Five hundred years in the future there’s a whole new frontier, and the crew of the Firefly-class spaceship Serenity is eager to stake a claim on the action. They’ll take any job, legal or illegal, to keep fuel in the tanks and food on the table. But things get a bit more complicated after they take on a passenger wanted by the new totalitarian Alliance regime. Now they find themselves on the run, desperate to steer clear of Alliance ships and the flesh-eating Reavers who live on the fringes of space.
Captain Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds: Nathan Fillion, Zoe Washburne: Gina Torres, Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne: Alan Tudyk, nara Serra: Morena Baccarin,Jayne Cobb: Adam Baldwin, Kaylee Frye: Jewel Staite, Dr. Simon Tam: Sean Maher, River Tam: Summer Glau, Shepherd Book: Ron Glass, Saffron: Christina Hendricks, Badger: Mark Sheppard, Adalai Niska: Michael Fairman
10pctnothing_ff.wav Jayne: I don’t understand why we didn’t leave that SOB in a pool of his own blood. Mal: We’d be dead. Can’t get paid if you’re dead. Jayne: Can’t get paid if you crawl away like a bitty little bug, neither. I got a share in this job and ten percent of notin’ is… let me do the math here… nothin’… and then nothin’… carry the nothin’…
aintbright_ff.wav Patience: Now you just ain’t very bright, are you?
ambassador_ff.wav Inara: I’d have to say this is the first time we’ve had a preacher on board. Book: Well, I wasn’t expecting to see a state official, either… Ambassador. Mal: [laugh] Book: I’m missing something funny. Kaylee: Not so funny Inara: Ambassador is Mal’s way of saying… Mal: She’s a whore, Shepherd.Kaylee: The term is companion. Mal: I always get those mixed up. How’s business? Inara: None of yours.
ambassret_ff.wav Wash: The ambassador has returned.
ambush_ff.wav Zoe: Nice place for an ambush. Mal: That it is.
badidea_ff.wav Mal: Well, you’re right about this being a bad idea. Zoe: Thanks for saying, sir.
beingfollowed_ff.wav Wash: I don’t mean to alarm anybody… but I think… we’re being followed.
blackout_ff.wav Wash: Kaylee. Go to blackout. We’re being buzzed.
boldmove_ff.wav Zoe: that’s a bold move. Mal: I live on the edge. Jayne: [claps] Nice work, dumbass. Mal: I’ve given some thought to moving off the edge. Not an ideal location… maybe get a place in the middle.
brainmissing_ff.wav Zoe: Sir, I think you have a problem with your brain being missing.
callhimsir_ff.wav Wash: Don’t forget to call him sir. He likes that.
callwin_ff.wav Jayne: As long as we got the goods, I call this a win.
chainofcommand_ff.wav Jayne: You know what the chain of command is? It’s the chain I go get and beat you with until you understand who’s in ruttin’ command here.
cheerful_ff.wav Jayne: Can you stop her from being cheerful, please. Mal: I don’t think there’s a power in the ‘verse can keep Kaylee from being cheerful.
closedfist_ff.wav Mal: They tell you, never hit a man with a closed fist. But it is on occasion hillarious.
coatisbrown_ff.wav Drunk: Hey, you gonna drink to the Alliance with me? Six years today the Alliance sent the browncoats runnin’… pissin’ their pants. You know, your coat is kin-of a brownish color. Mal: It was on sale. Drunk: You didn’t toast. Y’know. I’m thinking you’re one of them independents. Mal: And I’m thinking you weren’t burdened with an over abundance of schooling.
comewithus_ff.wav Kaylee: You’re gonna come with us. Book: Excuse me?
confused_ff.wav Simon: I’m confused. No… wait… I think, maybe, you’re confused.
confused2_ff.wav Simon: I’m confused.
crazyivan_ff.wav Wash: Kaylee, how would you feel about pulling a ‘Crazy Ivan’? Kaylee: Always wanted to try one.
crazysleep_ff.wav Wash: Did he just go crazy and fall asleep? Simon: I told him to sit down.
crybaby_ff.wav Wash: Engaging the crybaby.
dangerous_ff.wav Mal: Well, quite a lot of fuss. If I didn’t know better, I think we were dangerous.
