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Tuesday, April 19, 2005 8:37 AM

MSCKAREN


Lots of great stuff already mentioned which is really a tribute to the actors and directors!

A couple of people have mentioned the scene in Shindig where Mal and Jayne have gone to talk to Badger. I liked the segments they mentioned but what I loved most about the scene was Jayne reaching over to grab Mal's drink when Mal makes it clear he's not interested in drinking something that might make him go insane. That moment said so much about Jayne's "live for the moment" attitude.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005 8:40 AM

DIETCOKE


I think this is one the things that make Whedon shows so funny. It's what characters don't say that says so much! I love this thread, but afraid I can't add anything knew, my favorite is the look on Mal's face when Saffron offers to wash his feet!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005 10:14 AM

LEELU777


in jaynestown when they are all looking at the statue hehehe priceles I love the look on wash in our mrs reynolds that freky dead pan look

men are in lust women are in passion

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005 10:17 AM

DIETCOKE


"Got my hands on a couple of them!" Too funny! I forgot about that line!

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Monday, May 23, 2005 2:31 AM

MANWITHPEZ

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Two in Badger's office in Serenity

The look Zoe gives Mal when Badger mentions that the goods are Alliance imprinted.

The smile Mal gives Badger after all the guns are out.

I've been thinking about this thread alot lately.

In Shindig...That very subtle and strange look of almost loathing or not understanding that Book gives River that goes witht the line "We'll have a few mystery meals." The look that Simon and Book give Jayne after he says "Are we gonna play cards or screw around?"

In Serenity, Inara seems kinda shocked...well, shocked is the wrong word, when her John at the beginning makes his off color comment about her clock. The look right after that would seem to denote that its something that she's used to, and it makes me sad for her. Even for a hooker, she's too good for this, and that idea is portrayed very early on.

In Safe, the very quick and fleeting look Inara gives Simon after he's made his comment about Serenity. Kaylee retorts, and leaves. Inara, knowing that Kaylee's got the hots for the doctor seems to say with a look "I would've helped you, but man, did you screw up by insulting that ship."

I'll go see if I can find some more!

Kaylee: "What's so damn important about being proper? It don't mean nothing out here in the black."
Simon: "It means more out here. It's all I have..."

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Monday, May 23, 2005 4:20 AM

SIKKUKUT


The first thing I thought of was Mal's reaction at the end of the intro to Our Mrs. Reynolds, as already mentioned. It's just such a joy watching three or four increasingly volatile emotions pile up on Fillion's face... priceless.

Right before Mal yells at Wash to get to the bridge in Out of Gas, there's this momentary look on Mal's face that says to me that he's in complete control, and grudgingly making the *decision* to get mad. Yes, he's angry, but he wouldn't act on it like that if he didn't feel that was the best way to get Wash moving. One of the things I love in that episode is seeing him deal with each member of the crew differently.

Toward the end of Jaynestown, as Jayne is shaking the dead Mudder and telling him to get up, there's this beautiful shot of Mal looking away, ashamed at a spectacle he has obviously seen before. So much conveyed in that little look...

Hm, I guess those are all from Mal. Didn't mean to do that...

Oh, here's a non-Mal one: The moment in the intro to Objects in Space when River finds the stick. It's just... so... wow.

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Monday, May 23, 2005 5:28 AM

WEICHI


There are so many, I like the character by character approach - and for me I love the moments that define these great people. Some of these have been mentioned, some have not.

Mal - love the couple of extra jabs in "Shindig", not for the great reaction of the the other folks, but for what it says about Mal. A classic hero lets him live, and helps him up. A villian runs him threw. What kind of a hero just makes a few more shallow holes? A BDH thats who!

Inara - Her reaction to Jayne's leer in "War Stories" says - "Why am I with these people" and her look when Mal says he is the only one who does not find his nuptials funny - which says "This is why I am with these people"

Zoe - Watching her eyes on her first trip through Miska's station - total recon op, totally convincing while being subtle.

