Art Donovan: You were threatened by a chicken?
Animal: Did you kill it?
Billie Newman: It was already dead!
Art Donovan: You were threatened by a dead chicken?
Lou Grant: [narrating] It was one of those Sundays where you don't wanna heat up the kitchen. And making a sandwich only reminds you you're cooking for one. So I figured I'd heat up Phil's kitchen. I didn't realize half of Echo Park had the same idea.
Charlie Hume: Did you ever see Baby Duarte fight, Mrs. Pynchon?
Mrs. Pynchon: I was his sparring partner for years.
Lou Grant: You two wanna do an update on this murder or would you prefer to sit around bad-mouthing your coleagues of past years?
Joe Rossi: Laura Sinclair asks one boyfriend who was a hood, to defend the honor of another boyfriend, an agent, who killed a third boyfriend, a fighter. Does that make sense?
Lt. Bill Bergin: How long have you lived in L.A., son?
Lou Grant: [narrating] Laura Sinclair was on the tube that night. I'd been working late and decided to check out the competition on the eleven o'clock news. I must not have been paying attention, 'cause the next thing I knew, I looked up, and there she was. The girl with the come-hither smile. The picture was called 'The Empty Hour'. I first saw it at Fort Dix a couple of days before we shipped out. She played a girl who worked in a department store and the last scene was on the Staten Island ferry in the pouring rain. She had on one of those sensible wartime hats that kept her face dry. Until she started crying. What a face...