Firefly
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Jaynestown - S1-E4

[About Jayne's statue.]
Wash: I think they captured him. Captured his esscence, you know?
Kaylee: He looks kinda angry.
Wash: That's kinda what I meant.

Out of Gas - S1-E5

Mal: Which one do you think tracked us?
Zoe: The ugly one, sir.
Mal: ...Could you be more specific?

Objects in Space - S1-E10

Jayne: I don't like the idea of someone hearing what I'm thinking.
Inara: Nobody likes the idea of hearing what you're thinking.

Out of Gas - S1-E5

Mal: Well, what do you think?
Zoe: You mean you paid money for this? On purpose?

Our Mrs. Reynolds - S1-E3

Mal: Now, you can luxuriate in a nice jail cell... But if your hand touches metal, I swear by my pretty floral bonnet I will end you.

Serenity (1) - S1-E11

Shepherd Book: Captain, do you mind if I say grace?
Mal: Only if you say it out loud.

Ariel - S1-E8

Mal: Next time you decide to stab me in the back, have the guts to do it to my face.

The Train Job - S1-E1

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

Shindig - S1-E6

Inara: I like watching the game. Like a lot of situations, the key seems to be giving Jayne a heavy stick and standing back.

Shindig - S1-E6

Warrick: You didn't have to wound that man.
Mal: Yeah, I know, it was just funny.

Safe - S1-E7

River: They weren't cows inside. They were waiting to be but they forgot. Now they see sky and they remember what they are.
Mal: Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?

Bushwhacked - S1-E2

Commander Harken: I notice your ship's called Serenity. You were stationed on Hera at the end of the war. Battle of Serenity Valley took place there, if I recall.
Mal: You know, I believe you might be right.
Commander Harken: Independents suffered a pretty crushing defeat there. Some say that after Serenity, the browncoats were through. That the war ended in that valley.
Mal: Hmm.
Commander Harken: Seems odd you'd name your ship after a battle you were on the wrong side of.
Mal: May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.

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Our Mrs. Reynolds - S1-E3

Preacher: If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a very special level of Hell. It's a place they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.

Serenity (1) - S1-E11

Zoe: If they take the ship, they'll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skins into their clothing. And if we're very, very lucky, they'll do it in that order.

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Serenity (1) - S1-E11

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: [Unsheathes a big knife.] He was non-specific as to how.
Mal: [Mutters to Jayne.] Now you only gotta scare him.
Jayne: Pain is scary.

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Out of Gas - S1-E5

Trivia: Wash sets up a big red button for Mal to push to call back the shuttles if help arrives. He tells him "When your miracle gets here, just hit this button". After the show got cancelled, Alan Tudyk sent the button to Joss Whedon with the same message enclosed.

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Question: I've never seen the show myself, but I was wondering what kind of a name "Inara Serra" is. I'm assuming Inara is of Portuguese origin, but mostly because the actress was born in Brazil. Can someone please help me with this?

Answer: Inara is actually Arabic in origin; it means "ray of light" or alternatively "heaven sent". Serra, on the other hand, is Portuguese and means "mountain range" - derived from the same word in Latin, where it means 'saw' (as in the cutting implement, which a mountain range might resemble, rather than the act of seeing).

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