Homeland Season 6 Episode 6: "The Return" Quotes
CONLIN: You missed it, you piece of shit.
SAAD: Missed it?
CONLIN: Yeah, this guy. [Shows him the picture from Quinn’s phone]
SAAD: What about him?
CONLIN: He was working with Sekou Bah.
SAAD: That guy? Fuck no.
CONLIN: You’re absolutely sure?
SAAD: He looks like government, man. He looks like you.
CONLIN: Does everyone in northern Virginia have a security clearance?
APPLICANT: Yeah, it comes with your Starbucks rewards card.
CONLIN: I figured I had this gig in the bag.
APPLICANT: With all the people they’re hiring, you probably do […] I was tailored access operations at Lackland. Dude, they kept us in a cage. I can’t wait to get into the private sector. All that data they wouldn’t let us touch. Can you believe the numbers they’re throwing around here?
CONLIN: I know. They say anything strange to you?
APPLICANT: “We’re a node on the parallel backbone, sitting on the biggest fiber-optic transit in the world.” 96.8% of the world’s data, the great bit stream from which all else must arise? Right fucking underneath us. Gives me an information throbber.
REPORTER: The president is urging you and Congress to reauthorize certain provisions of the Patriot Act.
KEANE: That would be a mistake, in my opinion. We don’t need a police state in this country to fight terrorism. We need a new strategy, one I plan to roll out right after my inauguration.
VIKTOR: You know what your problem is? You always have to win every argument. It’s not your most attractive feature. [Hands Saul an envelope containing photos of Dar and Tovah’s meeting in NYC]
SAUL: I’d like to keep these.
VIKTOR: Now it’s my turn to say no. The question is, what do we do now?
VIKTOR: Yes. This puts us in a bad situation, you and me.
SAUL: How so?
VIKTOR: Bombings in Midtown. President-elect in hiding. And now a split in your famous partnership with Dar Adal.
SAUL: There’s no split.
VIKTOR: It’s obvious you’re on the outside looking in. Maybe you’re not much use to me after all.
CARRIE: I found the photos on your phone. Max can’t dig up anything on him. I mean, like, nothing. Neither can the FBI. [Quinn looks up] I know, right? Deep fucking spook.
QUINN: How did you get in here anyway? They told me nobody gets in here, nobody.
CARRIE: Who? Who said that?
CARRIE: Why what?
QUINN: Why did you show them the pictures?
CARRIE: I didn’t.
QUINN: You said the FBI couldn’t find him.
CARRIE: No, I showed one guy. The guy who’s helping us, who got me in here to see you.
CARRIE: Quinn, come on!
QUINN: You’re with them!
CONLIN: I had the C.I. come by the office today.
CONLIN: He confirmed it. That guy in the photo you sent me? Not an associate of Sekou Bah. I ran his photo through NGI, they came up empty, just like you.
CARRIE: So we still have no idea who he is?
CONLIN: If that guy, if he’s involved in the bombing like the photos suggest, but he wasn’t working with Sekou, I don’t even know what we’re saying here.
CARRIE: I don’t either. Not yet.