Joss’d Episode #HAL4 – Special Discussion on Firefly “Bushwhacked”

Just in time for the Halloween season join Tabz, Kim, Emma and the team from Buffyfest (Dan, Tara, and Michelle) as they discuss the Firefly Episode – “Bushwhacked” (and why it shouldn’t be regulated to the bottom of the Firefly episode pile). Spoilers abound in this episode so make sure you’ve watched all of Firefly before listening.

Synopsis from
Written and Directed by Tim Minear

A dead guy on the windshield interrupts a little game of calvinball. The crew boards a derelict ship from whence the dead guy came, looking for salvage first and survivors second, only to discover that the crew of the derelict was killed by Reavers. Just when they think a ship full of crazed cannibals intent on chewing their innards out is the worst thing that could happen, up pulls an Alliance Cruiser.
No problem, right? There’s just that small matter of a couple of Alliance fugitives on-board, not to mention the cargo they just lifted off the derelict without a salvage license, and the sole survivor of the attack they’ve got sedated in the Med Bay…

Favorite Quotes
WASH: Have you ever been with a warrior woman? (Tabz)

JAYNE: He looked bigger when I couldn’t see him. (Emma)

HARKEN: You fought with Captain Reynolds in the war?
ZOE: Fought with a lot of people in the war.
HARKEN: And your husband?
ZOE: Fight with him sometimes, too. (Tara)

WASH: The legs. Oh yeah, definitely have to say it was her legs. You can put that down. Her legs, and where her legs meet her back. Actually, that whole area. That, and above it. (Michelle)

MAL: Reavers ain’t men. Or they forgot how to be. Now they’re just nothing. They got out to the edge of the galaxy, to that place of nothing, and that’s what they became. (Tabz)

{Proximity alarm goes off.}
WASH: Oh, god! What could it be? We’re doomed! Who’s flyin’ this thing? Oh. Right. That’d be me. Back to work. (Kim)

JAYNE: I think that fellow we ran into did everyone on board, killed them all, then decided to take a swim through space, see how fast his blood would boil out of his ears.
WASH: You’re a very “up” person. (Dan)

Big thank you to Tara, Michelle and Dan for joining us. If you need more Buffy in your life make sure to check out their blog over at

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