Jesse: You hug me any tighter, your boobs are gonna crack my ribs.
Leanne: I hug you any tighter, you're gonna have cookie dough coming out your ass.

Angus: All I've wanted since I first walked into Trauma One was to feel like I belonged here.
Mike: You do belong here.
Angus: And just when I was starting to feel like I did...[sighs]. He took this from me. I took this from me. I killed someone, and now I can't walk in here without thinking about that. The pills let me not think about it.

Campbell: Is your emergent craniotomy as the life of the possible next leader of the free world?
Neal: It is to him. It's his wife.

Taylor: It's not enough to know how much you have. You got to know --
Leanne: What everybody else has.
Taylor: That's politics.

You know, I told you, you can't have friends in this job, much less a 200-pound Puerto Rican bruiser named Mama.

Taylor [to Leanne, about Jesse]

You really think you're gonna drag me off my boat to talk about the budget? I'd rather have root canal...on my nuts.


Heather: Now I'm a drug dealer.
Mario: No, you're a drug buddy, just as bad.
Heather: Yeah, I'm his drug buddy. We actually chop it up, and then he snorts it off my ass.

Neal: Christa, you don't have to be insecure about this.
Christa: Don't. Please, don't -- don't do that. Do not cast me in the role of needy girlfriend. I am better than that and you know it.

Angus: Why don't you save your diagnosing for the hospital?
Mario: Fine. Plain English, you're being a dick.
Angus: Hmm.
Mario: And you have B.O. What are you popping?

Down there, it's all about the first ten minutes. Stop the bleeding, plug the holes, and do it all fast enough to keep them alive. But see, up here, precision is what matters. Down there, it's all about bougies and sutures and duct tape. In here, it's about hands. So far, all you've shown me are the hands of a carpenter. What I'm waiting to see is if you have the hands of an artist.

Will [to Neal]

"Nurse" comes from the word nourish. Did you know that? You develop the plan, write the orders. We have your back. We double check your doses, cover your mistakes. We don't work for you, Leanne. We are you. Your care depends on us.


Jesse: I guess you don't want a new mom, huh?
Luke: No.
Jesse: Yeah, I wouldn't want one, either. But you know what I can always use? A friend.

Code Black Season 1 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