Firefly (2002–2003)
8.5/10
3,360
13 user 10 critic

The Message 

A dying request from an old army buddy turns treacherous for Mal, Zoë, and the rest of the crew.

Director:

Tim Minear

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Joss Whedon | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Jonathan M. Woodward ... Tracey Smith
Richard Burgi ... Lieutenant Womack
Al Pugliese ... Amnon
Tod Nakamura ... Fendris
Craig Vincent ... Skunk
Morgan Rusler ... Barker
Edit

Storyline

Mal and his crew are having entertainment in a space station and Mal goes to the post office to check and he receives a big trunk addressed to Zoe and him. When he opens the box, he finds the corpse of their army pal Private Tracey. They also find a message from Tracey asking Mal and Zoe to deliver his boy to his parents in a planet. The Serenity heads to the planet and out of the blue, she is attacked by another spaceship. Ml asks Simon to make an autopsy in Tracey and they discover that the man is alive. What has happened to Tracey? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

28 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Message See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The hat Jayne's mother made for her son became a fan favorite, with people creating their own knit and crochet versions and one fan even writing a song about it ("Jayne's Hat" by Stan Peal). See more »

Goofs

The straw on Jayne's knit cap disappears and reappears repeatedly. See more »

Quotes

Mal: You wanna explain to me exactly why you got yourself all corpsified and mailed to me?
See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Corpse and the Message
2 November 2016 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Mal and his crew are having entertainment in a space station and Mal goes to the post office to check and he receives a big trunk addressed to Zoe and him. When he opens the box, he finds the corpse of their army pal Private Tracey. They also find a message from Tracey asking Mal and Zoe to deliver his boy to his parents in a planet. The Serenity heads to the planet and out of the blue, she is attacked by another spaceship. Ml asks Simon to make an autopsy in Tracey and they discover that the man is alive. What has happened to Tracey?

"The Message" is a strange episode with a weird story. The idea of smuggling human organs using the body is creepy and is not reasonable. But the episode works. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Message"


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed