GENERAL DISCUSSIONS

Lines that Choke You Up

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UPDATED: Wednesday, April 5, 2006 03:02
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Thursday, March 30, 2006 5:57 AM

FLUX


Another vote for the scene in Safe, where they're about to be burnt at the stake.

Particularly when River repeats the line "Post holer. For digging posts."

The facial expressions of the two siblings at that moment is just too much.



"You believed her. Made a face"

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 7:37 AM

RAD


It's not a line, but the end of The Message gets to me. Especially since they all knew by then that the show was gone.

But it especially got me when Simon takes Kaley's hand.

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 7:53 AM

NUCLEARDAY


Quote:

Originally posted by Shiny1:
Also, I really love where they are all working on putting the ship back together at the end of the movie. I love where Inara is painting the Serenity symbol back on.



Uh-oh... here come the waterworks, gorram it :) I can't even listen to the music from that scene without gettin' all misty-eyed :p

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 9:09 AM

KJIPPO


this is also mine, as of now;

Simon: You know what that means, right?
River: Time to go to sleep again...
Simon: No mei-mei... It's time to wake up.

OK, leaving now to watch Firefly again.

"You're my kind of stupid"

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:04 AM

RAVENHAIR


Okay, just finished watching the pilot again so right at this moment my favorite 'choke up' lines are:

Mal: We're still flying.
Simon: That isn't much.
Mal: It's enough.

Kinda sums it all up.

Tomorrow (or this weekend)I'll watch a different episode or the BDM and change my mind!


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Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:17 AM

SHINYFAB


"I'm leaving". (Inara, Heart of Gold)

"Baby! Come one! We gotta go!" (Zoe, the BDM)

Dude. Every single time without fail.



Bwah!

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:19 AM

WINDIE


Whilst I am more of a lurker than a writer on this board, this whole thread breaks me to be honest.

So many memory's and I have to keep remembering that this is a show.

I have just watched all the episodes again last weekend, what better way to chill out is always my excuse. I think that it is wearing a little thin now.

Thank you all for the memories

Why have they taken the sky from me

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:43 AM

GRAYFURY


All of the above and "Can I still dance?" from the River Tam sessions

"Smellin' alot of IF comin' offa' this plan!"

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:26 PM

AGIRLYMAN


River talking about her memories in da big gorram movie.

"It's not mine"

Mal in out of gas when he finally gets the catalyzer in place, and taps it a couple times chokes me up too.

There are many other moments, I guess that is part of the appeal of "Firefly", not only does it make you feel, it makes you care about something.



AM I NOT MERCIFUL?!?!?!?

Tee Hee

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:29 PM

PSYCHICRIVER


Serenity, Simon. "I'm sorry."

PsychicRiver

"Two by two, hands of blue."
"We'll take care of each other. I'll knit!"
"I swallowed a bug."

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 3:48 PM

ONLYME


Been lurking for a while. Love this thread.

For me, everytime River says something that the others ignore or brush aside...
TrainJob (although no one hears) 2 by 2, hands of Blue.

In Ariel when she doesn't want to go through the door

In Out of Gas when she says fire.

I feel so bad for her it makes my stomach hurt.

Makes me want to kick them all ans say LISTEN TO HER.

And in the BDM when Book says "I don;t care what you believe, just believe whatever she" You know he is telling Malcolm to trust in River.

"Show me off like a dog, Old men covered in blood, never touched them but they're drowning in it|

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Thursday, March 30, 2006 6:49 PM

AELIN


First of all, I’ve gotta agree with Kanger33:
Quote:

Simon in Safe: "Light it."
Oh. My. God. Can love be any more pure and dedicated than that?



My personal gut-wrenchers:
(Some of these have been said before but they're so good they bear repeating!)

"You gave up everything you had to find me... you found me broken. It’s hard for you. You gave up everything you had..."
"Mei-mei, everything I have is right here."

"Merciful God, make me a stone."

