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Recapping 14 episodes of 'Firefly' -- on napkins

You didn’t think that we were going to start writing napkin recaps of Joss Whedon shows and leave out Firefly, did you?

Well, weren’t. So in the continuing spirit of reducing complex mythologies and funny jokes to poorly scrawled napkin descriptions, we threw together these napkin recaps of the famed (and sadly cut short) first season of the cult-classic space western.

Before we start, here’s a drawing Joss Whedon did of the future of the Serenity crew post-Serenity. We’re not napkin recapping the film, mostly because it took place on a whole different medium.

Note: previous napkin recaps were by the season, but since Firefly only lasted for one season, we’ve gone down to the episode level.

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Recapping five seasons of 'Angel' -- on napkins

It all began on July 5, with a fateful Tweet from Joss Whedon in which he drew Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Buffy on a napkin. Suddenly, it seemed only right to continue recapping Buffy, also on napkins. It happened. It was glorious. Don’t ask questions.

But you can’t recap Buffy without also referencing Angel—the darker, grimmer crossover cousin to Whedon’s first season. It sometimes gets short shrift for having a lead that did more punning with brooding, but Angel had an arguably more insightful take on the world than its mother series. But I’m not here to argue. I’m here to doodle on napkins at work. (Watch out, the recaps have spoilers. And before you begin, here’s the recommended soundtrack.)

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Recapping seven seasons of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' -- on napkins

Joss Whedon has added a new dimension to the Whedonverse, one made of… napkins. In a tweet sent earlier this month, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer offered fans one more glimpse at the life of Buffy Summers:

But like any diehard Buffy fans, we weren’t satisfied with what Joss gave us on Twitter. We needed more. And so, left to our own devices, we made our very own Buffy napkin recaps. (Warning: spoilers, my poor penmanship.)

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