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Lindsey McDonald (Character)
from "Angel" (1999)

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"Angel: Darla (#2.7)" (2000)
Darla: Lindsey. You never talk about yourself, Lindsey. You have a girlfriend? Boyfriend? Someone special?
Lindsey McDonald: There's no one.
Darla: No. No, there really isn't, is there? You can be with someone for a hundred and fifty years. Think you know them. Still, doesn't work out. Angelus. Oh, you should have seen us together.
Lindsey McDonald: He was a different person then.
Darla: And so was I... Now do you know what we've become?
Lindsey McDonald: Enemies.
Darla: Oh, no. Much worse. Now we're soul mates.

Lindsey McDonald: Darla?
Darla: Say that again?
Lindsey McDonald: I just uh... I said, your name... Darla.
Darla: It sounds so odd, doesn't it?
Lindsey McDonald: I don't know what you mean-.
Darla: It wasn't my name when I was human. First time I was human, I mean.
Lindsey McDonald: What was your name?
Darla: [without sentiment] I don't remember. I'm not her, whoever she was. I was Darla for so long. And then... I wasn't. I wasn't anything. I just... stopped. He killed me, and I was done. But then you brought me back.
Lindsey McDonald: Yes...
Darla: What did you bring back, Lindsey? What am I? Did you bring back that girl, whose name I can't remember?... Or did you bring back something else? The other thing?
Lindsey McDonald: Both. Neither. You're just you... whatever that is.
Darla: Why haven't you kissed me? You've been dying for it, haven't you?
Lindsey McDonald: I didn't know if you wanted me to...
Darla: Why should that matter? Do you think I ever hesitated when I wanted something? Life's too short. Believe me. I know. Four hundred years, and still too short.

Security Guard: [about Darla] She's not leaving the building.
Lindsey McDonald: I said go!
[to Darla]
Lindsey McDonald: Come on, let's go. You've gotta come with me.

Holland Manners: This situation has gone too far out of control. I'm terminating the project.
Lindsey McDonald: Terminating?
Holland Manners: Go home, Lindsey. Get some rest. We'll start fresh tomorrow.

Lindsey McDonald: [about Darla and Angel] Do you think now that you've driven her back to him, that she's gonna give him that perfect moment of happiness? He's gonna come on our side? Won't happen. He's noble. He'll never take advantage of her. Not in this state. Not now.
Holland Manners: Lindsay, you don't understand our friend at all. We know there's no prospect for physical intimacy here. So you needn't torture yourself...
Lindsey McDonald: Then what do you expect him to do?
Holland Manners: What he will do. What he must do. Save her soul.

Holland Manners: You not only allowed her to escape, - you facilitated it.
Lindsey McDonald: Things were confusing...
Holland Manners: Things are often confusing for you, aren't they, Lindsey? Especially, it seems, when it comes to this woman. You've allowed yourself to be ruled by your emotions.
Lindsey McDonald: [sort of staring into space] What about the Guard?
Holland Manners: Family's been notified. The police have a suspect in custody. It's handled.
[Lindsey looks away, guilt eating at him]
Holland Manners: You're off this project, Lindsey.
Lindsey McDonald: I can find her.
Holland Manners: You don't have to find her. We picked her up two blocks from here.
Lindsey McDonald: She's safe?
Holland Manners: We won't discuss it any further.
Lindsey McDonald: If you're thinking of handing this project...
Holland Manners: I'm not giving it to anyone.

Lindsey McDonald: Are you hungry? I can run down the hall and grab some sandwiches from the vending machine, if you want? It's not exactly gourmet cuisine, but...
Holland Manners: Lindsey.
Lindsey McDonald: Holland...
Holland Manners: Darla, how are you?
Darla: I'm fine, Holland. Good to see you.
Holland Manners: Always a pleasure. Lindsay. A word.
[to Darla]
Holland Manners: You'll excuse us.
Lindsey McDonald: I'll be right outside.

