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Our Mrs Reynolds

Mal, Jayne and Zoe shoot up some local thugs for some nice settlement people, and everyone hangs around afterward to drink wine and dance. Only, the captain imbibes a little more than he should, and they end up with an extra passenger on Serenity when they take off: the new Mrs. Reynolds -- a young, innocent lamb by the name of Saffron.

Original air date: 10.04.02
Written by: Joss Whedon
Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall
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  • Possibly the funniest of all the episodes, certainly in the top three for Best Lines.
  • Inara kisses Mal!
  • A bit more hinting about Book's unusual knowledge of Crime.
  • We learn about the Special Hell.


JAYNE: I married me a powerful ugly creature.
MAL: How can you say that? How can you shame me in front of new people?

MAL: You been bird-doggin' this township awhile now... folks 'round here wouldn't mind a corpse of you.

MAL: I swear by my pretty flowered bonnet, I will end you.

MAL: Like woman, I am a mystery.

MAL: And don't you ever stand for that sort of thing. Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back!

BOOK: If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.

ZOE: Remember that sex we were planning to have, ever again?

JAYNE: It is my very favorite gun.

MAL: She has a name.
JAYNE: So does this. I call it Vera.

MAL: Well my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.

WASH: Some people juggle geese!

MAL: Whoa! Hey! Flesh...

MAL: Whoa, good Bible.

MAL: It's been a while -- a long damn while -- since anybody but me took ahold of my plow.

MAL: Oh, I'm gonna go to the Special Hell.

WASH: Whoa, good myth.

WASH: Oh do I wish I was somebody else right now. Somebody not... married, not... madly in love with a beautiful woman who can kill me with her pinkie!

INARA: You stupid son of a... collapses

JAYNE: That's why I never kiss 'em on the mouth.
Everyone pauses uncomfortably.

MAL: But she was naked! And all... articulate!

WASH: Okay! Everybody not talking about sex, in here. Everyone else, out.

JAYNE: See, Vera? Dress yourself up, you get taken out somewhere fun.

MAL: Honey, I'm home.

SAFFRON: You gonna kill me?
MAL: Can you conjure up a terribly compelling reason for me not to?

Chinese Phrases

  • Dahng rahn. {Simon sounds like Dahng nang}
"Of course." (Simon, about whether or not he has an encyclopedia.)
  • Nee boo (gahn dahng), nee (hwong chong). {Kaylee sounds like Nee boo goo gah, nee hwong chiong.}
"You don't deserve her, you fink." (Kaylee, to Mal about his treatment of new wife.)
  • Gwon nee tze-jee duh shr.
"Mind your own business." (Mal, to Kaylee about his treatment of new wife.)
"bao" or stuffed bun (specific type of food) (Wash, on seeing Saffron's cooking.)
  • Da-shiong bao (tse shr la) doo tze! {Mal sounds like ...tse shr la duh too-tze}
"The explosive diarrhea of an elephant!" {in script as English} (Mal, response to Jayne's Vera-for-Saffron offer.)
  • hwoon dahn
"bastard" (Mal, referring to Elder Gommen, for paying his bill with a wife.)
  • Wuh duh ma huh ta duh fung-kwong duh wai-shung doh {Wash sounds like Woo duh ma huh ta duh fong-kwong duh wai-shuh doo}
"Holy mother of God and all her wacky nephews" (Wash, response to Saffron's advances.)
  • Run-tse duh FWO-tzoo...
"Merciful buddha..." {in script as English} (Inara, on seeing that Mal's alive.)
  • jien hwo {Zoe sounds like jien hwa}
"cheap floozy" (Zoe, referring to Saffron.)
  • jing-tsai {Wash sounds like jing-zai}
"brilliant" (Wash, referring to Saffron's sabotage rewiring.)
  • Dung ee-miao {Wash sounds like Duh-ning mah}
"Hold on a second." (Wash, to Mal as checks if Saffron signaled anyone.)
  • Ai ya!
"Damn!" (Wash, as notices electrical interference.)
little sister {in script without English} (Simon, addressing River.)

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

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