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Captain Danny Ross (Character)
from "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2001)

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"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Purgatory (#7.11)" (2008)
Detective Robert Goren: [the Chief wants Goren on a dangerous undercover job] Yeah, he's hoping I'll get myself killed.
Captain Danny Ross: The thought occurred to me.

Captain Danny Ross: [to Goren] Now you're being paranoid, Detective... Watch yourself out there.

Captain Danny Ross: Lock up all the career criminals and you start a turf war. The Law of Unintended Consequences.

Detective Alexandra Eames: [to Robert Goren] You're undercover, you don't tell me?
Captain Danny Ross: Those were *my* orders - direct from the top...
[Eames shakes her head and walks away from Goren and Ross]

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Revolution (#8.16)" (2009)
Detective Zach Nichols: "Pig's system is death. Murder must answer murder. We have started the revolution last night." It's not very good English.
Agent Carmen Martino: It's not supposed to be an SAT exam.
Detective Zach Nichols: It could be a native Spanish speaker or a German. Some language where the present perfect is the same as the simple past.
Detective Alexandra Eames: You're starting to remind me of someone.
Captain Danny Ross: This one's taller.

Captain Danny Ross: ...An improvised high explosive.
Detective Zach Nichols: So unless this woman is planning to bleach her hair and remove her nail polish while she's cleaning bricks...
Agent Carmen Martino: She's building one hell of a bomb.

Detective Alexandra Eames: Have you seen the Internet? They have a fan group on Facebook.
Captain Danny Ross: Yeah, we're not joining it. NYPD / FBI just put out this statement.
Detective Zach Nichols: [reading] "Despite the rhetoric, these are nothing but common criminals."
Detective Alexandra Eames: Oh, the bad guys write sexier statements than we do.
Captain Danny Ross: But we're not insane.
Detective Zach Nichols: [continues reading] "There's no need to overreact. City and federal authorities have the situation well under control." If I were them, I'd want to prove this wrong.
Agent Carmen Martino: We're taking all necessary safety precautions. What do you think we should be saying, detective?
Detective Zach Nichols: That communism is dead and they're trying to replace a flawed system with a failed one.
Agent Carmen Martino: You want to have a political science seminar?

Captain Danny Ross: She blows things up but kept her teddy bear?

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Untethered (#7.9)" (2007)
Captain Danny Ross: [to Warden Pellis] This detective is very important to NYPD.

Captain Danny Ross: The New York State village justice system. "Amateur Hour."

Captain Danny Ross: I know you're worried about your nephew's safety and mental health. I'm worried about yours.
Detective Robert Goren: I'm fine. How are you?

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Flipped (#6.14)" (2007)
Captain Danny Ross: Maybe she'll talk.
Detective Megan Wheeler: Why? Because she's a woman? Same thing happened with Lil' Kim, she went to jail for perjury.

Captain Danny Ross: What are we supposed to do, not investigate because it's against the gangsta's code?

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: In Treatment (#8.4)" (2009)
Captain Danny Ross: How'd things go with the shrink?
Detective Megan Wheeler: I'm pregnant.
Captain Danny Ross: That well?

Captain Danny Ross: We got the lab report on the steak knife in Hatcher's chest. Some of the blood on it was not Hatcher's.
Detective Zach Nichols: Was it the cow's?
Captain Danny Ross: No, human. So it would be nice to get a DNA sample from Archie Beuliss.
Detective Megan Wheeler: We can't even get an interview.
Captain Danny Ross: The shrink wouldn't help?
Detective Megan Wheeler: Well, he gave Nichols a free diagnosis: issues with authority.
Captain Danny Ross: Tell me about it.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Privilege (#6.12)" (2007)
Captain Danny Ross: His father had allergies, so you think Ernest Foley may be good for a double family murder 18 years apart?
Detective Robert Goren: Yeah, that's one-one one theory - has anybody ever told you you're reductive?
Captain Danny Ross: My ex-wife.

Captain Danny Ross: I know she's supposed to be in fragile health, but pay a call on Lady Harrington; find out if she's really signing these papers, or if they're robbing her grave before she's even in it.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Weeping Willow (#6.10)" (2006)
Captain Danny Ross: Cyber-Rashoman.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Country Crossover (#6.7)" (2006)
Captain Danny Ross: Detective, what do you want me to do, ask the D.A. to hold him on suspicion of being a large, scary black man?

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Tru Love (#6.2)" (2006)
Detective Mike Logan: I never had a partner with freckles before.
Captain Danny Ross: 3 years undercover: drugs, vice, white collar. Nobody ever made her.
Detective Mike Logan: I'll believe it.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Self-made (#7.7)" (2007)
Captain Danny Ross: He still drive a Jag?
Detective Alexandra Eames: A new one every three years. Just like his harassment lawsuits.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Courtship (#7.6)" (2007)
Captain Danny Ross: [to Detective Falacci] This isn't Brooklyn North, this is Major Case. We're dealing with a higher class of criminal.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Seeds (#7.2)" (2007)
Captain Danny Ross: [to Falacci] Detective, it's okay to have the thought; you don't always have to say it.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Rock Star (#8.2)" (2009)
Captain Danny Ross: [about Nichols] Both of his parents were psychiatrists.
Detective Megan Wheeler: Psychiatrists' kids are always crazy.
Captain Danny Ross: He's not crazy... exactly.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Renewal (#6.22)" (2007)
Capt. Danny Ross: You have a tendency to overreact.
Det. Mike Logan: [yelling] I'M NOT OVERREACTING!

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Assassin (#7.14)" (2008)
Detective Mike Logan: Should we hold on to him, let him sweat?
Captain Danny Ross: The beauty of a material witness.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: The War at Home (#6.8)" (2006)
Captain Danny Ross: Good job, detectives. Now, if you can just have your paperwork ready...
Detective Robert Goren: [walking out of office] Save it, I'm leaving. You want to fire me, fire me. I don't care.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Astoria Helen (#8.6)" (2009)
Captain Danny Ross: Tell me you got a warrant for that.
Detective Zach Nichols: Oh, why bother?

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Senseless (#7.10)" (2007)
Captain Danny Ross: Please don't tell me that someone shot three innocent kids just for the hell of it.

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Frame (#7.22)" (2008)
Captain Danny Ross: We know you've been under considerable stress. Your mother. Your brother. Your father...
Detective Robert Goren: [furious] Your girlfriend tell you that?