While pursuing a smuggling job, Mal and Kaylee go undercover at an upper class fancy dress ball. Inara is attending the same ball with her wealthy client, Atherton Wing. In an attempt to defend Inara's honor after Atherton makes an offensive comment, Mal punches Atherton in the face. Outraged, Atherton challenges Mal to an old-fashioned duel using swords. Meanwhile, Badger returns and under Atherton's payroll, holds the Serenity crew hostage, while River begins showing some more of her sane side in a verbal confrontation. Written by
Did You Know?
The dress that Inara wears to the ball was a (heavily) remade version of costume designer Shawna Trpcic
's actual wedding dress. See more
When Serenity approaches Persephone (in the "dirt kissing" scene), you can see a reflection of a person in a white T-shirt in Serenity's windshield! He/she is not part of the regular crew, Likely a boom mic operator. See more
[after telling off a group of girls who were being rude to Kaylee
Forgive my rudeness. I cannot abide useless people.
Referenced in White Noise 2: The Light
The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more