Catherine Chandler: Tell me it's a nightmare... that it didn't happen... it couldn't have...
Vincent: [pause, then] It's not a nightmare... it did happen... and you're alive.
[Catherine makes a scornful sound and turns away. Vincent kneels before her]
Vincent: Catherine... you survived. And what you endured will make you stronger... and better.
Catherine Chandler: I don't have your strength. I don't know if I can do it.
Vincent: You have the strength, Catherine. You do. I know you.
Father: Is she awake?
Vincent: Yes. She's very frightened.
Father: How could you bring a stranger down here? To where we live! You ignored our most important rule.
Vincent: I know that. But there was no other way.
Father: Do you know what they'd do if they caught you up there? Or found you down here? They'd kill you. Or put you behind bars and make you wish you were dead. How could you?
Vincent: How could I have turned my back on her, and left her there?
Father: [to Vincent] You know, you have the soul of a doctor. When I studied medicine, they wouldn't admit minorities. Wonder what they would have done with you? Let's not even think about it.
[gives Vincent a kiss on the cheek]
Vincent: We're below the city, below the subways. There's a whole world of tunnels and chambers that most people don't even know exists. There are no maps to where we are. It's a forgotten place. But it's warm, and it's safe, and we have all the room we need. So we live here and we try to live as well as we can. And we try to take care of each other. It's our city down here.
Catherine Chandler: What are you doing down here? Why are you here?
Vincent: I was a baby... abandoned... left to die. Someone found me, brought me here to the man who became my father. He took me, he raised me, he taught me everything... and he named me Vincent. That's where I was found, near the hospital, St. Vincent's.
Catherine Chandler: I don't know what to believe.
Vincent: It's all true.
Charles Chandler: When you put your mind to it, you're a fine corporate lawyer.
Catherine Chandler: No, Dad. I'm the daughter of a fine corporate lawyer.