#Firefly10th – “Shindig”

#Firefly10th - "Shindig"Even though “Shindig” is focused on Mal and Inara (and there are a ton of great exchanges between them I could quote) it also has one of my favorite moments with Wash and Zoe:

Wash: You’re acting captain! Know what happens you fall asleep now?

Zoe: Jayne slits my throat and takes over.

Wash: That’s right.

Zoe: And we can’t stop it.

Wash: Well, I wash my hands of it. It’s a hopeless case. I’ll read a nice poem at the funeral, something with imagery.

Zoe: You could lock the door and keep the power-hungry maniac at bay.

Wash: I don’t know. I’m starting to like this poetry idea now. “Here lies my beloved Zoë, my autumn flower, somewhat less attractive now that she’s all corpsified and gross.”

This week’s #Firefly10th episode seems well timed in a way because the first part of the (very long awaited) fan film Bellflower has been released and well let”s just say that Kaylee doesn’t seem to be wrong about Capissen 38s. Not that anyone would ever doubt the genius mechanic. Anyway, you can check out the first “episode” here on YouTube.

#Firefly10th – “Out of Gas”

#Firefly10th - "Out of Gas"Today’s #Firefly10th is quite possibly my favorite episode of the series. Except, you know, for all my other favorites. ;-) Actually, my old LiveJournal took it’s name from a quote from this episode:

Mal: Looks can be deceiving.

Jayne: Not as deceiving as a low down, dirty . . . deceiver.

Mal: Well said. Wasn’t that well said, Zoe?

Zoe: It had a kind of poetry to it, sir.

I’m an easy sell when it comes to character development and so delving a little into backstories is usually going to make me quite content. But I think what I enjoy the most about this episode is that it really shows how these incredibly different people really mesh as a family. And how they all are tied to Serenity in their own ways.

Continuing next week is the mighty fine “Shindig.”

#Firefly10th – “Jaynestown”

#Firefly10th - "Jaynestown"Because I know of no better way to describe this episode than The Hero of Canton:

Jayne!
The Man they call Jayne!
He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor,
He stood up to the man and he gave him what for.
Our love for him now, aint hard to explain,
The hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne!
Our Jayne saw the Mudders’ backs breakin’
He saw the Mudders lament
And he saw that magistrate takin’
Every dollar and leavin’ five cents
So he said, “You can’t do that to my people”
“You can’t crush them under your heel”
Jayne strapped on his hat
And in five seconds flat
Stole everything Boss Higgins had to steal
He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor
Stood up to the Man and he gave him what for
Our love for him now ain’t hard to explain
The Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne
Now here is what separates heroes
From common folk like you and I
The man they call Jayne
He turned ’round his plane
And let that money hit sky
He dropped it onto our houses
He dropped it into our yards
And the man they call Jayne
He turned round his plane
And headed out for the stars
He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor
Stood up to the Man and he gave him what for
Our love for him now ain’t hard to explain
The Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne!

Appropriately, today I’m wearing my Mudder’s Milk shirt. :-)

#Firefly10th – “Our Mrs. Reynolds”

#Firefly10th - "Our Mrs. Reynolds"Firefly is probably the only show I can say that I truly enjoy every episode. True, I like some more than others, but nevertheless I don’t dislike any particular episode. Today for #Firefly10th the rewatch is for “Our Mrs. Reynolds,” which is definitely one of my favorites and certainly in part because it’s probably when I fell in love with the show. I was basically hooked by the teaser, but the following scene was where it was officially cemented:

Mal: I’m sorry, go back to the part where your my wife.

Saffron: I don’t please you?

Mal: You can’t please me. You never met me! Zoe, why do I have a wife?

Jayne: You got a wife? All I got was that dumb ass stick sounds like it’s raining. How come you got a wife?

Mal: I didn’t. We’re not married.

Saffron: I’m sorry that I shame you.

Mal: (to Saffron) You don’t shame me! (to Zoe) Zoe, would you get Wash?

Zoe: (on the intercom) This is Zoe. We need all personnel in the cargo bay.

Mal: “All?” I said Wash!

Zoe: Cap’n, everyone should have a chance to congratulate you on your day of bliss.

Mal: There’s no bliss. I don’t know this girl!

Jayne: Then can I know her?

Zoe: Jayne! (slapping his hand away from Saffron) Don’t sully this.

Mal: You are going to be cleaning out latrines with your face if you don’t cut that out.

Book: Who’s the new recruit?

Zoe: Everybody, I want you all to meet Mrs. Reynolds.

Kaylee: You got married!

Simon: Wow, that’s — Congratulations?

Wash: We always hoped you two kids would get together — Who is she?

Obviously, I could keep going. But, well, anyway to this day it all still cracks me up.

Next episode is another favorite: “Jaynestown,” but will have to wait two weeks for it’s viewing since there wasn’t a new episode on the 11th.

#Firefly10th – “Bushwhacked”

#Firefly10th - "Bushwhacked"#Firefly10th continues today with “Bushwhacked” and there are so many good quotes, but I’ll share this one since it’s quite meaningful:

Harken: I notice your ship’s called “Serenity.” You were stationed on Hera at the end of the war. Battle of Serenity Valley took place there, if I recall.
Mal: You know, I believe you might be right.
Harken: Independents suffered a pretty crushing defeat there. Some say that after Serenity, the Browncoats were through. That the war ended in that valley . . . Seems odd you’d name your ship after a battle you were on the wrong side of.
Mal: May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.

I’d say more about it but apparently my brain is a bit fried from all the sturm und drang surrounding me lately. I’m fine, really. Or at least not going through any personal issue of note beyond the usual crazy that is my life. And thank goodness for that because I am more than a little emotionally spent dealing with the by proxy stuff.

Anyway, I’m off to rewatch me some Firefly. . . .