kanji’s greatest skill is his ability to go from ‘meh’ to ‘FUCK YOU’ to ‘hells yeah’ in 0.8 seconds.
You know when you haven’t checked in on that series you love in a while then something surfaces that kicks you in the face to remind you why that series is god? Yeah. Thanks Kanji <3
However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.
—Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One