Episode Report Card
Shack: B- | 6 USERS: C-
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But A Box-Dropping Man-Ape Gone Wrong

Mal comes out to join Jayne on a catwalk overlooking the storage bay. Jayne is still confused and struck by the fact that GayMudderRick sacrificed himself for him. He theorizes that the people didn't even understand what Stitch had said about Jayne and that they're probably sticking the statue right back up. Mal agrees that this is probably the case. Jayne doesn't understand why it "eats at [him] so." Jayne must be new to the whole "secret heart of gold" part of being a hard-bitten cynic on a television show. Mal "explains" that every man who ever had a statue made in his honor was generally "some kind of sumbitch or another." He tells Jayne that the statue really doesn't have anything to do with him. It was all about what the mudders needed. Hey, this is kind of like what Book was trying to say to River and THUMP! Ow. Stupid anvil. A single guitar plays "The Ballad Of Jayne" as the two men stand on the catwalk and ponder the strange follies of people who wallow in mud for a living.

Next: The obligatory "ship goes dead in space" episode. Zoe gets hurt. Air runs low. But probably not as low as the ratings.

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