The BEST Episodes of Firefly
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2021
In the far-distant future, Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds is a renegade former brown-coat sergeant, now turned smuggler & rogue, who is the commander of a small spacecraft, with a loyal hand-picked crew made up of the first mate, Zoe Warren; the pilot Hoban "Wash" Washburn; the gung-ho grunt Jayne Cobb; the engineer Kaylee Frye; the fugitives Dr. Simon Tam and his psychic sister River. Together, they travel the far reaches of space in search of food, money, and anything to live on.
#1 - Objects in Space
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 2002
Malcolm Reynolds is a veteran and the captain of Serenity. He and his crew are smuggling goods, but they need to pick up some passengers for extra money. However, not all the passengers are what they seem.
#2 - Serenity
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 20, 2002
A Companion-trained friend of Inara's who runs a brothel on a remote planet calls for help from Serenity when a local reveals his intentions to take the baby from a woman he impregnated.
#3 - Ariel
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 15, 2002
Niska catches up with the Serenity crew.
#4 - Trash
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 21, 2003
Saffron returns to offer the crew a mission but not everyone is willing to trust her again.
#5 - Out of Gas
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 25, 2002
When Serenity's life support system fails, Mal orders the crew off the ship - but he stays behind.
#6 - War Stories
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 6, 2002
Serenity encounters a ruthlessly professional bounty hunter, Jubal Early, who will stop at nothing to retrieve River. But River, feeling unwelcome on the ship, takes a novel approach to escaping from the Alliance.
#7 - The Train Job
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 20, 2002
Mal has second thoughts after discovering that two boxes of Alliance goods his crew has been hired to steal are full of badly needed medical supplies headed for the mining town of Paradiso.
#8 - Shindig
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 2002
Mal must choose which crew members to save when one is gravely wounded and two others are kidnapped. Simon finds an uneasy haven in a remote village, but River's uncanny perceptions jeopardize the Tams' temporary safety.
#9 - Bushwhacked
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 27, 2002
Serenity is pulled in by an Alliance cruiser while investigating a spaceship that was attacked by Reavers. Simon and River must hide to prevent capture, while something is wrong with the lone survivor of the attacked spaceship.
#10 - The Message
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jul 28, 2003
A dying request from an old army buddy turns treacherous for Mal, Zoë, and the rest of the crew.
#11 - Our Mrs. Reynolds
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 4, 2002
A woman claiming to be Mal's wife appears aboard Serenity.
#12 - Jaynestown
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 18, 2002
When the Serenity crew travels to a planet to strike a smuggling deal, Jayne discovers the populace worships him as a hero; Inara makes a man out of a magistrate's 26-year-old virginal son; Book's nerves fray as he tends to River.
#13 - Safe
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 8, 2002
Serenity travels to the core world Ariel and Simon comes up with a plan to steal drugs from the hospital.
#14 - Heart of Gold
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 23, 2003
The crew of the Serenity are in for a gunfight when one of Inara's companion colleagues asks for their help. The Serenity crew defends a bordello from a gunslinger who got a prostitute pregnant and now intends to collect the child; Mal falls for the bordello's madam.