The Serenity brings the cattle to a plane and, when Mal is negotiating the selling with the traders, there is a shootout and Shepherd Book is hit. Meanwhile Dr. Simon and River are kidnapped by the residents to work in an isolated area. But Mal needs to leave the planet to seek help for Book and the leave the siblings behind. When the locals discover that River can read minds, they believe she is a witch and wants to burn her at stake. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
Anybody working with cows will find the shot of the empty cargo bay, with neat little piles of cow manure despite a herd of the animals milling around in there for days, highly suspect. Also, one of the cows kicks a cow patty as they exit, showing it is a solid form and not at all mushy as a real one would be. See more
Ruby doesn't talk. Her voice got scared away.
[gets distracted and smiles
I hear crickets.
I don't understand. If Ruby didn't talk, how do you know...?
Dr. Simon Tam
Um, uh, my sister's... she-she's very good at- What's wrong?
"And they shall be among the people, and they shall speak truths and whisper secrets, and you will know them by their crafts."
Dr. Simon Tam
What are you talking about?
"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more