Best Lines of the Week (Feb. 28 – March 5): ‘I Am An Appalling Person’

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Justin Chambers as Alex Karev in Grey's Anatomy
ABC/Mike Rosenthal

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

“I’m finally exactly where I should be. I never had that before.”

– Alex Karev (Justin Chambers) reveals his shocking and heartbreaking reasons for leaving Seattle.

The Bachelor Women Tell All 2020 Season 24
ABC/Kelsey McNeal

The Bachelor (ABC)

“I didn’t say stupid. I called you a dramatic f***ing bitch.”

–Kelsey Weir clarifies a past insult to Sydney Hightower on a tense “Women Tell All” episode.

John Mulaney Hosts SNL Season 45
Will Heath/NBC

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

“It’s hard to make friends as an adult male. I think that was the greatest miracle of Jesus, truly, is that he was a 33 year old man and he had 12 best friends and they were not his wife’s friend’s husbands and he didn’t meet them a long time ago in school. He met them in his thirties.”

– John Mulaney speculates on friendless dads during his opening monologue as he hosted SNL for the third time.

Lili Reinhart and Madchen Amick in Riverdale Season 4
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Riverdale (The CW)

Betty: “Even by our standards, this was a pretty crazy week.”

Jughead: “Well, pretending to be dead is one thing, but hiding under a cot in this sex bunker of death while you make out with Archie just to convince a bunch of evil preppies that I did die…”

Betty: “Yeah, definitely cracks the top ten craziest things. But it worked.”

– Betty (Lili Reinhart) talks to the not-dead Jughead (Cole Sprouse) about the plan to fake his death.

Chris Matthews Retires Hardball

Hardball with Chris Matthews (MSNBC)

“The younger generations out there are ready to take the reins.”

– Chris Matthews unexpectedly retires from Hardball after over 20 years.

Karl Glusman as Sergei in Devs
Miya Mizuno/FX

Devs (FX on Hulu)

Sergei: “This changes everything. If it’s true, it literally changes every single thing.”

Katie: “No. If it’s true, it changes absolutely nothing. In a way, that’s the point.”

– Sergei (Karl Glusman) and Katie (Alison Pill) about the cryptic technology at the heart of the Devs department

Jimmy Kimmel March 5 2020 Handshake
ABC/Randy Holmes

Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)

“It’s called the ‘Hello Bow.’ While everybody else is sitting around paying 80 dollars for a forty-five cent mask, we’re coming up with ways to stop this thing!”

– Jimmy and Guillermo display new handshakes viewers can use to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

John Malkovich in The New Pope on HBO

The New Pope (HBO)

Assente: “You’re a bad person, Voiello.”

Voiello: “No, I am an appalling person.”

– Cardinal Voiello (Silvio Orlando) out-schemes and out-blackmails his fellow Cardinal (Maurizio Lombardi).

Catherine O'Hara Moira Rose Schitt's Creek Season 6
Pop TV

Schitt’s Creek (Pop TV)

“I’m film and television’s Moira Rose. Won’t you join me for a little stroll through the slice of paradise I like to call… the town where I currently am?”

– Moira Rose (Catherine O’Hara) films a promotional video for the titular town.

Jeopardy! March 4 2020 Paul Process Nickname
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“What is ‘Do-a-180’?”

– Contestant Paul incorrectly guesses Joel “The Process” Embiid’s famous nickname.

Mike Lauren Jersey Shore Family Vacation

Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV)

Lauren: Where to?

Mike: Back to the Jersey Shore.

– Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is released after an eight-month prison sentence.

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This week on television brought an explosive confrontation on The Bachelor, a shocking exit on Grey’s Anatomy, and a resurrection on Riverdale.

Elsewhere, John Mulaney did a third stint hosting Saturday Night Live, while The Jersey Shore‘s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino got out of prison and Jimmy Kimmel came up with creative ways to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Click through the gallery above for a roundup of this week’s best quotes from TV.