"Baby! Come on! We gotta go!"

ANY time I hear "I am a leaf on the wind..."
(When Wash snaps at Mal, "It’s okay, I’m a leaf on the wind!" I want to laugh and cry!)

Finally, the moment in which I knew I was hooked on Firefly was when I first watched OoG and saw Mal collapse onto the deck. Seeing him in so much pain and seeing Serenity so empty and lonely made me realize how much I had come to care about the characters.

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Saturday, April 1, 2006 5:12 PM

LILKAYLEE29


Quote:

Originally posted by LissaKay:
Not from an ep or the BDM, but from commentary, I believe Tim Minear on Out of Gas ... he relates how Alan Tudyk stole the big red button after the last show was taped, and then left it on Joss's desk with a note saying, "When your miracle gets here, just push this button"






I know, I love that story, especially because it came true!! Awwww.

Also, I know this has been posted and I agree with all the previous posts in the BDM.
Zoe screams at Wash to come on baby, we gotta go, just gets to me and basically every thing said after that until the end of the movie.
Especially when Kaylee asks where Wash is, and after Simon gets shot and talks to River. He still wanting to help Kaylee even though he is seriously injured too.


I'm a leaf on the wind....Watch how I soar.

Wash: Captain, don't you know kissin' girls makes ya sleepy? Mal: Sometimes I just can't help myself.

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Saturday, April 1, 2006 7:36 PM

SAB39


The individual lines have been mentioned already but reading this thread I'm particularly struck by the way the Simon/River moments develop over the course of the series and movie.

"Everything I have is right here."

"No, mei mei. Time to wake up."

"You are my beautiful sister."

"Bullet in the brainpan, squish!"

"I hate to leave..."
"You won't. You take care of me, Simon. You always take care of me. My turn."

Every single one of these gets me every time. And Summer is really an extraordinary actress - who else could almost make you cry with the word "squish"?

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 8:29 AM

GIRLASKEW


All the Mal Inara stuff that got cut from the BDM.
'Why did you leave..." and so forth.

Also, when Mal heads into Mr. Universe's place, after telling the crew to hold. On his way in he and Inara share a long look. Theres so much spoken there, it made me teary. Those two. I heart angst, what can I say.

"...once you've been on Serenity, you never leave...you just learn how to live there."

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 9:37 AM

R1Z


The Message:

Jayne: "My kinda life don't last long, Preacher, so I expect I'm invested in makin' good sport of it whilst I can. You gonna read over me when I get taken down, Shepherd?"

Jayne knows exactly who and what he is that he won't have twilight years in a rocking chair on the front porch.

To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks. --Robt. Heinlein

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 10:50 AM

PIEKY


"You take care of me Simon. You've always taken care of me. My turn"

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 11:31 AM

DUVESSARAVENSTONE


My favorite, I mean ABSOLUTE favorite, is from Out of Gas. . . I know you guys have said it a million and one times already, but dammit I'm saying it again!

"Ya'll gonna be here when I wake up?"

Also, from Out Of Gas
"Everybody dies alone. . ."

From Safe
"Time to go."

Everything is broken
There's nothing that is real
Can you help me?
I've forgotten
Forgotten how to feel

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 12:16 PM

MALSDOXY

I know what did this...


The end of "The Message' is even more moving because the cast and crew just found out that day of shooting that our beloved series was cancelled

gorram fox mother humpers

"Haven't you killed me enough for one day ?"
- Mal, War Stories

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 12:40 PM

GUYWHOWANTSAFIREFLYOFHISOWN


it's not a line but in the pilot when Mal looks up and sees the aliance ships, and the music that plays you just feel his heartbreak

I am NUT and I go from to in 10 seconds flat

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 1:25 PM

REDLAVA


In "Out Of Gas" when Mal and Inara are in Inara's shuttle and she tries to talk Mal out of staying aboard Serenity.

She says "You don't have to die alone."
He replies "Everybody dies alone."

