Inara gets a call from an old friend, who needs help defending her whorehouse.

!!Tropes used in this episode include:

* AccidentalPun: Sneaking up on a man handling his weapon.
* AllMenArePerverts: Jayne doesn't want to do the job at first:
-->'''Mal:''' They're whores.\\
'''Jayne:''' I'm in.
* AmazingFreakingGrace: Sung at Nandi's funeral.
* BaitAndSwitchComment:
--> '''Inara:''' I wouldn't say I'm entirely okay. I'm a little appalled at [[TakeThat her taste.]]
* BlatantLies:
** Mal insisting that he wasn't startled.
** Inara telling Mal she wasn't angry with the captain sleeping with Inara's best friend. The next scene is of Inara crying her eyes out.
%%* BoomHeadshot: Rance.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: The shooting script features this little gem:
--> '''Mal:''' I'll never understand rich folk. All that money, this is what they do with it.\\
'''Inara''': It's art.\\
'''Mal''': It's puppets.\\
'''Inara''': It's puppet art.
* BrutalHonesty:
--> '''Jayne:''' Can I start getting sexed already!
* ContinuityNod: Mal starts kissing a woman then stops for a moment, [[{{Recap/FireflyE06OurMrsReynolds}} waiting to see if he passes out or not.]]
%%* DaddyDNATest
%%* DeathBySex: Nandi.
%%* HookerWithAHeartOfGold
%%* ItCantBeHelped: "Such Is Life"
* TheMole: Chari, one of Nandi's whores.
* PreMortemOneLiner: "This is Jonah. Say hi to your daddy."
** Bang.
** BondOneLiner: "Say goodbye to your daddy, Jonah."
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: Non-lethal, but Chari gets sexually abused in public by Burgess after she tells him about the siege preparation.
%%* TheSiege