In the episode ‘Objects in Space’ River hears the thoughts of the other folk on board Serenity.
Uncharacteristically Shepherd Book fiercely looks at River and thinks: ‘I don’t give half a hump if you’re innocent or not! So where does that put you?’
What does that mean?
Also, what is the significance of the name ‘Book’ for the character for whom the Bible is so important?
And is it just coincidence that the names ‘River’ and ‘Reaver’ (both victims of the Alliance) are so similar?