"Angel: Redefinition (#2.11)" (2001)
Lindsey McDonald: What do you expect, Lilah? We're the only survivors of a massacre. It's natural that we're under suspicion.
Lilah Morgan: Yeah, well, you know what I don't like about suspicion? The part where they find us two weeks from now dead in some freak accident.

Lindsey McDonald: [talking about the massacre] I'm the only one left.
Police Officer: Hey, we've got a live one here.
Lindsey McDonald: We do? Lilah!

Lilah Morgan: Oh, what's wrong, Lindsey? You bitter cause your girlfriend didn't slit my throat?
Lindsey McDonald: I think you might be overstating it. I'd say more like "bummed."
Lilah Morgan: Sorry to disappoint.

Lindsey McDonald: This power that you want, does it have a target? You going after Angel?
Darla: Don't say that. Not everything is about Angel, Lindsey. I just want to have some fun.
Lindsey McDonald: Well, you see I'm surprised, because I thought that you would make him your top priority.
Darla: I spent two hundred and fifty years without Angel. You think just because i went through a little human phase, I'd go all gooey?
Lindsey McDonald: No. No, I thought you'd kill him.
Darla: All in good time, my love. All in good time.

Lindsey McDonald: Holland Manners is dead.

"Angel: Underneath (#5.17)" (2004)
Zach: [Lindsey and Trish kiss as their son Zach bounces on the bed] Stop it!
Lindsey McDonald: Hey!
Zach: That's how I get sisters.

Lindsey McDonald: That's what I like to see. Angel of yore. Takes no prisoners. Suffers no fools. How about this? It's here. It's been here all along, underneath. You're just too damn stupid to see it.
Angel: See what?
Lindsey McDonald: The Apocalypse, man. You're soakin' in it.
Spike: I've seen an Apocalypse or two in my time. I'd know if one was going on under my nose.
Lindsey McDonald: Not "an" Apocalypse. "The" Apocalypse. What... you think a gong was gonna sound? Time to jump on your horses and fight the big fight? Starting pistol went off a long time ago, boys. Since you came to work here at Wolfram & Hart, you're playin' for the bad guys. Every day you sit behind your desk and you learn a little more how to accept the world the way it is. Well, here's the rub. Heroes don't do that. Heroes don't accept the world the way it is. They fight it.
Angel: You're saying that everything we do here... it's a distraction to keep us busy from looking under the surface?
Lindsey McDonald: Ding! We got a winner. Every day the world keeps slidin' towards entropy and degradation. And what do you do? You sit in your big chair and you sign your checks... just like the Senior Partners planned. The war's here, Angel, and you're already two soldiers down.

Angel: The Senior Partners - I wanna know everything you know about them. About the Apocalypse. About their plans for me.
Spike: And for me. The guy with the pen said, "welcome to the team". Must've ment something.
Lindsey McDonald: You already know what I know. Look around. The world's a cesspool, filled with selfish and greedy beasts. We live. We die.
[to Eve]
Lindsey McDonald: Even you, babe.
Eve: Lindsey, don't.
Lindsey McDonald: You still happy to see me?
Angel: Yeah, Hell's on Earth. That's how Wolfram & Hart operates and thrives. Holland Manners tried to sell me that line three years ago.
Lindsey McDonald: Did you ever prove him wrong?
Angel: [beat] All how you look at the glass.

Lindsey McDonald: Look, it's the hero of the hour.
Angel: I'm not your hero. I'm your warden.
Lindsey McDonald: It's all how you look at the glass.
Angel: I'd have thought a few months of torture at the hands of the Senior Partners would've dug a little deeper.
Lindsey McDonald: Just scratched the surface. Turns out they can only undo you as far as you think you deserve to be undone. I wonder how Gunn's gonna make it out.

Lindsey McDonald: Angel.
[sees a knife on Angel's belt]
Lindsey McDonald: Make it quick.
Angel: If I was gonna kill you, it wouldn't be quick.

"Angel: Not Fade Away (#5.22)" (2004)
[about Angel's master plan for taking down the Circle of the Black Thorn]
Lindsey McDonald: If you want me, I'm on your team.
Angel: I want you, Lindsey.
Angel: Thinkin' about rephrasing that.
Lindsey McDonald: Yeah, I think I'd be more comfortable if you did.

