[first lines; Hollywood Boulevard]
Ellie Rebecca Brass: Hey. You get anything?
[a BMW pulls up alongside them]
Dakota: My, uh, knight in shining German armor has arrived.
Ellie Rebecca Brass: See if he has room for two. Careful.
Dakota: [to driver] Hey. You wanna party?
Captain Jim Brass: Oh. Hey, Sheriff. I'm glad I caught you. Um...
Captain Jim Brass: I got to take some emergency leave. It's a... it's a family matter.
Sheriff Burdick: I didn't know you had a family.
Captain Jim Brass: Well, you're new, we haven't had a chance to talk. I briefed my lieutenant on my cases. He'll cover for me for a couple of days.
Sheriff Burdick: This is not a good time for family problems. All the narco guys are at a HIDTA conference. I got no backup. I'm still learning the ropes here.
Captain Jim Brass: Well, it's never a good time to have a family problem, Sheriff. Look, I don't ask for time off normally, I'd appreciate the courtesy.
Sheriff Burdick: Do I have a choice here, Jim? Get back here as soon as you can.
Captain Jim Brass: L.A. seems to agree with you.
Captain Annie Kramer: Oh, yeah, well, I couldn't take another Jersey winter. Or another Jersey cop.
Captain Jim Brass: You stay in touch with the old crew?
Captain Annie Kramer: You know, dirty cops don't like to hang with clean ones.
Captain Jim Brass: So that's why they called me squeaky?
Captain Annie Kramer: I thought what you did took a lot of guts. Integrity is hard to come by in vice.
Captain Jim Brass: Yeah, it's the only detail where you're told to drink, gamble and pick up hookers, all the while carrying a gun.
Captain Annie Kramer: Garden of Eden. Temptation kills you, or it compromises you.
Warrick Brown: Hey, you know, uh, Jim, I'm here all weekend. If you need anything, don't hesitate to call... Remember, what happens in L.A., stays in L.A.
Captain Annie Kramer: L.A. has over two hundred criminalists. You got to bring your own guy?
Captain Jim Brass: Well, Rick is like a vampire. He needs to be invited in.
Captain Annie Kramer: If this goes to court, Warrick's going to have to come back and testify.
Warrick Brown: Well, you got beaches, bikinis, free trip to L.A.? I'm down.
Captain Jim Brass: [answers the phone] Brass.
Sheriff Burdick: Family business? That is a wedding or a funeral, or a bar mitzvah. That is not permission to become a vice cop in another jurisdiction! Get back here now.
Captain Jim Brass: Who you've been talking to?
Sheriff Burdick: Not that it matters. The police chief called me after Judge Peters called him. I hear they do a nice t-bone at Musso's.
Captain Jim Brass: Look, my kid's in trouble, Ben.
Sheriff Burdick: Well, if she's not dead, you get your ass back here.
Captain Jim Brass: Look, write me up for insubordination. I can't come back now.
Ronnie: [to Captain Kramer] You want me to admit to a murder I didn't commit, so you can reduce a drug charge? What, you're high, right? Y-y-you must be high.
Dr. Al Robbins: [to phone] I thought you were asked to come home.
Captain Jim Brass: [to phone] I'll be home tomorrow.
Dr. Al Robbins: I hope she was worth it.
Captain Jim Brass: What do you mean?
Dr. Al Robbins: I don't know, I mean, you put your career on the line, I assume there's a woman involved.
Captain Jim Brass: What are you, a detective now?
[Brass and Krammer enter Assistant City Attorney's house to search it]
Todd Piccone: Hey, I just had the floors polished. Will you at least take your shoes off, please?
Captain Jim Brass: I sleep in my shoes, Todd.
Nick Stokes: [to phone] Did you get his autograph for me?
Captain Jim Brass: [to phone] You know, actually I did, and if you get me a match, you might be able to meet him at his trial.
Nick Stokes: Do you think that would make his autograph worth more? Or less?
Captain Jim Brass: Yeah, not today. But look at you. You've turned yourself into a disposable human being. Don't you get it? You're nothing but plumbing.
Ellie Rebecca Brass: What, you're going to send me to my room and ground me? Have a patrol car pick me up at prom? Or spank me?
Captain Jim Brass: Okay. You're right. You're right. I messed up. But I'm just trying to do the best that I can. I wish you could say the same thing.