Presumably a day later or so, Nandi is laid to rest. One of the hookers sings "Amazing Grace" as people, including the crew, frown at her body and hold flowers and express typical funereal behaviors.
A nice CGI shows Serenity taking off from the planet. Mal and Inara stand around on the catwalks, looking melancholy. Mal seems to think that the women will do all right now that Rance is gone. Unknown to him, the Widow Burgess has taken all that technology Rance had allegedly hoarded and used it to wipe Heart of Gold off the face of the moon within an hour after Serenity left. Well, no, but if she's such a stone-cold bitch, she really should have. Inara insists that she's glad Mal was "with" Nandi, seeing as how it turned out to be her last night alive and all. Mal says he wishes he hadn't met her, because then he wouldn't have failed her. Yeah, she'd probably still be dead, but at least Mal wouldn't have felt guilty about it or anything. Because it's all about how Mal feels. Inara falls for Mal's desperate fishing for affirmation and insists it wasn't his fault. But Mal won't hear it. Inara again insists that she's glad the two of them were together. Mal wonders if this means that she really wasn't glad the first time she heard it.
Mal wanders over to Inara and -- what's this? Could the UST finally be developing into something real? He tells her he's "feeling kinda truthsome" and thinks that life's too short and it looks like he's about to tell her something interesting. Perhaps -- that he likes her? Inara cuts him off to blather away about how she learned from Nandi the importance of love and family and blah blah blah blah. She says that when you build a strong tie in this family you make, it becomes tough to break away. Could it be that Inara's going to say something interesting? Perhaps -- that she likes him? She says, "There's something I should have done a long while ago." Tell Mal how you feel? "And I'm sorry for the both of us that it took me this long." She's finally going to tell him how she feels! It's about freaking time! "I'm leaving." Wha-- ? D'oh. And the UST stays in the picture. Or it would have, if the show hadn't been cancelled.
And on that terribly predictable cliffhanger, we're done yet again. I hope you enjoyed this brief trip out of Permanent Hiatus land. Now, back you go. We've got a whole new season of television to rip to shreds.