Inara receives a distress call from her old friend Nandi, who owns a brothel on a moon. Mal and his crew heads to the place and they learn that the leader of the town Rance Burgess has an infertile wife and the prostitute Petaline is pregnant of him. Now he wants the baby to raise with his family. Mal and his crew decide to help Nandi, Petaline and the other girls, defending the brothel from Rance Burgess. Meanwhile Mal an Nandi feel attracted for each other hurting the feelings of Inara. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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This episode was nominated for a Hugo Award for Dramatic Presentation: Short Form. See more
When Rance Burgess parks his hovercraft below the Heart of Gold, the mounted gun and brass shield are missing. The next time we see the hovercraft, they're back. See more
Don't much see the benefit in gettin' involved in stranger's troubles without a up-front price negotiated.
These people need assistance. The benefit wouldn't necessarily be for you.
That's what I'm sayin'.
No one's gonna force you to go, Jayne. As has been stated, this job is strickly speculative.
Good. Don't know these folks, don't much care to.
Written by John Newton
[Sung by Angie Hart at Nandi's funeral] See more