In this story, a few of Wash's past friends are present on a
space station to christen a Firefly-class ship as
the Jetwash. Presumably they named the Jetwash
in honor of Wash's name.
One of the friends uses the term "weasel-bagging", which
seems to be directed to his two buddies (and partners in the
ship) as they insult each other and the memory of Wash. Not
sure what "weasel-bagging" means.
On page 3, one of the friends remarks they should have gone
with an 03-class Firefly, to save money, implying
their ship is the newer 04-class, which has not been seen
previously. (The class-3 is the same model as Serenity.)
The image below is the Jetwash.
Also on page 3, Tagg asks Trey is he has any more gauss guns
to fence. Gauss guns are another name for coilguns, which
use electromagnetized coils to accelerate a metallic
projectile. Mal's pistol is said to be a coilgun at the
On page 5, Trey begins a story which, he says to Tagg, began
"long ago and far, far out of your jurisdiction." This is
probably a nod to the Star Wars saga's slogan "A
long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away..."
On page 9, several smaller ships have been attached to a
Reaver vessel. One of them looks similar to a class-01
Firefly, but even more squat and fat (see
Firefly-class transport ship at the
Firefly-Serenity Database). Maybe it was a
predecessor craft made by the Allied Spacecraft Corporation
before the Firefly class.
On page 10, Trey describes Wash as having done a bootlegger
with the retro rockets of the supply scow he was piloting. A
bootlegger is a quick 180-degree turn in the shortest
amount of time and distance (normally associated with an
On page 15, Leland tells of a time he and Wash got
drygulched over the surface of a moon called Madcap. To get
"drygulched" is to get ambushed, from the American old west
when bandits or cattle rustlers would ambush their prey
while riding through a dry gulch.
On page 21, we see a patch on Trey's jacket sleeve that
features a horned skull and the words Phantom Company,
suggesting a military unit of some kind. It may also be a
play on the business term "phantom company" (also known as a
dummy corporation) used as a front to cover for one or more
real companies, organizations, or individuals who wish to
remain behind the scenes for privacy, crime, or tax
On page 22, Zoe reveals that Wash hated champagne.
Zoe replaces the champagne with a bottle of what Leland
refers to as un-ga-pae, a cheap rice wine (also spelled as
Ng Ka Py) which has also been seen in past episodes of
The final page of the story reveals that Zoe is pregnant
Wash's baby daughter.
(Thanks to the
Firefly-Serenity Chinese Pinyinary for the translations)
Chinese writing "bai jiu" on liquor bottle.
Chinese writing in the header of the "Transmissions from the Cortex"
letters page, "dai jin".
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