Best Lines of the Week (April 30-May 6): ‘You Better Learn Not To Be Afraid Of People’

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Let the month of May begin! As spring ushers in some warmer weather, this week delivered some hot TV lines. The final season of Pose premiered with touching moments, stunning looks, and heart-wrenching separations.

Mare of Easttown continued to immerse us in mystery, Selena: The Series gave fans a deeper insight into the much-too-short life of the iconic singer, and The Circle came to a nail-biting but satisfying end, with contestant DeLeesa, aka Trevor, taking home the grand prize.

The Fear the Walking Dead crew’s run-in with an eerie cult and June’s (Elizabeth Moss) suspenseful escape in The Handmaid’s Tale kept viewers with an appetite for thrilling action happy this week.

Keep reading for more of the best lines that TV had to offer this week!

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Mare of Easttown (HBO Max)

“I’m getting to that age where I’m starting to look at my life, and I’m going “well here’s where I thought I would be and here’s what it actually is.”

—A very drunk Detective Zabel (Evan Peters) vents his existential concerns to Mare (Kate Winslet) at their local bar.

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Pose (FX)

“Is that why you don’t think I’m good enough for your son? Or is it because I was raised in the projects?  Or no, wait, is it because I’m transsexual?

—Blanca (Mj Rodriguez) finally snaps at her boyfriend, Chris’s (Jeremy Pope) mother after a series of probing and uncomfortable questions.

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Selena: The Series (Netflix)

“Beyoncé Knowles, you better learn not to be afraid of people if you ever want to be famous too.”

—In a scene based on a true story, a young Beyoncé (Giovanna Bush) runs into Selena (Christian Serratos) at the mall, and is ironically too star-struck to utter anything other than a hello.

Fear The Walking Dead Teddy John Glover AMC

Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)

“You know, family should be sacred. It is, after all, the beginning of each and every one of us.”

—The illusive cult leader Teddy (John Glover) finally reveals himself to a captured Alicia (Alycia Debnam-Carey).

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The CW

Supergirl (The CW)

Kara: “You pushed me to finally figure out what I want to do with my life, to make a choice. And I did. I just hope it’s the right one.”

Alex: “It is. Because you made it.”

— Young Kara (Izabela Vidovic) confides in Young Alex (Olivia Nikkanen) as she drops her off at her prom.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

“It is so white and depressing I genuinely confused it for Mare of Eastown.”

John Oliver compares the white-walled “void” where COVID-safe production of his show takes place to HBO Max’s drama Mare of Eastown.

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The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

“Did you know in Gilead I was officially considered property of the Waterford family? Registered and everything. Like my old Nissan Altima.”

—Rita (Amanda Brugel) reflects back on her horribly oppressive life as a Handmaid, where she was viewed as mere property.

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The Goldbergs (ABC)

“L.A? Those health nuts don’t cheese anything, and “sugar” is just something your agent calls you.”

—Beverly (Wendi McLendon-Covey) expresses why Erica (Hayley Orriantia) shouldn’t go to LA, but her logic seems to be nutritionally based.

Queen Latifah as Robyn McCall in 'The Equalizer'

The Equalizer (CBS)

Marcus: “Who are you? You’re proficient in profiling. You with one of the alphabets? Ex-FBI? Intelligence?

McCall: “I just like reading a lot of crime novels.”

—Impressed by McCall’s (Queen Latifah) keen detective skills, Marcus (Tory Kittles) presses her for more information, but gets an answer he may not have expected.

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The Circle (Netflix)

Courtney: “I was like, River reminds me of someone from high school.”

Lee: “I graduated a long time before he was born.”

— When The Circle finalists Courtney and Lee, aka River, finally meet face-to-face, Courtney learns that his #CircleBFF was a catfish.