While visiting an outlying planet, Simon and River are kidnapped by local villagers in need of a doctor. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew are forced to seek medical help from an unlikely source when one of their own is shot. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode marks the television debut of a young Zac Efron
, appearing as an adolescent Simon Tam in the flashback sequences. See more
Does it seem every supply store on every border planet has the same five rag dolls and the same wood carvings of... What is this, a duck?
It's a swan. I like it.
Looks like it was made with, you know, longing. Made by a person really longed to see a swan.
Perhaps because they'd only heard of them by rough description.
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more