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Serenity: Better Days Vol 3

Friday, May 23, 2008

Serenity: Better Days Vol 3 (2008) Joss Whedon

And now I have to close yet another chapter of the Firefly/Serenity story.

I actually had to go back and reread the previous two, because I had forgotten some of the details, but that only drew me back further into a story and character that I enjoy. Only bad thing is that I still want more Firefly stories, but am unlikely to get them. (sigh)

When we last saw our heroes, Mal was in trouble, so in vol 3, Zoe plans how to get him back.

There were several things I particularly liked about this story. First, Mal gets to go back to the gray moral territory where he lived for much of the show. Much of the movie focused upon Mal doing the right thing, here we see him on much more questionable ground. Which is where I like him best, to be honest.

Second, we see Shepherd book in a light that reinforces my idea of what his life may have been like before he joined his monastery. Maybe I’m wrong, but if so, don’t tell me. Because I like what I came up with just fine, thank you very much.

We also see part of the reason why Inara and Book left Serenity. Because Those Left Behind just didn’t give a very good explanation. We saw the aftermath, but we don’t see what lead to Book and Inara leaving. This gives us a bit more of a clue.

But mostly, I just got to spend time with Wash and Zoe and Book and all my other characters. And really, who could ask for more? Other than for Firefly to have been allowed to finish it’s run. But as that is impossible, this will have to do for now.
Rating: 9/10

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