Mal and the Serenity crew are celebrating Simon's birthday when there is a fire in the engine room. Soon Keylee learns that the life support system is not working since they need a new converter. Mal order his crew to live Serenity in the two shuttles and Wash releases a distress signal. While breathing with difficulty, Mal recalls how most of the members of his crew joined him in the Serenity while waits for a miracle. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Mal narrates the pre-credit opening rather than Book. The introduction at the beginning of the show in this episode is somewhat different from the normal introduction, but close-captioning displayed the words for the normal introduction. See more
Kaylee has just put Simon's birthday cake down on the table when the explosion happens, but in many subsequent shots of both the table and the floor in the dining room, the cake is nowhere to be seen. See more
[Upon seeing Mal wake up in the infirmary
Welcome back, sir.
I go some place?
We thought we lost you.
Oh, I've been right here.
Referenced in Firefly: Ariel
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more