Amantha Holden
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Amantha Holden (Character)
from "Rectify" (2013)

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"Rectify: Sexual Peeling (#1.2)" (2013)
Amantha: There are people around here, Mom, who want to see Daniel dead, people who would do it themselves if they thought they could get away with it.

Jon Stern: We were hoping he could be a little more...
Amantha: Normal?
Jon Stern: Less esoteric.
Amantha: Well, we have a unique situation, so by definition...

Amantha: Does a girl have to come out and say "hold me"?

Jon Stern: Didn't we just eat?
Amantha: That was 2 hours ago which around here is like 8 hours in dog years.

Amantha: God, I hate this town.


"Rectify: Always There (#1.1)" (2013)
Jon Stern: If you don't get here soon, I may have to recruit some people in the crowd to play the family.
Amantha: At least pick ones who are glad he's still alive.

Amantha: I just wanted it to be special for you, honey.
Daniel Holden: I would say you succeeded.

Daniel Holden: Thank you, Amantha. For everything.
Amantha: You're quite welcome, brother. Anytime.

Daniel Holden: We're lost, aren't we?
Amantha: Totally.

Amantha: Can I at least flip him the bird?
Jon Stern: No.


"Rectify: Charlie Darwin (#2.3)" (2014)
[first lines]
Amantha Holden: You do windows now?
Daniel Holden: Side effect of the coma.
Amantha Holden: Doctor didn't mention that as a possibility.
Daniel Holden: [grunts] It's rare.

Amantha Holden: [voice breaking] I thought we were gonna lose you.
Daniel Holden: No crying, sister.
Amantha Holden: Sorry.
Daniel Holden: Emotion is for losers.

Amantha Holden: This is not a game, Daniel!
Daniel Holden: Isn't it? You're too sure about things, Amantha.


"Rectify: Unhinged (#2.10)" (2014)
Daniel Holden: [in prison visiting room] How's the gas company?
Amantha Holden: They promoted me.
Daniel Holden: They did?
Amantha Holden: Senior customer-service specialist. Got my own cubicle and everything.
Daniel Holden: Just like me.
Amantha Holden: [big laugh]

Amantha Holden: I didn't just want to get you out, Daniel. I wanted to clear your name. Our name. And you can say that people are gonna think what they're gonna think, but there is a difference. There is a difference.
Daniel Holden: Then change your name, Amantha.


"Rectify: Until You're Blue (#2.9)" (2014)
Amantha Holden: As long as I can remember, I've had to follow you around, mom. Literally. Couldn't have started out that way. You must have come to me at some point, when I was in my crib. And even when I got you to stop and look at me, to acknowledge my existence, I still couldn't tell what you were thinking. Or feeling. So I always felt like I had to guess, or fill in the blanks, or push for some clue, until you would just get mad at me.
Janet Talbot: I'm sorry, honey. I really am.
Amantha Holden: And I know that's your nature, mom. Just like it's Daniel's to be so
[sighs]
Amantha Holden: maddeningly private. But because it's not my nature, or because I don't always read between the lines, or understand that language, or because I want people to speak to me in my language sometimes, that does not make me the bad guy.
Janet Talbot: No, it doesn't. Quite the opposite.

Janet Talbot: I have lived in this world for some time, Amantha, and one thing I have learned it is not fair, and it is not just. The world is absurd. And if I could just have him, and you, and Jared, and my family,
[sighs]
Janet Talbot: What else is there?
Amantha Holden: I don't know.


"Rectify: Act as If (#2.5)" (2014)
Daniel Holden: Young man knows more than he lets on. What else do you know, Jared?
Jared Talbot: I don't know.
Daniel Holden: You don't know what else you know?
Jared Talbot: No.
Daniel Holden: It's a family disease. How did Gaines die?
Amantha Holden: Regret or cancer. I forget.


"Rectify: Jacob's Ladder (#1.6)" (2013)
Janet Talbot: Did you jump the gun?
Amantha Holden: Don't I always?
Janet Talbot: No. You usually face the gun, Amantha. You always have, ever since you were a child.


"Rectify: Running with the Bull (#2.1)" (2014)
Tawney Talbot: How is he?
Amantha Holden: Not good. Thanks for asking...
Tawney Talbot: Is there anything I can do?
Amantha Holden: You wouldn't be a brain surgeon by any chance?


"Rectify: Mazel Tov (#2.6)" (2014)
Darla: [to Amantha] First your brother shows up at Mr. Gaines' funeral rambling about God knows what, and now here you are acting like... I know you have to live your life. I understand that. I know it's not your fault, the position you're in. But could you go do it somewhere else, please? So that we don't have to think about Hanna and what happened to her that night?
Jon Stern: How old were you then? Five? Eight?
Amantha Holden: Jon, please.
Jon Stern: No. Really.
Darla: I was old enough.
Jon Stern: Old enough? For what? To listen to what your parents told you and believe it because they said it was true? Afraid to think for yourself. Scared to look at all the facts. And for what? So you'd never have to admit to yourself that you might be wrong? Could you go do that somewhere else? Please.


"Rectify: The Great Destroyer (#2.8)" (2014)
Jon Stern: Maybe Daniel will just fire me.
Amantha Holden: He won't fire you. You're free.
Jon Stern: Well, at least he's getting his money's worth.


"Rectify: Drip, Drip (#1.5)" (2013)
Amantha Holden: So what do we do, call the men in white coats? Are there still men in white coats?
Janet Talbot: I hope not.
Amantha Holden: What about the men in white hats?
Janet Talbot: They never existed.
Amantha Holden: Deep down you're darker than I am, mother. Admit it.
Janet Talbot: I don't think I want to do that, Amantha.
Amantha Holden: Well, I guess we just wait then.
Janet Talbot: I think so. He'll be...
Amantha Holden: Up.
Janet Talbot: I'm gonna start finishing my own sentences.
Amantha Holden: Please mother, don't take away one of my few pleasures.


"Rectify: Sleeping Giants (#2.2)" (2014)
Janet Talbot: [in hospital] Everybody's been so nice here.
Amantha Holden: It's because we're not in Paulie, mother. You'll notice a difference in tone sometimes when people don't wish you were dead.