The crew of the Serenity are in for a gunfight when one of Inara's companion colleagues asks for their help. The Serenity crew defends a bordello from a gunslinger who got a prostitute pregnant and now intends to collect the child; Mal falls for the bordello's madam.
[This was the two hour "original pilot", canned by Fox].
original airdate--December 20,2002 rating--2.7 million
music--The theme song, "The Ballad of Serenity" written by Joss Whedon and performed by Sonny Rhodes
Goofs: When piloting her shuttle on Persephone, Inara is holding the flight controls upside down. Joss Whedon calls attention to this in the DVD commentary.