Writer Zack Whedon is the brother of series creator Joss
On page 1 of the story, Wash admonishes Zoe, as regards her
seeming to side with Mal, "Honey, remember the conversation
we had about taking sides?" This may be a reference to
Wash's feelings that she was too close to her old army buddy,
Mal, in "War Stories".
On page 1, it's possible Mal, Zoe, and Wash are meant to be
standing in front of the door to Kaylee's quarters; notice
that panels 5 and 7 have some weird dots sprinkled along the
corridor wall, which may be representative of the Christmas
lights Kaylee is seen to have on the door to her
quarters as seen in episodes of the TV series.
It's unusual that on pages 2-3, Jayne is wearing a plain
t-shirt instead of one of his customary printed tees.
It's somewhat subtle, but notice that the heads of Shepherd
Book and Kaylee are seen through the windows of the
as Simon examines Jayne's "nethers".
It looks as if the Mule may be present in the cargo bay
on panel 1 of page 7. Even though the 4-wheeled bike was seemingly sacrificed in
"War Stories", it
will also be seen again in the cargo bay in
the crew was able to salvage the vehicle, for parts and
whatnot, from Niska's space station before they left in
River's comment to Book on page 8, "It's easy for you, too,"
is a reference to his secret past as Alliance agent, as
later revealed in The Shepherd's Tale.
Who were the people that River killed on the planet? It
seems clear they were aiming to capture her, but were they
waiting specifically for her, knowing she was wanted by the
Alliance? Or were they just looking for a straggler to
kidnap for slavery or ransom? If they were waiting for her
specifically, how did they know she was on Serenity?
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