ReWatchable Podcast

Episode #2 – ‘Firefly’ 1×02 ‘The Train Job’

Hosted by Selina Wilken, Kristen Kranz, Caitlin Kelly, Karen Rought

March 25, 2013

ReWatchable is back! This week we discuss the second episode of Firefly – which to some viewers will have been the first – titled “The Train Job.”

Don’t forget that this podcast is spoiler-free, featuring both Firefly fans and newbies. So it’s safe for everyone to listen!

Announcement: we’ve been reading all your comments and have decided to start doing these shows on a weekly basis. So look for the discussion of 1×03 “Bushwacked” next week!


– Selina is back, and she’s much happier with Firefly this time around
– We explain why Fox made Joss Whedon write “The Train Job” as an alternate pilot, and discuss whether or not it was a better intro to the show than the “Serenity” pilot
– The western tropes: a bar fight, a train heist… appealing to both Western fans and non-Western fans
– The experiments on River: what could have happened to her?
– Shipping time! Simon/Kaylee, Mal/Inara exposition scene
– Selina and Kristen think that Shephard Book is hella shady
– Cartoonish villains, muahaha
– A Simon/Kaylee/Jayne love triangle?!
– Would Mal turn River over to the Alliance?
– Mal and Zoe pretending to be married
– Another example of a bad guy playing a good guy
– Inara proves why she’s useful
– Jayne saves Mal… but why?
– Are Jayne and Mal two sides of the same coin?
– Mal is the worst criminal ever. And he has no time for your evil revenge speeches
– “Two by two, hands of blue.” What does it mean?!
– Favourite scenes and quotes
– We check in on how we’re feeling about the characters in the second episode
– Caitlin and Kristen are shocked when their favourite character is dissed!
– Listener feedback: new Firefly fans, old Firefly fans, and Firefly flans (mmm, yummy)

And that’s the show! Do you think that “The Train Job” worked well as an alternate pilot episode?

Tell us your thoughts on “The Train Job,” and also on next week’s episode “Bushwacked”! You can either comment on this post, email us at [email protected], or tweet us @Re_Watchable.

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