Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Friday 8:00 PM Nov 08, 2002 on FOX

Episode Recap

Mal and the gang yet again have problems with a job...

Kaylee and Inara are shopping on the planet, and Kaylee's crush on Simon is again brought up. Later, Book is shot as a bystander during the crew's cattle deal. Unfortunately for the seriously wounded Book, Simon and River have been captured by hillbillies who need a doctor for their community. Book eventually receives medical attention when Mal takes a chance. He is almost denied treatment until he gives over his identification card. Something on it causes the military-like group to consider the case an emergency. Simon and River receive a warm welcome from the community. They have many inflicted people who are in need of serious help. Simon complies. When River is able to find out things about a little girl named Ruth who has not spoken since her mother went insane and tried to kill her, she is accused of being of witch. The townfolk try to burn her at the stake, but Simon is able to stall, just enough for Mal and the crew to come and save them.