On the cargo ship, Jayne lowers the bodies while Book reads some sort of prayer. Foreboding music begins to play for this montage of crew in action. Simon just stands there. I'm not even sure what Simon is actually going to accomplish on the ship. It's not like they need autopsies or anything. I guess he just wanted to prove he can be a little butch for the right guy.
Back on Serenity, Wash helps Kaylee enter an access shaft leading to the docking platform.
In her shuttle, Inara scribes Chinese calligraphy. That's probably her diary, and she's writing about how sensitive Mal is and how they're going to have the most beautiful children together someday. River rests fitfully on Inara's bed. She sleeps more than a cat. Being a crazy psychic must take a lot of energy.
We cut to sick bay, where the survivor is also resting fitfully, rocking back and forth, much in the way that River was. See, they're listening to the same KRZY programs.
Kaylee crawls up to a collection of cords and wires underneath the docking system.
Crazy Survivor rocks back and forth laughing, then suddenly opens his eyes wide. At the same time, River starts freaking out in Inara's shuttle. KRZY must have needed to play their monthly emergency broadcast signal, which is the sound of Cthulhu singing the last digit of pi in i-sharp. Inara hugs River to calm her down while visions of non-Euclidean temples dance in her head. In the sick bay -- I'm going to call him Peter, because he's a crazy survivor -- Peter picks up a surgical knife.
On the cargo ship, Jayne drags out the farming supplies while Book continues his prayers. Simon holds a flashlight for Book. That's his whole contribution.
In the access tunnel, Kaylee nervously snips a single wire. A viscous fluid that looks a little too red to be oil drips out. The tentacles did look like they were alive when they attached to the ship, but you'd think there would be some sort of comment if they had developed cybernetic organisms like that. The tentacles detach themselves from the ship, and Kaylee smiles to herself over her success.
Jayne, Book, and Simon return to the ship with the salvage. Jayne sees that Kaylee and Wash were messing around with something, and asks what was going on. They all cover so as not to frighten the giant wimp with their near-death experience. Everybody works to get squared away to detach and take off. So, of course, the proximity alarm goes off again. New addition to the drinking game: Drink every time something bad happens right after the crew believes they've completed their mission. Jayne freaks out that the Reavers have returned. Mal orders them all to continue storing the goods while he and Zoe run up to the bridge to find out what's going on.