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    well i am FINALLY going to go see Serenity today woot!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Prophet
    I saw Book's death coming as soon as it was clear he'd left the ship, but Wash was right out of left field and so sudden. I was almost as much in denial as Zoe, but it was just so clear that he was irretrievably dead and...Yeah, I got a little misty eyed.
    That was a shock for me, too. It broke my heart. There was no reason for it - none at all. Him and Book as well. No reason at all. *sob

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    poor wash...i loved wash and i cried when he was killed (so suddenly to)


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    I find it slightly humerous that so many people have noted their sorrow for the loss of Book & Wash, and yet nobody cares about Mr. Universe!

    Maybe it was just me, but having the grave of Mr. Universe next to those of Book & Wash just didn't sit right with me...
    Jayne - Ain't logical. Cuttin' on his own face, rapin' and murdering - Hell, I'll kill a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight, or if he bothers me, or if there's a woman, or if I'm gettin' paid - mostly only when I'm gettin' paid. But these Reavers... last ten years they show up like the bogeyman from stories. Eating people alive? Where's that get fun?
    Kaylee - Shepherd Book said they was men who just reached the edge of space, saw a vasty nothingness, and went bibbledy over it.
    Jayne - Oh, hell, i've been to the edge. Just looked like... more space.
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    I felt so sad when Mr Universe died, although nothing took my heart more than Wash, Book I actually didn't seem comin' although, one thing I have to ask, WHY'D he leave the ship? Book I mean, I know their in the firefly comics but I don't know where to find them....

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    The comics are published by Dark Horse Comics:
    http://www.darkhorse.com/profile/profile.php?sku=10-755

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    First time I was thrown off a bit when he said "where's my 30 pieces of silver", I wasn't sure if he willingly betrayed them (my sarcasm detector needed fixing). Was conflicted on if I should be glad he was dead, or pity him when he was curled up in his love-bot's lap.

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    I think he betrayed them because of the gun at his head. I don't think it was willing, but I think he still felt like a Judas anyway. I was sad when he died, but sadder still when the lovebot gave his pathos-laden last words. That was creepy and iccky and beautiful all at once.

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    Just saw the movie finally today. Awesome is all I can think of to describe it. Like many, though, I was very surprised and saddened by the deaths of Book and Wash. Definitely didn't see that coming. I do hope we get to see more of Serenity and her crew some day.

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    Yes, I FINALLY saw it and as many others was startled for the deaths of Book and Wash. I can kind of understand why Book died, although it didnt seem necessary to bring the point across, but Wash's death seemed totally meaningless...did Wheadon ever give a reason for killing off Wash in such a quick, pointless way?? Apart from the deaths of these two great characters, the movie was awesome, and I hope the show is revived or there is at least another movie or mini-series or anything. IMO it was really left open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeleine_W
    I think he betrayed them because of the gun at his head. I don't think it was willing, but I think he still felt like a Judas anyway. I was sad when he died, but sadder still when the lovebot gave his pathos-laden last words. That was creepy and iccky and beautiful all at once.
    I figured that after some thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frinky
    did Wheadon ever give a reason for killing off Wash in such a quick, pointless way??
    ((Frinky))

    Pointless as in pointless to Wash? No, I don't think so. If I try to come up with a reason the best one I get is that there's a very visceral reaction in the audience when it happens. Everyone (who hadn't seen it already) was he-he-ing at "I am a leaf on the wind" and thenHORRORohmygoodnessdidthatREALLYHAPPEN??? The shock was incredible, and there's nothing like a massive shock to make the next few scenes feel tense.

    Or pointless as in pointless to Joss? Getting rid of a perfectly good character does need a jolly good reason. I can't find the reason for killing *Wash* in that scene, although I think I find it in the shootout as they realise they're loosing and Zoe yells FALL BACK and then in the corridor with their last grenade used up and their doctor dying and three others shot and not even the doctor's medkit to hand and my heart was never wrenched so much in a film as when they were there, all looking like they'd probably die but especially Simon. IMO (and this is very much IMO) Simon's death would have been the most significant / pathos-laden of all the potential deaths, in the context of htis particular movie, and I had a real feeling that if Wash could die well so could Kaylee, so could Simon. Maybe I'd have felt like that if Wash had lived, but I was an emotional punchbag after Wash died and I feel like I felt everything that followed his death twice as hard because of that. The flipside is that when Zoe said how she was sure Mal had succeeded, and when Mal and then river turned up whole I thought it was the best most wonderful thing ever, cos I was so raw that everything felt heightened.

