Best Lines of the Week (March 6 – 12): ‘We Were Star-Crossed Haters’

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The Bachelor Hannah Ann Peter breaks off engagement

The Bachelor (ABC)

“Torn and conflicted Peter, all throughout when I stood by your side. And you took the most precious moment I could ever imagine away from me, because you selfishly just did not want me to walk away.”

– Hannah Ann gives an emotional speech after Bachelor Peter Weber broke off their engagement.

The Good Doctor Claire Neil

The Good Doctor (ABC)

“Claire, if he’s the right guy, stop holding out for the right time.”

– Dr. Melendez (Nicholas Gonzalez) advises Dr. Browne (Antonia Thomas) on her romantic life, not knowing that she is in love with him.

Hillary Clinton Hulu

Hillary (Hulu)

“I provoke strong opinions, positive and negative. I mean I one time said to somebody who asked me ‘What do you want on your gravestone?’ I said, ‘She’s neither as good nor as bad as some people say about her.’”

– Hillary Clinton on her public reception throughout her political career

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Andre Braugher as Raymond Holt, Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago, Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC)

“You almost fooled me, but no other man could possibly have what Wuntch and I had. We were star-crossed haters.”

– Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) out-fools his arch-nemesis Madeline Wuntch’s (Kyra Sedgwick) final revenge plan against him.

Ellen's Game of Games DeGeneres
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Ellen’s Game of Games (NBC)

“This show is so big that this season, we had to move it to the biggest soundstage on Warner Bros.’ lot. Obviously, it was expensive so we’ve had to make a few changes. Tonight, if you play the game and you don’t win, you owe me $50,000.”

– Ellen DeGeneres jokes about the show’s new location in her introduction for this week’s Game of Games.

NCIS Gibbs Bishop
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Gibbs: “Rule 35, Bishop.”

Bishop: “Always watch the watchers.”

– Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon) reminds Agent Bishop (Emily Wickersham) to be aware of their surroundings while investigating their latest case.

This Is Us Randall Kevin

This Is Us (NBC)

“Do you ever wonder what it would’ve been like if Dad hadn’t died? If he hadn’t gone back in for that dog? If our lives would’ve turned out differently?”

– Randall (Sterling K. Brown) expresses his regret at not preventing Jack’s (Milo Ventimiglia) death to Kevin (Justin Hartley).

Debbie Downer Saturday Night Live
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Saturday Night Live (NBC)

“Unfortunately, with COVID-19, you can display no symptoms and still be wildly contagious. Hi, I’m Debbie.”

Rachel Dratch returns as her hilariously pessimistic character, Debbie Downer.

The Outsider HBO

The Outsider (HBO)

“Who’s Terry?”

– Holly (Cynthia Erivo) might not be what she seems at the finale’s end.

Nick Cannon and Sarah Palin in The Masked Singer
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The Masked Singer (Fox)

“You kicked butt, Sarah Palin.”

– Jennie McCarthy is shocked by a very unexpected Masked Singer contestant.

Everything's Gonna Be Okay Nicholas Genevieve
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Everything’s Gonna Be Okay (Freeform)

“Do you have a secret lover? Did you meet on MSN chat?”

– Nicholas (Josh Thomas) denies Genevieve’s (Maeve Press) request to go out.

Curb Your Enthusiasm Jon Hamm Larry David

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

“Can I just say, we ordered this for the table, and I feel like you’ve gone way over your appetizer allotment at this point.”

Jon Hamm picks up some very Larry David-ish behavior.

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This week’s television was full of drama, surprise and humor. The Bachelor and The Outsider finales brought shocking twists, while This Is Us headed to New York and Hillary Clinton took us down memory lane.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Curb Your Enthusiasm and SNL gave us our weekly dose of laughs, and heartwarming moments were shared between characters on The Good Doctor and Everything’s Gonna Be Okay.

Check out the gallery above to see this week’s best TV lines!