The Teaser for Safe that finally aired.

EXT. LARGE MANSION - NIGHT

Establishing shot. High-tech security fence surrounds the mansion.

INT. LARGE MANSION - NIGHT - CONTINUOUS

We're in a study or living room. Spacious, lushly appointed, a fire crackling in the fireplace.

Chyron reads:

TAM ESTATE, 11 YEARS AGO

Young Simon Tam sits on the couch doing his homework. Young River Tam is playing behind the couch.

YOUNG RIVER
(peeping up from behind couch)
We're in trouble.
(beat)
We got cut off!

YOUNG SIMON
Cut off from what?

YOUNG RIVER
Our platoon, Simon. We got outflanked
by the independent squad, and we're never
gonna make it back to our platoon.
(beat)
We need to resort to cannibalism.

YOUNG SIMON
That was fast. Don't we have rations
or anything?

YOUNG RIVER
They got lost. We're gonna have to eat
the men.

YOUNG SIMON
Aren't you supposed to be practicing for
your dance recital?

YOUNG RIVER
I learned it all.
(re: his homework)
That's wrong.

YOUNG SIMON
It's from the book, River.

YOUNG RIVER
No, the book is wrong. This whole
conclusion is fallacious.

Simon smiles, puts his homework away. Turns to River.

YOUNG SIMON
So... how'd the independents cut us off?

YOUNG RIVER
They were using dinosaurs.

YOUNG SIMON
(incredulous)
[Jien tah-duh guay! - "Like hell!"]

GABRIEL TAM enters the study.

GABRIEL
Language, young man.

YOUNG SIMON
Sorry, dad. The independents attacked
us with dinosaurs.

YOUNG RIVER
Simon lost his head in the heat of battle.

GABRIEL
(chuckling)
[Nah mei guan-shee. - "That has nothing to
do with it."] Because there were dinosaurs
involved, I think we'll let it slide.

YOUNG SIMON
Did you get my wave?

GABRIEL
I got it. Your text shorted. I got the
whole thing during a board meeting.
Thank you.

YOUNG SIMON
If I had a dedicated source box, it
wouldn't short out. I lost half my
essay.

GABRIEL
Yes, and you'd have access to any
[tyen-shiao duh - "heaven knows what"]
that filtered in from the cortex. I
absolutely forbid it!

YOUNG SIMON
(pleading)
Dad...

YOUNG RIVER
Dad...

GABRIEL
I will not have it in my house.
(beat)
But since your mother's already ordered you
one, I guess I should give up the fantasy
that this is my house!

YOUNG SIMON
Are you kidding?

GABRIEL
You will repay me by becoming a brilliant
doctor. That's the deal. Dedicated source
box -- brilliant doctor.

YOUNG RIVER
When do I...?

GABRIEL
(dismissive)
Many years.

YOUNG SIMON
Dad, this is so [da bianhua - "big change"]!
It's really gonna --

GABRIEL
I know. You think I'd let you work with
something second-rate?

YOUNG SIMON
Thank you.

GABRIEL
You're worth it.
(beat)
Now do you think it's possible for you two
geniuses to give your tired old dad a couple
minutes' quiet?

INT. SERENITY - COMMON AREA - CONTINUOUS

Back to the present. River is struggling and shouting, Simon is attempting to calm her.

RIVER
(collapses onto couch)
No! No, I don't wanna go back to the...

SIMON
It's okay. It --

RIVER
It's not okay!
(beat)
You can't just dig into me, shove twenty
needles in my eyes and ask me what I see!

SIMON
I... we won't go in. Look.
(shuts infirmary doors)
No test today.

RIVER
No rutting tests? Stupid son of a bitch,
dress me up like a gorramn doll!

SIMON
No tests, no shots...
(beat)
I'm, uh, I'm just gonna give you a smoother
that'll...

River stands, takes Simon's case of medical supplies, and tosses it.

SIMON
River!

Mal is walking down the steps to the infirmary as this happens. None too pleased.

RIVER
(to Mal)
You're not him?
(beat)
[Liou coe shway duh biao-tze huh hoe-tze
duh ur-tze.]

River wilts and sits back on the couch. Mal continues down the stairs.

MAL
So, she's added cussing and hurling about
of things to her repertoire. She really
is a prodigy.

SIMON
It's just a bad day.

MAL
No, a bad day is when someone's yellin'
spooks the cattle. Understand?
(beat)
You ever see cattle stampede when they got
no place to run? It's kind of like a...
a meat grinder. And it'll lose us half
the herd.

SIMON
She hasn't gone anywhere near the cattle.

MAL
No, but in case you hadn't noticed, her voice
kinda carries. We're two miles above ground
and they can probably hear her down there.
Soon as we unload, she can holler until our
ears bleed.
(to River)
Although I would take it as a kindness if
she didn't.

RIVER
The human body can be drained of blood in 8.6
seconds given adequate vacuuming systems.

MAL
(to Simon)
See, morbid and creepifying, I got no problem
with, long as she does it quiet-like.

SIMON
This is paranoid schizophrenia, Captain. Hand-crafted
by government scientists who thought my sister's
brain was a rutting playground. I have no idea
what'll set her off. If you have some expertise --

MAL
(firmly)
I'm not a doctor. And I'm not your gorramn
baby-sitter, either. Gag her, if you have to.
We got trade to be done.

Mal exits via the stairs. Simon sighs heavily.

EXT. PLANET - DAY

Establishing shot of Serenity landing on the planet's surface.

REVERSE camera to reveal three hill folk sitting in a copse of trees, all men. One of the men is skinning a rabbit hung from a tree.

STARK
You see that? Fancy vessel such as that
don't land here 'less they got something
to sell. And if it's something we need...

He RIPS the skin off the rabbit in one move.

STARK (CONT'D)
We take it.

 

BLACK OUT.

END OF TEASER