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Review: Firefly: Safe

Season 1 / Episode 5 / "Safe"
"A little slow to unfold, but important character building takes centre stage."
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I am again impressed by how well Whedon is able to bring his vision to life and to the small screen. There is not a moment where I don't believe that they are on a far away planet. The casting, the costumes, the locations all bring creditability to Firefly.

I didn't feel that this episode had the best story, but that aside the production values and every other facet of the show is excellent. It would also appear that River has a great ability to 'read' people. Is this a natural ability or something that she has been given? I'm sure it will be further explored as the series continues.

I was surprised that Mal was so quick to leave River & Simon behind after making the effort to engage his services as a doctor only a few episodes ago. The Shepard also appears to have strong alliance contacts.

In summary I think the weak point of this episode was a slow to unfold story but everything else in this production screams of excellence.


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