Firefly (2002–2003)
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Our Mrs. Reynolds 

A woman claiming to be Mal's wife appears aboard Serenity.


Vondie Curtis-Hall (as Vondie Curtis Hall)


Joss Whedon (created by), Joss Whedon




Episode cast overview:
Nathan Fillion ... Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds
Gina Torres ... Zoë Washburne
Alan Tudyk ... Hoban 'Wash' Washburne
Morena Baccarin ... Inara Serra
Adam Baldwin ... Jayne Cobb
Jewel Staite ... Kaylee Frye
Sean Maher ... Dr. Simon Tam
Summer Glau ... River Tam
Ron Glass ... Shepherd Derrial Book
Christina Hendricks ... Saffron
Benito Martinez ... Corbin
Erik Passoja ... Bree
Bob Fimiani Bob Fimiani ... Elder Gommen
Alex Stemkovsky ... Bandit #1


Mal and his crew goes to a planet and they party with the locals. When the Serenity leaves the planet, Mal finds a beautiful woman called saffron sneaking in the ship and she tells that she is his wife. Shepherd recalls the party and concludes that Mal has married with Saffron in accordance with the costumes of the planet. While the crew is entertaining with the situation, Mal plans to leave Saffron on the next planet. But out of the blue, he is attacked by Saffron that also attacks Washburne. Who might be the mysterious Mrs. Reynolds? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

4 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the only episode in which River does not speak. She had lines in the original shooting script, but they were cut before the episode made it to air. See more »


Wash's position in the doorway, after Saffron hits him changes. See more »


Wash: [Wash being seduced by Saffron] I wish I was somebody else right now, somebody not... married, not madly in love with a beautiful woman who can kill me with her pinky.
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The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes
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An unforgettable guest appearance by Christina Hendricks
25 April 2010 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

It is hard to pick a favourite episode from a series as consistently good as "Firefly" but this must be a contender; I don't think I can find fault with a single scene from the opening where Mal confronts a group of bandits while wearing a dress and a pretty floral bonnet to when he finds a beautiful stowaway aboard Serenity who claims to be his wife to the conclusion where the ship is in danger of being caught in a net which would kill the crew. As well as having a great story this episode has some of the best dialogue in the series; I'm sure if I hear references to "a special hell" or "I call it Vera" years from now I'm sure I'll know the scene it came from.

The regular cast is joined by the beautiful Christina Hendricks who does a great job as Mal's new bride Saffron, I'm sure most male viewers will think that they'd have succumbed to her charms long before the captain did. Writer/creator Joss Whedon did a fantastic job coming up with such a good story which includes excitement, humour, sexiness and even a surreal anecdote about the juggling of geese.

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