Serenity (II)
Episode 2 of 15 within Season One. Item 2 of 17 overall.
Production number 1AGE79.
Joss Whedon - Writer
Joss Whedon - Director
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The crew of the Serenity are in for a gunfight when one of Inara's companion colleagues asks for their help. The Serenity crew defends a bordello from a gunslinger who got a prostitute pregnant and now intends to collect the child; Mal falls for the bordello's madam.
[This was the two hour "original pilot", canned by Fox].

original airdate--December 20,2002   rating--2.7 million


music--The theme song, "The Ballad of Serenity" written by Joss Whedon and performed by Sonny Rhodes

  1. "Tears/River's Eyes"
  2. "Whitefall/Book"
  3. "Reavers Chase Serenity"
  4. "Saved/Isn't Home?/Reavers"


Goofs: When piloting her shuttle on Persephone, Inara is holding the flight controls upside down. Joss Whedon calls attention to this in the DVD commentary.

  1. When applying "the sticky" to the ship's access panel, Mal traces a straight line towards the edge of the plate. Later shots of the plate show the compound curving sooner clockwise around the central point.
  2. Wash is seen mimicking holding the flight controls near the end of the episode without actually holding them. The DVD commentary revealed the controls were too far away for the shot, but Joss really wanted the shot, so they moved Alan's chair back and had him mine the controls.


Captain Mal Reynolds and his band of renegades travel about the galaxy in Serenity, a Firefly-class spaceship, doing jobs when they can find the work, and pulling jobs when they can't.

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001 Serenity (I)
Next episode :
003 The Train Job

regional titles

Sereniteit (II)
Serenity (II)
SÚrÚnitÚ (II)
Ruhe (II)
Serenity (II)
SerenitÓ (II)
Serenidad (II)