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Carlos Nieto (Character)
from "Third Watch" (1999)

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"Third Watch: Lights Up (#4.1)" (2002)
Carlos Nieto: [to Doc] Are you out of your mind?
Monte Parker: Look, they need help.
Carlos Nieto: It's right in the middle of everything.
Monte Parker: If you don't wanna go, don't.
Carlos Nieto: I'm just saying that we should have a plan before we rush into the middle of...
[Doc continues to walk]
Carlos Nieto: You're not even listening to me!

Monte Parker: [to Carlos] I want to talk this out.
Carlos Nieto: Oh, now you wanna talk? You didn't wanna talk when I wanted to stay and help out that man. You didn't want to talk before running into a middle of a riot.
Monte Parker: We had an assignment.
Carlos Nieto: We had 30 assignments waiting, but I guess they weren't important enough for you.
Monte Parker: Is that right?
Carlos Nieto: You pick and choose what we're gonna do, who we're supposed to care about. What's that?
Monte Parker: Come on. There were cops calling for help!
Carlos Nieto: And I would've gone! I just wanted to be asked, man. You didn't even give me a chance!
Monte Parker: Because I'm the one who makes those decisions.
Carlos Nieto: Just like you decided that I was gonna take that guy's money?
Monte Parker: So, that's what this is really about?
Carlos Nieto: No, no, it's about you. You don't want to talk to me. You want to talk at me and I'm over it. I'm over you.
Monte Parker: You think I give a damn what you're over? Huh?
Carlos Nieto: No, you don't and that's your problem.
Monte Parker: No, that's your problem because I am your superior and my word is final and you can't deal with that!
Carlos Nieto: Oh, whatever.
Monte Parker: I was doing this job when you were learning to walk, okay, so you could be as pissed as you want to be, but you damn well better respect that!
Carlos Nieto: You're proud of that? All that means is you were never good enough to move up.
[Doc shoves Carlos]
Carlos Nieto: You wanna hit me again? Go ahead, take it all out on me. You selfish son of a bitch.
Monte Parker: You're calling me selfish?
Carlos Nieto: I'm calling you selfish!

Carlos Nieto: [to Doc] You know what? You're nothing but a sad, miserable, old man who's got nothing but a little bit of power and a crappy little job.
Monte Parker: I'm not miserable.
Carlos Nieto: Really?
Monte Parker: Yeah
Carlos Nieto: Well, hooray for you. Can I go now, sir?

"Third Watch: In Confidence (#4.20)" (2003)
Kim Zambrano: [to Carlos] All right, we gotta go to SoHo.
Carlos Nieto: Do I look like a cabbie?

Carlos Nieto: [to Kim] I hate working with Levine. She's always talking about her dead husband.
Kim Zambrano: All right. No jokes about her dead husband.
Carlos Nieto: It's kind of hard not to when she carries his ashes around her neck.
Kim Zambrano: I thought that was potpourri.

Carlos Nieto: [to Kim] You look fine.
Kim Zambrano: Fine like "hot" or fine like "okay?"

"Third Watch: Monsters (#5.22)" (2004)
Grace Foster: You were that close.
Holly Levine: Yeah. I don't think you were really all that close.
Carlos Nieto: Chipping away. Uh-huh.

Carlos Nieto: Watching Carlos yell at other drivers is good for your resume?
Holly Levine: Oh, come on.
Carlos Nieto: Ha ha. What? What? Are you jealous or something? Huh?
Holly Levine: You have to be kidding me.

Holly Levine: [to Carlos] You know what? You're right. That's what keeps Grace from jumping all over you.
Carlos Nieto: So, stop it, all right?
Holly Levine: No way is it that stupid haircut or the disgusting way you lick your lips when you're talking to her or the way you never look higher than her chest or lower than her ass or just your general creepiness you get whenever you're around any woman. That slimy look you get in your eyes like we're all hunks of meat in a deli display case and you haven't eaten in years. That is all very attractive. In fact, I'm sure that you're the man Grace Foster's been looking for all her life.
Carlos Nieto: I don't have a stupid haircut.

