Our hearts still break when we think about these two crazy kids. In the Firefly series, Malcolm Reynolds and Inara Serra are clearly in love, despite their constant verbal clashes. Captain Mal can’t quite understand Inara’s companion job, and Inara can’t quite get her head around Mal’s close-mindedness, though she acknowledges his good heart. These two have been through a lot together, and at the end of Serenity it seems like they have an understanding. However, at conventions, the cast has revealed that Inara is terminally ill. Any chance they had for a happily-ever-after is a short one at best. Of course, if we’re talking tragic loves in Firefly and Serenity, we can’t forget Zoe and Wash, the perfect married couple, but at least they had time together. If you read the comics, you know what else they had. Mal and Inara, though? Not shiny!