Burden of Truth Season 3 Episode 4: "Desperate Measures" Quotes
Joanna: Do you trust me, Luna?
Luna: Of course.
Joanna: As your boss or as your sister?
Joanna: Because as your sister, who moved heaven and earth to clear you of murder charges, I am pretty hurt that you told Kodie that I didn't protect you.
Luna: That's not what I said.
Joanna: And as your boss, I am furious that you discredited me to our client and gave her illegal and unethical advice.
Luna: You have no idea what Kodie's going through right now.
Joanna: It is not our job to empathize. It is our job to get her out of it.
Luna: It's not exactly something I can just turn off. Okay, I've tried.
Joanna: Well try harder. Because as your sister, maybe I'll get over the fact that you went behind my back with Kodie. But as your boss, if you aren't with me, then you are against me, and there's no room for that at Crawford Chang.
They haven't looked at me like that since I was using. I promised myself they'd never be scared of me again.Kodie
When you are inside it, it is hard to see a way out. I get that. When you helped me, I didn't want it. I didn't even understand that I needed it. I know that it looks bad right now but there is still hope. I am still fighting and I am not gonna leave you.Joanna
Mercer: So that's it, huh? You'd rather protect a junkie who kidnaps her own kids than do your job? Ah, it's 'cause she's one of you, isn't it? You got a group of upstanding people here who care about the law and the safety of their community, but you'll always side with them, won'tcha? Oh, there it is. There it is. You got nothing to say to that, huh? 'Cause you're not one of us, are you? You can pretend to be a police chief all you want but we know what kind of chief you really are?
Owen: What I am, is the man who took you down. I put you in jail. I took your job. You don't call the shots anymore.
Taylor: I was supposed to be the lawyer, Luna. Remember? And then I lost my family and I got poisoned and I got leukemia. Look, I don't have anybody else. But it's kind of hard sitting around watching your best friend live the life that you were supposed to have.
Luna: I went to prison, Taylor.
Taylor: And now you're playing lawyer and your saving lives like it never even happened.
Joanna: I know that things seem out of control right now and I know how desperately you wanna be with your kids but we have to do this the right way.
Kodie: The right way for you. It's easy to follow the law when it isn't constantly trying to crush you. I talked to Luna. She listened to you. Turned herself in, tried to do the legal thing, and what;d that get her?
Kodie: After months rotting in jail. Do you have any idea what months in foster care does to kids? Luna told me not to turn myself in. She told me to run.
Joanna: Luna's not a lawyer. That would be very bad advice to take.
Kodie: And where's yours gotten me?
Joanna: The system isn't perfect; it was designed to protect children.
Kodie: I'm trying to protect them. I haven't always been the best mom but they don't deserve this. I went through the foster care system. I won't let that happen to them.
Joanna: I'm not a trespasser. I'm a lawyer. And friend. I'm here to help my friend.
Kodie: Not really sure we're friends right now. Where are the cops? Parked in the car?
Joanna: No one else knows where you are. I'm just here to help.
Kodie: You know, for a big shot lawyer, all your help has done is make things a lot worse.
Kodie: I messed up. I made everything worse. It was stupid. I'm so stupid.
Luna: It's okay. It's okay. I wanted to run too.
Kodie: God, what do I do? Turn myself in?
Luna: No. Keep running.
Mercer: I don't wanna overstep here but, Kodie Chartrand, she's a bad seed.
Owen: Is that your professional opinion or just going off of years of bias.
Mercer: Come on, Owen. Just 'cause I'm not a cop anymore doesn't mean I don't wanna help, especially when there's innocent kids involved.
Owen: Well, thank you for your concern. If you wanna volunteer there's a clothing drive at the senior center.
Mercer: My friends and I, we wanna go out and start a search for those kids. 'Cause your so busy with your BOLO.
Owen: No. This is an official police matter. And none of you are on duty.
Mercer: No. No, they're not so they don't need to sit by and take orders, do they? Sorry chief, can't sit by and do nothing on this one. Time's ticking.
Joanna: Kodie needs a friend right now, not a lawyer.
Billy: And as a friend, you got a plan to convince her to turn herself in?
Billy: That's what the drive up is for.
Hank: You know, the little one's a little wound up.
Billy: How do you mean?
Hank: Well, the way her big sister's always looking out for her. Like you and Shane ... it's hero-worship.
Billy: That wasn't worship. That was survival.
Hank: Kids are resilient. As long as they have each other they'll be okay.
Joanna: When Kodie needs to think she goes to the land.
Billy: Yeah, she went somewhere after that first drug test.
Joanna: The Chartrand's have a camp. Kodie took me there once when we were kids.
Billy: Could make sense that she'd bring her kids there now.
Joanna: Yeah, especially 'cause no one else knows where it is. The Chartrand's wanna protect it.
Billy: Yeah, or their criminal enterprise. Keep people away from whatever it is they do up there.
Joanna: Or life is complicated and it's both.