We’re nearing the end of Firefly, which means it’s time for something dramatic to happen, and boy does it in “Heart of Gold”. Also there’s a gunfight, but that’s old hat by now.
Firefly is definitely a show that likes to bring characters back: this week, in “Trash”, it’s the return of Saffron, and this time, she’s serious. Or is she?
Marital trouble spills over into actual trouble in “War Stories”, as Mal and Wash are captured by an old adversary. Meanwhile, Inara shocks everyone by taking a female client. Oh, 2002. Were we ever that naive?
In “Ariel”, Mal decides that enough is enough after River stabs Jayne and demands that Simon do something about her. So the good doctor comes up with crime. About time he pulled his weight, don’t you think?
When you live in a solar system as seemingly empty as the one in Firefly, it’s important to keep your spaceship in good working condition, as the crew of the Serenity finds out in “Out of Gas”. Also! Always listen to Kaylee when she tells you the ship needs a new compression coil. Actually, just always listen to Kaylee.
Jayne has been a bit of a condundrum so far on Firefly, but in “Jaynestown”, we learn a bit more about his illustrious past and what makes him tick. Turns out, it’s money. Okay, that wasn’t that much of a surprise.
The Serenity gets a surprise visitor in “Our Mrs. Reynolds”, and she’s not as friendly as she first appears. But never fret, because Inara saves the day. Sort of. Plus! Is Christina Hendricks just the best, or what?
It’s backstory week on Tuning In, as Firefly reveals some of Simon and River’s past, in “Safe”. Meanwhile, in the present, everyone’s in trouble. Again. We’re seeing a pattern, Firefly.
Tuning In goes to a “Shindig” this week, along with several of the Serenity crew. Unfortunately, no one has a good time and someone gets stabbed. Sounds like every high school party we ever went to, honestly.