out that Saffron’s first husband or whatever her name may be, is the one who has all the riches. It was nice to see Saffron so vulnerable and naked, even though she says she faked everything, I personally don’t agree.

    After they put the stuff in the trashcan Saffron knocks out her husband who has already informed the Alliance. The Firefly crew manage to make the trashcan go to a lonesome place even though Jayne got electrocuted. But when they try to turn Serenity, they can’t because Saffron programmed it not to be able to turn.

    Mal is also so very gullible that he falls for Saffron’s trick again. she gives the sad face and cries but that’s how she takes his gun and makes him strip his clothes and leaves him naked in the desert. When she goes to find her trophy the thing she finds instead is Inara, who knew that the crew would screw everything up and locks her in the trash.

    The episode was absolutely fantastic, the confrontation between Mal and Inara was strong and well acted. Saffron is also a very great badass and has a strong chemistry with Inara.

    The best of all were the short scenes of River and Simon, she tells him about Jayne’s girly name and that about ariel. After he gets the shock, Simon tells him on the operation table that he will be under his knife plenty of times but that they should trusts each other, when he leaves the room River says ‘Also, I can kill you with my brain’.
  • It was so funny!

    10
    This is one of my favorite episodes of the whole series. I laughed so hard! I really liked it at the beginning when Mal was sitting on the rock, naked, in the middle of nowhere. It had me squirming in anticipation wanting to know "why is Mal sitting on that rock in the desert? talking to himself? and most importantly, where are his clothes?" I knew from the first moment that Saffron appeared that trouble was not far off, and that scene between Mal and Inara in her shuttle? I loved that scene! Funny and revealing. I had the feeling that
    "Yo-Saff-Bridge" had something brewing (per usual) but couldn't quite get a figure on what might happen, it all seemed locked down tight. They got what they went in for, then something so simple left Mal in his birthday suit. Thank goodness they had a fail safe plan. And everyone was suprised and embarrassed when they picked him up, everyone but himself. He was flaunting and not the least bothered by his nakedness. Funny ep.!
  • one of my favourite firefly eps

    9.9
    When I grab my firefly DVD set for some entertainment fit .. this is one of the eps that comes up most of the times (others are out of gas, ariel and objects in space)

    The return of our dear mrs.reynolds is just fantastic and very well done ... doesn't she look like Uma Thurman? The comedy, the action, the adventure .. all is there .. i cannot understand that this was one of the unaired episodes ... as i still have a hard time understanding why firefly was cancelled .. but i get it .. reality TV shows are way cheaper and bring in higher ratings ...

    In my humble opinion, "Trash" is one of the classics .. but please watch "Our dear Mrs. Reynolds" first to get some of the connections
  • One of my favourite episodes of the series.

    10
    Trash would easily be one of my favourite episodes of Firefly.

    Saffron returns, she was great in “Our Mrs. Reynolds” and she was great in this episode, I get the feeling that had the series continued that she would have become a great recurring character. With any luck if we get a second Serenity movie Saffron just might make a cameo.

    Besides Saffron other great points were that we got to have a look at another Alliance planet and the general plot of the episode was just great.

    Trash really proves how stupid the Fox network is, besides canceling an amazing series they choose not to broadcast one of the best episodes.
  • This episode has it all: Drama, Adventure, Comedy... That’s why Firefly is so loved all over the world.

    10
    In this episode our crew makes a big move putting up a plan to acquire the great relic weapon. It all goes like the plan and without notice we end up with Malcolm naked in the desert. The episode by it self is very organized leading us to believe that all would go wrong. After this, it remains only one question: Why was Firefly cancelled ?????
  • My Fav!

    9.2
    This has to be about my favorite episode. I believe it shows off everything this show had to offer, and not just getting to see the Mal naked...lol The episode was hillarious and made great use of the usual quick wit vocabulary that Josh is so famous for. Saffron's reapperance was stunning, and she proved to be as evil as one expected. I was pleasantly surprised by the plot twist at the end, with the companion saving the day. From beginning to end I think this episode represents what made Firefly a great show. It's cancellation has to be the silliest mistake since Star Trek. This episode shows all the reasons why.
  • Saffron returns

    9.3
    This episode starts and ends really funny. Of course I think I could of went my whole life without having to see Mal's butt. It did however make for a pretty good joke. I love the whole double-cross and then double-cross the double-crosser plan. Everything worked out really well. Good episode.

    On a side note you do have to love River's comment about being able to kill Jayne with her mind.
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