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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During the raid in the parts dump, Wash picks up a catalyzer and tosses it aside. This is an important part in "Out of Gas," as it's the one that is destroyed in the fire caused by the blown compression coil; the destruction of the catalyzer disables the auxiliary life support. See more
The CGI flying ambulance lands at St. Mary's on flat foot pads, but in the corresponding live-action scenes, the full-scale model is sitting on casters. See more
What's going to happen to us?
I said, "Get up."
Agent McGinnis, I'm certain you're working under a superior who's keeping close tabs on this case. I'm certain of that because important people don't do fieldwork. I'm also quite certain your superior wants me and my sister alive. Now, I'm not going to move from this spot until one of two things happens: You answer my very simple question, or you shoot me.
We are transferring you to a holding area until you can be retrieved.
The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more