    Sorry for rambling. I hate it that Wash died, just like I hated how Tara and Cordelia and Joyce died in Joss' TV shows, but I wouldn't change a second of those TV show deaths cos what came out of them was incredible. I'm hoping that by the time I've watched Serenity a few more times I can be similarly accepting of Book's and Wash's deaths. I'm nearly there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeleine_W
    ((Frinky))

    Pointless as in pointless to Wash? No, I don't think so. If I try to come up with a reason the best one I get is that there's a very visceral reaction in the audience when it happens. Everyone (who hadn't seen it already) was he-he-ing at "I am a leaf on the wind" and thenHORRORohmygoodnessdidthatREALLYHAPPEN??? The shock was incredible, and there's nothing like a massive shock to make the next few scenes feel tense.

    Or pointless as in pointless to Joss? Getting rid of a perfectly good character does need a jolly good reason. I can't find the reason for killing *Wash* in that scene, although I think I find it in the shootout as they realise they're loosing and Zoe yells FALL BACK and then in the corridor with their last grenade used up and their doctor dying and three others shot and not even the doctor's medkit to hand and my heart was never wrenched so much in a film as when they were there, all looking like they'd probably die but especially Simon. IMO (and this is very much IMO) Simon's death would have been the most significant / pathos-laden of all the potential deaths, in the context of htis particular movie, and I had a real feeling that if Wash could die well so could Kaylee, so could Simon. Maybe I'd have felt like that if Wash had lived, but I was an emotional punchbag after Wash died and I feel like I felt everything that followed his death twice as hard because of that. The flipside is that when Zoe said how she was sure Mal had succeeded, and when Mal and then river turned up whole I thought it was the best most wonderful thing ever, cos I was so raw that everything felt heightened.

    Sorry for rambling. I hate it that Wash died, just like I hated how Tara and Cordelia and Joyce died in Joss' TV shows, but I wouldn't change a second of those TV show deaths cos what came out of them was incredible. I'm hoping that by the time I've watched Serenity a few more times I can be similarly accepting of Book's and Wash's deaths. I'm nearly there
    I agree with your thinking. We certainly believed everyone was vunerable after Wash's death. However, knowing how it affected me, I wonder if Wash's demise affected the box office results. I keep thinking if Wash had lived, it would have been more of a HAPPY ending. More positive word of mouth...who knows, but I know I was pretty wrung out. The ending-wonderful as it was-didn't balance the grief over Wash. I needed more time or *something* to help me survived that.

    All I can relate it to is Top Gun when Goose is killed. But the movie goes on long enough afterwards and has such an exciting ending you get over it.

    I loved the movie. I loved the ending. My only dark spot was losing Wash. I loved his character. He seemed so *normal.*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeleine_W
    ((Frinky))

    Pointless as in pointless to Wash? No, I don't think so. If I try to come up with a reason the best one I get is that there's a very visceral reaction in the audience when it happens. Everyone (who hadn't seen it already) was he-he-ing at "I am a leaf on the wind" and thenHORRORohmygoodnessdidthatREALLYHAPPEN??? The shock was incredible, and there's nothing like a massive shock to make the next few scenes feel tense.

    Or pointless as in pointless to Joss? Getting rid of a perfectly good character does need a jolly good reason. I can't find the reason for killing *Wash* in that scene, although I think I find it in the shootout as they realise they're loosing and Zoe yells FALL BACK and then in the corridor with their last grenade used up and their doctor dying and three others shot and not even the doctor's medkit to hand and my heart was never wrenched so much in a film as when they were there, all looking like they'd probably die but especially Simon. IMO (and this is very much IMO) Simon's death would have been the most significant / pathos-laden of all the potential deaths, in the context of htis particular movie, and I had a real feeling that if Wash could die well so could Kaylee, so could Simon. Maybe I'd have felt like that if Wash had lived, but I was an emotional punchbag after Wash died and I feel like I felt everything that followed his death twice as hard because of that. The flipside is that when Zoe said how she was sure Mal had succeeded, and when Mal and then river turned up whole I thought it was the best most wonderful thing ever, cos I was so raw that everything felt heightened.