Lindsey McDonald: Everybody goes on about your soul, vampire with a soul. Nobody ever mentions the fact that you're really a vampire with big brass testes.

Angel: You haven't heard a word I've said.
Angel: For, like, years back.
Lindsey McDonald: Well, you get a little speechy, alright? I breeze out.

Lindsey McDonald: You don't trust me. You don't think a man can change?
Lorne: It's not about what I think. This was Angel's plan.
Lindsey McDonald: Come on. I could sing for you.
Lorne: I've heard you sing.
[Lorne suddenly pulls out a gun with a silencer and shoots Lindsey twice in his chest]
Lindsey McDonald: [shocked] Why... Why d'you...
Lorne: My one last job for Angel. You're not part of the solution, Lindsey. You never were.
Lindsey McDonald: YOU kill me?
[collapses to the floor]
Lindsey McDonald: A flunky? I'm not just... Angel was to kill me. You? Angel...
[goes limp]
Lorne: [sighs] Good night, folks.
[Lorne drops the gun and walks out]

"Angel: You're Welcome (#5.12)" (2004)
Spike: You got no idea how rotten this feels.
Lindsey McDonald: Oh, amazingly enough, I do. Yeah. Got my hand cut off a few years back. Line of duty. So believe me when I tell you I can feel your pain.
Spike: Well, half of it anyway. I'll give ya that.

Lindsey McDonald: A little something I picked up in Nepal. You like it?
Angel: They sell that crap at the airport.

Lindsey McDonald: Redemption? Isn't that your whole deal?
Angel: People don't change.
[they start to fight; in a moment Lindsey throws Angel across the room. Angel looks back at him in amazement]
Lindsey McDonald: I did.

Lindsey McDonald: You know, all my carefully laid out plans, my designs... when you get right down to it, this is pretty sweet, too, huh? Reason enough for me to come back. You, me, fight to the death.
[points his sword at Angel]
Lindsey McDonald: Yours.

"Angel: Blind Date (#1.21)" (2000)
Lindsey McDonald: Sorry I'm late. Hope I didn't worry anyone.
Cordelia: We just figured you were dead.

Holland Manners: I don't think she had a happy childhood.
Lindsey McDonald: Sir?
Holland Manners: Our blind friend, Vanessa. I think she was terribly abused growing up. I think the details are tragic and shockingly specific. And I think you should create them, sooner rather than later.

Lindsey McDonald: I get myself killed, that'll convince you I've changed?
Angel: It's a start.

"Angel: The Trial (#2.9)" (2000)
Angel: I may not be able to come in, Lindsey, but...
Lindsey McDonald: Wipe your feet.
Angel: What?
Lindsey McDonald: Wipe your feet. You can come in. Jeez, I invited you in already.

Lindsey McDonald: Does it really look like you need to throttle me for information?
Angel: Need to?
Lindsey McDonald: Yes, she's dying. Yes, those medical reports you saw are real. You want a second opinion? Here. How about a third, hmm? How about a tenth? I used every connection Wolfram and Hart had. That's my own personal Doctor. They all say the same thing: "Syphilitic heart condition. Terminal". Looks like Darla was a working girl in the New World. Syphilis was what she was dying from when she was human. Now, she's human again. Kinda picking up where she left off. Today, something like that can be cleared up with a few anti-biotics, if you catch it in time. We're about a month and what... four hundred years too late?

[last lines]
Angel: I'm not gonna leave you. Every moment you have left, I'm gonna be by your side. You never have to be alone again.
Lindsey McDonald: How'd you think this would end?

"Angel: Blood Money (#2.12)" (2001)
Lindsey McDonald: I'm using my discretionary fund. Bring him on board.
Lilah Morgan: Aren't you forgetting something? The Senior Partners want Angel alive.
Lindsey McDonald: So?
Lilah Morgan: So, what if this guy's actually as good as he says and actually kills Angel?
Lindsey McDonald: Boo-hoo. Let me wipe away the tears with my plastic hand!

