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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

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Mal: Well, look at this! Appears we got here just in the nick of time. What does that make us?

Zoe: Big damn heroes, sir.

Mal: Ain’t we just. Sorry to interrupt, folks. Y’all got something that belongs to us and we’d like it back.

Patron: This is a holy cleansing. You cannot think to thwart God’s will.

Mal: Y’all see the man hanging out of the spaceship with the really big gun? Now I’m not saying you weren’t easy to find. It was kinda out of our way, and he didn’t want to come in the first place. Man’s lookin’ to kill some folk. So really it’s his will y’all should worry about thwarting. (to Simon) Gotta say, doctor, your talent for alienatin’ folk is near miraculous.

Simon: Yes, I’m very proud.

Mal: Cut her down.

Patron: That girl is a witch.

Mal: Yeah, but she’s our witch. So cut her the hell down.

Firefly — Episode 5 — “Safe”

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Simon: Hodgeberries… Do you remember when we found those giant hodgeberry bushes on the Cambersons’ estate? And we thought they’d grown wild, but…Long while ago.

River: I took you away from there.

Simon: No.

River: I know I did. You don’t think I do, but… I get confused. I remember everything. I remember too much, and… some of it’s made up, and… some of it can’t be quantified, and… there’s secrets.

Simon: It’s okay.

River: But I understand. You gave up everything you had to find me. And you found me broken. It’s hard for you. You gave up everything you had…

Simon: Mei mei… Everything I have is right here.

River: You need to eat. Keep up your strength. We won’t be here long. Daddy will come and take us home. And I’ll get better… I’ll get better.

(Simon eats another berry)

Simon: These are better than the Cambersons’ berries.

River: They are. Except they’re poison.

(Simon spits out the berries)

River: (laughing) He believed her. Made a face.

Simon: You are such a brat!

Firefly — Episode 5 — “Safe”

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Kaylee: Morning, you two.

Inara: Don’t usually see you two out and about planet-side.

Simon: Yeah, we’re… we’re trying something different today. River, be careful with that… that’s, um… What is that?

Kaylee: It’s a post-holer. You dig holes. For posts.

Simon: It’s, uh, it’s dirty. And sharp. Let’s come over here.

Firefly — Episode 5 — “Safe”

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Simon: What are you doing?

Mal: I’m fixing to do some business. Can’t be herding these steers and your sister, too.

Simon: She didn’t mean any harm.

Mal: I never figured she did. But when a man engages in clandestine dealings, he has his preference for things being smooth. She makes things not be smooth.

Simon: Right. I’m very sorry if she tipped off anyone about your cunningly concealed herd of cows.

Firefly — Episode 5 — “Safe”

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River: Little soul, big world. Eat, sleep, and eat… Many souls.

Mal: Cattle on the ship three weeks, she don’t go near ’em. Suddenly we’re on Jiangyin and she’s got a driving need to commune with the beast?

River: They weren’t cows inside. They were waiting to be, but they forgot. Now they see the sky and they remember what they are.

Mal: Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?

Firefly — Episode 5 — “Safe”

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Mal: So, she’s added cussing and hurling about of things to her repertoire. She really is a prodigy.

Simon: It’s just a bad day.

Mal: No, a bad day is when someone’s yellin’ spooks the cattle. Understand? You ever see cattle stampede when they got no place to run? It’s kind of like a… a meat grinder. And it’ll lose us half the herd.

Simon: She hasn’t gone anywhere near the cattle.

Mal: No, but in case you hadn’t noticed, her voice kinda carries. We’re two miles above ground and they can probably hear her down there. Soon as we unload, she can holler until our ears bleed. Although I would take it as a kindness if she didn’t.

River: The human body can be drained of blood in 8.6 seconds given adequate vacuuming systems.

Mal: See, morbid and creepifying, I got no problem with, long as she does it quiet-like.

Firefly — Episode 5 — “Safe”

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Badger: Who’s that then? Here, look at me. What’s your story, love?

Simon: She’s … just a… just a passenger.

Badger: Yeah? Why ain’t she talking? She got a secret?

River: (with Badger’s accent) Sure, I got a secret. More than one. Don’t seem likely I’d tell ’em to you now, do it? Anyone off Dyton Colony knows better than to talk to strangers. You’re talking loud enough for the both of us though, ain’tcha? I’ve known a dozen like you. Skipped off home early, running graft jobs here and there. Spent some time in the lock down, but less than you claim. And you’re what? Petty thief with delusions of standing? Sad, little king of a sad, little hill.

Badger: Nice to see someone from the old homestead.

River: Not really. (to Simon) Call me if anyone interesting shows up. (leaves)

Badger: I like her.

Jayne: That there — exactly the kind of diversion we could have used.

Firefly — Episode 4 — “Shindig”

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Mal: Shepherd Book.

Book: Captain! How’s the girl?

Mal: Still a little whimsical in the brainpan. Seems calm enough though.

(River throws stuff in the background)

Book:That young man’s very brave.

Mal: Yeah. He’s my hero.

Firefly – Episode 2 – “The Train Job”

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Simon: We’re on a ship.

River: Mid-bulk Transport. Standard radion accelerator core. Class code 03-K64–Firefly.

Mal: Well, that’s somethin’. I can’t even remember all that.

Simon: Need a weave on that?

Mal: It’s nothin’.

Simon: I expect there’s someone’s face feels differently.

Mal: Well, they tell ya, never hit a man with a closed fist, but it is on occasion hilarious.

Simon: I suppose so. So the, ah, the fight…didn’t umm, draw any, umm, any attention.

Mal: No Feds. Just an honest brawl between folks. Ain’t none of us wanted the Alliance on us, Doctor, that’s why you’re here.

Simon: I thought I was here because you needed a medic.

Mal: Well, not today.

(Mal leaves)

River: Mal… bad… in the Latin.

Firefly – Episode 2 – “The Train Job”