The Sergeant’s exam happens once every two years and whoever scores the lowest gets called Mr. Irrelevant cause they got no chance of getting promoted.


You can choose to see that tattoo as your greatest failure but I see it as proof that you’re a survivor. It wasn’t your day of death Officer Chen, it was the first day of the rest of your life and no one can take that away from you.


I’m used to people underestimating me, I just didn’t think that you were one of them.


Abigail deserves your empathy and your honesty. If you can’t give her that you should tell her it’s over.


Nolan: You love her but you’re rooting against her all because you can’t handle the idea of her being in danger.
Henry: Okay, Dad, that’s not fair. I’m trying to protect her.
Nolan: Deciding what’s best for her is not protecting her, that’s controlling her and you’re better than that.

Don’t make me pull the “buried alive” card.


Your job affects people, makes a difference in their lives. If there had been a cop like you around when I needed help, things would have been different. Thanks for making today happen and for believing in me.


Bradford: If you need anything let me know.
Chen: You got a time machine?
Bradford: I wish I did.

Nice of you to join us. Maybe our suspect wants your autograph.


Nolan: I'm merely concerned about her suitability, so perhaps we should show what she’d be signing up for.
Bradford: No problem, scaring rookies off the job is my specialty.

Henry: You can’t let her become a cop.
Nolan: What?
Henry: Yeah, she’s been talking about this for weeks and I’m trying to be encouraging but I’m barely okay worrying if you’re going to make it home every night, I can’t do that with her.

Chen doesn’t need to fight. She needs to make peace with the voice inside her head telling her she’s never going to be safe again.


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.