Shindig
Episode 5 of 15 within Season One. Item 5 of 17 overall.
Production number 1AGE03.
Jane Espenson - Writer
Vern Gillum - Director
8.59
397 votes

There's trouble ahead for Mal after he gets into a dust-up with one of Inara's less-than-noble clients. Mal makes a social faux pas while attending a fancy ball, and ends up challenging Inara's date, Atherton Wing, to a duel. It would be pretty manly, except that Inara now has to teach Mal how to use a sword. The rest of the Serenity crew would probably enjoy laughing at his predicament, but they are being held hostage by the ruthless crimelord Badger, who has his eye on Serenity.

original airdate--November 1,2002

music-- Theme song "The Ballad of Serenity" by: Joss Whedon Performed by: Sonny Rhodes

Goofs

  • Jayne says that his gun ("Vera") needs oxygen around it to fire. The gun is shown with standard projectile rounds which produce all the oxygen they need. The producers were not sure if "Vera" would need oxygen to fire. So they asked a gun expert, who gave them the wrong information, according to commentary on the DVDs.
  • Wash's position in the doorway, after Saffron hits him changes.
  • Jayne says that his gun ("Vera") needs oxygen around it to fire. The gun is shown with standard projectile rounds which produce all the oxygen they need. The producers were not sure if "Vera" would need oxygen to fire. So they asked a gun expert, who gave them the wrong information, according to commentary on the DVDs.
  • Wash's position in the doorway, after Saffron hits him changes.

 

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004 Bushwhacked
Next episode :
006 Safe

regional titles

Dutch
dansfeestje
English
Shindig
French
fiesta
German
Remmidemmi
Irish
Shindig
Italian
Bon-ton pericoloso
Spanish
Guateque