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Sarah Essen (Character)
from "Gotham" (2014)

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"Gotham: Penguin's Umbrella (#1.7)" (2014)
Sarah Essen: No cops or lawyers in this city will help you.
James Gordon: I think plenty of people will help when they see it's possible to fight back.

Sarah Essen: What the hell are you doing here?
James Gordon: I work here. It's my shift. Where else should I be?
Sarah Essen: How about Alaska? Arrest warrants? For who?
James Gordon: Mayor Aubrey James, Carmine Falcone, and their close associates. On charges of conspiracy and perversion of justice in the Wayne case.
Sarah Essen: Are you insane?
James Gordon: No. Maybe a little. Feels good. They're gonna try and kill me anyway. Might as well make them pay for it.


"Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Knock, Knock (#2.2)" (2015)
[Jerome Valeska speaks to the tied up Commissioner Essen in the police precinct of dead officers]
Sarah Essen: Why are you doing this?
Jerome Valeska: To rule the world. Blah, blah, blah. But we'll settle for some dead cops and some good PR. Kidding.
Sarah Essen: Yeah. Whatever. I get it. You're just crazy.
Jerome Valeska: Crazy? Look at me. You can see I'm not crazy.
Sarah Essen: Very soon, little man. You will be dead. And the world will go on without you. You'll be nothing. No one will even remember your name.
Jerome Valeska: Mm. No. That is where you're wrong, old lady. We will leave a mark on this city. We will spread across it like a virus. Do you know why?
Robert Greenwood: [Greenwood interrupts] There's nothing more contagious than laughter.
Jerome Valeska: [Jerome pulls out his pistol and shoots Greenwood dead before looking back at the Commissioner] My line. There's nothing more contagious than laughter.
[Jerome laughs hysterically]

[Commissioner Essen spits in Jerome's Valeska's face]
Jerome Valeska: That was strangely pleasant. Do it again.
Jerome Valeska: [Commissioner Essen head-butts Jerome in his face] Oh!
Sarah Essen: That's gonna leave a mark.
Jerome Valeska: [Jerome laughs with blood running down his nose] You got me.
Jerome Valeska: [stepping to Essen with his hands up and blood coming down his face] My turn.
[Jerome laughs heavily]


"Gotham: The Fearsome Dr. Crane (#1.14)" (2015)
Sarah Essen: Hey, don't stand so near the edge.
Harvey Bullock: You worried about me, Captain? You know I don't start drinking till noon.

Sarah Essen: [to Edward Nygma] Get your hand out of that corpse, now!


"Gotham: The Anvil or the Hammer (#1.21)" (2015)
[last lines]
Sarah Essen: [walks out of her office] Everybody listen up! Just got wind of three separate attacks on Falcone businesses in different parts of town. Word is it's Maroni. As of right now all leaves are canceled, and all units are called in for active duty. We're in a shooting war, people.


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013) (V)
Commissioner Gordon: The groceries? Now?
Sarah Essen Gordon: Wanna eat tonight?
Commissioner Gordon: I'm going.
Sarah Essen Gordon: Be careful. And no cigars.


"Gotham: Rogues' Gallery (#1.11)" (2015)
Sarah Essen: You know I'd bring you back here in a second... if I could.
James Gordon: I know. It's all good, Captain.
Sarah Essen: You do look spiffy in the uniform.
Harvey Bullock: Yeah, if spiffy means dorky.