Nandi, an old colleague of Inara, waves asking for help. She has set up a prostitution house on a planet on the frontier, outside the jurisdiction of the Companion Guild. Now the most powerful official on the planet has impregnanted one of her girls, and plans to take his child by force. Nandi needs some firepower to convince him otherwise. Mal agrees to take the job; after sizing up the opposition, Mal’s instinct is to take everyone on board Serenity and run. But Nandi’s not willing to go, so they prepare for the next day’s firefight. Simon helps to deliver the baby while Mal and Nandi spend the night together. Inara finds this development unsettling but tries to hide her feelings. When battle ensues, the official has one further advantage – one of the girls has sold them out.
Guest Cast: Melinda Clarke (Nandi), Kimberley McCullough (Chari), Fredric Lane (Ranse Burgess), Tracy Leah Ryan (Petaline)
Notes: This episode was not broadcast by Fox and first aired on Sci Fi in 2005.
LogBook entry by Dave Thomer