The Serenity brings the cattle to a plain 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 leaves the siblings behind. When the locals discover that River can read minds, they believe she is a witch and wants to burn her at the stake.
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Did You Know?
While this episode is currently rated the lowest, it's the origin of one of the most quoted scenes: Mal: ...Well, Zoe, looks like we got here in the nick of time. What does that make us? Zoe: Big damn heroes, sir. See more
The empty cargo bay with neat little piles of cow manure despite a herd milling around in there for days, is highly suspect. Also, one of the cows kicks a cow patty as they exit, revealing it a solid prop instead of mushy. See more
You sanguine about the kinda reception we're apt to receive on an Alliance ship, Captain?
Absolutely. What's "sanguine" mean?
Sanguine. Hopeful. Plus, point of interest, it also means "bloody".
Well, that pretty much covers all the options, don't it?
The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes See more