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.
TAM ESTATE, 11 YEARS AGO
Young Simon Tam sits on the couch doing his homework. Young River Tam is playing behind the couch.
Cut off from what?
Our platoon, Simon. We got outflanked
by the independent squad, and we're never
gonna make it back to our platoon.
We need to resort to cannibalism.
That was fast. Don't we have rations
They got lost. We're gonna have to eat
Aren't you supposed to be practicing for
your dance recital?
I learned it all.
(re: his homework)
It's from the book, River.
No, the book is wrong. This whole
conclusion is fallacious.
Simon smiles, puts his homework away. Turns to River.
They were using dinosaurs.
[Jien tah-duh guay! - "Like hell!"]
GABRIEL TAM enters the study.
Sorry, dad. The independents attacked
us with dinosaurs.
Simon lost his head in the heat of battle.
[Nah mei guan-shee. - "That has nothing to
do with it."] Because there were dinosaurs
involved, I think we'll let it slide.
Did you get my wave?
I got it. Your text shorted. I got the
whole thing during a board meeting.
If I had a dedicated source box, it
wouldn't short out. I lost half my
Yes, and you'd have access to any
[tyen-shiao duh - "heaven knows what"]
that filtered in from the cortex. I
absolutely forbid it!
I will not have it in my house.
But since your mother's already ordered you
one, I guess I should give up the fantasy
that this is my house!
Are you kidding?
You will repay me by becoming a brilliant
doctor. That's the deal. Dedicated source
box -- brilliant doctor.
When do I...?
Dad, this is so [da bianhua - "big change"]!
It's really gonna --
I know. You think I'd let you work with
You're worth it.
Now do you think it's possible for you two
geniuses to give your tired old dad a couple
INT. SERENITY - COMMON AREA - CONTINUOUS
Back to the present. River is struggling and shouting, Simon is attempting to calm her.
It's okay. It --
It's not okay!
You can't just dig into me, shove twenty
needles in my eyes and ask me what I see!
I... we won't go in. Look.
(shuts infirmary doors)
No test today.
No rutting tests? Stupid son of a bitch,
dress me up like a gorramn doll!
No tests, no shots...
I'm, uh, I'm just gonna give you a smoother
River stands, takes Simon's case of medical supplies, and tosses it.
Mal is walking down the steps to the infirmary as this happens. None too pleased.
River wilts and sits back on the couch. Mal continues down the stairs.
It's just a bad day.
No, a bad day is when someone's yellin'
spooks the cattle. Understand?
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
She hasn't gone anywhere near the cattle.
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
Although I would take it as a kindness if
The human body can be drained of blood in 8.6
seconds given adequate vacuuming systems.
See, morbid and creepifying, I got no problem
with, long as she does it quiet-like.
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 --
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.
He RIPS the skin off the rabbit in one move.