Welcome to yet another Firefly review! Our Mrs. Reynolds is one of the all time great episodes of Firefly, a major feat seeing as every episode of this short lived show is pure genius. This episode was written by the one and only Joss Whedon himself, while it was
directed by Vondie Curtis Hall. If you haven't seen the episode yet, you
can find it here.
So let's get right into it! Because, truth be told it has one of the funnest intros of any of the episodes, along with one of the most quotable lines. A horse led carriage is pulled over at gun point and it's only then that we learn it is Jayne with Mal dressed as his wife. It's so unexpected you can't help but laugh. We then get the golden line that shows off Whedon's skill with a pen. "I swear by my pretty floral bonnet I will end you." I don't know why but it just cracks me up every time I hear it.
After Zoe takes care of the robbers, the crew go back to town and have a party thrown in their honor. Everything seems to be all good when they take off the next morning, at least until Mal finds a woman hiding on the ship. She tells him that she is his wife.
Mal is freaked out by the turn of events, while Jayne keeps getting more and more jealous. Zoe on the other hand finds the whole thing funny and calls everyone to town. Jealousy flashes across Inara's face, but just for a moment. Book goes and figures out what happened. It seems that the village has a weird marriage ceremony and he took part of it. Something he is not happy about. He says as much and she runs off crying.
"Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill them right back." Another great line. This episode is full of them. Much like when we learn of the special hell, reserved for people who take advantage of the young, and people who talk in theaters. I just love this episode.
Mal tells Saffron that she is only going to be on the ship for 5 days. She tells him that she will use the 5 days to prove herself, something he doesn't want her to do. Wash asks about her cooking and Zoe, his wife, his warrior wife, puts him in his place very quick.
Mal runs to Inara for a place to hide and finds himself in hot water. She is clearly pissed off at him and he goes out of his way to make it worse. You just have to love their relationship. Or well, lack there of. To make matters worse, Jayne tries to trade his prized gun, Vera, for Saffron. Mal's only response, another golden line, is to tell him that his days of not taking him seriously is coming to a middle.
Zoe and Wash get into a fight over Saffron, while Mal goes back to his room to find her in his bed naked. She then uses bible verses to try and seduce him. He's a good man who tries very hard not to give in, but she's good.
This might be a good time to throw in that some losers on a space station were watching Serenity fly by and talking about how much money they could make from it. Now back to our regularly schedule program. She makes her way to the cockpit and tries her seducing skills on Wash, but unlike the very single Mal, Wash is a married man who loves his wife more than anything. He doesn't give in to her, Zoe would kill him. Not even joking, she would kill him.
Since she couldn't seduce Wash, she knocks him out cold and locks him out of the cockpit. She takes over the ship and messes up the controls so no one can fix it. At least not in time to do anything about their new destination. She even seals the door so no one can get in. Saffron tries to get into the shuttle but finds Inara there. It seems all the view screens are shut off. She then starts to try and seduce Inara, who sees right through her. Turns out that Saffron has some companion training. She gets past Inara and steals the shuttle. Inara rushes to Mal's quarters to make sure he is still alive. All hell is breaking loose on the ship.
Inara kisses the unconscious Mal, calls for Simon and passes out. It seems that she poisoned the lip gloss. Book won't let Mal off the hook for kissing her, even after they figure out she set them up. You gotta love Book.
Wash and Kaylee try to fix Serenity as quickly as possible but all they manage is to get the lights and computers back on. But it doesn't do them much good since they can't get the controls back up. They find out that they are headed to a net that will catch the ship and hold them until the people who want to steal the ship can kill them all and take it from them. Book seems to know all about it, yet again telling us that he is something more than just a preacher.
Jayne and his beloved Vera take aim at the breakers controlling the net. It is their only shot at getting out of this alive. Luckily Vera is one badass of a gun and saves our heroes. Killing the two losers who were trying to take their ship as well. Wash and Kaylee get control of Serenity back and they track down Saffron. Recovering their shuttle pod and knocking her out.
We end the episode with the reveal that Mal is an idiot. He confronts Inara about how she passed out. He knew she didn't trip and fall. She confesses. It looks as if they are about to kiss and he ruins it by saying he knew she kissed Saffron. He was so close, because let's not pretend they don't love each other. It's clear as day.
But anyways, that's all for now! See you all next time, and CHECK OUT THIS EPISODE!
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