Detective Mac Taylor: I respect anyone who stands behind their convictions. What I can't stand are men who are motivated purely by greed and the destruction of others.
Detective Lindsay Monroe: Hawkes. You transferred over from the M.E.s' office, which means you're not a sworn NYPD, so there was no decisions for you to make. You can't say for sure what you would do.
Dr. Sheldon Hawkes: Yes I can. If I'd earned the distinction of being a detective, I'd be here whether or not the city could afford to pay me.
Detective Danny Messer: [the "Blue Flu" is taking over the police force] Hey, Stell, you know, I'm not feeling so hot.
Dr. Sheldon Hawkes: Don't tell me, you got the "flu" too.
Detective Danny Messer: I'm sick, Doc, you wanna examine me?
Dr. Sid Hammerback: [Stella is wearing an cocktail dress and carrying a brown paper evidence bag] You might have chosen a different bag to go with that dress.
Detective Stella Bonasera: You think?
Adam Ross: [Stella has just suggested Jake could have killed his father] Come on, Stella, he's a small thirteen year old boy. There is no way that he's strong enough to strangle an adult.
Detective Stella Bonasera: Closing off the two carotid artries stops blood flow to the brain. That takes a matter of seconds and very little pressure, Adam. It's about the position of the ligiture not the force behind it. And since science puts Jake with our vic at time of death...
Adam Ross: [Hesitant] Jake could have murdered his father.
Detective Mac Taylor: You know what they say: keep your friends close and your enemies closer - and if that doesn't work, kill 'em.
Detective Stella Bonasera: [At Danny's apartment, holding a bag with soup in it] Jewish penicillin.
Detective Danny Messer: [laughs] I'm not sick, Stella.
Detective Stella Bonasera: You like chicken soup, don't'cha?
Detective Danny Messer: [Hesitates] I could never say no to a little chicken noodle.
Detective Stella Bonasera: Then invite me in.
[He lets her in]
Detective Stella Bonasera: You know, I came over here to yell at you.
Detective Danny Messer: Stella, we deserve to get paid. Come on, cops work hard in this city, you know, I mean, the Brass, they're not working for free so why the hell should I? You know I'm right. Come on, pull up a spoon.
Detective Stella Bonasera: I'm old school, Danny. You know, I took an oath and I take it literally. My responsibility is first and foremost to the people of this city and job that I do.
Detective Danny Messer: That's exactly why I'm holding out for a little respect. I mean I come from a family of cops, Stell, I'm not taking this thing lightly.
Detective Stella Bonasera: Yeah, I know, I know, I know. Look I guess, I guess, it just took me driving over here to understand it all. People were crazy. They were getting out of their cars, it was chaos, there were no traffic cops.
Detective Danny Messer: So you were coming over here to lay into me, yeah?
Detective Stella Bonasera: Yeah I was on my way to lay into you! I was so pissed off, Danny. Hawkes stood in for you at that hearing and they threw the case out. And there was so much work at the lab. Thank God for Lindasy, you know, she's a real trooper.
Detective Danny Messer: Yeah, yeah, she is. She's been calling me every other hour. Except I got to cough every time I answer the phone in case it's not her.
Detective Stella Bonasera: You did the unpopular thing.
Detective Danny Messer: [Chuckles] Me? That's my M.O., right?
Detective Stella Bonasera: Ah, look, I got to get back to work, but I'm not leaving here without some of that soup, so how about you fix me up one to go please?
Detective Danny Messer: Sure.
Adam Ross: You get the thoughts, right? The bad ones that race in your head and you can't make them stop. You try and block them out and think about something else, but uh, doesn't work. So you, uh, you come up with these rituals. Just these little things that make yourself feel better. Counting, washing, unplugging things, pulling out your eyelashes.
Jake Kaplan: I, I thought I was...
Adam Ross: Thought you were a freak?
Adam Ross: Yeah, it's not your fault, Jake, okay? It's your brain and it's just playing tricks on you. It's called OCD and a lot of people have it.
Jake Kaplan: How do you know so much?
Adam Ross: Some of it's science. Hm, let me guess, your, uh, your dad just didn't understand what you were doing, right? Why you always had to check things.
Jake Kaplan: I had to 'cause if I didn't...
Adam Ross: Then you thought something bad was going to happen, I know.
Jake Kaplan: I had to keep him safe.
Adam Ross: So this all started after your mom died, right? The thoughts, the checking. Now, you see, OCD is usually triggered when something bad happens.
Jake Kaplan: I went up there 'cause, I just, I didn't want to go to the party and talk to all those people, but he found me. He made me so angry.
Adam Ross: The blank tile. That was the last game you played with your mom, right?
Jake Kaplan: She, she told me, she, she said the blank was me because it could be anything. I, I could be anything.
Adam Ross: She believed in you.
Jake Kaplan: Yeah. Then she went away. Sometimes, he was really mean, but I loved my dad.
Adam Ross: I know you did.
Jake Kaplan: I'm sorry. What's gonna happen to me?
Adam Ross: [Crying] You're gonna go away for a while, Jake.
Detective Stella Bonasera: Hey Adam, you'll be alright?
Adam Ross: Yeah, uh, you know, nothing that a slice and some Guitar Hero can't fix.
Detective Stella Bonasera: [pauses] Okay, see you tomorrow.
Adam Ross: Night.
[Turns and walks away. Stella is about to call out to him but doesn't and returns inside]
Deputy Inspector Gillian Whitford: You know "Jerry Maguire"?
Detective Mac Taylor: I know a Jack Maguire. Teaches firearms at the academy.
Deputy Inspector Gillian Whitford: [amused] No, the movie. "Jerry Maguire." You remember what Cuba said to Cruise?
Detective Mac Taylor: "Show me the money."