Then leaves her standing there.

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 1:40 PM

ANGELICDEATH


Oh so many good ones have been said and yea I'm gonna have to repeat a few of them but my faves are as follows...

Firefly:

From out of Gas... Simon's little "It was my birthday.." always gets me, as does Mal's look when he spots Serenity at the end.

Almost all of River and Simon's interactions during Safe, especailly the "Light it." at the end.

Serenity:

Zoe's pleas at Wash after he was killed.. from that point on I'm just blubbering...

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 2:50 PM

GINOBIFFARONI


Mal

Yeah, but shes our witch.... so cut her the hell down





" Over and in, last call for sin
While everyone's lost, the battle is won
With all these things that I've done "

The Killers

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/killers/allthesethingsthativedone.html


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Sunday, April 2, 2006 3:12 PM

MILFORD


Quote:

Originally posted by AngelicDeath:
From out of Gas... Simon's little "It was my birthday.." always gets me, as does Mal's look when he spots Serenity at the end.B]


Boy that is a good one. It's a real credit to Sean too, that it doesn't come off pouty. It has more of a disappointed tone, disappointed that the moment for all of them was ruined, as opposed to disappointed that his special moment was over.

Great line by a great guy.

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Sunday, April 2, 2006 10:07 PM

HATESEDGE


The actual opening credit song for the series. "you cant take the sky from me?" They did.

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Monday, April 3, 2006 3:28 AM

MILFORD


Not as long as we have our boards to relive the fun.

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Monday, April 3, 2006 3:50 AM

DISKA


my favourite emotional line from the verse is kind of in rivers head in the episode Objects in Space as Mal says

'None of it means a damn thing'

it gets me very single time when his voice chokes on that line, its so powerful

also every line thats already been mentioned here, as well as the music, god the music can make me cry instantly

"Dear diary: Today I was pompous and my sister was crazy. Today we were kidnapped by hill folk, never to be seen again. It was the best day ever."

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Monday, April 3, 2006 3:56 AM

MILFORD


That also is a great one. His demeanor when he says that is what sells it for me.

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Monday, April 3, 2006 4:06 AM

SAB39


Here's one:

"'f it were any one of us, cap'n wouldn't hesitate."

Because you know how big of a deal it was for lil Kaylee to even pick up that gun in the first place...

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Monday, April 3, 2006 4:11 AM

IVY


Thanks everyone, now I'm sitting at my desk crying like an idiot!! (hopefully no one will come in any time soon.)

My biggest sob moment from the series is in Heart of Gold when Wash and Zoe are talking about having a baby. Zoe says "I aint so afraid of loosing something that I ain't gonna try to have it" (or something close to that). It makes me think of the child she will never have and that she must feel the same way about having Wash in her life.

I also wail like a baby at the end of Out of Gas when they pan to Serenity. Gets me every time.

I wail for the last half hour of the movie (every darn time) but definitely the whole sequence where they are repairing the ship kills me and the very end when Mal and River are talking.

I find the more I watch Firefly and the BDM, the more sentimental I get about it. I'm sure you all understand.


Ivy

I've been sane a long while now, and change is good...

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Monday, April 3, 2006 4:48 AM

DISKA


yes i completely understand, im so thankful for this thread. i love the funny lines i really do, but the lines that get you , that make you well up.

the entire last half an hour of the film like you said is just so emotional, i havent watched it yet without tears, the music that starts at the funeral scene and carries right on til mal and river are talking is just so beautiful

"Dear diary: Today I was pompous and my sister was crazy. Today we were kidnapped by hill folk, never to be seen again. It was the best day ever."

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Monday, April 3, 2006 4:53 AM

BANZAIBILL


I love all of the tear jerkers mentioned. What a series.

Actually, if you consider angst, I like the Inara bits in "Our Mrs. Reynolds", when she's so bent out of shape about Mal being "married". She snaps at him, more severely than normal. It's one of the few times she loses her cool, especially when Mal asks if she can picture him with a bunch of kids.

