dive bar on a backwater moon (points for that) with Mal, Zoe, and Jayne discreetly meeting a contact about a "job" (they use a scantily clad belly dancer as their intermediary). The scene ends with our Three Bad-Asse s on the losing end of a bar fight (
What triggers the fight, you ask?
A dirty, drunk jerk in the bar demands that the glorious music playing be shut off so he can give a barely coherent toast to Unification Day. Six years to the date prior, the Alliance won the war against the Independents.
Naturally, Mal just can't let that slide. The drunk jerk starts mouthing off about how the Independents were "inbred cowards" and "piss-pots." While Mal distracts him, Zoe takes him out quick with the butt of her shotgun.