Joan Burton Quotes
We sent a combat brigade around the world on a dangerous mission and the only fatality we suffered was an Army wife here at home.
The people who are really your friends? They're not gonna care about your HIV, they're gonna love you for who you are, just like we do.
Well I'm not gonna just sit here and let them attack our kid.
Joan: Well, I'm holding a town hall meeting tomorrow night showing everyone I'm willing to listen and respond to their concerns. What do you think?
Roland: Bring your Kevlar.
Roland: Blackberry down now.
David: People always give me back.
Joan: I know they do. But not any more. You're our son. I love you. We love you. And we're not going anywhere without you, ever.
Joan: Given what we know, do you think we should lighten his punishment?
Roland: No, we gotta stay consistent.
Joan: I know, it just hurts.
Roland: Joan, his mother gave him up when he was two. His grandmother died. His last mother gave him up into the system. It stands to reason that he has issues.
Joan: I understand. It still hurts.
Joan: I know it's crazy, but I feel like he's already ours. Like he was meant to be a part of our family.
Roland: Yeah, I like him too, Joan. But, uh, are we really prepared to raise a child with HIV?
Social Worker: Dr. Burton, I know you mean well, but you can't be Bobby's foster parents.
Joan: Why not?
Social Worker: Your husband is treating Bobby's mother. It's an obvious conflict of interest. Doctor has mother declared unfit and takes her son.
Roland: It's not like that.
Social Worker: Try explaining that to a judge.
Roland: You were right, about Jeremy. A doctor is not supposed to get so caught up with one patient.
Joan: He wasn't just any patient.
Roland: No, I was really looking forward to watching his life unfold, you know.
Joan: You helped him.
Roland: You helped him.
Joan: Maybe you should start believing it.
Roland: I'm trying.
Roland: Joan! What is it?
Joan: Jeremy Sherwood was killed in action. I'm sorry Roland. I wanted to come as soon as I found out, but I had to wait until Denise was notified.