wash: when your miracle gets here, you just pound this button once, it’ll call back both shuttles.
The red button Wash rigs to call the shuttles back and return the crew to Serenity was removed from the set by Alan Tudyk, as by that time they knew they were being canceled. Alan then mailed the button to Joss Whedon, with a note saying "When you get your miracle, just hit this". Whedon was hoping to revive the series, which he did, in the form of the film Serenity.
i got a few letters at first but then i didn’t hear for months. finally i got a letter that made no sense. she talked about things that never happened, jokes that we never.. it was code. it just said… “they’re hurting us. get me out.”