Best Lines of the Week (September 20-26): ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

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Prodigal Son (Fox)

“Oh, I gotta give them a hand.”

—Malcolm Bright (Tom Payne) nonchalantly (and we hope, in shock) after chopping off a man’s hand to save his life.

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Chicago Fire (NBC)

“I’m responsible for your life. Whether you care about it or not.”

– Lieutenant Hermann (David Eigenberg) to Ritter (Daniel Kyri) scolding him to his follow orders after a risky mission.

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Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix)

“Telltale Games, best known for The Walking Dead, which is based on a TV series that just won’t die. I mean we are on Season 9, just shoot it in the head and end it!”

–Hasan Minhaj in his latest episode discussing the “darker side” of the gaming industry.

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“Being separated from everything your heart holds dear takes its toll.”

—Landlady Odette (Elayn J. Taylor) relates to tenant Ziva (Cote de Pablo) after she goes into isolation undercover.

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The Resident (Fox)

“This isn’t about a lawsuit. I just want the truth. I must have the truth.”

—Kyle (Corbin Bernsen) shares his determination with Conrad (Matt Czuchry) to find out what happened to Jessica (Jessica Miesel).

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Mixed-ish (ABC)

“I wouldn’t go into your sweat lodge and put on deodorant.”

—Harrison (Gary Cole) clashes with daughter-in-law Alicia (Tika Sumpter) after she shows up to his corporate office in tie dye.


Unbelievable (Netflix)

“I know I’m supposed to say if I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t lie. But the truth is, I’d lie earlier and I’d lie better. I’d just figure it out on my own, by myself.”

—Marie (Kaitlyn Dever) explains her reasoning to therapist Dara (Brooke Smith) after being wrongfully fined for falsely reporting her assault.

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Emergence (ABC)

“If I remember, I’ll have to leave. And I want to stay.”

—Piper (Alexa Swinton) hopes to remain with police chief Jo Evans (Allison Tolman) after surviving a crash.

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This Is Us (NBC)

“I’m not going anywhere.”

–Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) reassures Rebecca (Mandy Moore) that they have a long future together after meeting her parents.

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Modern Family (ABC)

“She broke his heart after getting repulsed by the idea of marrying him!”

–Gloria (Sofia Vergara) yelling at Jay (Ed O’Neill) for hiring Manny’s ex-girlfriend.

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From the premieres of new seasons of Modern Family and Chicago Fire to Netflix’s new original series Unbelievable, here is a roundup of the best quotes from TV this week.