July 14th, 2004

kaylee

New Review: Firefly 1.3

Here's another episode that works so much better after seeing the pilot first. I remember being underwhelmed seeing this the first time, without knowing a thing about the Reavers or Mal's history in the war. Now? It makes a lot more sense!

Here's my review for Firefly 1.3: "Bushwhacked" (DVD version):

http://www.entil2001.com/series/firefly/season1dvd/ff1-3.html

Overall, this episode is a strong and subtle look into the forces at work in Malcolm Reynolds. The plot is almost incidental, providing a near-perfect lens by which key interactions are revealed. Without the benefit of seeing the pilot episode, this episode isn’t as effective; having seen the pilot first gives this episode proper scope.
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