Out of Gas / Ariel
In "Out of Gas", Serenity is crippled in deep space. With their oxygen running out, Mal orders the rest of the crew off ship to find help. While Mal attempts to fix his stranded ship, he remembers meeting each of his crew members for the first time. Kristen and Mike discuss the 3-timeline story structure, and the way the writers convey exposition visually.
In "Ariel", while the ship is docked on an Alliance planet, Simon proposes a heist to sneak River into the hospital. While Simon runs tests on River, Mal and Zoe steal valuable medicine. But when Jayne turns in the Tams for the reward money, they'll have to break out of custody and outrun the Hands of Blue men. We analyze River's diagnosis, and explore Mal's decision to spare Jayne.
PLUS! The Stackers share their stories of being lost or stranded.