November 13th, 2005

classic fishie

The Secret Life of...Inara?

Hey everyone,

I've been thinking about the past lately. Most specifically, Inara's past. It's clear that she's a lady with a secret (like most others on the good ship Serenity) and I wanted to take a general survey of people's guesses as to what that past is. Why did Inara leave her promising career as a core Companion to ship out with our loveable band of scalliwags?

To review our evidence: on the audio commentary for "Serenity" (pilot) Joss hinted that Inara wasn't running from something - she was running to it. More clues were dropped in the shooting script for Serenity (movie); Moreana comments that Inara has a secret past, something she "can't go into". We know from the episode "Heart of Gold" that Inara was fast-tracked to becomming House Mistress but left to pursue life in the black. So, what do we make of all this? What's the Big Dark Secret Inara's been carrying around?

Any guesses?