Our Mrs. Reynolds
: I've always thought Whedon was a bit of a wanker. Crapping on about being a feminist all the time and then writing cliched male fantasies into his stories. Oh look a beautiful, sweet woman who loves to cook for me also wants me to deflower her.. hard. And all the men make utter idiots of themselves trying to either do just that or resist that they want to do just that. And then OH NOES the madonna is actually a whore, wow we have everything in this one.
And yet the episode and the characters are greater than Whedon's damp hands. Hendricks is a fantastic actor. Having a rogue possibly ex-Companion out there is a nice contrast to Inara's serene "A Companion.." platitudes. Mal's completely missing the boat on who Inara kissed was like really good fanfic and it works.
I loved Zoe calling them all down to enjoy the Captain's discomfort.
And then Inara's clear perturbance:
Firefly is good at using small things and expressions to flesh out characters and relationships.
And so many good lines..
Jayne: I call it Vera.
Mal: Well, my days of not taking ya seriously are certainly comin' to a middle.
(just saw you already quoted that one 6079)
Oh and I hate the theater line. It's just too much. But I've never liked Shepard.