Station 19 Quotes
Ben: You’ve been carrying around this weight, like it’s all on you to fix the problems that all Black Americans face. It feels like your this lonely wolf trying to singlehandedly make sure that what happened to George Floyd and how that makes us feel never happens to anyone ever again.
Dean: Exactly. That’s the justice that I said I wanted, and you and Condola, you all agreed on.
Ben: Yeah, except it’s not all on you. We agreed to fight this as one. We carry this weight together.
Dean: I can't die before I tell the only woman I want to be her mother that I love her.
Ben: What now? JJ?
Dean: No, Victoria Hughes.
Dean: I’m in love with Victoria Hughes, man. I’m about to die, and I never told her. And she’ll never, and I’ll never know, as crazy as it sounds, if she’d been into it too. We could have lived happily ever after.
Ben: I don’t need a lesson. I know I’m lucky. I have resources. I have you forcing me to go to the doctor. I have every reason to fight, but I also have every reason to… I eat right. I exercise. I am the top of my game physically. Why is this happening to me?
Bailey: It’s not just happening to you.
Ben: Miranda, I am not in the mood to…
Bailey: No, Benjamin do not ‘Miranda’ me because I am your wife and everything that happens to you, happens to me. You are not in this alone. I know what it’s like to go from doctor to patient. I know how you feel. But you need to do this … because it’s been a hell of a year. My mother died. Andrew DeLuca died. Meredith Grey just came off the vent. Call it selfish but I cannot lose you. I wouldn’t be able to take that. I wouldn’t be able to function. I wouldn’t be a person anymore.
Ben: What do we tell the boys?
Bailey: The truth.
Ben: We don’t even know what the truth is. We don’t know if it’s cancer.
Bailey: We don’t want to wait to find out.
Ben: I’m their father. They look up to me. You know, for protection and support. I don’t want them to see me like this.
Bailey: A diagnosis doesn’t make you less of a man. You show them that it’s OK to be vulnerable.
Ben: I don’t want anyone to see me like this.
Bailey: You need a support system.
Ben: What I need is more information.
Dean: They murdered him.
Ben: Who, chief?
Dean: George Floyd, man. They murdered him. You saw it. We all saw it. He’s gone. He wasn’t doing anything to anyone. That could have been me, day we found Jada in that basement and cop slid my face into the ground. If that had been a bad cop, it would have been me. And prue would have been alone. But all because I had a decent cop on the scene I get a second chance, and George doesn’t. He doesn’t get anything. And the cops, everyone just watched. I don’t know. Nobody did anything.
Ben: No one could do anything. Everyone that was there that day, I’m sure they felt as powerless as we did watching that video.
Dean: If that happened to me, Prue could end up in a basement alone like Jada because nobody was looking out for her, and I was taken out first. And what do I do on my second chance? I die in the ocean.
Ben: No one is dying today. OK, and you’re not getting taken out first. Even if that did happen, you can’t control what takes you out. All you can do is fight as hard as you can to stay alive.
Doctor [to Ben]: Are you sure you want Mrs. Warren here, or would you prefer to answer some questions in private.?
Bailey: Mrs. Warren is Dr. Miranda Bailey. Chief of surgery at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Dean: This is insane. We’re going to die.
Ben: We definitely are if that’s your attitude.
Dean: It doesn’t look like the odds are in our favor right now.
Ben: No, but we have to have a survivor’s frame of mind if we’re gonna stand a chance out here.
Dean: If it came down to it, would you eat me?
Ben: What? It’s not going to come to that.
Dean: That wasn’t a no, Ben.
Dean: You should have gotten help instead of jumping in after us.
Ben: You jumped in too.
Dean: The man was having a heart attack right in front of me.
Ben: I tried to get help, but there was no time.
Dean: Your speech felt a little pointed in my direction.
Gregory: That’s because it was Miller.
Dean: Breaking the color barrier was a huge victory, sir. You forced yourself into the game because you knew we had a right to play, but now it’s 40 years later. I’m on the field, and I can’t simply take your achievement and put it on your mantle. That’s not enough, sir. It’s the same as giving up.
Gregory: Son, we have to present a united front. I mean there are people marching in the streets right now calling for the defunding of the police. We need the police.
Dean: Not like this. Not a militarized police force that shows up with their guns drawn. A situation, sir, that would be better served by mental health care professionals.
Gregory: Look, the point of the police clearing out a potentially violent scene before we enter is that it makes sure a firefighter doesn’t get treated instead of a patient. You want to pull their funding?
Dean: Calls to defund are calls to reallocate some of the funds to services that improve lives, and that reallocation will benefit the community and the police force.
Dean: I admire him. I respect the hell out of that man, but his idea that us just being here is enough… not anymore. I don’t get. I don’t get him.
Sullivan: Sure you do. It’s your lawsuit that breaks every code.
Dean: They had their hands in their pockets when they slow motion murdered a man. To hell with the code, Sullivan.
Sullivan: You don’t have to convince me. You have my support, but it would help if you got his.
Sullivan: I was so desperate for a promotion that I was going to try to stop Miller’s lawsuit, which is the best shot we have of anything changing.
Sullivan: This demotion has been humbling. It’s been humbling, and I’ve had so many dark thoughts. Sometimes I doubt my own goodness.
Andy: No one is just good. We make mistakes, and we learn from them, and we do better next time. That’s how goodness works. It’s not about purity. It’s about growth.
This one was different. It wasn’t just another video of an innocent Black man being shot by police. This wasn’t an officer making a split-second decision that resulted in another Black man losing his life. This wasn’t fight or flight or panic-induced impulse or unconscious bias or unnecessary escalation. This was the unarmed murder of a defenseless compliant Black man in the middle of the street in broad daylight right in front our eyes, all of our eyes.Sullivan