Aug. 13, 2012
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Rusty Beck

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Rusty Beck Quotes

02x19 - Return to Sender Part 2 Season 2 / Episode 19: - Return to Sender Part 2

Julio Sanchez: It's all right. I wake up screaming too. [pause] This place is pretty scary, huh? You'll feel better after you say your piece in court today.
Rusty Beck: Has there been an arrest yet?
Julio Sanchez: Don't worry about that guy. I'm gonna kill that guy.
02x19 - Return to Sender Part 2 Season 2 / Episode 19: - Return to Sender Part 2

Linda Rothman: How are you holding up?
Rusty Beck: Fantastic. Thanks for asking.
Linda Rothman: Fantastic? Is that why your guardian asked the psychologist Dr. Joseph Bowman to perform an evaluation of your mental status because you're fantastic?
Rusty Beck: No. That was... um... that was for another reason.
Linda Rothman: What reason?
Rusty Beck: It was related to a lie that I told Captain Raydor.
Linda Rothman: So you're still lying to the police? Surprised. About what this time? About what did you lie to the police?
Rusty Beck: I don't think I can say.
Linda Rothman: Your Honor?
Rusty Beck: I, I, I can't... I can't answer that. I really can't...
Linda Rothman: Your Honor?
Judge Grove: Rusty, you will answer truthfully, as you have been sworn to do. About what did you lie to the police?
Rusty Beck: I lied about all of the threatening letters I had received about my testimony against Phillip Stroh.
Linda Rothman: Your Honor, I object!
Judge Grove: To your own question? Too late. You asked and demanded an answer. And now these letters are on the record. I'd like to read them, DDA Rios, if you could hand them over after we're done here today.
02x19 - Return to Sender Part 2 Season 2 / Episode 19: - Return to Sender Part 2

Rusty Beck: Thank you for everything that you've done for me, but I don't think I should live with you anymore.
Sharon Raydor: Why?
Rusty Beck: Because I don't think you'll want me there.
Sharon Raydor: Rusty, why on earth would you say that?
Rusty Beck: Because I... I played chess with that Wade guy. And... and in some ways, not... not... not... not the illegal ways, not... not the violent ways, but in other ways that I can't fix, I'm just like him.
Sharon Raydor: No, no, no, no. You are not like Wade Weller.
Rusty Beck: Yes, I am, I am just like him. I'm exactly like him, and I'm... I'm... I'm just like Dr. Morales and... and maybe Dr. Joe and all of those guys who picked me up on the street. And I can't fix it, Sharon. I can't... I can't fix it. I am just like them, Sharon. I am just like them.
Sharon Raydor: Rusty, what you are... is who I love. And all of you is coming home.
02x18 - Return to Sender Part 1 Season 2 / Episode 18: - Return to Sender Part 1

Billy: Hey. Anyone in front of me?
Rusty Beck: No. Have a seat. I'm Rusty.
Billy: Bill. Nice to meet you. [clears throat] You mind if we have a little music? It helps me focus. Especially when I'm playing in the top tier over here.
02x18 - Return to Sender Part 1 Season 2 / Episode 18: - Return to Sender Part 1

Rusty Beck: [sees plastic cover on the couch] What's with the plastic? Is it to, like, keep stuff off the couch or something?
Billy: No, no. The plastic is to minimize my contact with blood.
Rusty Beck: Your what? [alarm blares]
02x17 - Year-End Blowout Season 2 / Episode 17: - Year-End Blowout

Rusty Beck: And I've already spent a lot of time, like, blending in with crowds and staying alert. Isn't that what undercover is all about?
Amy Sykes: You're not going undercover. You're gonna be in plain sight all the time. [Rusty gets into the car] But that's only if you can demonstrate your training, and you're not doing that.
Rusty Beck: [laughs] What? You're criticizing me already. Amy, I just got in the car.
Amy Sykes: Without checking the backseat of your vehicle for an assailant, which you've been told a thousand times to do.
Rusty Beck: Oh, my God. I have been in the car for like two seconds.
Amy Sykes: If you screw up the drive tomorrow, and not checking the backseat first is screwing up the drive, this whole operation to draw out the person writing you threatening letters will be called off. And if you don't want that to happen, you need to spend the rest of the day doing exactly what I tell you.
02x17 - Year-End Blowout Season 2 / Episode 17: - Year-End Blowout

Lt. Chuck Cooper: So this is our Number One for tomorrow, right?
Rusty Beck: What?
Amy Sykes: During the operation, your radio call name will be Number One.
Rusty Beck: Oh. Beats being called number two.
Lt. Chuck Cooper: Oh, you're very funny, Mr. Jump Street.
Rusty Beck: Yeah, all I meant was that...
Lt. Chuck Cooper: Oh, very funny. Now, sit down. Impress me. I want to be impressed because there's no way I'm putting some kid on the street unless I know he's going to cooperate with me 1,000 percent. You got that, Jump Street? I want to be impressed.
02x16 - Risk Assessment Season 2 / Episode 16: - Risk Assessment

