The Good Fight Season 5 Episode 1: "Previously On" Quotes
Marissa: Lucca, I have a friend who’s frustrated. I need some advice for her.
Lucca: Marissa, where are you?
Marissa: In court. Why, where are you?
Lucca: In London.
Marissa: Good, say hi to the queen for me. This friend is getting frustrated with her job and maybe wants to become a lawyer. What’s the quickest way she could become one?
Lucca: What do you mean the quickest?
Marissa: I don’t know. Is there some way to accelerate the process?
Lucca: Some schools offer a three-three program. You can go to law school during your last year of college.
Marissa: No, she’s not in college. She has a job. She just… OK, it’s me.
Lucca: You want to become a lawyer?
Marissa: I don’t know. I’m just checking. I hate being talked down to.
Lucca: First of all, you’d be great.
Marissa: I would. I could wipe the floor in court.
Lucca: Second of all, enroll in law school. You can take summer programs and get it down to two years.
Lucca: I know. It’s not easy.
Diane: Can I tell you what I really want?
Adrian: Sure, what?
Diane: I want to argue in front of the Supreme Court.
Adrian: If that’s what you want, you fucking tell them that.
Marissa: Are you kidding me?
Diane: You weren’t at the office, so I just wanted to be the one who told you.
Marissa: So you’re firing me?
Diane: No, but given this pandemic, there’s just no practical work for an investigator. I’m sorry, Marissa.
Marissa: I’m sorry too. [to Lucca] OK, I’m going to law school. Where should I go?
Charlotte: Are you sure you want to do this?
Adrian: We’re sheltering in place. Why not together?
Charlotte: You could end up hating me.
Adrian: That’s a risk.
Charlotte: Or I could end up hating you.
Adrian: No way in the world. I’m too loveable.
Adrian: I’m writing the book I want to write. You all do what you want to do. Now is not the time to talk positively.
Ruth: Adrian, just listen to me. I saw what happened too. I saw it, but the only way to bring change is to not give into anger.
Adrian: You’re kidding me? Giving into anger is the only sane response right now. Understand? Look at that.
Ruth: I understand. You’re not hearing me.
Adrian: Look at the fricking screen.
Ruth: You think I didn’t see it?
Adrian: Are you hearing me? Are you watching?
Ruth: Listen to me…
Adrian: Don’t tell me I’m not listening. You have nothing to say to me right now. Goddammit, nothing. Stop talking and listen.
Liz: What’s wrong?
Madeline: We’re an African-American firm, right?
John: What Black firm has a white name partner?
Liz: She was a name partner long before I got here.
Madeline: And she jumped the line then. Some of us had more seniority.
John: But she brought in Chumhum, a client we don’t even have anymore.
Liz: OK, I’m going home.
Madeline: Liz, we have to address this. We’re losing a lot of our associates, and most of them are Black. What is this firm if it’s not African-American? We’re just another midsized all-service Midwestern law firm, one of 50.
John: You need to replace Diane and promote to African Americans to partner.
Liz: You two?
Madeline: Any two. Start counting up how many Black associates we’re letting go. It’s not right.
Jay: What did I forget?
Frederick Douglass: Are you going out to the world with your hair looking like that?
Jay: Things have changed. It’s not called the natural anymore.
Frederick Douglass: I’ve been watching our people’s progress, and I’m quite familiar with the natural. I’m also aware that it’s worn as an outer expression of pride and dignity.
Jay: You seriously think my hairstyle will impact race relations?
Adrian: I can’t tell you how I know this, but the judge in Julius’s case…
Diane: Judge Hazelwood?
Adrian: Just let me talk. It’s better if you don’t say anything. There was a discussion about using the case into pressuring Julius into taking a deal.
Diane: A discussion with whom?
Adrian: I really shouldn’t know this, but I do. I checked the internet history.
Diane: If you tell me, I will use it.
Adrian: And that is why I’m taking a minute right now.
Adrian: OK, come on, let’s talk this out.
Charlotte: You made your choice Adrian. Julius Cain over me.
Adrian: This was about right and wrong, Charlotte.
Charlotte: Well, maybe you can ask him to move in and suck your dick.
Adrian: It was about getting you to recuse yourself.
Charlotte: Oh come on. Fuck. You listened in on my Zoom calls. You checked my emails.
Adrian: Emails from some motherfucker who would destroy your career and wreck this relationship, Charlotte, some Trump administration stooge.
Charlotte: For god’s sake, your friend Julius is the Trump administration stooge. He is a fucking Republican judge.
Adrian: He was also a partner at a law firm I helped build for five years. This is work I have dedicated my whole fucking life to.
Charlotte: You said the choice was between right and wrong.
Charlotte: Turning over my emails was the choice.
Adrian: Oh god. Listen to me, I love you.
Charlotte: It’s too late, Adrian.
Lucca: If I kill someone tonight, I will hire you to defend me but only if you get a degree and pass the bar.
Marissa: Really? You’d hire me if you killed someone?
Lucca: I might go out tonight and kill someone.
Marissa: I love you too. Why are you leaving here? I’ll miss you.
Lucca: Because they won’t pay me what I deserve. Anyway, I thought they fired you.
Marissa: But they didn’t mean it. It’s like the smoothie place. They kept trying to fire me, and I just kept showing up.
Diane: You don’t have to stay here. Watch FOX in the other room.
Kurt: I’m fine. I th5ink you need it more.
Diane: Yes, but Kurt, if you stay, I know this isn't sensible, but Trump seems to get more votes when you’re sitting on this couch.
Kurt: Are you serious?
Diane: I am so deathly serious. Whenever you’re sitting here, Arizona goes for Trump. Humor me. Just go in the other room. No, no, no kiss. If you kiss me, we’ll lose Georgia.
Kurt: Uh, if you lose, we’ll be fine, right?
Diane: Kurt, let me just say this. I’m only saying that I won’t be fine, so the universe will grant me a win.
Lucca: God, I’m gonna miss you guys. I’m gonna miss this. It made me smile. I didn’t smile much before you guys.
Marissa: I smiled all the time, but I didn’t mean it.
Jay: So this is goodbye.
Marissa: I think I’m crying, so probably.
Lucca: I have to go. This is getting too emotional. Goodbye.
Marissa: Goodbye, Lucca. You were one of the best.
Lucca: No, but together we really were.