Best Lines of the Week (June 30-July 6): ‘What Shall We Call That, Foreplay?’

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Big Little Lies (HBO)

“What shall we call that, foreplay?”

—Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) responds to Celeste’s (Nicole Kidman) slap in the most terrifying way possible.


The Bachelorette (ABC)

“You know what this is right here? This is a pile of bologna. Look at that.

[Luke P. drops the bologna on Garrett’s lap]

That’s what you’ve been saying to me.”

—Luke P. and Garrett reach a breaking point in their fighting.


Good Trouble (Freeform)

Raj: “There, I think I fixed it.”

Mariana: “You think?”

Raj: “I did…fix it.”

Mariana: “How do we know?”

Raj: “I know. I think.”

—Raj (Dhruv Uday Singh) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) panic when Mariana’s app crashes during its big debut


Keeping Up With The Kardashians (E!)

“I just hope that there’s a light at the end of this tunnel, but I don’t see it right now.”

—Kylie Jenner tries to remain positive amidst the fallout between her sister Khloé Kardashian and best friend Jordyn Woods.



“I’m gonna burn Christmasland to the ground with you in it.”

—Vic (Ashleigh Cummings) refuses to give in to Manx’s (Zachary Quinto) sinister offer when they meet face-to-face for the first time.


Songland (NBC)

“You almost made me throw my hat! Why didn’t I write that?”

—Aloe Blacc gets chills listening to a contestant’s song lyrics

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Instinct (CBS)

Lizzie: “What is Julian up to? Was this your idea?”

Dylan: “Oh sure, because I want to spend more of my life watching you two flirt.”

—Lizzie (Bojana Novakovic) is uncomfortable when Julian (Naveen Andrews) gets himself hired by the NYPD.

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Euphoria (HBO)

“You did this to me; you ruined my life. The least you can do is open the goddamn door and fix it.”

—Rue (Zendaya) begs Fezco (Angus Cloud) for drugs after giving up on staying sober, but he denies her.

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What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage (Fox)

Fred Savage: “Is that really something you felt? That you were too good looking?”

Rob Lowe: “Well that’s not the same… good looking men? Fantastic. All day, bring it. No problem. Pretty as a man? No, get out of here with that.”

Fred Savage: “And you were pretty?”

Rob Lowe: “Well, look at me! […] I felt like looking in the mirror Gene Hackman should be looking back at me, but instead, at that age, it was Brooke Shields.”

—Rob Lowe tells Fred how he felt he was too pretty to be taken seriously when he first started acting.


30 for 30: The Good, The Bad, The Hungry (ESPN)

“I came to America to follow my dream. I thought of myself as someone creating a new sport.”

—Takeru Kobayashi reflects on his competitive eating career.

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As tensions boiled over on Big Little Lies and The Bachelorette, new series and seasons premiered on CBS and Fox.

See the best lines TV had to offer this week in the gallery above!