River - lots of good ones already mentioned - love the lean in when she looks at the gun - to me the posture was so unreal - emblematic of her unreality - she's a girl, but she's something else, just like the gun.

Book - The look on his face in Out of Gas when River catches him praying/panicing. To me this guy has some kind of a past, and he is on a road to trying to make up for it - and at that moment he is really worried if he is prepared to meet his maker.

Simon - silly, but I love the delightfully uncomfortable gesture that goes along with "Just dont fiddle with it" line. Competent doctor meets socially uncomfortable dork.

Jayne - Probably the Vera look, but give me a break, physically he is continually brilliant.

Wash - The impish satisfied look on his face, in fact in his whole body, when Zoe cooks for him.

Kaylee - She is a delight - the look she gives the counselor, the strawberry. But for me, I love the way she, arguably more than Mal, is at home on Serenity, has a connection with Serenity. For Mal - Serenity is everything for what it does for him - allows him to be free. But Kaylee simply loves Serenity. So for me I just love her expression as they close up the bay in "Serenity" a look not only of disapointment that they only picked up 3 "shiny" new folks as passengers, but almost of not being able to understand why she does not have to fight passengers off with a stick because who would'nt want to be on board. And then the way she picks up that K-mart blue light special lawn chair - she is just so at home where she is, and it also lets us know that this is not the perfect future of "Star Trek" where everyone is super smart and everything is super clean and classy - this is a future where you pick up lawn chair at a flea market and sit on it.

See how I'm not hitting him, I think I've grown!

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Monday, May 23, 2005 5:40 AM

MANWITHPEZ

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Quote:

Originally posted by Sikkukut:


Right before Mal yells at Wash to get to the bridge in Out of Gas, there's this momentary look on Mal's face that says to me that he's in complete control, and grudgingly making the *decision* to get mad. Yes, he's angry, but he wouldn't act on it like that if he didn't feel that was the best way to get Wash moving. One of the things I love in that episode is seeing him deal with each member of the crew differently.




I don't Mal is angry at all with Wash. If you watch the scene again, just before Mal tells Wash to get to the bridge, Simon has just made a comment that everyone needed to clear out so he could work. He even has to move to see a monitor that Wash is blocking. There was absolutely no anger in Mal when he did what he did to get Wash moving. But, his actions clearly brooked no argument. And, the others in the infirmary are quite shocked by what Mal is doing...Jayne in particular, but also Book. That Wash is actually needed on the bridge is not in argument, as he refuses to get him when Zoe's heart stops. But, if Wash had returned to the infirmary again, I don't think any amount of intimidation from the Captain would have gotten him out of there again.

This is another great thing abut Firefly. Some of the actions that the crew takes are open to wide interpretation, and I think its quite deliberate. Also, gives us something else to debate over!

Thanks Joss!

Kaylee: "What's so damn important about being proper? It don't mean nothing out here in the black."
Simon: "It means more out here. It's all I have..."

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Monday, May 23, 2005 5:42 AM

MANWITHPEZ

Important people don't do field work.


Gorramit...that post looks like I just threw a rock at the keyboard to get my meaning across...I'm so very tired, and possibly ill...

Cough..cough...HACK.

And, by that, I mean how I write...

See my collected fanfics...these will back me up.

Kaylee: "What's so damn important about being proper? It don't mean nothing out here in the black."
Simon: "It means more out here. It's all I have..."

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Monday, May 23, 2005 8:28 AM

YT

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Quote:

Originally posted by Sikkukut:
Toward the end of Jaynestown, as Jayne is shaking the dead Mudder and telling him to get up, there's this beautiful shot of Mal looking away, ashamed at a spectacle he has obviously seen before. So much conveyed in that little look...


Ooo wow, one I hadn't noticed before. I'll look for it next time. Thanks

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Sunday, May 29, 2005 10:31 AM

THEGERG


My favourite non-verbal moment is when the two dinosaurs are deciding on a planet to settle on in "Serenity".

The carnivorous dinosaur looks meaningfully at the herbivorous dinosaur and you just know that the moment Wash lets go of that plastic carnivorous monster that he is gonna go for the herbivour. But he hides it so well from Wash, that the plastic Tyrannosaurus leaps on that Brontosaur and kills it cruelly.

