Brownquotes...Serenity the BDM part3
Saturday, April 25, 2009

Mal: [angrily] Do you want to run this ship?
Jayne: Yes!
Mal: Well…you can't!
[After discussing the danger River poses to the crew.]
Simon: We'll get off. River and I will get off at Haven. We'll find some—
Kaylee: Nobody's saying that.
Wash: Nobody besides Jayne is saying that.
Mal: I got no answers for you Inara. I got no rudder. Wind blows northerly, I go north. That's who I am. Now maybe that ain't a man to lead but they got to follow. So you want to tear me down? Do it inside your own mind.
Inara: I'm not trying to tear you down.
Mal: But you fog things up. You always have. You spin me about. I wish like hell you were elsewhere.
[Mal turns and stalks away]
Inara: [Quietly] I was.
[River has a gun trained on Mal as Mal tries to talk her down.]
Mal: The government's man, he says you're a danger to us. Not worth helping. Is he right? Are you anything but a weapon? I staked my crew's life on the theory [that] you're a person, actual and whole. And if I'm wrong, you best shoot me now-
[River cocks the gun.]
Mal: Or, we could talk more.
Mal: Half of writing history is hiding the truth.
Book: I shot him down…Killed the ship that killed us. Not very Christian of me.
Mal: You did what's right.
Book: Coming from you, that means almost nothing.
. . .
Book: I'm long gone.
Mal: No, Doc will bring you around. I look to be bored by many more sermons before you slip.
Book: You can't order me around, boy. I'm not one of your crew.
Mal: Yes you are.
Mal: I don't murder children.
The Operative: I do...If I have to.
[After Mal orders the crew to modify Serenity]
Zoe: Sir, do you really mean to turn our home into an abomination so that we can make a suicidal attempt at passing through Reaver space?
Mal: I mean to live. I mean for us to live. The Alliance won't have that, so we go where they don't follow.
[To a technician who has obviously just informed him that Serenity has given him the slip]
The Operative: Define "disappeared."
Wash: Can I make a suggestion that doesn't involve killing anybody, or is this the wrong crowd?
River: Run-tse duh shang-dee, ching dai-wuhtzo! Make them stop! They're everywhere! Every city, every… every house, every room—they're all inside me! I can hear them all and they're saying nothing! Get up! Please get up! Wuo-shang mayer, maysheen, byen shr-to… Please, God, make me a stone…
Jayne: [upset] She is starting to damage my calm…
Zoe: Jayne—
Jayne: She's right! Everybody's dead. This whole world's dead for no reason!
[Mal and the crew watch a holographic report on the Mirandans' fate.]
Dr. Caron: There's 30 million people here, and they just let themselves die.
[Everyone jumps at the sound of a brutal attack in the distance.]
Dr. Caron: I have to be quick! About a tenth of a percent of the population had the opposite reaction to the Pax. Their aggressor response increased beyond madness. They have become…
[A crash is heard in the background, now closer]
Dr. Caron: [sobs] Well, they've killed most of us. And not just killed…they've done things…
Wash: [A look of realization on his face] Reavers...They made them.
Dr. Caron: I won't live to report this, but people have to know. We meant it for the best…to make people safer.
Mal: This report is maybe twelve years old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there’s a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They’re gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I’m asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, ten, they’ll swing back to the belief that they can make people…better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave.
. . .
Jayne: [Taking a drink from a bottle of liquor] Shepherd Book always used to say, "If you can't do somethin' smart...do somethin' right."
Wash: I am a leaf on the wind…watch how I soar.
[A large object smashes into the front of Serenity.]
Mal: Wash!
Wash: [frantically] It's okay! I-I'm a leaf on the wind!
Mal: What does that mean?!
Spoiler warning: Plot, ending, or solution details follow.
[While searching for survivors on Haven, Mal finds a dying Book, fatally injured with a bullet wound in the gut.]
Mal: [Shouting, to Jayne] Get the Doc! [goes to Book's side] Shepherd! Don't move!
Book: Won't go far…
Mal: Shouldn't have been you. [pauses] The Alliance should've hit us…should've hit me.
Book: [coughs] That crossed my mind. [indicates the fallen ship] I shot him down.
Mal: [checks his wound] Yeah? I see.
Book: I killed the ship that killed us. Not…very Christian of me.
Mal: You did what was right.
Book: Coming from you, heh, that means almost nothing.
. . .
Book: I'm long gone…
Mal: No, the Doc will bring you around. I look to be bored by many more sermons before you slip. Just don't move.
Book: Can't...order me around, boy...not one of your crew.
Mal: Yes you are.
Book: River…
Mal: [calls out] C'mon!
Book: [grips Mal] I don't...care what you believe! Just believe! Whatever she… [succumbs to his wounds and dies]



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