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
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This episode marks the television debut of a young Zac Efron
, appearing as an adolescent Simon Tam in the flashback sequences. See more
[flipping through Simon's journal
"Dear diary: Today I was pompous and my sister was crazy. Today we were kidnapped by hill folk, never to be seen again. It was the best day ever."
The Ballad of Serenity
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more