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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Ariel is the name of one of Uranus's moons, which, like all Uranian moons, is named after a character from Shakespeare (in Ariel's case, "The Tempest") or m Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" (characters named Ariel appear in both works). See more
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You know, it's all very sweet, stealing from the rich, selling to the poor...
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more