So the crew starts wondering, Who's ship? Why's ole dude floating in space? Why's there no distress beacon? The hell happened?
Mal, the Captain, decides they should investigate and, if lucky, they might find some free valuables on board. And since this is the Serenity's crew were talking about, you already know nothing will motivate them more than the possibility of acquiring free shit without the Feds getting in the way.
So the Captain and his stalwart First Mate Zoe strap on their space suits and head over to the other ship. Of course, upon arriving, they see things which raise even more questions.
|What the hell just hit our ship?|
The ship appeared to have been ferrying several families, possibly to colonize a new world, and it was carrying all the essentials - food, equipment, other necessities. Yet in their haste to abandon ship, no one thought to take anything with them.
Thus the sci-fi show dips into the horror genre, complete with the darkened rooms, distant echoes, and ominous music.
Of course, in typical horror film fashion, the crew continues to explore until they find the central terrifying element. In this case, it's bodies strung from the ceiling, and a single survivor with an all new level of PTSD. Mal deduces the ship was hit by Reavers.
Being marginally civilized folk, the crew decides to put the bodies to rest and load up their cargo. Of course, they get "pinched" (arrested) by an Alliance cruiser (same one from the pilot episode).
|Random fine brotha.|
For some reason, the Fed insists on grilling Zoe about her marriage to Wash. He asks why she's so resistant to discuss her marriage and she replies she doesn't see how it's his business. I find this scene interesting because Zoe too is a decorated soldier; Zoe and Mal are the only two survivors from Serenity Valley, yet Mal is questioned as a warrior, while Zoe is questioned as a wife. Hm.
|"Not seeing how it's any business of yours."|
Jayne's interrogation scene was my favorite 'cause he just didn't say shit.
The episode ends with Mal saving the Feds from the PTSD-survivor-turned-Reaver, and the crew of the Serenity not getting to keep any of the cargo from their illegal salvage.
So the rest of these pics are presented...just 'cause.
|Husband and wife.|
|Like I said...it's good to be me.|