Re: Contradictions between Firefly series & Serenity
Well he drove Inara off the ship, and Book too, so maybe from that point on he was in a "I don't give a shit" mentallity and told Simon off because he was making things difficult and just pissing him off. That would fit with later on Haven when he told them he'd leave them all there.
As for the second, I think Whedon said he simply forgot.
Number 2 "Are you going to run?"
Number 6 "Like blazes! The first chance I get."
-Smile! God Loves You! Too bad he doesn't exist, oh and everyone else thinks you're an asshole.