The clever thing about Joss Whedon is the way he draws your attention from this momentous occasion by bringing in an Alliance spaceship. So that Wash's attention is diverted and we thus never find out what happens to these two pivotal characters.

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Saturday, June 4, 2005 11:12 AM

SPIROGYRA


I'm not sure if some one already said these, cuz I got throught about half of the responses but...


When I read the Topic the first one that popped into my head was in Jaynestown when The Nallad Of Jayne starts playing. The looks of everyone are so hilarious. Wash's specifically.

Also, in Shindig when Mal tosses Inara the sword. The way she catches it is just perfect. Like, that was exactly the way Inara would catch something? I dunno, but I loved it.

Adam Baldwin is a fantastic physical actor and almost every face and movement that Jayne makes is just hi-larious.

The look between him and Inara right after Inara kisses the counciler good bye was so funny.

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Saturday, June 4, 2005 12:02 PM

HEALYMONSTA


I don't think this one has been mentioned but it's certainly one of my favourites:

In the Message, after Simon has insulted Kaylee by saying she's the only possible girl he could be with, and she leaves him stuttering. When he comes up to her afterwards hoping she'd forgiven him and asks what mail they had gotten, she gives him a look of pure contempt before walking off. Alan Tudyk says it's a look Jewel has used before in the commentary and it makes me laugh every time. I'm sure I'm not the only guy who has received similar looks on many occasions. You girls must be taught that by your mums or something!!!

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Monday, August 8, 2005 1:59 AM

JACQUI


I love the little things too...

Such as Mal slapping Jayne's fingers away from Simon's cake in "Out Of Gas".

The look River gives Simon in "The Train Job" when he asks her if she knows who he is as she freaks out, kinda like 'Well, if you don't know your own name, how the hell are you going to help me?'

Jayne, smackin' the cows in "Safe".

Zoe, the way she gets so excited about teasing Mal and inviting everyone to the cargo bay to meet Mal's new wife and how she laughs herself stupid in that scene.

The completely unnecessary spin Inara gives in the bar fight in "Shindig". Seriously, the guy that comes barelling over the bar takes a good minute or so before he even gets close. She could have just stepped aside, but has to be girly about it.

The way Kaylee and Simon wake up together in "Jaynestown", all comfy before Mal shows up.

In "Ariel", the way River does exactly what the Alliance guys want her to do before they tell her to do it (ie- sits down, gets up to follow). It's like she's done this a million times before. Also, she manipulates the situation so that the Alliance guys have minimal physical contact with her.

The way Mal touches Inara's shoulder in "Serenity" when telling her to take her shuttle and go. And again in "Objects In Space" when he touches the cut on her lip.

The little face Kaylee makes in "Shindig" when Mal comes to tell her he has a job for her.

River with a gun.

The image scanner that Simon uses to get a picture of River's brain. That shot was beautiful.

The way Mal grabs Kaylee to him in "Ariel". And also when he kisses her in "Our Mrs. Reynolds".

And so many more...

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Thursday, November 17, 2005 3:00 AM

SHINYTALENT


I think Book has some great looks.
Like when he realises that River has just been ripping pages out of his bible.

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Saturday, November 19, 2005 8:30 PM

SHINYTALENT


I was watching my Firefly DVD yesterday when this thread sprung into my mind. There is one look that I completely missed until now.

In the very first episode, when Mal informs Simon Kaylee is dead Simon's face just drops as he runs to Kaylee's side. Although Mal was unduly harsh, I still thought it was funny

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Saturday, November 19, 2005 11:31 PM

AMYGDALA


Can I add some from Serenity? (Sorry if there are other threads that have discussed this - saw the movie late, missed out on a lot of post-movie talk).

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- The whole Mal/Inara conversation over the com-link. Most of it is non-verbal. The stilted body language, throat clearing, Inara's flushed cheeks ... just beautiful.
- Mal's little moment after he's had to be big bad guy to the crew in order to get to Miranda. Goes to his cabin and lets himself lose it.
- The tears in River's eyes as she's helping to patch up Serenity.




