Back at the corral, the brothers are suggesting that they might just walk away from the deal entirely. Mal says that would cause them all some big trouble. Just then, Inara and Kaylee wander by on the way back to the ship. Finally, they all agree on the amount that Mal predicted they would agree upon earlier. One of the brothers pulls out a sack full of coins. But just before they can hand the money over, the lawmen Simon encountered back in town burst out of the nearby woods to arrest the brothers for some murder. Oops. Well, Mal can't blame River for this one. Not that he could blame her for any of the others.
Back in town, Simon bounces off walls like a pinball while looking for his sister. You're worried, not drunk. Stop being such a drama queen. He makes his way down some covered alleyway, and finally opens up a curtain to a clearing. In the middle of the clearing is a stage, where people are dancing around in some sort of rendition of an Irish jig. Simon sees River heading up onto the stage. River goggles at everything the way she usually does, as the dancers rush around her. Suddenly she smiles and joins in, giving Summer Glau something to do with the dancing skills that first got her onto Angel. Simon watches and smiles. A guy sweeps up River, and they start dancing around the stage.
Back at the corral, the lawmen have seemingly disarmed everybody, including our Anti-Heroes. They ask Mal who the heck they are. He says they're just bystanders. He asks about the cattle. Mal says it belongs to the Grange brothers. As the lawman heads over to demand "papers" for the cattle (I'm sure cattle that considerate probably have a lengthy pedigree), one of the brothers attacks an officer and manages to snag his gun. He goes to shoot at one of the other officers, but Zoe, way the heck over on a hilltop about two hundred yards away, shoots the gun right out of his hand. She's definitely the sharpshooter of the crew. The other brother, though, has another gun hidden in his boot, and uses the distraction to pull it out and start firing. Mayhem ensues. The anti-heroes drop to the ground. Mal whines about how their escapades never go smoothly. Welcome to the life of a TV bandit, Mal. They try to crawl over to their guns and the money for the cattle.
Back at the dance, River twirls and twirls and twirls. She'd make Stevie Nicks dizzy. The black boots and spandex shorts (yikes) kind of clash with her bright pink skirt and Muppet-fur sweater. Simon watches with joy. Everybody applauds and is happy.