Frank Reagan Quotes
Frank: This is an internal affair. We keep our own council. We speak as one and only after we’ve decided where we’ve landed. You got that Lieutenant?
Sid: Loud and clear. We let Harvey swing in the wind.
Frank: Watch it, Sid.
Frank: A tit for tat response would just be like a slap on the wrist in return for a punch in the face. What are we going to do, call them names?
Jamie: But this shock and awe, Dad, it seems like one step forward, two steps back in community relations and I’ve got mixed feelings about that.
Frank: How many times is that son of a bitch going to send you to take his heat?
Erin: You mean the District Attorney?
Frank: Yeah, if he’s going to pursue this ridiculous marijuana policy he ought to have the balls to show up himself.
Erin: Well, in that case, the right son of a bitch is here. It’s my policy, not his.
Erin: Pop told me I took the press conference personally. I was expecting you to act more like a protective father than the P.C.
Frank: And what do you think?
Erin: That my mistake was acting like a respectful daughter, letting you have the last word.
If Danny Reagan says you are too tough a cop, it’s like Keith Richards saying you have a substance abuse problem.
Frank: In a few days you’re going to be gone from this place, starting out in the world on your own. Make the world your own. Take what is useful from your time with us, your years around this table, but don’t think you have to become us.
Henry: But if you do…
Frank: You do. If you don’t, you don’t. It’s your life, not ours. And I like to think that your Dad, and your Aunt, and your Uncle, do what they do because they were drawn to it not because they were pushed.
Frank: What the hell’s got into you?
Sid: Same thing that was always there. Same thing you hired me for. I stick up for our cops even when everyone else has fled the scene.
Frank: So you think it’s your job to step out of the chain of command, break protocol, in order to save me from the headache?
Russo: Well, no, when you put it that way.
Frank: You’ve got another way to put it.
Russo: Well, we all serve at the pleasure of the mayor.
Frank: Well, you got that wrong. I serve at the pleasure of the mayor. You serve under my command and we both serve all of the people of this city not just the ones with the hook at city hall.
Frank: This place was created in the wake of 9/11.
Garrett: Why am I here?
Sid: We’ve been asking ourselves the same thing.
Abigail: Yeah, boss.
Frank: I am getting to that. Look, I was assuming that all three of you would be in my office at the same time. You were delayed so you were deleted from the drill.
Garrett: Yeah, I felt pretty deleted.
Frank: You made that very clear but there wasn’t an option. No one talks of this place outside of this place. This facility was designed for only the most indispensable men and woman of the NYPD. I have come to realize that title and rank are not the only things that go into indispensable. You are. You are. You are.
Sid: Can I ask where we are?
Frank: Bravo Bunker.
Abigail: Yeah, we got the name. What is this place?
Frank: This is where we go when everywhere else is a no go.
Henry: We don’t stand on ceremony here. We tell each other the truth, sometimes the hard truth but it’s all done with love.
Frank: And you’re a part of that Eddie.
Frank: There is no way, no way, you are saying couples riding together is a good idea.
Abigail: There’s a lot of valid reasoning in forbidding it.
Frank: Thank you.
Abigail: But maybe to Jamie’s side, there’s also no data or evidence, much less an actual rule. It’s just a tradition.
Frank: Some traditions are born of common sense.
Abigail: Yes, like Catholic priests being forbidden to marry because common sense tells us you couldn’t possibly tend the flock unless your personal life was utterly devoid of the comfort of human touch and companionship.
Frank: Not the same thing, Abigail.
Abigail: No, it’s not the same thing but it’s not that distant a cousin either.