S.W.A.T. Season 1 Episode 4: "Radical" Quotes
Hondo: I've been thinking a lot about Buck. What happened to him.
Street: Yeah, you think we should take him out for a beer or something?
Hondo: No, no, no. I think it's better for us, better for him, if we just give him some space for awhile.
Street: Okay, your call.
Hondo: Street, don't you ever forget who your locker once belonged to. The reason that you are S.W.A.T., and whose legacy you carry.
Street: I promise.
Luca: Okay the bad news is there is no Jackass of the Month to hand out today, but the good news is there's a Jackass of the Year! This month's infraction was a doozy because one of our own was pictured very prominently in the Sunday papers, on the front page, above the fold. Ladies and Gents, it is my distinct displeasure to present Jackass of the Year to shameless media darling, Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson. Come forward to receive your punishment! Anything you'd like to say?
Hondo: Yeah I got something to say, ya'll are fired! I would not like to thank the photographer who took this picture, and to the newspaper that published it, I curse you. And certainly no thanks to Annie and Deacon, our ungracious hosts.
Hicks: You don't have to do this, you know.
Hondo: The only thing I know is the perfect guy to disarm this kid is sitting on his ass in Northridge because you fired him without giving him the chance to defend himself.
Hicks: What's Buck got to do with this?
Hondo: He's who we need here today, but we don't have him because of you. You could've just suspended him, but no you fired him, because you wanted to do what's good for you, not what's good for this city. Otherwise, we wouldn't be in this position right now.
Hicks: You done? You think I enjoyed watching his career end like that? I begged him to fight it. Buck insisted that I fire him. He had shot an unarmed black kid who looked like he was about to die. Buck knew this city was about to explode. He didn't want to make it harder on the rest of us. It was Buck's call, not mine. -- I know you don't respect me.
Hondo: I never said that.
Hicks: Never had to. But if you ever say that I don't care about this city or the officers that work for me again, you and I are gonna mix it up.
Buck: I see what you're trying to do here, you're trying to make me feel useful.
Hondo: Buck, you got screwed man. No hearing, no review, come on. That's one hundred percent Hicks trying to cover his own ass. I could still use you here.
Buck: I'm not going to responsible for you getting fired too. You got this.
Jessica: Hey, I know Deacon felt passed over when he wasn't made team leader. How's he holding up?
Annie: You don't have to worry about my husband causing a problem.
Jessica: How are you doing?
Annie: Look, I know it's tough being a cop, but sometimes I think it's tougher loving one.