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Old August 20 2010, 06:04 PM   #68
Lindley
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Re: Firefly ep by ep; rewatch and reviews

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The bad;
Simon saving the patient is very blatantly designed to make us feel better about the crew stealing medicine from a hospital (but I love River's smile of pride when he does it).
My read was that it was simply establishing Simon's doctor credentials. We've seen him working before, but this puts him back into the context he no doubt came from, giving us a glimpse of what he's given up for River.
and she was letting him do it in order to have a taste of his old glory days back?
River insisted he help because she knew the patient would die if he didn't. That's the obvious in-story point.

My above analysis was more meta, from the writer's perspective.
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