I've learned something that might shock you. I've learned that survival isn't the most important thing. The most important thing is having something to survive for. And isn't that what family is?


Yes, we work in an emergency room. You think it's a terrible place to bring Ariel? It is a wonderful place. It is a sacred place.


I'm in the business of saving lives, and shouldn't that be the business that you're in, too? Shouldn't that be the business that we're all in?


Rox: Ethan, what? What do you want from me?
Ethan: I want you to save me.

I don't know if I wanna go anymore. The recruiter swears they wanted me for me, but now the whole thing just feels...tainted.


Will: I've learned more from you than you realize.
Angus: You have?
Will: Other than my daughter, you are the most compassionate person I know. I'm proud to call you my student. And my friend.

That's the beauty of it. We hone our craft, we learn it until we can do it in our sleep. And then, one day, we wake up and realize how much further we have to go.


Will: You're a good doctor.
Angus: You're just saying that because I'm saving you from bleeding out.
Will: But you still have a lot to learn.
Angus: There's the guy I know.

Jesse: I'm not going to say anything.
Ariel: Okay, don't.
Jesse: What the hell were you thinking running around with a bunch of kids like that?
Ariel: Those kids are exactly like me.
Jesse: Not you, kiddo. No way, no how.

Angus: I made a ton of rookie mistakes, out of fear, indecision, lack of confidence. But I've changed.
Will: You overcorrected. You enjoy the power without thinking about the responsibility.
Angus: But you reach a certain point where you can't go back. I am a surgeon. I'm not finished up here and I don't think you're finished with me.

Listen to me. You're my son. No matter how much you piss me off or push, I will always love you. And there's nothing you can do to change that.


You know, I've never found on -- a real hero. There are people all around us who do heroic things, and then they go right back to being human. It's the second part, Colonel, living among the rest of us, that you need to work on. And it's gotta be you that does the work. Nobody can do it for you.

Dr. Marchant [to Ethan]

Code Black Quotes

Life Lesson. When asked if you want to examine your patient some more, it's like being asked if you want a breath mint. The answer is always yes.

Jesse Salandar

We're not their friend, their family, or their shrink. We're their doctor. He gets confused.

Dr. Leanne Rorish