didajob_ff.wav Mal: I did a job. And got nothin’ but trouble since I did it – not to mention a few unkind words in regards to my character. Let me make this abundantly clear. I do the job. Then I get paid.
dont_ff.wav Inara: What did I tell you about barging into my shuttle? Mal: That it was manly and impulsive? Inara: Yes, precisely, only the exact phrase I used was, “don’t!”
drunkscute_ff.wav Mal: Say that to my face. Drunk: I said you’re a coward and a piss-pot. Now what are you going to do about it? Mal: Nothing. I just wanted you to face me so she could get behind you. [Zoe hits drunk from behind] Drunks are so cute.
everyonehome_ff.wav Mal: Everyone’s home, Wash, let’s go.
fancyhat_ff.wav Mal: Maybe I’m not a fancy gentleman like you with your… very fine hat… but I do business. we’re here for business.
fireup_ff.wav Wash: Kaylee, fire it up.
flybyaccident_ff.wav Wash: That’s right, of course. ‘Cause they wouldn’t arrest me if we got boarded, I’m just the pilot. I could always say I was flying the ship by accident.
funchat_ff.wav Mal: When this is over you and me are going to have a personal chat. Simon: Won’t that be fun.
fuss_ff.wav Mal: Did you send word to Patience? Wash: Ain’t heard back yet. Didn’t she shoot you once? Mal: Everybody’s makin’ a fuss.
gentleman_ff.wav Inara: Mal, if you’re being a gentleman I may die of shock.
getmoving_ff.wav Jayne: Gorammit, let’s get us movin’!
getuphere_ff.wav Wash: Mal, you might want to get up here.
goingon_ff.wav Wash: What the chin sha da is going on in there?
gotgoods_ff.wav Mal: Okay, we get the goods, we’re off this wreck and back on the ship.
grrargh_ff.wav Mutant Enemy tag at the end of the show “Grrr… Argh”
hangon_ff.wav Wash: Hang on travelers.
hangon2_ff.wav Wash: Everybody hold on to something.
headed_ff.wav Jayne: Where you think you’re headed?
heroics_ff.wav Jayne: Time for some thrilling heroics.
hethens_ff.wav Mal: What about you, shepherd, how come you’re flying about with us brigands? I mean, shouldn’t you be off bringing religiosity to the fuzzy wuzzy’s or some such? Book: Oh, I got heathens a-plenty right here.
howgirl_ff.wav Wash: How’s the girl? Mal: Still a little whimsical in the brain pan. Seems calm enough, though.
howugetthere_ff.wav Kaylee: So, ah, how come you don’t care where you’re going? Book: ‘Cause how you get there is the worthier part.
humped_ff.wav Wash: Captain, we’re humped.
imconfused_ff.wav Simon: I’m confused.
inair1min_ff.wav Wash: Reavers! Reavers. Incoming and headed straight for us. We are in the air in one minute.
inbound_ff.wav Wash: Captain we got incoming Alliance cruiser bearing right down on us.
indreams_ff.wav Mal: You servicing crew, now? Inara: In your lonely, pathetic dreams.
interestingday_ff.wav Mal: How come you didn’t turn on me, Jayne? Jayne: Money wasn’t good enough. Mal: What happens when it is? Jayne: … Well… That’ll be an interesting day. Mal: I imagine it will.
itsenough_ff.wav Simon: You had the Alliance on you. Criminals and savages. Half the people on the ship have been shot or wounded, including yourself, and you’re harboring known fugitives. Mal: We’re still flying. Simon: That’s not much. Mal: It’s enough.
jobsdone_ff.wav Mal: Contact Badger, tell him the job’s done… Don’t go to mentioning the cruiser, though. Keep it simple.
killme_ff.wav Simon: How do I know you won’t kill me in my sleep? Mal: You don’t know me, son, so let me explain this to you once. If I ever kill you, you’ll be awake, you’ll be facing me, and you’ll be armed. Simon: Are you always this sentimental? Mal: I had a good day.
lawtrouble_ff.wav Agent: Do you have any idea how much trouble you’re in? Jayne: Gee, I never been in trouble with the law before.
leap_ff.wav Mal: I’m gonna make a leap, here, and figure this is your first tour out here on the border?
