Cut to the bog, where there are a bunch of wooden boxes built on stilts. Each box is about the size of a small walk-in closet. These are essentially what passes for prison cells in Canton. Higgins and Herr Mudkoff head over to one and unlock the door. Higgins yells to an unseen man inside, named Stitch, that he's done serving his time and is free to go. The Didgeridoo Of Plot Twists plays as a bearded, long-haired man with one eye missing crawls out of the chamber. He doesn't look anything like a supernaturally cute blue alien koala bear. Higgins hands over Stitch's personal effects. And a loaded gun. Stitch is a bit confused as to why Higgins would keep him locked up for four years, then give him a weapon to use against him. Higgins suggests that Stitch might want to think about the partner who betrayed him in the first place and caused Stitch's capture. Higgins asks, "How high up was that shuttle when your partner pushed you out?" It seems that money wasn't the only thing that landed in the middle of Canton's town square. Funny how that's not mentioned in the song. Stitch lost the eye in the fall as well. Higgins tells Stitch that the "poetical [sic]" part of Stitch's release is that Jayne is back in town. It would be "poetical" if it were just a coincidence, but since you're actually releasing Stitch because Jayne is oh, Higgins is just trying to be clever. And failing. Higgins wishes Stitch good luck starting his new life, and walks off. Stitch stands there, with very good posture for a man who has lived in a box for four years. Then he ratchets the shotgun for dramatic effect. Why can't he kill Higgins and Jayne?
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We return to the morning after the big drunken hootenanny. Simon is sleeping on a bench in the bar. Kaylee is lying on top of him. Simon has his arm around Kaylee. The top of Kaylee's worksuit is pulled down. She's got a shirt on underneath it, though, so don't get any naughty ideas. Like I could stop you. Simon has abandoned his jacket, putting him back in his typical vest mode. His shirt is unbuttoned. Mal wanders in to wake the two of them up. They both kind of freak at Mal finding them in each other's arms. Simon insists that they didn't do anything. He says, "I would never. Not with Kaylee." Kaylee responds, "What do you mean, not with me?" He means he's gay, Kaylee. You seem to be the only one who doesn't know. Mal doesn't even care. He wants to know where Jayne is. That's Jayne's cue to stumble out of a room on the second floor where a balcony overlooks the bar. BeardLady is clinging to him as he wanders down and sings his own song: "The hero of Canton, the man they call me." I'm going to guess that GayMudderRick had to leave early for work, and that's why he's not with them. BeardLady fondles Jayne's chest (damn her!), while Jayne considers breakfast. Mal, though, has other plans for Jayne, so Jayne sends BeardLady off with a manly slap on the ass. He, Mal, and Kaylee head off and Simon starts to join them. But now Kaylee doesn't want to have anything to do with Simon after his snub a few moments ago, and orders him to stay there: "It's about the time for a civilized person to have his breakfast. That's the sort of thing would be appropriate, don't you think?" They all file out. Simon looks confused, disheveled, and so very pretty. He sits down and asks somebody off-screen for a menu. Somebody off-screen says, "A what?"