Malcolm Reynolds didn’t know how to get out of this one.
A fact that he would never admit to.
“Captain what are we going to do?” Zoe asked as she steered Serenity through the atmosphere.
“Tzao gao,” Mal murmured.
Their job ended up with Feds chasing them. They had just gotten the arrest warrant removed from the Tams, but still they needed money somehow.
It made their jobs easier but it didn’t make the actual job easier. They didn’t get the cargo, didn’t get paid, and worst of all they needed to lay low for a while.
They need a place that wasn’t crawling with authority.
It had all started off with shady information that had Mal’s instincts crawling at the feel of it. He knew he should have trusted them, but as usual they needed the money and job.
So he went along with it. In the end it put Jayne in the infirmary and cost him the goods.
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