Season One Episode Guide

Serenity, Part 1

Episode #: 101
Air Date: 12.20.02
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War veteran Mal Reynolds leads the crew of the Serenity in hunting for a new buyer for salvage stolen from the Alliance when his buyer rejects the delivery.

Serenity, Part 2

Episode #: 102
Air Date: 12.20.02
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Mal and the crew of Serenity must go to an old enemy in the hopes that she will buy their Alliance-marked cargo. The ship's new passengers prove to be more than they first appeared.

The Train Job

Episode #: 103
Air Date: 09.20.02
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The crew takes a job stealing an Alliance shipment from a train, risking their lives by doing business with a notorious man -- only to discover that the cargo is desperately-needed medical supplies.


Episode #: 104
Air Date: 09.27.02
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The discovery of a derelict passenger ship turns dangerous when Mal realizes the crew has been slaughtered by Reavers.


Episode #: 105
Air Date: 11.01.02
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Mal crashes a ball in search of a job, and instead finds himself dueling with one of Inara's clients over her honor.


Episode #: 106
Air Date: 11.08.02
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Simon and River are kidnapped by villagers in need of a doctor. Sheppard Book is shot, forcing the crew to seek help on an Alliance ship.

Our Mrs. Reynolds

Episode #: 107
Air Date: 10.04.02
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After a stop on a low-tech colony Mal finds himself with a stow-away, who tells him that his participation in a local ritual made her his wife.


Episode #: 108
Air Date: 10.18.02
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The crew finds a world where Jayne is a celebrated folk hero, and hopes to smuggle contraband goods out from under the noses of the local authority.

Out of Gas

Episode #: 109
Air Date: 10.25.02
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An accident on board leaves Serenity adrift in deep space, and Mal recalls the history of the ship and crew as the last remaining oxygen dwindles.


Episode #: 110
Air Date: 11.15.02
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The crew plans to lay low during a trip to a planet in the Alliance Core, until Simon proposes a lucrative job to break into a hospital to help his sister.

War Stories

Episode #: 111
Air Date: 12.06.02
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The crew takes extreme measures after Mal and Wash are kidnapped by Niska, a psychopathic crime lord with a fondness for torture, during an ordinary mission to sell cargo.


Episode #: 112
Air Date: 10.07.05
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Desperate for a real job, Mal agrees to take on his unscrupulous former wife Saffron and her plan to steal a valuable weapon from a rich man from her past.

The Message

Episode #: 113
Air Date: 10.14.05
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Zoe and Mal receive a special delivery in the mail -- the body of a former comrade who served with them during the war, who wanted them to take him home to rest.

Heart of Gold

Episode #: 114
Air Date: 10.21.05
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Serenity's crew comes to the aid of a house of prostitutes led by a friend of Inara's when a powerful man learns that one of the women is pregnant with his son, and plans to take him.

Objects In Space

Episode #: 115
Air Date: 12.13.02
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The crew grows concerned when River takes a mental turn for the worse, not knowing that a bounty hunter is infiltrating the ship looking for her.