The Firefly Season Two That Never Was

There’s no news as to whether Firefily: Browncoats Unite, the 10th anniversary reminiscence show filmed during San Diego Comic Con, and aired on Sci Fi Channel in the US, will air in the UK.

And much has been made of some of the secrets revealed in the special, that ironically did really well in the ratings.

The big one, talked about widely was that Inara’s big secret was that she was dying, a terminal disease that Simon could not cure. But it wasn’t the only revelation of the show.

The cast talked about how they would have seen their characters in season two, and talked about episodes that were never made.

Nathan Fillon: He would have been more bitter, more crochety, right?

Summer Glau: I was gunning for Wash’s job

Alan Tudyk: Well she could have had my job, We were going to have a baby, so I wasn’t going to let Zoe go out on any more things

Sean Maher: I thought we, Kaylee and I, were going to have a baby. A Firefly daycare.

Gina Torres: I like to believe there’s a wiry haired redhead boy with freckles and that Jane babysits and that he and I have arguments over whose going to teach him about guns.

Tim Minear: (talking about Inara) She had this magic syringe, she would take this drug and if she were, for instance, raped, the rapist would die a horrible death. The story was, she gets kidnapped by Reavers. and when Mal finally got to the ship to save her from the Reavers, he gets on the Reaver ship and all the Reavers are dead. Which would suggest a kind of really bad assault. At the end of the episode, he comes in after she’s been horribly brutalised, he comes in, he gets down on his knee and he takes her hand and he treats her like a lady.

Alan Tudyk: I had a lot of ideas for scripts. Our job was to go get these dogs on a planet, they were these feral dogs, we were selling them to a dog fighting ring and we get them but in the transporting the dogs from this dog moon and their eyes glow, whatever to the place we were going to sell them, River communes with the dogs and tames them all so when we go to sell them , they’re useless

Nathan Fillion: There was a show that Joss was talking about where we get to a planet and people were kind to us, really sweet, it was wintery planet, and we  catch them trying to steal out ship. And we go, “you sons of”  They go “Look, here’s the deal, our planet is dying, unless you get us off here”, but the idea is we’re so far out, run out of air, run out of food, we’re all gonna die,  unless we meet up with another ship, so there’s that chance, we’d meet up with another ship and everything would be okay. I say  look, lets all sleep on it, and tomorrow we decide, and I lock myself in the bridge and I take off, while y’all sleeping and you wake up and you go “what have you done”. It’s too late to go back, and we can’t go back and we’re on our way out, we never meet any ship, so we’d have all died, we were akl going to vote, so Captain Mal takes the decision away from everybody so it’s no one’s decision to kill those people but his.

Yeah, that one.