Some of the folks head off to their tasks, leaving Wash, Kaylee, and Zoe behind with Mal. Kaylee and Wash seem rather surprised at Mal's kind words about caring about the dead settlers. But it turns out it was really a ruse to get all the tertiary travelers (and superstitious Jayne) out of their hair while they get down to the business of doing "what needs to be done." They must have cameras on the exterior of the ship or something, because Mal is able to show them the tentacles attaching themselves to their docking platform. Mal explains that it's a booby trap set up by the Reavers for rescue ships. When they try to detach from the cargo ship, it blows, presumably doing much damage. So Jayne's hysterical rants were pretty much right; the Reavers do intend to return. Kaylee gives some brief technobabble explanation of how easy it will be to cut through some line and detach the booby trap. Really, how complicated are booby traps set by people who have lost their minds entirely? Mal asks Kaylee if she's sure she can disable the trap. She's sure, but adds, "If I mess up, it's not like you'll be able to yell at me."
Episode Report CardShack: B- | 961 USERS: B-
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