The Rookie Season 1 Episode 1: "Pilot" Quotes
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.
I love Rookie Day. It’s Christmas and the Purge in one.Officer Bradford
Captain: Do you think this is a joke?
John: No Ma’am. I’m here to work and I won’t let you down.
Captain: We’ll see.
I don’t like you, Officer Nolan. It’s not personal. I hate what you represent, a walking midlife crisis. You see, the LAPD isn’t a place for you to find yourself and I believe if you succeed my house will be flooded with middle-aged losers looking for some kind of Eat, Pray, Love path to reinvention and that will get my people killed.Sergeant Grey
Officer Bishop: You stopped thinking. Kept trying to open a car door even though you knew it was locked. Used the wrong tool to try and break the window. Those lost seconds didn’t matter this time but they may in the future. So celebrate the victory but recognize you’ve got work to do.
Do you know why rookies are best trained young, Officer Bishop? Because kids don’t know anything. Forty-year-olds? They think they know everything. Training them is like turning an oil tanker. Odds are it ain’t going to happen before tragedy strikes.Sergeant Grey
You’re a novelty item right now but in 13 months you’ll be a P2 and the cops will treat you like one of the guys but I’ll have to prove myself to every cop I work with.Officer Chen
You were right. I did come here looking for reinvention. I didn’t understand what it meant to be a cop. It takes sacrifice. Demands strength when you feel your weakest. I thought I had to become someone else to do this job as if who I was before wasn’t good enough. I was wrong. I earned my place here and I’m not leaving.Officer Nolan
Sergeant Grey: I will haze, harass, and humiliate you every chance I get in the hope that you will abandon this misguided quest.
Officer Nolan: And If this job actually is my calling?
Sergeant Grey: Then nothing I do to you will matter.
[to Officer Chen] I know about you and Nolan. You were right to keep it secret but you’re wrong to keep it going. It will brand you no matter how good you are or how hard you work. Break things off before it’s too late.Officer Bishop
Today. See every day we start fresh because we can’t affect the past but we damn sure can make a difference today.Sergeant Grey