Firefly: Trash

The episode starts off with a rendezvous between Mal and an old war buddy-turned-smuggler by the name of Monty. It is soon discovered that Monty married a girl named Bridget - who also happened to be known as Saffron. A small brawl ensues and Monty discovers the truth about his wife, although it cost him his cherished "soup catcher" of a beard.

Basically, the premise of this episode is that "YoSafBridge" (a.k.a. Saffron, Bridget, Yolanda, etc.) was going to involve Monty and his crew on a heist of a priceless artifact - one of the first laser guns ever created. The crew, with Saffron's help, make plans to sneak the Lasiter out of a rich Alliance military officer's floating island on Bellerophon by throwing the laser gun into an automated disposal system. While the plan seems like a good one, obviously something goes wrong.

The visuals are interesting with the floating islands of Bellerophon where the wealthy live it up in an ultimate testament to paranoia privacy.

There is also the bit of story about Simon finding out about Jayne's betrayal on Ariel (in Ariel).

Original airdate: never aired
Written by: Jose Molina & Ben Edlund
Directed by: Vern Gillum
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RIVER: Also, I can kill you with my brain.

SIMON: I'm trying to think of a way for you to be cruder. It's just not coming.

RIVER: Jayne is a girl's name.

RIVER: Also? I can kill you with my brain.

Chinese Phrases

"Stupid, inbred pile of meat." (Saffron, addressing the departing Monty.)
"Monkey's butt!" (Saffron, addressing Mal.)
"Let's take a deep breath." (Mal, as he and Inara argue.)
"narrow" (Inara, backpedaling to Mal how she didn't mean "petty".) \\ "suoxi" is technically trivial, small and tedious.
"Idiots. All of you." (Inara, addressing those going along with Saffron's plan.)
"remorseless harridan" (Simon, referring to Saffron.)
"Holy testicle." (Mal, on seeing ritzy estate parlor.)
"Harlots of S.O.B.s" (Saffron, Trash, addressing cops.)
"Whores in hell!" (Kaylee, on seeing Saffron's engine sabotage.)
"monkey raping" (Mal, referring to Alliance's Durran Haymer.)
"Go far away very fast." (Simon, to the crude Jayne, as he hides the Tams from Saffron.)
"Don't worry." (Zoe, to Inara about keeping Mal safe.)
"dangly piece of flesh" (Zoe, referring to what Mal shouldn't think with.)

For more information and a pronunciation guide, see the Firefly Chinese Pinyinary(approve sites).

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