The crew visit the planet Ariel because Inara needs to receive an annual Companion physical. The crew is offered a surprising job by Simon: in return for stolen medicine he wants them to get him into a hospital to use a high-end scanner to diagnose River. Simon devises a plan - Kaylee and Wash browse through the local dump and find parts to make an imitation emergency vehicle so the crew can get into the hospital posing as EMTs. Simon and River pose as corpses with the aid of a drug Simon has. While Mal and Zoe round up some medicine, Jayne stays with River and Simon, who are unaware he has ratted them out to the Alliance in return for money. Jayne rushes Simon through the examination and on the way out Jayne, Simon, and River are caught by the Alliance. Jayne is betrayed by the Alliance and becomes a prisoner himself. They manage to escape as the Men With Blue Hands arrive and ruthlessly execute anyone who had contact with the Tams. Mal and Zoe end up saving their friends and Simon ma

Aired on 11/15/2002
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9.16/10 • 2957 voting

Firefly • S01E09
Nathan Fillion Nathan FillionMalcolm Reynolds
Gina Torres Gina TorresZoë Washburne
Alan Tudyk Alan TudykHoban Washburne
Morena Baccarin Morena BaccarinInara Serra
Adam Baldwin Adam BaldwinJayne Cobb
Jewel Staite Jewel StaiteKaylee Frye
Summer Glau Summer GlauRiver Tam
Sean Maher Sean MaherSimon Tam
Ron Glass Ron GlassShepherd Book
Damion Poitier Damion PoitierHenchman
Michael Fairman Michael FairmanAdelai Niska
Katherine Kendall Katherine KendallThe Councillor
Rolando Molina Rolando MolinaBolles
Michael Bentt Michael BenttViktor
Ben EdlundProducer
Joss WhedonProducer
Carey MeyerProduction Design
Greg EdmonsonMusic
David BoydDirector of Photography
James A. ContnerDirector
Joss WhedonWriter
Cheryl CainWriter
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