Zoe: I thought you wanted to spend more time off-ship this visit.
Wash: Out there is seems like it’s all fancy parties. I like our party better. The dress code is easier and I know all the steps.
Zoe: I’d say you do at that.
Wash: Don’t fall asleep now. Sleepiness is weakness of character. Ask anyone.
Zoe: It is not.
Wash: You’re acting captain. Know what happens you fall asleep now?
Zoe: Jayne slits my throat and takes over.
Wash: That’s right.
Zoe: And we can’t stop it.
Wash: Well, I wash my hands of it. It’s a hopeless case. I’ll read a nice poem at the funeral. Something with imagery.
Zoe: You could lock the door and keep the power-hungry maniac at bay.
Wash: Oh, no, I’m starting to like this poetry idea now. “Here lies my beloved Zoe, my autumn flower, somewhat less attractive now she’s all corpsified and gross…”
Firefly – Episode 4 – “Shindig”