A powerful and fearsome mobster named Adelei Niska demands that the crew of Serenity to pull a train robbery. The train is carrying medical supplies for a community, and Reynolds and Zoe get held on suspicion. They get free with Inara's help but realize they were tricked and try to return Niska's money. His henchman isn't too happy but Nelson "persuades" the next guy to take the money back.
Meanwhile, two blue-handed black-suited operatives close in on River.
original airdate--September 20,2002 rating--6.2 million
music-- Theme song "The Ballad of Serenity" by: Joss Whedon Performed by: Sonny Rhodes
Trivia: Jayne's line after shooting Crow in the leg, "I was aiming for his head", later used by Nathan Fillion in Castle, is lifted from the 1977-81 British sci-fi series Blake's 7, which was on while Whedon was living in the UK. That line itself is a mis-quote from The Magnificent Seven, where the original line was "I was aiming for his horse".
Goofs: The position of the rolling tray, the objects knocked off it, and the sheet on the medical bed changes between shots after River awakes from her dream.
"Captain Mal Reynolds and his band of renegades travel about the galaxy in Serenity, a Firefly-class spaceship, doing jobs when they can find the work, and pulling jobs when they can't".
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