We see exterior shots of Serenity docking with the ship. Weird, snakelike tentacles emerge out of the cargo ship and attach themselves to the docking platform. Even weirder than the tentacles is the NYPD Blue jiggling handheld-camera style of shooting. It works okay when you're dealing with the people inside a ship or on a planet, but they do these weird, momentarily-out-of-focus tricks when they're shooting the exterior of the craft. Are the cameramen floating out in space? Maybe that guy they ran over earlier was a grip.
Back inside the ship, Simon strides purposefully into the cargo bay wearing his typical shiny vest ensemble and holding a little red doctor's bag. He stops when he sees Zoe and Mal, and stares at Mal while they suit up. I think Sean Maher was going for "trepidation" but landed somewhere on "undisguised longing." He's certainly going to be giving the cast of Smallville a run for their money in the gay looks competition. Jayne comes up behind Simon (read into that what you will) and asks him what he's doing there. Simon explains that he thought he might offer his services if there are any survivors. Jayne tells him that Mal and Zoe are going in first and will let him know if they need his assistance. Simon continues to stare at Mal. Jayne notices Simon staring and asks him if something's wrong. Simon comments that he's struck by the thought of just a little "Mylar and glass being the only thing separating a person from nothing." Except what he really wanted to say instead of "nothing" was "my sweet, sweet love." Jayne senses Simon's nervousness and, like any bully, decides to play with it. He points out that the "nothing" Simon referred to is probably what killed the guy Serenity ran into (really meaning "nothing" and not Simon's sweet, sweet love), and that the body is probably still hanging around under the belly of the ship: "That's what space trash does, you know. Kind of latches onto the first big something that stops long enough. Hey, that'd be a bit like you and your sister, wouldn't it?" I suspect that probably refers to Jayne as well. And most of the participants on The Real World. Jayne ratchets his gun -- read into that whatever you will -- and walks off.