Detective William Murdoch: [Disturbed by Braxton's suicide] He had a beautiful home... wife... child. Not only does he throw all of that away but condemns himself to eternal damnation by commiting suicide.
Dr. Julia Ogden: Perhaps he felt that Hell was no worse than the torment he was living in.
Detective William Murdoch: There's always hope.
Dr. Julia Ogden: He was living a sham. Everything was a lie. Secretly he was in love with someone he could never be with, and furthermore that person was to marry someone else.
Detective William Murdoch: Yes, but to kill himelf!
Dr. Julia Ogden: Really, William. I'm surprised at your closed-mindedness!
Detective William Murdoch: Leaving the Bible aside...
Dr. Julia Ogden: Yes, could we?
Detective William Murdoch: It goes against nature.
Dr. Julia Ogden: Oh, rubbish! Nature is full of omnisexual behavior. Have you never seen two male dogs at play?
Detective William Murdoch: But those are dogs.
Dr. Julia Ogden: We're all animals, William, behaving as nature intended. If God didn't want us to express our desires, then why did he give us these desires in the first place.
Detective William Murdoch: To test our resolve.
Dr. Julia Ogden: At whose expense? Surely this is not God's plan.
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: [Speaking of Wendell's attempt at a marriage of convenience] Nothing like a sanctified marriage to remove the whiff of pansy from the air.
Inspector Thomas Brackenreid: [Putting a flower in Murdoch's lapel] Pansies! Symbol of fairies the world over!
Detective William Murdoch: It seems nothing is sacred these days!