original airdate: 10-18-02
right down and youll hear a tale, the tale of a man
Cobb and Robin Hood were probably never meant to exist in
the same universe together. But the wonderful world of Firefly
allows us to see a world where Jayne is a folk hero. As Dr.
Tam so aptly states, this must be what going mad feels
like. Welcome to the disturbing world of Canton.
shared about the world of Canton. This planet really stinks,
home to a number of workers whose sole occupation lies in
mining mud. And they also suffer the mad delusion that Jayne
is a good natured criminal with a heart of gold.
of possibly mad delusions, things start to heat up between
Kaylee and Simon. Its fun watching their two different
worlds collide in juvenile passion and confusion.
sister River and Book share a wonderful interaction. With
his hair out of his pony tail, the shepherd appears to be
going for the Albert-Einstein-on-a-bad-hair-day look. River
gets a good look at him and begins screaming uncontrollably.
I admit, I was a little afraid myself.
has finally found the good book. Unfortunately, she cant
seem to get the story to make sense. Bible was broken.
Contradictions, false logistics, doesn't make sense,
River states. So she takes it upon herself to fix
Books bible. Her efforts include a bold attempt to integrate
non-progressionary evolution with God's creation of Eden.
Bold thoughts from a woman that has spent most of her onscreen
time cowering in fear.
doesnt go a long way toward the overall plot of Firefly,
but we do get a better look at some of the characters. Book
has the opportunity to explain his faith to River. In turn,
she has the opportunity to ignore aforementioned explanation
and rewrite the Bible. Jayne is revealed to be exactly the
person we though he was, but with strong enough virtue to
try and cast down misconceptions about his intentions.
my estimation that every man that ever got a statue made of
em was one kind of son of a bitch or another. It ain't about
you, it's about what they need.
continue next week, which promise to start developing the
heavy continuity that Whedon favors. After a two week delay
between the last two episodes Im ready for some more
Firefly and soon. This must be what being impatient