    Sorry for rambling. I hate it that Wash died, just like I hated how Tara and Cordelia and Joyce died in Joss' TV shows, but I wouldn't change a second of those TV show deaths cos what came out of them was incredible. I'm hoping that by the time I've watched Serenity a few more times I can be similarly accepting of Book's and Wash's deaths. I'm nearly there
    Yeah, that seems right to me. Even though my friends who saw it before me
    told me Wash got killed, which angered me greatly, his sudden death was still a shock and still made the final scenes more intense...for a bit there I really thought simon would die to..esp after river talked to him...But, I really liked Wash and was sad to see him go so quickly, without any last words or anything...

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    I finally watched Serenity last week. It's great, so sad for Book's death, but so P/Oed on Wash death.
    THAT was so unnecessary, I know Joss Whedon isn't averse to kill the main character, but really WASH ? what's the purpose of killing him ? killing Book made Mal determined enough to go to the planet, it's understandable, but killing Wash is just a surprise tactic, which really NOT appreciated.
    I really think that the rumours of that lower the box office, or for a fanatic fans, they don't come back for seconds, who would want to go through that again ? NOT ME, and I'm sure some people thinks the same.
    Like Madeline said, I also 'appreciate' the death of Tara/Joyce/Cordy in the series, but this is a movie, one wrong move means no sequel. I think Joss made too big a move with killing Wash, he could make him severely wounded or in comma or something, that's reflect hope, which is what Firefly is all about. With Wash's death, decrease number of Reaver and Alliance quit hunting River, Serenity has a sort of closure even I don't expect a sequel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frinky
    .But, I really liked Wash and was sad to see him go so quickly, without any last words or anything...
    "I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."

    That to me more than anything... sums up the greatness that was Wash and Serenity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by L-JADE
    I finally watched Serenity last week. It's great, so sad for Book's death, but so P/Oed on Wash death.
    THAT was so unnecessary, I know Joss Whedon isn't averse to kill the main character, but really WASH ? what's the purpose of killing him ? killing Book made Mal determined enough to go to the planet, it's understandable, but killing Wash is just a surprise tactic, which really NOT appreciated.
    I think what Madeline said sums up what I think... after Wash died, I thought Simon was going to carc it too... I felt that no one was safe. That, I think is the point of his death... the notion is that NO ONE is safe. Just because they are Big Damn Heroes doesn't mean they're immune from the realities that inflict us. Heroes or not, they are still frail, mortal beings. It is supposed to be very hard to take... I was in denial (until the funeral) the first time I saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easter Lily
    "I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."

    That to me more than anything... sums up the greatness that was Wash and Serenity...
    I read those quote before I watch the movie, but in the movie somehow I heard it as : I belive in the wind, watch how I soar and then of course some nasty stake stab him in the chest

    Yeah you're right, that's the best quote.. er also 'I swallowed a bug"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easter Lily
    I think what Madeline said sums up what I think... after Wash died, I thought Simon was going to carc it too... I felt that no one was safe. That, I think is the point of his death... the notion is that NO ONE is safe. Just because they are Big Damn Heroes doesn't mean they're immune from the realities that inflict us. Heroes or not, they are still frail, mortal beings. It is supposed to be very hard to take... I was in denial (until the funeral) the first time I saw it.
    *blushes* I have some more thought added to my post.
    But I still think that Wash death is too much, maybe Joss was being to idealistic and go with his story (which is good all the time) but IMO it hurt the movie itself, it give a closure, and I don't feel the NEED to see a sequel, it's good as it is, unlike the final eps of Firefly which made me wanting to see more, does that make sense ?

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    That makes sense to me. it's like Whedon has thought "well I've given it enough of an ending so that if it doesn't do well then it has a bit of closure but I've also left some storylines open so that if (and when ) a new one comes I have some plot left to explore"

    I too wanted to see more episodes after "Objects in Space" but this was more rounded off.

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