Law & Order Season 21 Episode 2: "Impossible Dream" Quotes
McCoy: It [the victim's opinion] doesn't change the likelihood of success or that the jury is sympathetic to the defendant's claims of domestic violence. Don't let your ego get in the way.
Nolan: It's not ego. It's belief.
Nolan: Belief in the system, in the idea that 12 people can put their own personal feelings aside and see the truth. By the time I get done, the jury is going to see what I see: that Nina Ellis is a smart, sophisticated killer.
We can't worry about protecting movements. We have to follow the law, regardless of political consequences.Price
McCoy: No man has a good enough memory to be a liar.
Nolan: Abraham Lincoln?
McCoy: Things have changed since his day. Honesty is no longer in vogue. People lie and other people are used to it. It's become a part of our society. That's what makes it so dangerous.
Nina Ellis thinks that she's special, that the rules of society don't apply to her. That the ends always justify the means. But make no mistake. The poised, successful woman you see in front of you is a cold-blooded killer.Nolan
You'll do your best? That's not good enough. She [Nina Ellis] is evil. She will do anything to win. We need to make her pay for what she did to my son.Mr. Morrison
I want Nina Dixon off the streets and the public to know that these tests are phony. We're arresting her today. Whether or not you charge her with murder is on you.Dixon
Seaver: Nina Ellis [shot Kyle]. Without a doubt.
Bernard: But Nina was madly in love with the guy.
Seaver: The only one Nina is in love with is Nina.
They actually found a gun in the sewer? How? Why?Dixon
Cosgrove: On paper, Seaver was a saint. Went to MIT, teaches code to inner-city kids, helps them write it.
Dixon: You know I don't care about paper. I care about evidence. I care about motive.
Bernard: Big tech has changed the world. Electric cars, artificial intelligence, virtual reality.
Cosgrove: Hard to keep up.
Bernard: Is that your way of saying that you're not happy with it?
Cosgrove: Just because it's shiny doesn't mean it's good.
Woman: I wasn't really paying attention. I was trying to keep Nina happy.
Cosgrove: Nina? I thought you were working with Kyle.
Woman: I was, but Nina's the one who's really in charge.
Cosgrove: We're investigating a homicide.
Ellis: What's that got to do with me?