"Third Watch: Last Will and Testament (#6.3)" (2004)
Holly Levine: Grace, what sign are you?
Grace Foster: I don't know.
Holly Levine: Everyone knows what sign they are.
Grace Foster: Okay. How about I don't care?
Holly Levine: I'll read you your horoscope.
Grace Foster: Or not.
Carlos Nieto: I'm a Virgo.
Holly Levine: I know.
Carlos Nieto: The lover.
Holly Levine: Virgo is the virgin.
Carlos Nieto: I knew it had something to do with sex.

Holly Levine: Jupiter is still aligned with Mars.
[throws Carlos against the wall and kisses him]
Holly Levine: Now it's done.
Carlos Nieto: What the hell was that?
Holly Levine: The beginning of a love-work relationship. Don't mess it up.

"Third Watch: No More, Forever (#5.15)" (2004)
Carlos Nieto: Here's what I do understand: I'm not letting this man die on the floor of my firehouse.
Monte 'Doc' Parker: Hey, you better sit back down, Carlos.
Carlos Nieto: If he dies, you're a murderer.
Monte 'Doc' Parker: Sit down!
Carlos Nieto: You wanna shoot me? Shoot me.

Carlos Nieto: [to Doc] Do you understand what you've done.
Monte 'Doc' Parker: Yeah, yeah. I'm keeping them from closing the house, just like I told you I would.
Carlos Nieto: You shot a man.
Monte 'Doc' Parker: Yeah, I had to.
Carlos Nieto: Had to? That' might need real help.

"Third Watch: Fury (#5.8)" (2003)
Carlos Nieto: Trust me, Kim doesn't need coffee to make her irritable.

Carlos Nieto: [to Kim about Doc] Just give him some time, all right? I'll talk to him.
Kim Zambrano: Talk him into retiring.

"Third Watch: Higher Calling (#5.21)" (2004)
Grace Foster: It was non-stop medic heaven and I kicked its ass for 3 years and how does the city repay me? With a transfer to this undermanned country club.
Carlos Nieto: Country club?
Grace Foster: So while I'm figuring out how to get back there, how about you do us both a favor?
Carlos Nieto: Sure.
Grace Foster: One, I got a face, two, don't even think about trying to be friends, and three, don't ever let me hear you refer to me as a newbie. Got that?

Carlos Nieto: [to Grace] Look, I respect how much you loved your old detail, but we aren't any country club.
Grace Foster: Yeah, okay.
Carlos Nieto: Don't walk away from me, come here. You know what? None of us were born the day you got here. You don't know anything about us. You have no idea how many calls we take, how many lives we've saved and lost, how many bullets we've ducked, no matter how minor you manage to make it all sound. I don't care whether you came from Bed-Stuy or Baghdad, you're not gonna minimize my experience here just because it's not yours. So you either learn to respect us the way that we respect you or just keep your mouth shut until you've clawed your way back to that war zone where you'd rather be, you got that?
Grace Foster: [to Kim] Guy's got stones.

"Third Watch: Firestarter (#4.7)" (2002)
Carlos Nieto: [to Doc when he gets Joy's phone number] I know nothing. You rule.

Carlos Nieto: [to Doc about Joy] And here you are snaking her right from under the nose of an injured man and she's half your age. My hat's off to you, bad boy.

"Third Watch: The Price of Nobility (#4.22)" (2003)
Carlos Nieto: [to Kim] Oh, that means a lot coming from you, Lieu.
Kim Zambrano: Oh, shut up.
Kim Zambrano: Yes, sir.