There's a Mal/Inara moment in Bushwhacked. I think she's complimenting him for giving the order to have the bodies buried. For just a moment there's a light in his eyes, a softness, as he lets her warmth wash over him. Then it's gone and his face is dead again.

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River: "Do you?"

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Sunday, November 20, 2005 12:27 PM

WYNN


I looked through all the posts, but could have missed it so I'm sorry if this is a repeat...

My favorite non-verbal moment was the very last scene in Out of Gas, when Mal sees Serenity for the first time. He's totally tuned out the salesman guy and, for that moment in time, there's nothing but him and that ship. The look on his face is absolutely priceless. Love at first sight.

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Thursday, November 24, 2005 9:52 AM

ANDRE83


I love that look too. The guy keeps babling in the back, but Mal is just looking straight at Serenity.

I think so many good ones has already been mentioned. Cant really think of any from the series that hasnt been mentioned.

But the look that river gives simon in the movie right after he asks "Am i talking to Miranda now?" And his look back, as if he is saying "man i'm a dumbass" :)

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Friday, November 25, 2005 12:37 PM

MISBEHAVE


not sure if this was mentioned but

during war stories, when jayne walks in on mal and zoe trying to "make love" in the dining room. You can almost see his heart just stop from shock

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Sunday, November 27, 2005 1:22 PM

GYPSYLIFE


My two favorites are :

1)In Serenity when Wash tells Zoe, "Don't forget to call him Sir, he likes that." After Mal comes in and Zoe calls him Sir, Wash gives Zoe the funniest thumbs up.

2)This one tugs my heart strings everytime. In Safe, when Simon says, they're actually charging money for this..and Kaylee looks so vunerable, it hurts me.

I could come up with plenty more, but those are my favorites.

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Sunday, November 27, 2005 1:48 PM

FOREVERSHINY


Think it's already been said, but, when River is dancing in "Safe" and Simon's just watching her with this proud, loving look in his eyes, it's just beautiful. And in "HoG", at the beginning, when Mal says something like, "That business wouldn't happen to be in somebody's pants, would it?" and Inara just gives him this disbelieving look, then just walks away. And, of course, at the end of said ep, on the catwalk, when they're being all "truthsome". That whole scene is just filled!

There's so much more, but that's all I can come up with for now...

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Saturday, December 3, 2005 8:59 AM

SERAFIMO


I know this has been said, but I have to agree...
Simon's disbelieving face during the whole episode of Jaynestown, where he half has his fingers in his mouth and doesn't seem to realize it. Cracks me up every time.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 6:48 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:
Everytime I watch 'Heart of Gold' and she's on the floor sobbing violently.... breaks my heart.



Oh God... me too... that just rips my heart to pieces...

I also love the way she glances at Nandi afterward, and then looks away, just enough accusation in her look, followed by her attempt to conceal it, to tell Nandi everything she needs to know....

For Mal, I love the way his face goes slack with obvious hurt at Inara's use of the term "petty crook" at the beginning of HoG when Inara takes the small firearm to move it to the left of the place setting... She's not even really making an intentional jab, she's just playing, but his reaction to her words says sooo much about their relationship to me ... love that scene....

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 7:41 AM

BELLONA


don't know if any of these moments have been mentioned, but here goes:

zoe and wash cuddled up together at the start of OMR

the way wash swings around looking for mal through his blindfold in WS

the look on wash's face as he pulls the Crazy Ivan

the looks on mal's face when...
+ saffron offers to wash his feet
+ he first sees river in the box
+ saffron tells him she's his wife
+ when he's going through the ship looking for saffron

jayne's face as he rips off the tape in Jaynestown

simon's face as he sees what jayne has done to his infirmary while looking for tape

when the reaver victim wakes up in Bushwhacked

book appearing to lecture mal on the Special Hell in OMR

tracey's face as he wakes up screaming in The Message

simon's "going mad" moments in Jaynestown

river's face as she dances and when she stares out at the stars from her spacesuit

oh, so many, many magic moments!!! i'll probably remember more and have to post again...