Louie Provenza: And the only reason that you are riding along with us is to see if you can be a team player and follow directions. And so far, Mr. Beck, you are doing a crappy job.
Rusty Beck: Let's have it.
Louie Provenza: Stay in the hall.
Rusty Beck: Geez. Why is he being so rude?
Buzz Watson: Not following orders is worse than being rude. If you want the captain to sign papers approving your participation in an SIS operation, you better do what the lieutenant says.
Rusty Beck: Bu... but just standing here is boring.
Buzz Watson: You expect us all to be fascinated with your life, but you never take the smallest interest in other people.
Rusty Beck: I do so take an interest in other people. I do that all the time.
Buzz Watson: All the time? Really?
Rusty Beck: Yeah.
Buzz Watson: So tell me, why did Lieutenant Provenza become a detective? What was Mike Tao going to do before he started working Homicides? The reason you can't answer those questions is because you never ask people about themselves, ever. Not even how they're doing in the morning.
Rusty Beck: Well, I don't have to ask how you're doing, because you're, like, obviously in a really bad mood.
Buzz Watson: No. I'm disappointed... again.
02x16 - Risk Assessment Season 2 / Episode 16: - Risk Assessment

Rusty Beck: So I've been thinking over being a team player, and if this really is a team, then shouldn't I know more about the people playing on it?
Andy Flynn: You asking a question about us?
Rusty Beck: Yes. Why is that such a huge surprise? It's not like I'm an egomaniac. I am interested in other people.
Louie Provenza: Okay. All right. What are you interested in?
Rusty Beck: Well, you know, like, why did you become a police officer?
Louie Provenza: 'Cause I'm scared of fire. I'd rather be shot at than stand on the roof of a burning building surrounded by flames. Plus, I enjoy telling people what to do. It's fulfilling.
Rusty Beck: And uh, what about you, Lieutenant Flynn?
Louie Provenza: Oh, God. The short version, please.
Andy Flynn: When I was a kid, my older brother and I, we "borrowed" a motorcycle that belonged to my cousin and took it for a joyride. And this cop, Officer Nichols, he caught us and brought us downtown, showed us the jail, and said, "This is where you're headed." Now my brother, he didn't think too much of Officer Nichols, but me, I decided, better putting people in jail than going there myself. Right?
Rusty Beck: So, you were almost a criminal.
Louie Provenza: Ah, here we are.
02x16 - Risk Assessment Season 2 / Episode 16: - Risk Assessment

Andy Flynn: Mike, you have an apartment number for our victim?
Rusty Beck: I think it's that one.
Louie Provenza: And how do you know that, Detective Beck?
Rusty Beck: Because that's where Brenda's husband is standing.
02x16 - Risk Assessment Season 2 / Episode 16: - Risk Assessment

Rusty Beck: So, uh, Julio? May I ask you a personal question? How did you decide to join the police?
Julio Sanchez: Uh, when I was 13, a couple of gangsters murdered my cat Osa. I decided to keep track of her killers, so one day I could arrest them.
Rusty Beck: For killing your cat?
Julio Sanchez: Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Um, eventually, I got them for attempted murder and rape. You know, by then, they were third strikers, so I put them away for the rest of their lives. It felt good.
02x16 - Risk Assessment Season 2 / Episode 16: - Risk Assessment

Rusty Beck: So, a day like today must be, like, why you became a police officer in the first place, right?
Sharon Raydor: Well, I had no intention of being a police officer. I only took this job so that I could help pay Jack's way through law school, and then Jack was gonna help pay my way through law school. Hmm, hmm.
Rusty Beck: And then?
Sharon Raydor: And then I got pregnant, then I got pregnant again, and then, and then Jack left. And to be entirely honest with you, by then, I liked the law a lot better than I liked the lawyers. And then there's the idea of saving people from bad things. I liked that, too.
Rusty Beck: Yeah, I know.
02x16 - Risk Assessment Season 2 / Episode 16: - Risk Assessment

Buzz Watson: These guys really killed that 15 year old kid Tyler, just to make an example out of him?
Amy Sykes: Sounds horrible, I've seen worse.
Rusty Beck: Where did you see worse?
Amy Sykes: Kabul. While I was an MP, stands for Military Police. We had interpreters, locals, and they were murdered sometimes for helping us, just to show what would happen to Afghans who supported our troops.
Rusty Beck: Military Police? Is that how you became a cop?
Amy Sykes: Police officer, you mean? No, I went ahead and got my undergrad in political science. Turns out chasing bad guys is a lot more fun than arguing about government. Working Homicide, it's clearer who the bad guys are. Couldn't always stop them in Kabul. Here I can. Best job in the world.
02x16 - Risk Assessment Season 2 / Episode 16: - Risk Assessment

