Zoe was Mal's first mate and closest friend. They had been through war together and knew each other like the backs of their own hands. Zoe was also happily married to Serenity's goofy, fun-loving pilot Wash, while Mal was busy denying his love for resident courtesan Inara. Mal once endured extended torture so Zoe could save her less-torture-resilient husband before charging back to save him. These two always knew they could rely on one another, no matter what.
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Firefly didn't even get to finish out its one full season on FOX back in 2002 but despite its early cancellation, the fans love for the crew of the Serenity never died. In fact, it got stronger. So much so that a feature film, Serenity, was released in theaters in 2005. Hope of a sequel has always had fans of Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, and the rest of the memorable cast feeling shiny.
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We're still mourning the demise of Shepherd Book in the feature film Serenity but Ron Glass is everywhere. We've seen him most recently in guest spots on CBS' CSI and ABC's Marvel Agent's of S.H.I.E.L.D.
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Apparently the good doctor decided to follow his TV sister once again. You can also catch Sean on The CW's Arrow as Mark Scheffer/Shrapnel.
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We never knew whether to give River a hug or duck for cover. Either way it's hard not to fall for Summer. She's been most recently spotted as Isabel Rochev on the CW's Arrow.
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Was there anyone who didn't love Kaylee on Firefly? Short of breaking out the Firefly dvds, if you want to see more of Jewel, sci-fi fans can also check out the canceled Stargate Atlantis and crime fans can watch the final season of The Killing on Netflix.
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Jayne was the only guy who could make that orange hat look cool. As much as we wish we could see the Hero of Canton once again, Adam Baldwin is still looking pretty heroic as the Navy's XO Mike Slattery on TNT's new hit The Last Ship.
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We couldn't believe it when Inara wanted to leave the Serenity, but luckily we've been able to catch Morena in some great guest roles on The Mentalist and The Good Wife and then as Jessica Brody on Showtime's Homeland.
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"I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar." We still tear up when we think of it. Thankfully actor Alan Tudyk is alive and well and was most recently seen on the now defunct ABC comedy Suburgatory.
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Where Zoe kicked ass in a cool leather vest in outer space, Gina Torres is still kicking butt, but this time she's donning some amazing designer outfits as Jessica Pearson , attorney and lead partner at Pearson Spector on USA's Suits.
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Yes, we all miss Capt. Tight Pants but never fear, you can get your Fillon fix every Monday on ABC's Castle.
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The hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne, stands in front of the statue built to honour him.
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Firefly Quotes

Mercy is the mark of a great man. (stab) Guess I'm just a good man. (stab) Well, I'm alright

Mal

Simon: How do I know you won't kill me in my sleep?
Mal: You don't know me son, so let me explain this to you once. If I ever kill you, you'll be awake, you'll be facing me, and you'll be armed.