lectures_ff.wav Inara: So, would you like to lecture me on the wickedness of my ways? Book: I brought you some supper. But, if you’d prefer a lecture, I have a few catchy ones prepped. Sin and hellfire… one has lepers. Inara: I think I’ll pass.
letgomoney_ff.wav Patience: I got a rule. I never let go of money I don’t have to.
letsdothis_ff.wav Mal: Fine. Let’s do this.
localcolor_ff.wav Mal: Wash, we got some local color happening. A grand entrance would not go amiss.
looksgood_ff.wav Wash: Everything look good from here.
losingmen_ff.wav Mal: How many more men you feel like losing today, commander?
lovecaptain_ff.wav Kaylee: I love my captain.
luckpattern_ff.wav Mal: You notice anything in particular about our luck these past few days? Any kind of pattern?
meetbook_ff.wav Kaylee: You’re gonna come with us. Book: Excuse me? Kaylee: You like ships. You don’t seem to be looking at the destinations. What you care about is the ships and mine’s the nicest. Book: She don’t look like much. Kaylee: Eh, she’ll fool ya’… You ever sail in a firefly? Book: Long before you were crawling. Not a mark 3, though, didn’t have the extenders. Tended to shake. Kaylee: So, ah, how come you don’t care where you’re going? Book:: ‘Cause how you get there is the worthier part. Kaylee: Are you a missionary? Book: Good guess. I’m a shepherd from the Southtown Abbey. Book. I’m called Book. Been out the the world for a spell. Like to walk it a while. Maybe bring the word to thems need it told. Kaylee: Well I’m Kaylee and this here’s Serenity. And she’s the smoothest ride from here to Boras for anyone who can pay. … Can you… pay? … or? Book: Well, I got a little cash and uh… Kaylee: Ooh! Grampa. Book: I never married.
misunderstood_ff.wav Mal: I misunderstood.
mouthtalking_ff.wav Mal: Your mouth is talkin’ you might want to look to that.
mutbeneficial_ff.wav Inara: It’s a mutually beneficial business arrangement.
myhero_ff.wav Book: That young man’s very brave. Mal: Yeah, he’s my hero.
nicestship_ff.wav Kaylee: You’re gonna come with us. Book: Excuse me? Kaylee: You like ships. You don’t seem to be looking at the destinations. What you care about is the ships and mine’s the nicest. Book: She don’t look like much. Kaylee: Eh, she’ll fool ya’… You ever sail in a firefly? Book: Long before you were crawling.
nicework_ff.wav Jayne: Nice work, dumbass.
noargue_ff.wav Mal: I got no notion to argue this. In about two minutes this boat’s gonna be crawling with Alliance.
nosy_ff.wav Mal: If anyone gets nosy, you know, just shoot ’em. Zoe: Shoot them? Mal: Politely.
nothing_ff.wav Jayne: It’s impressive what nothing can do to a man.
notright_ff.wav Zoe: I know somethin’ ain’t right. Wash: Sweetie, we’re crooks. If everything were right we’d be in jail.
notspecific_ff.wav Mal: Now, I gotta know how close the Alliance is, exactly how much you told them before Wash scrambled your call. So, I’ve given Jayne, here, the job of finding out. Jayne: He was not specific as to how.
onedge_ff.wav Zoe: that’s a bold move. Mal: I live on the edge.
onerule_ff.wav Mal: That sounds like the Alliance. Unite all the planets under one rule so that everybody can be interfered with or ignored equally.
openstash_ff.wav Jayne: What was it? Mal: Open the stash, pull out the goods. Jayne: What?! We just got done putting it in! Mal: Yeah, and now I’m telling you to take it out again. Jayne: Why for? Mal: I got no notion to argue this. In about two minutes this boat’s gonna be crawling with Alliance.
outfit_ff.wav Mal: You’re a shepherd. Book: I thought the outfit gave it away.
outhere_ff.wav Book: This what life is?… Out here?
paid_ff.wav Wash: I hope we got paid today.
patience_ff.wav Mal: I’m thinking Whitefall, maybe talk to Patience. Zoe: Sir, we don’t want to deal with Patience. Mal: Why not? Zoe: She shot you.
pointing_ff.wav Kaylee: Look… look… look where I’m pointing.
