The ship speeds through some icy canyon. Inside the ship, Officer Evil! has called back, and he's annoyed that they're taking so long. He wants them to land, now. As crew members run around, and Wash claims that he's looking for a landing spot, Book sits there looking at something on one of the little round monitors. He's noticed something odd. There's an Alliance station nearby, yet Officer Evil! hasn't made a single transmission to them to let them know what's going on. Hmmm. Maybe the lack of bellboy uniforms means something after all.
Back in Kaylee's room, she and Tracey continue to bond. He explains he's always getting into trouble like this, and apologizes for bringing them into it. Kaylee says it's no big deal. After all, they can't even fly from one planet to the next without getting in trouble with somebody. Tracey flirts with her some more.
More Emmy-nominated CGI effects entertain as Serenity continues zooming around the icy canyon. Inside the bridge, Wash celebrates because Officer Evil!'s ship is no longer behind them. He assumes that means they lost him. But then he looks up and, through a monitor, realizes that Officer Evil! is flying their ship above the canyon over Serenity and is moseying along just fine. Ha! Snerk. I've always thought there was something stupid about those canyon dogfights, but I could never put my finger on it. And so Officer Evil! starts bombing them. Wash hides the ship under some cover and powers down, hoping Officer Evil! won't be able to find them.
Elsewhere on the ship, Inara notes the bombing runs going on as she sits in her shuttle. Since she can't have sex with anybody to fix this little conflict, she's just going to stay there. Kaylee and Tracey note that they've stopped. Tracey is worried, but Kaylee is sure the captain has a plan.
Out in the cargo bay, River is being all wacky and counting the time between bomb explosions in order to determine whether the "storm" is coming or going.
On the bridge, Mal, Zoe, Jayne, Wash, and Book are trying to figure out a plan. Wash says that if they get a direct hit from above, all the ship's electrical systems will break down, and they'll have to dig their way out. Things are looking grim. But then Book pipes up and says, "Captain, there is another way." Oh, great. Now we're going to listen to Book?
Oh, apparently, they are. We're not, because it's going to be one of those plans where the dramatic tension comes from us not knowing what it is, like in "Bushwhacked" and "Trash." Except even dumber. Instead, we watch as Tracey decides to leave Kaylee's quarters, despite her protests, to find out what's going on.