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
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.
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.