Showing posts with label River Tam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label River Tam. Show all posts

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Don't Fix The Bible


Noah's Ark is a problem--
We'll have to call it early Quantum
State phenomenon



Shepherd Book (Ron Glass) walks in on River (Summer Glau) as she is "fixing" his Bible. 




INT. SERENITY - DINING ROOM - DAY
River sits at the dining table. Book's Bible is open in front of her, and she scribbles furiously into it, crossing out words, writing in the margins. Book walks in, speaks from across the room.
BOOK
What are we up to, sweetheart?

RIVER
Fixing your Bible.

BOOK
I--uh-- What?

He starts moving over to her.

RIVER
Bible's broken. Contradictions,
faulty logistics--it doesn't make
sense...

Now Book sees what she's doing. His Bible's all fucked up, and there's a small stack of torn out pages next to it..

BOOK
No, no, you can't...

River's still scribbling away as she chatters manically.

RIVER
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--

BOOK
River, just take it easy. You
shouldn't--

RIVER
Noah's Ark is a problem--

She flips a page back and forth, frowning at it.

BOOK
Really.

RIVER
(rapid nod)
We'll have to call it early quantum
state phenomenon-- Only way to fit
five-thousand species of mammal on
the same boat-
She tears the page out of the book.

BOOK
Gimme that!

Book snatches the Bible up, somewhat possessively.

BOOK (cont'd)
River! You don't fix the Bible!

River looks up at him, sweet, sincere, deadpan:

RIVER
(holds up torn out
pages)
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'.

(gets up)

You don't fix faith, River. 

It fixes you.


He smiles, trying to gently take the crumpled, torn-out pages from her hand. She tugs back. They have a short tug-of-war then Book relents.

BOOK (cont'd)
Why don't you, ah, you hang on to
those then.





[River finds Book reading the Bible]

River: 
Don't be afraid. 
That's what it says. 
"Don't be afraid."

Shepherd Book: 
Yes.

River: 
But you are afraid.

Shepherd Book: 
Yes.

River: 
You're afraid we're going to run out of air. 
That we'll die gasping. But we won't. 
That's not going to happen.

[Book looks at her hopefully]

River: 
We'll freeze to death first.

***?!•57!?*** ?!?!?!?!?!? ***?!•57?!***

KAOS + DISORDER = The Bleeding Edge of Yesterday's News

SOLVE ET COAGULA

L7

***?!•57!?*** ?!?!?!?!?!? ***?!•57?!*** 


***?!•57!?*** ?!?!?!?!?!? ***?!•57?!*** 


KAOS + DISORDER = The Bleeding Edge of Yesterday's News

SOLVE ET COAGULA 

L7

***?!•57!?*** ?!?!?!?!?!? ***?!•57?!***