The ship attaches its docking platform to Serenity. The other captain holds a doodad up against the window of the door to the cargo bay so that Mal can see it. Mal opens the door and breathes in relief as a burst of fresher air flows into the cargo bay from the other ship. But the relief doesn't last long, as the captain and his crew pull guns on Mal. Stupid Murphy's Laws. Damn you, Murphy! Dammmmmnnnn yoooou!
Commercials. We return to the captain and his gang of anti-anti-heroes. The captain keeps his gun trained on Mal while his crew searches the ship for any other people. The captain tells them to kill anybody they find. Mal says they thought he was going to be reasonable about this.
Suddenly we're back in another yellow-tinted flashback. Mal and Zoe are somewhere getting robbed by bandits. A short guy named Marco appears to be in charge. His right-hand man (even though he's on Marco's left) is Jayne. You mean to say that our Jayne wasn't a noble officer of the law and protector of helpless children and old ladies before joining Serenity? Shocked! I am shocked! Mal asked Zoe which one she thinks tracked them. Zoe: "The ugly one, sir." Mal: "Could you be more specific?" She didn't just call our Jayne "ugly," did she? Marco refers back to the flashback trigger statement and asks if they "look reasonable." Mal admits that looks can be deceiving. Jayne responds, "But not as deceiving as a lowdown dirty deceiver." Everybody gives this rather direct simile due consideration. Mal responds, "Well put," and asks Zoe for her opinion. Zoe observes that it "had a kind of poetry to it."