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 9:04 AM

RIDLEY


Kaylee has the best hurt face ever. After Jayne gets all crude about Simon and gynocology, her little pout shows just how sweet she is.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 9:37 AM

DANIELWRIGHTMUSIC


There are two shots in "Trash" when (saffron) is giving her speech about stealing the Lassiter. At first Jaynes eyes light up when he hear's the word "Lassiter", as we see his face from (saffron's) perspective. Then when the camera shifts to being over Zoe's shoulder, we see Jayne turn to her and smile and nod like a kid would to his mother if he wanted something really bad.

Anyway, that's one of my favorite Jayne moments.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 5:40 PM

NCBROWNCOAT


Just rewatched Out of Gas, Ariel and Trash for about the upteenth time-great way to celebrate Christmas Eve.

Lots of good moments in all three but I'll concetrate on Trash.

Mal's reaction to seeing YoSafBridge on the smuggler's moon.

Mal trying to signal YoSafBridge when she's trying to charm Duran.

and a favorite-everyone's reaction to Mal's being naked as he gets back on Serenity-from laughter by Kaylee to Wash's uncomfortable "we really didn't need to see this" look.

MerryChristmasHappyHannukahHappyKwanzaHappyNewYear to everyone

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 8:29 PM

SIXGUN


I always laugh at the way Jayne is gnawing his apple at the end of that knife as they wait to catch a glimpse of the counselor in War Stories. It makes his expression when he finally sees "her" that much funnier.

I'm also a fan of the sequence in the pilot "Serenity" as Mal tells everone over the intercom about the passing Reaver ship. We see what each crew member is doing in preparation. Jayne readies his guns, Inara gets out that mysterious syringe, etc., all designed to tell us how bad the Reavers scared them.

In Safe, at the dinner table scene at the end I love it when River steals the bread off Jayne's plate and he has to reach for another.

One I find absolutely histerical is in Trash when Mal comes back on the ship after his fight with Yosaffbridge with the paper sticking out of his nose and Wash's reaction as he passes him on the stairs (the silent double finger waggle at his own nose kills me.).

I really like the scene in the pilot when Dobson has River at gunpoint and Simon has a gun also as he and Dobson argue over her. In the middle of that argument and Simon's unsure handling of the situation Mal marches in with a purpose, unholsters his gun and almost matter of factly shoots Dobson in the face right next to River's head. Problem solved. That sequence told us a lot about Mal. When he's all business you better watch out.

Everyone's right. There's so many. And there were only 15 episodes.

Well, as a rule I say girl folk ain't to be trusted.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 8:34 PM

JETFLAIR


Quote:

Originally posted by Sikkukut:


Right before Mal yells at Wash to get to the bridge in Out of Gas, there's this momentary look on Mal's face that says to me that he's in complete control, and grudgingly making the *decision* to get mad. Yes, he's angry, but he wouldn't act on it like that if he didn't feel that was the best way to get Wash moving. One of the things I love in that episode is seeing him deal with each member of the crew differently.



Those dynamics through that whole episode really touch me, including that one. I love the fact that if you watch that scene closely, you see that Mal is scary enough to make Jayne back away, but he is completely in control and actually very gentle with Wash. What he did was forceful enough to get through to him, but not so much that he would add any hurt or fear to what Wash was already facing.

That whole episode shows what an incredible leader Mal is, knowing who to be gentle with (Kaylee), who to be forceful with (Wash), who to be forthright with (Jayne), who to spend a private moment with without letting it become cripplingly emotional (Inara)....I could go on and on.

One of my favorite non-verbal character moments is at the end of War Stories. When Mal is back on the ship, walking up the stairs, he stops and gently takes Kaylee's hand in passing. That brings tears to my eyes every single time; he has been though such hell, yet he has the heart and the compassion to reach out and reassure Kaylee. Touches me to the core every time.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 9:24 PM

HORBOY80


I only saw this moment mentioned briefly once, and I guess it's sorta verbal but to me it defines the subtle writing style of Joss.

