April 4th, 2005

valen

New Review: Firefly 1.11

This is my first shot at one of the unaired episodes. I actually think this is the weakest of the three unaired episodes, even though I have a total fascination for Saffron. It's not as if there's anything wrong with the episode...it has layers, it has Saffron, and it even has some wonderful humor...but it just doesn't hit me as strongly as the remaining episodes. I have to say, though...so much is suggested that would have been so very, very shiny!

Here's my review for Firefly 1.11: "Trash":

http://www.entil2001.com/series/firefly/season1dvd/ff1-11.html

Overall, this episode is not quite as strong as the three episodes that came before it. The writers don’t quite take advantage of the return of Saffron, and while the plot is extremely clever, that’s not where the strengths of the episode lie. It’s the commentary on the characters, especially their facility for self-deception, that gives this episode its punch. As always, Christina Hendricks is worth the price of admission.
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