prepare2bboarded_ff.wav Alliance: Firefly-class transport, you are ordered to release control of your helm. Prepare to dock and be boarded.
presence_ff.wav Mal: Ah, the ambassador graces us with her presence.
putudown_ff.wav ???: I’m thinking, somebody needs to put you down, dog.
quiet_ff.wav Wash: If everyone could just be quiet a moment.
readyalways_ff.wav Mal: Ready? Zoe: Always.
reaverterritory_ff.wav Jayne: I ain’t goin anywhere near reaver territory.
running_ff.wav Zoe: Wash, change course and go for hard burn. We’re running.
samaritan_ff.wav Book: Shall I remind you of the story of the good Samaritan? Mal: I’d rather you didn’t.
sayboo_ff.wav Niska: He likes to stand at the door and say ‘boo.’
screaming_ff.wav River: Can’t sleep, there’s too much screaming.
shiny_ff.wav Kaylee: No, it’s shiny.
shinyhat_ff.wav Kaylee: I’d sure love to find a brand new compression coil for the… Mal: Yes, and I’d like to be the king of all [not sure] and wear a shiny hat.
shootagain_ff.wav Mal: I believe that woman’s planning to shoot me again.
shutmouth_ff.wav Jayne: How’s about you shut that crazy mouth. Is that a fun game?
shutup_ff.wav Jayne: SHUT UP!
situation_ff.wav Mal: Thought we might have had a situation but it looks to be taken care of.
smart_ff.wav Simon: I am very smart.
sootfirst_ff.wav Jayne: Here’s a little concept I’ve been working on: Why don’t we shoot her first? Wash: It is her turn.
spacedim_ff.wav Mal: See, this is another sign of your tragic space dementia, all paranoid and crotchety. Breaks the heart.
spacemonkeys_ff.wav Mal: Kaylee, what the hell’s going on in the engine room. Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys maybe got loose?
standinghere_ff.wav Jayne: Testing… testing, captain can you hear me? Mal: I’m standing right here. Jayne: You’re coming through good and loud. Mal: ‘Cause I’m standing right here. Jayne: Yeah, but… the transmitters.
stature_ff.wav Simon: Curiosity, a woman of your stature falling in with… these types.
stowcrates_ff.wav Mal: Alright, let’s get these crates stowed. I don’t want any tourists stumbling over them.
suit_ff.wav Mal: Um, what are you doing here and what’s with the suit?
supnumbers_ff.wav Mal: There’s just an acre of you fellas, isn’t there? This is why we lost, you know. Superior numbers. Zoe: Thanks for the re-enactment, sir.
sweetgetaway_ff.wav Zoe: Still gotta drop the goods. Wash: And when we do, we’ll fly off to Boros rich and prosperous. Well, less poor but with enough to find some sweet little getaway. Zoe: Oh, I wouldn’t mind a real bath. Wash: And a meal that included some form of food.
thisland_ff.wav Wash: Yes, this is a fertile land and we will thrive. We will rule over all this land and we will call it… ‘This Land.’
toopretty_ff.wav Mal: We’ll hold this valley no matter what. Bendiss: We’re going to die. Mal: We’re not going to die. We can’t die, Bendiss, and you know why? Because we are so very pretty. We are just too pretty for God to let us die.
uncomprehending_ff.wav Mal: This is the thing I see you’re uncomprehending on.
washplays_ff.wav Wash: Yes, this is a fertile land and we will thrive. We will rule over all this land and we will call it… ‘This Land.’ I think we should call it your grave! Ah! Curse your sudden and inevitable betrayal. [laugh] Mine is an evil land. Now die! Oh, nogod. Oh, dear God in heaven!
whatsgoingon_ff.wav Jayne: What’s going on? Mal: Well, right at this particular moment, I would have to say… not a thing.
whereru_ff.wav Wash: Where the hell are you guys!!
whoflying_ff.wav Zoe: Proximity alert. We must be coming up on something. Wash: Oh, my God! What can it be? We’re all doomed! WHO’S FLYING THIS THING??!! … Oh, right, that would be me.
wordsxchanged.wav Patience: I have to say I didn’t look to be hearing from you any time soon. Mal: Well, we may not have parted on the best of terms. I realize certain words were exchanged. Also, certain… bullets.