||The Train Job
||Serenity continues to travel through space, conducting illegal runs across the Star System, under the control of The Alliance. A powerful and fearsome mobster named Adelei Niska demands that the crew of the Serenity to pull a train robbery.
||On a salvage mission aboard a drifting colony ship, the Serentiy crew find signs that the crew were killed by the cannabalistic Reavers. They find one survivor, but things take a turn for the worse when an Alliance ship looking for an unspecified Firefly-class ship with brother-and-sister stowaways shows up and takes them in.
||Our Mrs. Reynolds
||After completing a job on a planet, Mal inadvertently ends up married to Saffron, a naive young woman who stows away to be with her "husband". Awkwardness and hilarity ensues until Saffron knocks out Mal and Wash and sets up the ship to be captured by pirates, locking it off-course and sealing the controls.
||The Serenity sets down at the mudder colony of Canton where it turns out Jayne is a hero for having dropped a bunch of money there years ago that he and his partner Stitch stole from the local magistrate. The drop was unintentional but Jayne doesn`t turn down the attentions.
||Out of Gas
||The episode begins with a wounded Mal wandering the ship, delirious. We find out that after an engine explosion the Serenity lost its life support. The other eight crew take the two shuttles as Mal remains to respond if anyone comes for their beacon.
||On the planet Persephone the crew contact their old "friend" Badger the ruthless crimelord to transport some goods on behalf of a local lord. While at a ball to arrange a transport job with the lord, Mal defends Inara`s honor when her current customer insults her.
||The Serenity delivers their cattle (from "Shindig"). 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 Simon and River have been captured by hillfolk who need a doctor for their community.
||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 diagnosis River.
||Jealous of Zoe`s relationship with Mal, Wash insists (thanks to a bit of scheming) that he go with Mal to try to sell some of the medical supplies the crew stole from the Alliance. In the middle of the deal Mal and Wash are kidnapped by men working for Niska the crime lord, who wants revenge against Mal for the botched train heist.
||Objects in Space
||When River gets hold of a loaded gun the crew begins to believe she may never recover. Their discussions are interrupted by the arrival of a bounty hunter, Early, who sneaks on board the ship and takes out or locks up the crew and forces Simon at gunpoint to take him to River.
||Serenity Part 1
||After a flashback to Zoe`s and Mal`s days in the wars six years previous, we cut to the modern day where the Serenity crew is running a salvage operation on a deserted ship and are forced to flee witht he cargo when the Alliance show up.
||Serenity Part 2
||The naked woman is Simon`s sister River, a government test subject he helped to escape. After ducking a dreaded reaver ship, Mal tries and cuts a deal with Patience, an old "friend" but suspects a trap. Patience tries an ambush but the team escapes just as the Reavers return and the Federal agent breaks loose.
||Saffron (from "Our Mrs. Reynolds") returns - after Mal breaks up her current gig, she convinces him and the crew to help out with a "perfect crime" that isn`t. The crime: go to Bellerophon and steal a criminal`s prototype laser gun from his collection.
||An old war comrade of Mal`s and Zoe`s, Tracey, mails his corpse to them. He also leaves a message asking them to deliver his body to his family. Some men claiming to be with the Alliance is on the trail of the body and catch up to them demanding the body.
||Heart of Gold
||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,