“Out of Gas”
Original Air Date: 10 October 2002
Rachel – Two Cents Staff Writer
“Out of Gas” is number three on my Top 5 Firefly episodes. Not a hard list to come up with, really, since it only ran one season. But, boy, if this one isn’t a doozy! Right in the middle of Simon’s birthday party Serenity explodes. Maybe ‘explodes’ is a bad word… a chain reaction, really, causes some explosion-like events which in turn causes the ships life support to go all kerfloopy and knocks out Zoë. Damn that compression coil Kaylee warned Mal about several episodes ago! Didn’t he read the script? Mal orders the crew into the shuttles hoping for a miracle. They are to go in opposite directions and try to find help (which is a tall order since there are in the middle of nowhere outerspace) while he stays behind and tries to fix things, ignoring the fact that the oxygen is just about to run out.
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