Dr. Simon Tam Quotes in Serenity (2005)


Dr. Simon Tam Quotes:

  • Dr. Simon Tam: In all that time on the ship... I've always regretted... not being with you.

    Kaylee Frye: With me? You mean to say... as in sex?

    Dr. Simon Tam: I mean to say.

    Kaylee Frye: To Hell with this. I'm gonna live!

  • [after the hovercraft makes a crash landing in the hanger of Serenity. Simon runs to his sister]

    Dr. Simon Tam: River?

    River Tam: I swallowed a bug.

  • Dr. Simon Tam: We'll get off the ship. River and I will get off at Haven. It'll be for the best.

    Kaylee Frye: Nobody's sayin' that.

    Hoban 'Wash' Washburn: Nobody but Jayne is sayin' that.

  • Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: I know she meant to kill me 'fore the Doc put her to sleep, which how exactly does that work anyhow?

    Dr. Simon Tam: Safeword. The people who helped me break River out - they had intel that River and the other subjects were being embedded with behavioral conditioning. They taught me a safeword, in case... something happened.

    Kaylee Frye: Not sure I get it.

    Dr. Simon Tam: A phrase that's encoded in her brain, that makes her fall asleep. If I speak the words, "Eta...

    Jayne Cobb: Well don't say it!

    Zoë: It only works on her, Jayne.

    Jayne Cobb: Oh... Well, now I know that.

  • Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Bit of a rockety ride. Nothing to worry about.

    Dr. Simon Tam: I'm not worried.

    Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: [mocking Simon's seriousness] Fear's nothing to be ashamed of, Doctor.

    Dr. Simon Tam: This isn't fear. This is anger.

    Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Well, kinda hard to tell one from t'other, face like yours.

    Dr. Simon Tam: Yes, well, I imagine if it were fear, my eyes would be wider.

    Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: I'll look for that next time.

  • Dr. Simon Tam: [deciding to leave the ship] River, do you want to stay with them?

    River Tam: It isn't safe.

    Dr. Simon Tam: No. I fear it isn't safe any more.

    [walks away]

    River Tam: [quietly] For them.

  • Dr. Simon Tam: Am I talking to Miranda now?

    [River makes a face]

    Dr. Simon Tam: No. Not right.

  • Dr. Simon Tam: [to River] If there's any fighting, drop to the floor or run away.

    [pause; regarding the rest of the crew]

    Dr. Simon Tam: It's okay to leave them to die.

  • Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: You had a gorram time bomb living with us! Who we gonna find in there when she wakes up? The girl? Or the weapon?

    Dr. Simon Tam: I thought she was getting better.

    Jayne Cobb: And I thought they was getting off. Didn't we have an intricate plan on how they was gonna be not here any more?

    Kaylee Frye: We couldn't leave them now.

    Jayne Cobb: No, now that she's a killer woman, we ought to be bringing her tea and dumplings.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Simon Tam: [referring to River] One simple job. She'll be fine.

    Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: She is fine! Except for still being crazy! She's the picture of health.

  • Dr. Simon Tam: Eta Kooram Nah Smech!

  • Dr. Simon Tam: She always did love to dance

  • Dr. Simon Tam: River...

    River Tam: I know. We're going for a ride.

  • River Tam: I had to show them. l didn't know if you were going to make me sleep.

    Dr. Simon Tam: [hoarse whisper] You could have asked...

    [River looks away guiltily]

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