The Dishwashers of Doom step over the bleeding corpse of the guard and back out into the hallway. They look around for a moment, then head off in the same direction as the others went.
River leads the others down a stairwell as the Oz percussion plays some more. She mutters that they're "almost there" as she runs over to a blue door. They need to go through the door, but it's locked. Jayne tells them to stand back. He shoots it with the sonic rifle, but it doesn't affect the door. He gets frustrated and tries to use the gun to beat the door open.
The Dishwashers of Doom open the door to the hangar and walk through. They don't seem particularly concerned by anything bad potentially happening to them, and they don't seem particularly concerned about River escaping either. They're just walking along like this is all no big deal.
Jayne continues to beat the gun against the door. Suddenly, there's the sound of a shotgun blast, and the handle of the door shatters into pieces. Simon shields River, as the door swings open to reveal Mal and Zoe. I'd point out something about the shotgun blast drawing attention to them, but there's nobody left to respond anymore. Mal looks at the three of them and gives them an "Are you coming or what?" nod.
The Dishwashers of Doom make it down to the door and see that everybody has escaped. Better luck next time, creepy evil people!
We cut back to Serenity, where Inara is returning from refilling her Valtrex prescription. She runs into Kaylee and asks her what's going on. Kaylee casually fills her in on the whole plan, including the part where Mal and Zoe had to rescue the others from the feds, like it's all no big deal.
And here come the antiheroes and their space ambulance. I hope they keep it and find a reason to use it on another mission somehow. The door opens, and the antiheroes file out of the vehicle. Mal asks Wash if they were followed. He's sure they weren't. He orders Wash to get them off this crazy planet. Wash heads up to the bridge to do so. Mal asks Inara how her little vacation was. There were tables and needles and examinations and stuff. Hey, them too! Everybody gathers around the ambulance. Jayne, breathing heavily, declares that next time they come to a core planet, he's staying with Book. Mal claps him on the shoulder all friendly-like and says, "[If] you hadn't come, you wouldn't be getting your big payday." This is one of those situations where I wish I didn't spoil myself on Friday nights by checking the boards after the show ends on the East Coast (hours before I get to watch it), just to make sure nobody's going berserk. Mal gives Kaylee a big brotherly hug as he asks Simon if he got what they needed. Simon says that he thinks he did; he just needs to look over the mediblather he's collected and figure something out. Kaylee asks Jayne what happened to his face. There's a huge lump on his forehead from the fight with the guards. Jayne tries to casually dismiss it, but Simon is suddenly all about the praising of Jayne: "He was amazing! I can't even begin to tell you." Start with the foreplay -- sorry! Simon obliviously insists that he and River wouldn't have escaped without Jayne's help. Jayne's all, "Great, another pretty boy is in love with me for the wrong reasons." He mutters, "Hey, you're part of my crew." Mal jokes that he might cry. Mal sends everybody away to go do whatever, while he and Jayne unload the cargo.