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(1995–1996)

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Merlyn Temple: Someone's at the door!

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Well. If it ain't the Hardy Boys.

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Deputy Ben Healy: I'm sick of keepin' secrets, Lucas.

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Then leave that one alone, Ben. 'Cause the next time you go back there, you'll be stinkin' up the place yourself.

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Caleb Temple: I ain't your son!

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Beg to differ.

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Caleb Temple: I don't like trains, and I hate apple pie!

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Well... fine.

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Caleb Temple: I hate you!

Sheriff Lucas Buck: And someday, we'll make that hate work for you.

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Caleb Temple: I hate you!

Sheriff Lucas Buck: For now.

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Caleb Temple: I smell a ghost.

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Caleb Temple: I'm not like every little boy. I'm Lucas Buck's son.

Deputy Ben Healy: I know that...

Caleb Temple: So when I tell you to do something, you gonna do it, right?

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[to Merlyn, who's a ghost]

Caleb Temple: I'm tired of your preaching. Tired of your white dress. And I don't wanna see you no more. So why don't you just go somewhere and decompose?

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Caleb Temple: The Buck starts here.

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Deputy Ben Healy: What's going on here?

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Oh, all kinds of fun. Matter of fact... things are just getting good.

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Brian: You're late.

Sheriff Lucas Buck: And up until now, you were still on my good side.

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[after hitting a guy with a shovel]

Sheriff Lucas Buck: These things have a thousand uses!

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Too late for salvation my friend!

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: I tell you what, I think that girl's pulling your string.

Caleb Temple: Well, I don't know what that means.

Sheriff Lucas Buck: You will.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: I've seen your future, Mel, and, uh...

[laughs]

Sheriff Lucas Buck: it's tragic.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: WAKE UP! WAKE UP! WAKE UP, TRINITY! I always wanted to do that.

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Caleb Temple: They say you dream about the person who's gonna kill you.

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Caleb Temple: This ain't right.

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Sure it is, boy. You're doing fine.

Caleb Temple: No, sir.

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Deputy Ben Healy: Well, it's a grey gun. A grey gun.

Sheriff Lucas Buck: A ray gun?

Deputy Ben Healy: A grey gun, Lucas! It's a grey gun!

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Deputy Ben Healy: Why do you think they call them "southern belles"?

Sheriff Lucas Buck: That's French, Ben. It means "beautiful."

Deputy Ben Healy: Oh yeah, I knew that. Four-alarm "belles."

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Caleb Temple: Are you spying on me?

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Heck, no! That ain't my style.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: A good loser is still a loser.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Conscience is just the fear of getting caught.

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Merlyn Temple: Do you know what happens to dogs when they die, Caleb?

Caleb Temple: What happens to them?

Merlyn Temple: They get to run free all day long, and at the night times, they get to rest at the feet of their masters.

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Caleb Temple: You ever read the Bible, Tina? They got the expression in there, "Eye for an eye." Sheriff Buck taught me that.

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Lt. Drey: You always disturb evidence with such impunity, Buck?

Sheriff Lucas Buck: You always go around barkin' up the wrong tree, Drey?

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Fr. Tilden: How did you get in here?

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Faith.

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Gail Emory: Don't you give a damn about anything?

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Yeah. But not journalism.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Cat got your pen?

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: I could never imagine myself in what you call "love."

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: I don't actually give; I deal. Are you ready to make a deal?

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Just remember, a good loser's still a loser.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Leave the light on for me, will you, darlin'? I may wanna... tempt fate.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Looks like Marlene did you right. She comes from a long line of backwoods nymphos.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Maybe some monkey's running around Trinity doing his thing with bored housewives.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Some folks would lay all of Trinity's troubles at my doorstep, but hell, you might as well blame a trailer park for attracting lightning bolts and tornadoes.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: The profession of journalism has about as much integrity as the world's oldest profession; maybe less. At least whores don't kid themselves about their motives.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Well, well. Feels like you might be coming down with a fever. Hmm... maybe we should slide in the thermometer and take a readin'.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: You know me better than that, love. I don't "do" anything. Things just happen.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: You know what a conscience is?

Caleb Temple: It's like, uh... when you do something wrong and it bothers you?

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Well. Not me.

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Dr. Matt Crower: You don't know anything about my demons.

Sheriff Lucas Buck: 'Course I do.

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Dr. Matt Crower: I'll shoot you three places I know are instantly fatal.

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Dr. Matt Crower: Go to hell.

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Been there. And you know what? It ain't half bad.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: You think you're the only woman I have to service tonight?

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: You look like you got a jock fulla chiggers.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: What about the almighty pursuit of the truth? You kinda chucked that awful fast.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: What I say is, be careful what you see in a man's eyes. Might not be the truth.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Well, won't that be cozy. Just the two of you. In intensive care.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: The past isn't dead. Hell, it's not even the past.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Son, nobody makes anybody do anything they don't wanna do in the first place.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Selena, honey... this was not safe sex.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: See? There's that word again. "Choice."

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Only two roads in this world. And if you're listening to anyone but me, you're on the wrong one.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Is this what scared feels like?

Selena Coombs: I wouldn't know.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: He may be cured, but his personality hasn't improved any.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: Do you know what a mentor is?

Caleb Temple: Half-man, half-beast?

Sheriff Lucas Buck: That's a minotaur.

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Gail Emory: What are you doing?

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Prayin'.

["Preyin'"?]

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Judge: I didn't know you were a gardener, Lucas.

Sheriff Lucas Buck: I've been known to pull a few weeds.

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Gail Emory: What could I possibly be hiding from you?

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Your true feelings, perhaps?

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Caleb Temple: What're you doing here?

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Lookin' after my own.

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[Last lines of the series]

Caleb Temple: Well, what will I do without her?

Sheriff Lucas Buck: Oh... I think we'll get by.

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Sheriff Lucas Buck: All guilt is relative. Loyalty counts. And never let your conscience be your guide.

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