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Episode Studies
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This is PopApostle's home for studies of the TV episodes, videos, movie and licensed tie-ins to Firefly and Serenity. I will be presenting my studies relating to each, such as commentary on the science described, sound bits of memorable dialog, screen grabs and my own musings. I'll be presenting them in my estimation of the chronological order each story takes place.

"Fun With Dick and Jayne" "The R. Tam Sessions"      
Firefly: Still Flying Online webisodes Episode 1a Episode 1b Episode 2
A piece of Jayne Cobb's boyhood is revealed in a vignette. The strengths and weaknesses of a young girl are revealed in a series of counseling sessions at an Alliance facility. The crew of the smuggling ship Serenity take on some passengers, not knowing the people may be even more hazardous to carry than their standard cargo. Mal must make a decision about what to do with his fugitive passengers. Mal and his crew are hired to hijack a shipment from an Alliance train.
Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7
Serenity encounters a shipwreck left booby-trapped after a horrific Reaver attack. In order to secure a job transporting cargo off-planet for a client, Mal attends a social event that leads to him being challenged to a swordfight in defense of Inara’s honor. When Simon is kidnapped by a village in need of a doctor, Serenity is forced to dock with an Alliance ship to seek medical help for a critically wounded Shepherd Book. Mal inadvertently marries a young village girl. Serenity visits a world where Jayne is considered a hero of mythic proportions.
      "What Holds Us Down" "Downtime"
Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 Firefly: Still Flying Webcomic
After an explosion leaves Serenity crippled, Mal orders the crew to abandon ship. Simon hires the crew to pull a heist—one that will help him diagnose and treat River. Tension surfaces with Wash over his wife’s relationship with Mal; Niska seeks revenge on Mal for his earlier refusal to deliver the goods hijacked from the Alliance train. A junkyard heist goes wrong, leaving Kaylee to play the hero to get herself and the injured Wash out alive. Serenity spends some downtime snowed-in after a planetary rendezvous.
  "Crystal" "Objects in Space"
Episode 11 Episode 12 Firefly: Still Flying Episode 13 Episode 14
Mal is shocked to discover that an old friend’s new bride is Saffron under a new name. Mal and Zoe receive a large package that they find contains the body of an old war buddy. River has visions of the fates of Serenity's crewmembers. A bordello, whose madam is an old friend of Inara’s, hires the crew to protect them from a gunslinger and his gang. A bounty hunter secretly boards Serenity and methodically disables the crew one-by-one to claim the enormous reward on River’s head.
"Better Days" Part 1 "Better Days" Part 2 "Better Days" Part 3 "Those Left Behind" Part 1 Those Left Behind Part 2
Serenity: Better Days #1
(Dark Horse Comics)
Serenity: Better Days #2
(Dark Horse Comics)
Serenity: Better Days #3
(Dark Horse Comics)
Serenity: Those Left Behind #1
(Dark Horse Comics)
Serenity: Those Left Behind #2
(Dark Horse Comics)
The crew pulls an art heist, but something is watching them. The crew heads to the resort world of Pelorum to enjoy some of their new-found wealth. After Mal is kidnapped by Ephraim, Zoe makes a revelation to the crew. A job goes wrong on a border world, forcing a hasty escape; Inara prepares to leave Serenity for good. On old foe reappears to aid the Blue Hands in setting a trap for Serenity.
"Those Left Behind" Part 3 "The Other Half" "Triggered" "A Better World" "Living Weapon"
Serenity: Those Left Behind #3
(Dark Horse Comics)
Webcomic Serenity movie (Part 1) Serenity movie (Part 2) Serenity movie (Part 3)
While the blue-gloved agents move on Serenity, Mal has his own showdown with Dobson. Mal accepts a job that sounds too good to be true. River gets “activated” by a subliminal message planted in a TV commercial. The crew of Serenity discover the secret of Miranda. The crew of Serenity must get through Reavers, the Alliance, and the Operative to reach Mr. Universe and broadwave the Alliance's crime to the Verse.
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind (Part 1) Serenity: Leaves on the Wind (Part 2)
The Shepherd's Tale "Float Out" "It's Never Easy" "Leaves on the Wind"
Part 1
"Leaves on the Wind"
Part 2
Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale
(Dark Horse Comics)
Serenity: Float Out
(Dark Horse Comics)
Free Comic Book Day Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64
(Dark Horse Comics)
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1
(Dark Horse Comics)
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2
(Dark Horse Comics)
Who was Shepherd Book before he took his message of salvation to the stars? Who was he when he learned to fight without pause, without remorse, and with a blinding fury? And how did he find God in a bowl of soup? Friends from Wash’s past toast to their departed comrade. A would-be hijacker, plotting to take Serenity, gets the drop on Mal. Where is Serenity? Everyone is searching for Serenity...and someone finds it.
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind (Part 3) Serenity: Leaves on the Wind (Part 4) Serenity: Leaves on the Wind (Part 5) Serenity: Leaves on the Wind (Part 6) Serenity: The Warrior and the Wind
"Leaves on the Wind"
Part 3
"Leaves on the Wind"
Part 4
"Leaves on the Wind"
Part 5
"Leaves on the Wind"
Part 6
"The Warrior and the Wind"
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3
(Dark Horse Comics)
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #4
(Dark Horse Comics)
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5
(Dark Horse Comics)
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6
(Dark Horse Comics)
Free Comic Book Day 2016
(Dark Horse)
River goes in search of secrets, while Jubal Early finds his prey. Mal assembles a team to take on the Academy and free its students. Showdown against the Alliance! Mal stages a breakout of Zoe on the prison moon. River tells little Emma a bedtime story.
"Take the Sky"        
Firefly: Still Flying        
A seventy-odd-year old Mal receives a package at his remote rim world home.