The Blacklist Season 5 Episode 7: "The Kilgannon Corporation" Quotes
Red: Ever wonder why Dembe stays with me? Why anyone so decent would spend his days at the side of someone so indecent?
Liz: You saved him. He owes you his life. He protects you because you protected him.
Red: No, Elizabeth. Dembe didn't stay with me because he saw me as his savior. He stayed with me because he saw me for the man I really was. A man surrounded by darkness. No friends who could be trusted. No faith that loyalty or love could truly exist. I was younger then. Angrier. Dembe connected his life with mine to show me that day and every day that the world is not what I fear it to be. He is the light in the darkness. Living proof that there is another way. That life can be good. That people can be kind. That a man like me may one day dream of becoming a man like him. He pledged his life and offered it up as evidence that I was wrong about this world. Dembe guards my life because he's determined to save my soul.
Whatever happens, we do it together.Dembe
Dembe: If something goes wrong.
Red: It won't.
Dembe: If it does?
Red: I will look after your family.
Dembe: I know you will, but my concern is who will look after you.
I know what it feels like to be seen as less than human, a thing transported for money. You saved me from that which is why I know you'll want me to try and save others.Dembe
Red: I thought I'd lost you.
Dembe: Not yet, old friend.
Red: The world can be such an unsparingly savage place one can be forgiven for believing that evil will triumph in the end.
Dembe: Those who believe so are wrong.
Red: If you'd die today like that, be all the proof I need that you were the one who was wrong.
Dembe: And here I am.
Red: And here you are.
He is the light in the darkness. Living proof that there is another way. That life can be good. That people can be kind. That a man like me can dream of one day becoming a man like him.Red [about Dembe]
Other than the fact that you sometimes have to kill people for a living, you're like my role model.Aram [to Dembe]
For the first time in a very long time, you know, I feel happy.Liz