Inclusive Academic Instruction
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: I’ll take the shuttle in closer. Zoe, ship is yours. Remember, if anything happens to me, or you don’t hear from me within the hour… you take this ship and you come and you rescue me. Zo�: What? And risk my ship? Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: I mean it. It’s cold out there. I don’t wanna get left.
Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburn: Can I make a suggestion that doesn’t involve violence, or is this the wrong crowd for that?
The Operative: That girl will rain destruction down on you and your ship. She is an albatross, Captain. Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Way I remember it, albatross was a ship’s good luck, ’til some idiot killed it. Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: [to Inara] Yes, I’ve read a poem. Try not to faint.
Dr. Simon Tam: But I think when they triggered you, it somehow brought this up. This memory. River Tam: It isn’t mine. The memory, it isn’t mine. And I shouldn’t have to carry it. It isn’t mine. Don’t make me sleep again. Dr. Simon Tam: I won’t. I won’t. River Tam: Put a bullet to me. Bullet in the brain pan. Squish. Dr. Simon Tam: Don’t say that! Not ever. We’ll get through this. River Tam: Things are going to get much, much worse.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: [the Operative has politely asked Mal to return River] You have to open with payment. The Operative: That is a trap. I offer money, you’ll play the man of honor and take umbrage; I ask you to do what is right and you’ll play the brigand. I have no stomach for games.