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Firefly Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

15 Episodes 2002 - 2003

A former rebel and his renegade crew embark on galactic missions for profit in a transport ship, named Serenity, in this space swashbuckler set 400 years in the future.

Episode 1

The Train Job

Fri, Sep 20, 2002 60 mins

Jayne (Adam Baldwin) jockeys for control of the ship after Mal and Zoe get caught up in a botched robbery involving some shady cargo. Zoe: Gina Torres. Mal: Nathan Fillion. Kaylee: Jewel Staite. Book: Ron Glass. Simon: Sean Maher.

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Episode 2

Bushwhacked

Fri, Sep 27, 2002 60 mins

A salvage mission goes from dreary to deadly after the crew members find their site ravaged by the cannibalistic Reavers and targeted by an Alliance ship that could do more damage than anyone imagined. Mal: Nathan Fillion. Zoe: Gina Torres. Simon: Sean Maher. Book: Ron Glass. Jayne: Adam Baldwin.

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Episode 3

Our Mrs. Reynolds

Fri, Oct 4, 2002 60 mins

The discovery of a stowaway (Christina Hendricks) leads to an even more shocking find---she's actually Mal's payment for a past job. Meanwhile, the Alliance has its eye on the Serenity. Or at least someone aboard it. Kaylee: Jewel Staite. Zoe: Gina Torres. Simon: Sean Maher. Mal: Nathan Fillion.

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Episode 4

Jaynestown

Fri, Oct 18, 2002 60 mins

Jayne gets a hero's welcome when the ship visits a planet where one of his botched gigs led to good fortune for the residents. But his former partner in crime comes looking for some payback, and Inara steps in to keep the peace, resorting to the only method she knows. River: Summer Glau. Inara: Morena Baccarin. Jayne: Adam Baldwin.

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Episode 5

Out of Gas

Fri, Oct 25, 2002 60 mins

Mal flash backs to how it all started on the Serenity after an explosion leaves the ship crippled and running out of oxygen. Simon: Sean Maher. Inara: Morena Baccarin. Book: Ron Glass. Rover: Summer Glau. Kaylee: Jewel Staite. Jayne: Adam Baldwin. Zoe: Gina Torres.

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Episode 6

Shindig

Fri, Nov 1, 2002 60 mins

There's trouble ahead for Mal (Nathan Fillion) after he gets into a dust-up with one of Inara's less-than-noble clients. Making things worse, there's a warlord with an eye on the Serenity. Inara: Morena Baccarin. Simon: Sean Maher. Jayne: Adam Baldwin. Kaylee: Jewel Staite. Book: Ron Glass.

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Episode 7

Safe

Fri, Nov 8, 2002 60 mins

A battle with cattle dealers leaves Book in dire need of Simon's aid. Too bad the doctor---and his sister---is out of reach, having been abducted by hillbillies looking for a healer. Commander: Ron Ostrow. Gabriel: Robin Thomas. Doralee: Erica N. Tazel. Stark: John Thaddeus. River: Summer Glau.

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Episode 8

Ariel

Fri, Nov 15, 2002 60 mins

The crew helps Simon infiltrate a ritzy planet's hospital for info on the experiments going on at River's school. But as he uncovers the cause of her psychosis, a betrayal by one of the Serenity members puts the Tam siblings back into the hands of the Alliance. McGinnis: Blake Robbins. Doctor: Tom Virtue. Simon: Sean Maher. River: Summer Glau.

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Episode 9

War Stories

Fri, Dec 6, 2002 60 mins

A vengeful crime lord sets out to derail Wash and Mal's medical-supplies scam as payback for Mal's part in a botched train heist. But the bad guy may have met his match in another member of the Serenity crew, who refuses to see the captain go down without a fight. Simon: Sean Maher. Wash: Alan Tudyk. Mal: Nathan Fillion.

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Episode 10

Objects in Space

Fri, Dec 13, 2002 60 mins

A bounty hunter (Richard Brooks) is lured into a treacherous game of cat and mouse after he infiltrates the Serenity to deliver the much sought-after River to the Alliance. Mal: Nathan Fillion. River: Summer Glau. Simon: Sean Maher.

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Episode 11

Serenity (Pilot)

Fri, Dec 20, 2002 60 mins

Part 1 of two. Mal's efforts to sell a stash of ill-gotten Alliance materials is derailed by the raiding Reavers and a possible on-board mole in an episode that explains the origins of the Serenity's rag-tag crew. Written and directed by series creator Joss Whedon. Zoe: Gina Torres. Mal: Nathan Fillion. River: Summer Glau.

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Episode 12

Serenity (Pilot)

Fri, Dec 20, 2002 60 mins

Conclusion. Mal races to hold the Reavers at bay, while Simon struggles to keep River safe from the Alliance mole. River: Summer Glau. Simon: Sean Maher. Jayne: Adam Baldwin.

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Episode 13

Trash

Mon, Jul 21, 2003 60 mins

Mal meets up with an old friend and has an unexpected liaison with an old enemy---Saffron, his con-artist wife.

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Episode 14

The Message

Mon, Jul 28, 2003 60 mins

Mal and Zoe receive the body of a comrade, with a request to return it to his family. Jonathan M. Woodward, Richard Burgi.

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Episode 15

Heart of Gold

Mon, Aug 4, 2003 60 mins

Inara struggles with her growing feelings for Mal when they visit a remote bordello planet to defend her companion colleague (Melinda Clarke) from a brutal land baron. Burgess: Fredric Lane. Petaline: Tracy Leah Ryan. Chari: Kimberly McCullough. Helen: Heather Black.

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