My TV and Me

July 2, 2010

Firefly Rewatch: Episode 2

Filed under: reviews — Tags: — gina64 @ 2:17 pm

The Train Job

Sepinwall’s Rewind Review

This was a fairly lightweight episode, but still well done. Because FOX didn’t want to air the actual pilot, they told Whedon to whip up a new first episode and “The Train Job” is what they came up with. So we have some repetition as characters and relationships and setting are explained yet again, but we also get some very funny one-liners:

Mal: “Kaylee, what the hell’s going on in the engine room? Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys got loose?”

Zoe: “Sir, I think you have a problem with you brain being missing.”

Wash: “Did he just go crazy and fall asleep?”

I can watch that last one over and over. Also awesome was Jayne wearing the hat with the flaps and saying “Time for some thrilling heroics.”

We got introduced to one of the best villains in the show’s short life: Niska. If you think he’s scary now, just wait.

It wasn’t until I re-watched this that I realized that River’s “two by two, hands of blue” line came so early in the season.

What did you guys think? I’ve watched the next episode, “Bushwhacked”, so expect a post soon.


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