The Good Fight Season 5 Episode 7: "And the fight had a detente..." Quotes
Wackner: I understand you want your career back. You’re a funny man. It takes hard work to get funny. Maybe you think that’s enough, but you haven't done anything for the women you hurt. You haven't made amendments.
Joey Battle: Your Honor, I brought my checkbook.
Wackner: You're a rich man, Joey. I think everyone here knows the minute you go back to work, you'll learn back you're fine.
David Cord: Your Honor, everybody deserves a second chance.
Wackner: You know the expression doing your time.
Joey Battle: Your Honor, I haven't worked a major venue in over a year. How much time do you want me to take?
Wackner: Doing time means more than taking time. It means serving your sentence, going to prison. You want to come back? OK, first you got to do your time: three weeks sentence.
Judge Abernathy: Thank you for stopping by. I've been worried that I was insensitive, and I wanted to get a gut check from both of you.
Diane: Sure, Your Honor. What is it?
Judge Abernathy: I've been watching the two of you throughout the case, and I realized after what I heard last night that your discomfort made sense to me. If my wife and I ever tried to work together, our relationship wouldn't last. So more power to you. I just… I'm a great friend of the LGBTQ+ community.
Diane: Thank you, Your Honor.
Liz: Yeah, actually you know what, Your Honor, there is, there is something that you could settle for us.
Judge Abernathy: Oh great, certainly.
Liz: One of the jurors, the one from the church, I think she's noticed how close we are together. And I hope you don’t mind me saying it…
Diane: It’s been on my mind as well. She did see us out in the hall together.
Liz: And we're just worried that our relationship may have played into her bias.
Diane: It would just be good to be certain, don’t you think, darling?
Diane: Liz, less you're shoving me out of my name partner position because of my race
Liz: I am doing nothing. You are the one who got our racist clients to whine to STR Laurie about us.
Diane: Those clients bring in a great deal of money, and they are not racist … They have been my clients for 15 years. That's what it was about.
Liz: Are you saying that if you were being replaced by another white partner they would have the same objection?
Diane: I’m saying maybe they worry about racial grudges. I mean what do you call pushing me out of a name partnership that I worked for?
Liz: That you felt entitled to.
Diane: Excuse me? Really, That’s what you think?
Liz: Yeah, I think that Barbara Kolstad said was shoved out because you felt entitled to her position.
Diane: Fine, let's just finish this case because here's the problem: We can't work together if you don't respect me.
Liz: No, we can't work together if you use race cynically.
Diane: The optics matter racially.
Liz: I agree.
Diane: Some of the jurors may react to a woman interrogating a man, period.
Liz: Well we're both women. That can't be helped.
Diane: Some of the jurors may feel more comfortable if I questioned the cop.
Liz: Because you're white?
Diane: Yes, I'm just speaking pragmatically. They may not think I have as big a dog in the fight. Liz: And on the other hand some jurors might appreciate that I do have a dog in the fight.
Diane: I could be more dispassionate.
Liz: Do you be what dispassionate?
Marissa: Mr. Cooper, you hoped to rehabilitate Joey Battle's career, isn't that right, so you could put him back on your streaming site for a standup your recording in St. Louis in 14 days?
Del: No, I thought it would be good for this show.
Marissa: This show, this show meaning Wackner’s court?
Wackner: This is a mistake, Marissa.
Marissa: Is it? Aren’t we just here to discover the truth, your Honor?
Wackner: You have something to say to me, just say it.
Marissa: Have you prejudge this case?
Wackner: Are you questioning my integrity?
Marissa: I'm asking if you prejudged…
Wackner: No, goddammit. You will have to answer my question before you ask me yours.
Marissa: If you've already decided how this case will end, your Honor, if we're here to give Del the ending he wants for his TV show, and to make you rich and famous, then yes, I am questioning your integrity.
Wackner: You pack up your things and you get the fuck out of here.
Marissa: The women who had trusted this court deserve representation.
Wackner: Well you should have thought of that before you ran off your fucking mouth. Now you get the hell out of my courtroom.
Marissa: Remember you told me how much you hate being Black-apedia for white people, explaining what is or isn't offensive.
Marissa: I really need to ask you if something is or isn't offensive.
Jay: We love playing this game with white allies.
Marissa: You can ask me about Jews anytime you want. I'm prosecuting someone in Wackner’s court who lost their professorship for saying a word.
Carmen: What word?
Carmen: As in stingy?
Marissa: Exactly. Is the word offensive?
Carmen: No, it means stingy.
Jay: Wait, it's a medieval word that no one uses in casual conversation.
Carmen: You really think it’s offensive?
Jay: I think it’s a microaggression and microaggressions are like Pringles: You never have just one.