Book: Shouldn’t we report this?
Mal: To who? Alliance? Right. They’re going to run out here lickety-split and make sure these taxpayers are okay.
Book: Then we’ll have to.
Jayne: If there’s folks on board in need of help, why ain’t they beaming no distress call?
Zoe: It’s true, there’s no beacon.
Mal: Which means it’s likely no one’s looking to find her.
Book: All the more reason for us to do the right thing.
Jayne: How about you just say a prayer when we slide on by.
Book: Shall I remind you of the story of the Good Samaritan?
Mal: I’d rather you didn’t. But we’ll check it out. See if there are survivors. If not, then, well no one’s going to mind if we take a look around, see if there’s not something of value they might have left behind.
Jayne: (Suddenly “concerned”) Yeah, no, uh, someone could be hurt.
Firefly – Episode 3 – “Bushwhacked”