Later, as was already mentioned, when Inara tries to hide the fact that she kissed Mal when he was unconcious, that was priceless.

Also, at the end of that episode, when Joss teases us with Mal approaching Inara, and telling her not to kid around. She's completely defenseless at that point, and you just *know* some truth is about to be spoken about their feelings for each other. Then Mal is a typical guy, and says "I knew you kissed her!". Idiot! I loved it!

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Monday, April 3, 2006 5:38 AM

DAYVE


Quote:

Originally posted by Redlava:
In "Out Of Gas" ....She says "You don't have to die alone."
He replies "Everybody dies alone."



Bingo....that's the one. Having gone through more than a few deaths of friends and family...i can honestly say, no truer words were ever spoken than..."everybody dies alone..."

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Monday, April 3, 2006 7:04 AM

MILFORD


Those also are great ones. You guys are spot on.

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Monday, April 3, 2006 11:23 AM

DONCOAT


Not sure whether it was mentioned before in this particular thread, but there's one in HoG that got me -- more the first time I saw it than on subsequent viewings, because it was so totally unexpected.

When Inara scolds Mal about not being prudish, telling him she's glad he slept with Nandi, I totally bought it, just as Mal did. So when we see her in the next scene crying her pretty little eyes out... wham. Lost it.


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Monday, April 3, 2006 11:36 AM

BOOKSWORD


Operative

' Theres nothing more to see. '

All that confidence, all that pride in what he belived in, gone like disco.

Book

'I dont care what you belive, just belive it'

Perhaps misqouted but the gist really got me.

Early

'Well, here I am.'

Maybe because it was the last episode of a series aborted for the likes of OC or Charmed. Or maybe because its is cry of a concept that is still there and not going anywhere.

Plus Early, everybodies favourite off his head, dog dissecting maybe 'special' bounty hunter.

Wash

' I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar.'

DAMMN IT JOSS STOP KILLING TARA\WES\WASH\FRED\JOYCE\BOOK\DOYLE your really hurting me here.

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Monday, April 3, 2006 11:54 AM

WHITEFALL


Absolutely love River's monologue in Objects in Space....

"I'll be your bounty, Jubal Early. And I'll just fade away."

Gets me every time, I love it, it's so pretty.

I survived a day in Whitefall and all I got was this lousy signature!

Terrifying Space Monkey of Destiny

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Monday, April 3, 2006 5:07 PM

GUYWHOWANTSAFIREFLYOFHISOWN


these are all great guys *sobs*this is the only place where I wouldn't be laughed at for getting so emotional. makes me feel at home

BURMA

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 10:14 AM

COMICGIRL


There's two lines/scenes that get me from the BDM hasn't been mentioned yet and I have no idea why. Maybe it's the expression on River's face in the first one.

River: It's not safe
Simon: No, I fear it's not safe anymore.
River: For them.

Gets me every damn time.

Then there's Kaylee's little throwaway line when her and Jayne are in the cargo bay.

Kaylee: Just like Inara....

*sob*






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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 10:56 AM

TRISTAN


Did not see this one posted, though I may have missed it...
Kaylee's line "That's my girl...that's my good girl" as she lovingly touches Serenity (from Serenity pt 2). Gets me all teary-eyed.

Holding until you get back, Captain.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 12:12 PM

BOONDOCKSHQ


I have yet to see the BDM but, this is the one that gets me and something I have taken to heart:

From "The Message":

Tracey: "When you can't run anymore, you
crawl... and when you can't do that--"

Zoe: "You find someone...to carry you."

Good words to live by

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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 2:00 AM

SERENITYLASS


The whole "Out of Gas" episode gets me. After getting to know everyone and then seeing how they all come together and how much of a family they have all become. The line "You guys be here when I wake up" is the one that really starts me blubbering though.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2006 3:02 AM

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