8
RIVER TAM
He looks better in red.
6
BOOK
What are we up to, sweetheart?
RIVER TAM
Fixing your Bible.
BOOK
I, um... [alarmed] What?
RIVER TAM
Bible's broken. Contradictions, false logistics - doesn't make sense.
BOOK
No, no. You-you-you can't...
RIVER TAM
So we'll integrate non-progressional evolution theory with God's creation of Eden. Eleven inherent metaphoric parallels already there. Eleven. Important number. Prime number. One goes into the house of eleven eleven times, but always comes out one. Noah's ark is a problem.
BOOK
Really?
RIVER TAM
We'll have to call it early quantum state phenomenon. Only way to fit 5000 species of mammal on the same boat. [rips out page]
4
SIMON
This is the recovery ward. This is where patients come to get better.
RIVER TAM
They're going to die.
SIMON
No one is going to die.
RIVER TAM
[points] He is.
4
RIVER TAM
Can't look, can't look.
3
BOOK
River, you don't fix the Bible.
RIVER TAM
It's broken. It doesn't make sense.
BOOK
It's not about making sense. It's about believing in something, and letting that belief be real enough to change your life. It's about faith. You don't fix faith, River. It fixes you.
3
MAL
[on the bridge; all looking at the ship that set of the proximity alarm]
MAL
Bring us in a little closer.
WASH
Get you close enough to ring the doorbell.
DR. SIMON TAM
What is it?
RIVER TAM
It's a ghost. [half smiles briefly]
3
RIVER TAM
No power in the 'verse can stop me.
2
RIVER TAM
The human body can be drained of blood in 8.6 seconds given adequate vacuuming systems.
MAL
See, morbid and creepifying, I got no problem with, long as she does it quiet-like.
2
SIMON
Do you remember why we went to the hospital?
RIVER TAM
Is it time to go to sleep again?
SIMON
No, mei-mei. It's time to wake up.
2
RIVER TAM
Permission to come aboard?
MAL
You know, you ain't quite right
RIVER TAM
It's the popular theory.
MAL
Go on. Get in there. Give your brother a thrashing for messing up your plan.
RIVER TAM
He takes so much looking after.