Oh, you owe me forever. You could save my life like three times and we still wouldn’t be even.


Lopez: You can lie to yourself about it if you want, just like you lied about Diego.
La Fiera: What the hell are you talking about?
Lopez: Cesar might have sent the shooter who killed him, but you loaded the gun. You crossed a line with Diego you said you never would. You used him as a cover to talk to Cesar’s father. You hung the target around your son’s neck. He’s dead because of you, Hermana, and deep down, you know it.

Twenty-two years on the job without incident. One shift with the unlucky charm, a freaking sniper.


The optimism of a rookie. It burns bright and then it’s gone forever.

Sgt. Grey

Lopez: There’s bad news and you think a riot shield will save you.
Bradford: Save us, no. Protect us from serious bodily injury. Hopefully.

Harper: Tell me the number one rule of undercover work.
Lucy: No case is worth my life.

Agent: I shouldn’t have sent in a novice.
Lopez: When you look at her all you see is a woman from a third-world country with a 4th-grade education. But she’s smarter than you.
Agent: Oh, really. But not you?
Lopez: No, she probably is. But I’m humble enough to know that, which is why I’m going to be the one who takes her down.

West: If my life is worth less to the department than a lawsuit, then why should I protect them?
Grey: You shouldn’t. You should protect yourself. And I’m telling you, going on TV, going on blast will just cause the department to circle the wagons. They will shield Doug to defend their own reputation. You will be inadvertently making a martyr out of him and isolating yourself.

It’s not about letting me down, Officer Chen. There is no failure in finding yourself unprepared for a job you didn’t prepare for.

Sgt. Grey

Nolan: Any advice?
Bradford: Think how hard it is doing this job. Now, think about doing it while babysitting an armed toddler.

Harper: Her son was her humanity, with him gone…
Grey: War is coming.

Wesley: Listen to me. I have represented hundreds of guys like you. You all think that you’re pure evil. You’re willing to do whatever your master asks, but you don’t know anything about Angela or me. If you hurt her, I will call in every favor I am owed, and there’s a lot. Rabid animals who will burn you to your component molecules while you beg me for mercy. Do you hear me?
Galeno: I love it. Such passion. Let’s just hope you never have to follow through. Let’s just hope your beloved does the smart thing for yourself and for your baby.

The Rookie Quotes

I love Rookie Day. It’s Christmas and the Purge in one.

Officer Bradford

Stacy: Happy Divorce Day!
John: That’s not a thing.
Stacy: It should be. When mine went through I took the boys to Disneyland.
John: I’m not really feeling the Matterhorn.
Stacy: Try and look at this as an opportunity.
John: Right now I’m just trying to remember to wear pants.