Zoe: We crashing again?
Mal: Do you want to run this ship?
Mal: Well…you can’t!
Mal: You told me those entry couplings would hold for another week!
Kaylee: That was six months ago, Cap’n.
Wash: I am a leaf on the wind… watch how I soar.
Simon: She is not going with you, and that’s final.
Mal: I hear the words “that’s final” come out your mouth ever again, they truly will be.
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, ’cause 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.
Simon: Now River, stay behind the others. If there’s fighting, drop to the floor or run away. It’s okay to leave them to die.
Mal: Doctor. I’m taking your sister under my protection here. If anything happens to her, anything at all, I swear to you — I will get very choked up. Honestly. There could be tears.
Simon: In all that time on the ship… I’ve always regretted not being with you.
Kaylee: With me? You mean to say, as in sex?
Simon: I mean to say.
Kaylee: Hell with this. I’m gonna live!
Jayne: Shiny! Let’s be bad guys.
The Operative: Do you know what your sin is, Mal?
Mal: Oh hell, I’m a fan of all seven. But right now, I’m gonna have to go with wrath.