I want my family back.


Why isn't Laurie here today? On February 22, nearly six weeks ago, you received a call from Massachusetts State Police. Is that correct? You were told that there had been an accident. That Laurie and Jacob were in a car that had gone off the road.


Jacob: Mom, you're driving to fast.
Laurie: Why would you write that story?
Jacob: Mom, slow down.

Laurie: I'm trying to remember. Last year, when it was all happening, I don't think I ever asked you. Not directly. I guess I was just scared of what they might do to you. But they can't hurt us now. No one can. Still, would you have told me the truth? If I promised to love you no matter what, would you tell me? Jacob, Did you kill Ben?
Jacob: What? No, You know I didn't.
Laurie: What If I said I don't believe you?
Jacob: What?
Laurie: A man died, Jacob. You don't know this, but a man was murdered so that you could go free. So, I have to know.
Jacob: Know what?
Laurie: Did you kill Ben? Just tell me the truth.
Jacob: I did tell you. What's wrong with you?
Laurie: I will love you no matter what. I don't believe you.

So, you knew Andy's dad was a killer?


Andy: Did you kill Ben?
Jacob: No.

What do you want me to say, Laurie? You’re right? Our marriage is a lie. Our whole f*cking family is based on a fairytale, built on nothing. And our son’s a murderer. Is that what you want to hear?


Boys make mistakes. But we’re adults, with a grave responsibility before us. A child is dead, don’t destroy another child’s life to make up for it. That isn’t justice, that’s just another tragedy.


Laurie: You need to do this for your son.
Billy: My son?

I'm sorry. I didn't even know who that was.


Billy: You came out big. She must have fed you good.
Andy: She did fine. With everything.
Billy: I heard the cancer got her.
Andy: What do you care?
Billy: I don't.
Andy: Then don't talk about her.

Billy: You gonna say something? You're sitting there like somebody's got a gun to your head.
Andy: You wanted me to come, I'm here.
Billy: So, that's how it is, huh?
Andy: What did you expect?
Billy: I don't know. I mean, I spent my whole life, almost and not once did you ever come visit. What kind of a son turns his back on his own father like that, huh? What kind of a man? I know I'm a fuckin' bad guy and all, but I'm still your father.

Defending Jacob Season 1 Quotes

There's nothing worse than a kid.


We're sailing towards an iceberg, this little white peak in the distance getting closer and closer, but really it's been underneath us the whole time.