Directors: Joss Whedon
Cast: Mr. Universe: David Krumholtz; Jayne: Adam Baldwin; Dr. Caron: Sarah Paulson; Dr. Mathias: Michael Hitchcock; The Operative: Chiwetel Ejiofor; Wash: Alan Tudyk; Inara: Morena Baccarin; Mal: Nathan Fillion; Zoe: Gina Torres; Kaylee: Jewel Staite; Simon: Sean Maher; River: Summer Glau; Shepherd Book: Ron Glass; Mingo: Yan Feldman; Fanty: Rafael Feldman
Taglines: Can’t stop the signal.
Space Pirates on the run!
They’re armed. She’s dangerous.
This is one ‘River’ you do not want to cross.
The future is worth fighting for.
They aim to misbehave.
Storyline: The crew of the Serenity is getting desperate. They have lain lower and lower to protect their doctor, Simon Tam (Sean Maher), and his telepathic traumatized little sister, River (Summer Glau), from the alliance, whom he rescued her from a year earlier. This has made getting jobs harder and now they are desperate. When they take River on a robbery during which Reavers (humans who have gone crazy and turned into cannibals) attack, Simon decides that its time to leave the crew of the Serenity for his and River’s safety. She then mutters “Miranda” and goes berserk and nearly shoots Capt. Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), until her brother says the safety word to put her to sleep. Reynolds decides to take them back on board for safety, only now an alliance operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is on their tracks and making Reynolds determined to find out what “Miranda” is and what the Alliance is hiding.