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

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  • Episode Number 8
  • DVD Season & Episode Number
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  • Originally Aired Friday, November 15, 2002
  • Production Code 1AGE08
  • Directors Allan Kroeker
  • Writers Jose Molina
  • Guest Stars Blake Robbins, Jeff Ricketts, Dennis Cockrum, Tom Virtue, Roma Chugani, Ira Steck, Michael Nagy, Alex Connie, Cate Cohen
  • Is Movie
  • IMDB tt0579527
  • Last Updated By Maretoh
  • Last Updated 03/15/2016 8:13am

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