Best Lines of the Week (Nov. 8 – 14): ‘When Did You Become So Desperate?’

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Ambitions (OWN)

“When did you become so desperate, stripping down to your undies in the hotel room of a married man who obviously doesn’t want you?”

—Amara (Essence Atkins) confronts Stephanie (Robin Givens) after an apparent attempted affair with Amara’s husband, Titus (Kendrick Cross), in the mid-season premiere.

Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty (Hulu)

“Sometimes we’ll do classic stuff. Other times, we’ll do whatever. And sometimes we won’t even do anything!”

—Rick (Justin Roiland) and Morty (Justin Roiland) agree to do more of what they love.


Dickinson (AppleTV+)

“If I read a book and it makes my body so cold no fire can warm me, then I know that’s poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it.”

—Emily (Hailee Steinfeld) shares her definition of poetry.

This Is Us

This Is Us (NBC)

“I bet you 20 bucks I can get her to take off her clothes within 20 minutes of meeting her.”

—Kevin (Justin Hartley) gets into a bar fight and mocks that the could easily seduce the stranger’s wife.

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The Mandalorian (Disney+)

“I like those odds.”

—Bounty hunter the Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) challenges troops that outnumber him 4 to 1.

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The End of the F***ing World (Netflix)

“You think you’ve run away from something, but actually, you’ve been carrying it with you the whole time.”

—Alyssa (Jessica Barden) comes to terms with her traumatic assault.

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American Horror Story: 1984 (FX)

“I guess in the end, I did it for me as much as for you.”

—Brooke (Emma Roberts) sends money to Bobby (Finn Wittrock) to help him have a normal life after years of torment.

The Voice

The Voice (NBC)

“Let’s be real: not even people on the radio can hit those notes.”

—Coach Kelly Clarkson is impressed by a contestant’s rendition of Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.”

Catherine the Great

Catherine The Great (HBO)

Countess Bruce: “You showed the world what women can achieve.”

Catherine the Great: “I enjoyed it all. Every single second.”

—Countess Bruce (Gina McKee) praises Catherine the Great (Helen Mirren) in the finale.

Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot (USA)

“I’m going to break Elliot, and you’re going to be my bat.”

—Vera (Elliot Villar) warns Krista (Gloria Reuben) about his plans for Elliot (Rami Malek).

A Million Little Things

A Million Little Things (ABC)

“I know you’re a good lawyer, Katherine. I’m asking you to be a good person.”

—Delilah (Stephanie Szostak) criticizes Katherine’s (Grace Park) request to add Eddie (David Giuntoli) to Delilah’s daughter’s birth certificate.


See (AppleTV+)

“I won’t die for this city. This city will die for me.”

—Queen Kane (Sylvia Hoeks) retaliates against two of her royal cabinet members after an assassination attempt.


Watchmen (HBO)

“People who wear masks are driven by trauma. They’re obsessed with justice because of some injustice they suffered, usually when they were kids.”

—Laurie (Jean Smart) analyzes Angela (Regina King) and her alter ego persona.

The Good Place

The Good Place (NBC)

“I don’t say ‘no’ a lot. Did I pronounce that right?”

—Janet (D’Arcy Carden) tries something new after defying The Judge (Maya Rudolph).

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The CW

Black Lightning (The CW)

“After I kill Black Lightning and that lying bastard Jefferson Pierce, you and your beautiful daughters will have nothing to fear from me.”

—Patient 49 aka Tobias (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III) threatens Lynn (Christine Adams).

The Good Doctor

The Good Doctor (ABC)

“You can’t pack a lifetime of things you’re going to miss into one day.”

—Claire (Antonia Thomas) tells the difficult truth to patient Charlie (Kiefer O’Reilly) after she trie to give him a series of “firsts” the day before his surgery that will leave him blind.

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This week had the Disney+ streaming service kicking off with The Mandalorian premiere, Rick and Morty began its fourth season, and OWN’s Ambitions returned mid-season. Plus fans said goodbye to Catherine the Great, The End of the F***ing World, and American Horror Story: 1984, which all aired their finales.

But don’t worry, there’s plenty of drama still with fan favorites This Is Us, The Good Doctor, AppleTV+’s See, and the final season of Mr. Robot.

Check out the gallery above for some of our favorite lines this week.