Re: Firefly ep by ep; rewatch and reviews
I'd say "Out of Gas" is easily Firefly's best episode. Everything is firing on all cylinders, from the characters to the jeopardy plot (that doesn't feel like a rehash of various other Spaceships In Peril plots we've seen on other shows over the years) to the overall story structure and genius editing. It's also the best episode to re-watch, it definitely gets better every single time. "You buy this ship, treat her proper - she'll be with you for the rest of your life." And Mal is looking at Serenity. Great stuff. The recruitment of Jayne is also a brilliant comic gem.
Do re mi, do re mi, fa mi re do.