Inara is a woman that makes your heart flutter, can make you feel like a child with a crush when you are in her presence. I still remember the first time I saw her, and I must admit I had an instant infatuation. She is a registered Companion, basically a licensed whore that travels with Serenity on the Firefly series. There is an air of mystery about her, and there seems to be no logic why a high-priced working girl is doing on the very low class Serenity. She’s elegant, educated, and beautiful. She maintains her own space – a shuttle on the ship – and chooses her clients according to her own standards, usually from the upper class. It seems that in the Firefly world the companion is a person with ample social class and standing, and only the rich could possibly afford to have them visit.
Inara was born, raised, trained, and practiced her craft on on her home planet of Sihnon, the jewel of the Core Worlds. She was a shoo-in for the rank of High Priestess of The Guild when she left Sihnon over a year ago. She has adapted quite well to the wild border worlds… she even owns a pistol. And while Inara may be traversing the fringes of the ‘verse with Serenity, she is still a member of The Guild, with access to its perks.
I am not sure why I have the crush that I do on Inara, but I am pretty sure that I am not alone. There always has been a curiousity about this gorgeous woman, and with the unforeseen end of Firefly many questions about Inara were left unanswered. One of which was why she gave up the guild and whyshe was travelling world from world in the Serenity. Whatever the reason, I am glad that this character was included in the series, and was heartbroken. And Morena Baccarin if you ever get to read this – I am not so sure I can have the same crush on you with that really short haircut. Just saying.
Speaking of Morena, the video below shows her revealing that Innara was dying – a story arc that I wasnt aware of until recently:
Let me end with this video of Inara and some of her most glorious moments: