When the crew of Serenity arrives on the heavily populated, industrialized Alliance core world of 'Ariel', where Inara is to undergo an annual physical examination for her clean companion medical record, Simon realizes it is the perfect opportunity to sneak River into an Alliance medical facility and find out what they did to her. In return for the crew's help in getting them in to the facility, Simon helps Mal, Zoe and Jayne organize an operation to steal valuable medical supplies. But Jayne has other ideas when he learns about the reward for Simon and River and contacts the local authorities, leading to another appearance of the two, sinister-looking agents known as "Hands of Blue". Written by
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The E.M.S. vehicle used to sneak everyone into the hospital is a modified version of the Russian Airforce's Mi-24 Hind attack helicopter. The main rotor was removed, however the short wings and twin bubble canopy remained intact. The section that Wash sits in to fly the craft is actually the second half of the canopy; the first was filled in with the rubber material. See more
When Jayne is taken into custody he's handcuffed. He charges the officer and gets shot and suddenly his hands are free. See more
This is exactly what I didn't want. I wanted simple, I wanted in-and-out, I wanted easy money.
Things always get a little more complicated, don't they, sir?
Once, just once, I want things to go according to the gorram plan!
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more