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Serenity travels to the core world Ariel and Simon comes up with a plan to steal drugs from the hospital.

Director:

Allan Kroeker

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Jose Molina
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds
Gina Torres ... Zoë Washburne
Alan Tudyk ... Hoban 'Wash' Washburne
Morena Baccarin ... Inara Serra
Adam Baldwin ... Jayne Cobb
Jewel Staite ... Kaylee Frye
Sean Maher ... Dr. Simon Tam
Summer Glau ... River Tam
Ron Glass ... Shepherd Derrial Book (credit only)
Blake Robbins ... Agent McGinnis
Jeff Ricketts ... Man
Dennis Cockrum ... Other Man
Tom Virtue ... Pompous Doctor
Roma Chugani ... Receiving Doctor
Ira Steck Ira Steck ... Young Intern
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Storyline

When the crew of Serenity arrives on the heavily populated, industrialized Alliance core world of 'Ariel', where Inara is to undergo an annual physical examination for her clean companion medical record, Simon realizes it is the perfect opportunity to sneak River into an Alliance medical facility and find out what they did to her. In return for the crew's help in getting them in to the facility, Simon helps Mal, Zoe and Jayne organize an operation to steal valuable medical supplies. But Jayne has other ideas when he learns about the reward for Simon and River and contacts the local authorities, leading to another appearance of the two, sinister-looking agents known as "Hands of Blue". Written by Shiro

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Certificate:

TV-14

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Trivia

The drug that Simon and River take to slow their physiological functions enough to make them appear to be dead is fictional, but not science fiction; it is a major plot device from William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, which he wrote in the 1590s. See more »

Goofs

When Jayne is taken into custody by the Alliance officer, the officer says that Jayne is "under arrest". However, the phrase used every other time a character is taken into custody is "bound by law". See more »

Quotes

Zoë Washburne: [after zapping troublesome doctor from behind with defib paddles - deadpan] Clear.
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Connections

References Firefly: Out of Gas (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes
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just great!
20 March 2013 | by mshosking63See all my reviews

Great episode of great show, but one quibble: hi-tech pro killers choose noisiest, bloodiest, most attention-grabbing way to dispatch their victims, all of whom are on their side?! what's with that? Other than that - and wont begrudge the team a little hyperbole in an otherwise superbly restrained and understated show - it's a brilliant heist flick in 42-odd minutes. We came to expect it, but the pace of plot development, the economy of the telling, the sublime interaction between characters whose actors really like each other a lot, and the downright actual excitement of it all continues to amaze. I've been watching telly for 45 years, and I think this may be the best show ever (speaking of hyperbole...)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

15 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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