Lindsey McDonald: Angel is an obstacle in everything that we do. Give me one good reason why we can't just kill him!
Nathan Reed: Because Angel - is a major player.
Lilah Morgan: In business?
Nathan Reed: In the Apocalypse.
Lilah Morgan: Oh. That.

Lindsey McDonald: [to Lilah about Angel] Besides, if he's not gonna play by the old rules, why should we?

"Angel: Soul Purpose (#5.10)" (2004)
Lindsey McDonald: We need a champion.
Spike: You are barking up the wrong vampire.

Spike: What are you gawking at?
Lindsey McDonald: A guy like you, whiling away his time in some cheesy downtown strip dive. Look like somebody who's feeling kinda lost.
Spike: Is that right? Funny, thought I knew exactly where I was.
[Points at the sign over the stage]
Spike: Place called the Peppermint Stick.
[Points at the pole dancer]
Spike: Prima ballerina up there's Sunshine. Though I'm fairly certain that's not her real name.

Lindsey McDonald: [to Spike, as "Doyle"] You just saved a girl's life. It's nothing to laugh off. Though you could try being a little nicer next time. You almost made her cry.

"Angel: Reprise (#2.15)" (2001)
Lindsey McDonald: Either we pass the review or we won't. You really think a few last-minute dark rites and rituals are going to make a difference now?
Lilah Morgan: Everybody else seems to think so. I heard Henderson actually pulled her firstborn out of company day care to offer it up to... Brownnoser. My mother was right. I should have had children.

Lindsey McDonald: How do you feel?
Darla: Stronger today, I guess.
Lindsey McDonald: Good. You're getting stronger everyday.
Darla: Only because you saved me. I'd still be in that sewer if you hadn't found me. I don't know how you did it.
Lindsey McDonald: Drucilla. She came to me. Remember? I told you.
Darla: She's gone.
Lindsey McDonald: She'll be back.
Darla: No. You're the only one who hasn't abandoned me.
Lindsey McDonald: And I never will.

Lindsey McDonald: I'm gonna take a shower.
Darla: You always take a shower when you come back from that place. I don't know why... You're never dirty.
Lindsey McDonald: I'm always dirty.

"Angel: Dear Boy (#2.5)" (2000)
Lindsey McDonald: You've given us more information on Angel than we had when he first got here. Nobody knows him better than you. Especially the side we're interested in.
Darla: So, what is the plan exactly? I tease him to death?

Darla: [about Lindsey's plastic hand] He did that to you. What's it feel like?
Lindsey McDonald: Doesn't feel like anything.
Darla: Can I?
[touches the fake hand]
Darla: It's very smooth. You don't feel anything?
Lindsey McDonald: Not in my hand. How is it? Seeing him again?
Darla: Strange.
Lindsey McDonald: He betrayed you.
Darla: Everyone betrays you. That's not what eats at you in the long winter's night.
Lindsey McDonald: Yeah? What does?
Darla: Missed opportunities. He got a soul and it sickened me. All that power wasted on a whiny, mopey do-gooder. God, I could eat his eyeballs.
Lindsey McDonald: Our plans for Angel are a little more long-term than that, but if you can't help yourself, then, by all means, be my guest.
Darla: You're fun for a human.

"Angel: Reunion (#2.10)" (2000)
Lindsey McDonald: Can she hear you?
Drusilla: She's dead.
Lindsey McDonald: Oh, of course.

Drusilla: I hear the sirens. They don't know if the world will be in the morning.
Lilah Morgan: [to Lindsey] Are the police coming?
Lindsey McDonald: No. She senses what this place was built for.

"Angel: City of... (#1.1)" (1999)
[Lindsey dials his cell phone after Angel kills Russell Winters]
Lindsey McDonald: [into his phone] Set up an inter-office meeting at 4:00. It seems we have a new player in town.
Lindsey McDonald: No, no... there's no need to disturb the senior partners with this. Not yet.

