Original Air Date: 6 December 2002
Rachel – Two Cents Staff Writer
Wanting to get between the bond that Zoë and Captain Mal have (they were in a war together, after all), Wash elects to go on a mission with Mal instead of Zoë. Bad move. Niska (one of the big bads of the show) finds the two, kidnaps the, and proceeds to torture the hell out of them. He was miffed that they didn’t follow through when he hired them in the episode Train Job.