Kaylee: Captain, don’t you think Simon should come with us?
Simon: What? Oh, Kaylee, I don’t—I don’t think that…
Book: You go on, boy. See the sights. I can watch over your sister. I believe we’ve been developing a rapport.
(River acts all sweet, innocent, and well-behaved…)
Simon: I—I don’t know, River can be…
Book: Go on. I’m a Shepherd, after all. I should be able to keep my eye on a flock of one.
Mal: I’m not going that far, Doctor, and you might maybe make yourself useful.
Jayne: Come again?
Mal: The management here don’t take kindly to sight-seers, which is why we’re posing as buyers. There ain’t a one of us looks the part more than the good Doctor. I mean, the pretty fits… soft hands, definitely a moneyed individual. All rich and lily-white, pasty all over…
Simon: All right. Fine. I’ll go. Just stop describing me.
Firefly — Episode 7 — Jaynestown
Mal: She’s a nice girl.
Book: Seems very anxious to please you.
Mal: Well, that’s their way, I guess.
Book: I suppose so… If you take sexual advantage of her, you’re going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.
Mal: What — I am not… preacher, you got a smutty mind!
Book: Perhaps I spoke out of turn.
Mal: You may perhaps I’m thinking!
Book: I apologize. I’ll make her up a room in the passenger dorm.
(Book leaves, then pops his head back in a moment later.)
Book: The special hell.
Firefly — Episode 6 — “Our Mrs. Reynolds”
Jayne: Yah! Get along!
Mal: You know, they walk just as easy if you lead ’em.
Jayne: I like smackin’ ’em.
Book: Hope this corral’s strong enough to hold them. “Shepherd’s” a purely figurative title, you know.
Zoe: Next time we smuggle stock, let’s make it something smaller.
Wash: Yeah, we should start dealing in those black-market beagles.
Firefly — Episode 5 — “Safe”
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”