Carlos Nieto: [to Doc after Alex is killed by the explosion] Doc, you don't...
Monte 'Doc' Parker: What?
Carlos Nieto: Doc, she's uh...
Monte 'Doc' Parker: Did you give her CPR?
Carlos Nieto: Doc, she...
Monte 'Doc' Parker: Did you clear her airway?
Carlos Nieto: She's gone.
Monte 'Doc' Parker: What are her vitals?
Carlos Nieto: She's gone.
Monte 'Doc' Parker: What are her vitals?!
Carlos Nieto: I'm sorry.
Monte 'Doc' Parker: Breathing, bleeding, airway?
Carlos Nieto: There was nothing to be done.

"Third Watch: Family Ties: Part 2 (#5.17)" (2004)
Dr. Breene: [to Carlos about Doc] Mr. Parker is an extreme example of what can happen if you don't have a release, someone to talk to. But sometimes it's enough for someone to just to listen.
Carlos Nieto: Listen? I had a cop in my bus last night. He died. While I was talking to him, he just died and I don't know why. Medically, I just don't understand it. I need Monte Parker here so I can ask him to explain it to me. Because he'd probably know. That's what he was to me. He's the only person I talk to.

"Third Watch: Ladies' Day (#4.8)" (2002)
Carlos Nieto: [after he gives Bosco his uniform] Jeez, it's freezing.
Tyrone Davis: Well, you're in your underwear, Carlos.
Maurice Boscorelli: It's for a good cause.
Carlos Nieto: Thank God I wore underwear today.

"Third Watch: Snow Blind (#4.13)" (2003)
Carlos Nieto: [to Davis] How many of our brethren you think aren't answering their phones?
Off. Tyrone 'Ty' Davis Jr.: I'm gonna say most of them.
Carlos Nieto: Wait a minute, why are we again?
Off. Tyrone 'Ty' Davis Jr.: Because unlike them we are responsible city employees who are idiots and didn't know there was a storm coming.

"Third Watch: Goodbye to All That (#5.5)" (2003)
Off. Maurice 'Bosco' Boscorelli: Hey, we got wounded here.
Carlos Nieto: We got wounded everywhere, Bosco.

"Third Watch: Childhood Memories (#3.7)" (2001)
Carlos Nieto: [to Davis] All right. I just wanna make sure we're clear on some things. If you're gonna have company over let me know ahead of time and I'll make myself scarce, alright? And no sleepovers, it'd be too creepy tiptoeing around in the morning so me and your date don't run into each other over the coffee filters.
Tyrone Davis: No, you're not gonna tell me who I can and cannot have in my own room, hell no.
Carlos Nieto: Door stays closed?
Tyrone Davis: You'd think I'd want it open?
Carlos Nieto: All right. Deal.
Tyrone Davis: You're an odd guy, man.
Carlos Nieto: Yeah, and you're the normal one.

"Third Watch: Family Ties: Part 1 (#5.16)" (2004)
Carlos Nieto: What the hell does 9\11 have to do with it?
Dr. Breene: Doc's statements made to the police officer that brought him out suggest it may be the root of his breakdown.
Carlos Nieto: No, Doc's the one that we all talked to. He was the only real strong one. Doc Parker's the reason why I dropped out of med school, okay? Figured if being a paramedic was good enough for someone like him.

"Third Watch: Spanking the Monkey (#5.19)" (2004)
Carlos Nieto: [when he notices Kim at the rave] Kim? You go to raves?
Carlos Nieto: Look, it's not what you think.

"Third Watch: Surrender (#5.6)" (2003)
Off. Tyrone 'Ty' Davis Jr.: Oh, I don't know about the guy, Hank, but I hear the lady's pretty good at her job.
Carlos Nieto: Don't you guys have anyone to shoot?
Off. Tyrone 'Ty' Davis Jr.: Don't tempt me, man.

"Third Watch: The Self-Importance of Being Carlos (#2.17)" (2001)
Carlos Nieto: I'm askin' you for help. Everytime some other yahoo's got some stupid problem you can't wait to jump in there and do good. You can't do the same when I need help?
Monte Parker: You know, one of your issues might be that you think of other people's problems as stupid, and you call them yahoos.