In the pilot when Mal busts open the chest that River is in and the look on his face of pure surprise and shock is simply priceless. Then the ingenious line of "Huh" to truly make it one of the best scenes I have ever seen.

"I threw up on your bed" -River

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Saturday, December 24, 2005 11:26 PM

JETFLAIR


For some reason the War Stories scene with the blindfolded Wash looking around for Mal has been on my mind since I read it here.....one of the many absolutely heartbreaking moments in that episode.

How could anyone hurt those two guys? :sniff:
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Wednesday, December 28, 2005 3:02 AM

DELUSIONSOFSTANDING


I'll try to do one from each episode:

1. Serenity: Mal looking at Jayne in Badger's office when the guns come out, and then turning back to Badger and trying that goofy smile to put things back in a conversational mood (I know in the rough pilot there's a line there, but it's better in the finished version).

2. The Train Job: Mal's face, and wipe of the nose, after kicking Niska's man into the engine.

3. Bushwhacked: The moment between Mal and Simon as Mal is searching the ship, with the "uh oh, what are you doing here" and looking like he's going to improvise a plan to keep them from being seen.

4. Shindig: Jayne and Mal enjoying the diamond the size of a testicle and Badger having his hands on a couple... of invites.

5. Safe: Mal and Zoe when they see how the Alliance turns around on helping Book.

6. Our Mrs. Reynolds: Almost everything: Mal showing Jayne his hat, anything Christina Hendricks does, but I love Jayne and Mal's faces coming off of "How drunk was I last night?"; "I don't know, I passed out"

7. Jaynestown: Mal's half-fake, half-not paternal scowl when he comes to get Kaylee, Jayne, and Simon.

8. Out of Gas: tied between the Mal and Inara shared joke -- one of the times he managed to make a light "whore" joke, but also let her know his real regard -- and Jayne's look when leaving Mal on the ship, not having anything to say, but clearly impressed by him.

9. Ariel: mostly Mal's face after they get back to Serenity and he's hugging Kaylee and being very pleasant -- watch it again and you can at least interpret a lot of patient insincerity as he's waiting to be alone with Jayne.

10. War Stories: Mal's injured but astounded "are you freakin' kidding me?" face when both Niska and the torturer leave him alone, also when he tries to get Zoe to take Wash out of there before Niska changes his mind.

11. Trash: Again, almost anything Christina Hendricks does. Also, though, Mal trying to keep up with her explanation about him bringing her back.

12. The Message: Mal at the funeral, looking as pained as we ever see him.

13. Heart of Gold: actually I like this episode a lot, and it has my favorite non-verbal in the whole series with Mal and Inara together over Nandi. It's a whole conversation and more honest about what both of them feel than any other actual conversation they have. To my eyes it goes something like:
Mal (coming in): Nandi, no!
Inara: she's gone
Mal: I'm sorry (both for her loss and for the previous night)
Inara (getting angry)no... him. kill him for me.

Forgive my lame sketch dialogue, because non-verbal communication are inarticulable ideas, but that sense of what goes on there always gives me goosebumps.

15. Objects in Space: Simon as he gets the idea that it might be "his moment" right before Early tells him that it's not, also Kaylee/Jewel giving everything and then some in her scene with Early.

16. Serenity:

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Mal's look as River collapses in the Maidenhood. The man looked ready to kill her for his own safety if he had to, but when she drops, his face changes quickly from tension to confusion to concern. Also, the look Mal and Inara share when he leaves them.


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Wednesday, December 28, 2005 3:44 AM

CLEANER


One form the movie.

When Mal is watching the flexy of Inara in the background River is sniffing Inara's bed with a 'ewww' look on her face.

I was the only one in the thearter that laughed. Anyone else find that funny as hell?

"If wishes were horses we'd all be eating steak!!!"

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005 9:40 AM

AAHHAAA


River's head appearing above and Simon & Kaylee... (or did somebody already mention that?)

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