[looking at a candid film reel with Cordelia in it]
Russell Winters: Who is she? I've never seen her before. She's beautiful. I want her.
Lindsey McDonald: Should I alert the firm to inform them that this could constitute another "long-term investment"?
Russell Winters: No, I don't think that's necessary. I just want something to eat.

"Angel: Five by Five (#1.18)" (2000)
Lindsey McDonald: I hate failure when there's no one else to blame it on.

Lindsey McDonald: While we're on the subject, I remember you throwing one of my clients through a window. Killed him, if I'm not mistaken.
Angel: Yes. I seem to remember. The window was just about that size. Too bad the body burned up before it hit the ground. I might have needed a good lawyer.
Lindsey McDonald: I'm sorry, we only handle a certain class of clientele.
Angel: I'm sure I killed enough people to qualify.

"Angel: Dead End (#2.18)" (2001)
Lindsey McDonald: Lilah, please they chose me. I'm clearly the guy.
Nathan Reed: Yes, you are.
Lindsey McDonald: You could've had it but you didn't have what it takes.
[holds up hand]
Lindsey McDonald: An evil hand. I mean come on, who here does, huh? Leon doesn't. Charlie doesn't.
[rubs Charlie's head]
Lindsey McDonald: You do know you gave me an evil hand, right? I've been writing kill kill kill on everything. It's crazy. It's crazy. Anything could happen.
Nathan Reed: Alan.
Lindsey McDonald: Alan how are you?
[punches Alan & steals gun]
Lindsey McDonald: Uh oh. Uh oh.
[shoots Alan's foot]
Lindsey McDonald: Ooooh, that's going to hurt in the morning. Come here.
[throws Alan to the ground]
Lindsey McDonald: Stop it, evil hand, stop it!
[shoots around the room]
Lindsey McDonald: I just can't control my evil hand. Nathan, I am so proud that you chose me. Charlie!
[rubs Charlie's head]
Lindsey McDonald: But if I would've been in your shoes, I would've chosen Lilah. Let me tell you why. Do you have any idea the hours this chick has logged in, huh? The files she has on you guys? Deep stuff. Ronnie, your stock manipulations. Nathan's little off-shore accounts. Can you imagine if something were to happen to this girl and those files got back to the senior partners? They'd eat you alive. She's been working overtime boys. She's everything you ever dreamed of. Lilah is your guy. Me, I'm unreliable. I got these evil hand issues and I'm bored with this crap. And besides I'm leaving so if you want to chase me, be my guest but remember
[holds up hand]
Lindsey McDonald: evil.
[knocks on desk]
Lindsey McDonald: Charlie...
[to Lilah]
Lindsey McDonald: Good luck.
[Lilah gasps as Lindsey pinches her butt. Lindsey holds up hand again]
Lindsey McDonald: Evil!

Parole Officer: I'm not telling you zip! You can kill me, but Wolfram & Hart is gonna do a lot worse if they found out I talked to you.
Angel: Kill you? Why would I kill you...
[changes into his vamp face]
Angel: When I could live off you for a month!
Parole Officer: AHHH!
Angel: [sarcastic] Mmm, can't you just taste that butter fat?
Lindsey McDonald: You are really gross. You know that?

"Angel: Judgment (#2.1)" (2000)
Darla: [hums with the music] Hmm, the prelude.
Lindsey McDonald: In C-minor. The preludes and the nocturnes.
Darla: So much better than the waltzes.
[about Chopin]
Darla: He had consumption.
Lindsey McDonald: And died way too soon. A lot of that goin' around.
Darla: Hm. He's here.
Lilah Morgan: Chopin?
Lindsey McDonald: Angel. He's here in town. You can feel him.
Darla: Always could.
Lindsey McDonald: He hasn't been much of a help to us.
Darla: He killed me!
Darla: I remember now. With a soul in his heart.
Lindsey McDonald: He's taken from both of us, so when you feel ready, we'll start thinking about giving a little back.

"Angel: Power Play (#5.21)" (2004)
Lindsey McDonald: [about the Circle of the Black Thorn] It's a secret society.
Gunn: Never heard of 'em.
Lindsey McDonald: That's 'cause it's "secret".