Mike Tao: And you should know by now, how seriously we look after our witnesses.
Rusty Beck: Yeah, yeah, yeah. You know, it's kind of weird how much trouble you guys go to, to protect people you don't even know. What made you want to do that?
Mike Tao: Me, personally?
Rusty Beck: Yeah.
Mike Tao: I started out in med school. You know, make my folks happy. I thought I'd work in an ER, but the more I learned about being a doctor, the more it seemed about paperwork and liability insurance. Physicians spend a lot of time covering their butts. We spend a lot of time covering each other, and I like it better that way.
02x16 - Risk Assessment Season 2 / Episode 16: - Risk Assessment

Rusty Beck: The... The approval papers. Sharon just signed them.
Buzz Watson: Well, congratulations. You didn't screw it up.
Rusty Beck: Well, maybe this is how I get my start. Although I can't imagine ever working here for a living. [pause] Hey, you know, I talked to everyone else about it, but I never got to you. I mean, you're a part of the squad, right?
Buzz Watson: Uh, yeah.
Rusty Beck: Well, so, what made you decide to work here?
Buzz Watson: When I was 11 years old, my father and uncle were leaving a Kings game, stopped at an ATM on the way home, and were both robbed and shot to death.
Rusty Beck: Oh, my God. Buzz, I... I am so sorry.
Buzz Watson: Yeah. So I thought, like Julio, I'd join the academy, became a detective one day, track down the killers myself. But my mother was terrified something would happen to me and then there'd be no one left to take care of her. So I got my film degree instead. Now here I am, directing an important movie every day of the week, helping rescue those we can. Maybe rescuing ourselves a little, if we're totally honest about it.
Rusty Beck: Yeah, I might be doing that. Huh. Rescuing myself.
Buzz Watson: Well, that's what we're all hoping.
02x15 - Curve Ball Season 2 / Episode 15: - Curve Ball

Rusty Beck: God, you got a lot of angel ornaments.
Sharon Raydor: Oh, you can never have too many angels.
02x15 - Curve Ball Season 2 / Episode 15: - Curve Ball

Dr. Joe Bowman: One last question. Walk me out.
Rusty Beck: The last question?
Dr. Joe Bowman: If your mom came back today, would you get in a car and drive off with her? [pause] Or would you stay where you are with Sharon?
Rusty Beck: I don't know anymore. I... I don't know.
Dr. Joe Bowman: Interesting... Okay. Well, that's good, I think. That's good.
02x14 - All In Season 2 / Episode 14: - All In

D.D.A. Emma Rios: Excuse me. Do you have a minute? Because I want to apologize. I'm... very sorry about trying to stop you from seeing a doctor, but my concern for your safety is real. I don't believe the state should expose minors to the kind of danger you're facing.
Rusty Beck: Anything else?
D.D.A. Emma Rios: Just doing my job. Sorry.
Rusty Beck: Your job sucks. But that's an apology I can accept. Good night, Emma.
02x13 - Jailbait Season 2 / Episode 13: - Jailbait

Rusty Beck: I don't see how feeling sorry for myself will change anything. It won't my mom back, it won't change what happened to me.
Dr. Joe Bowman: Pity is one thing. Sympathy is another. Forget about yourself for a second. Picture another 15-year old boy, walking through the zoo at Griffith Park, expecting to be picked up by his mom. Picture him waiting. Picture his panic as he begins to understand his mother's not showing up. Picture him with no resources, and no clothes and no food, and nothing but the knapsack that he was carrying with him, walking three miles back to the apartment where he'd been living, only to find one small suitcase, packed, and left behind. And himself alone. Can you picture that, Rusty?
Rusty Beck: Yeah. I can picture that, yeah.
Dr. Joe Bowman: Anything you'd like to say to that boy?
Rusty Beck: I... I'd tell him that it wasn't his fault. And that even though he might have to do some bad things... though some bad things might happen to him... that he'd end up with people who cared about him.
Dr. Joe Bowman: So, you do have some sympathy for that boy?
Rusty Beck: Yeah, sure.
Dr. Joe Bowman: Okay... Okay. I was supposed to do a straight two days with you, but we had a little trouble getting started, so... fill out this paperwork, and, I'll make some time for you right before Christmas, and we'll see if we can finish up.
02x12 - Pick Your Poison Season 2 / Episode 12: - Pick Your Poison

Rusty Beck: I feel like my life is like... I just, I feel like my life is being sacrificed so that you all can have a trial.
Lt. Louie Provenza: It's tough. We know that. That's why we wanna talk to you about all three ways to deal with these threats.
Assistant Chief Taylor: Not three ways. Two ways.
Lt. Louie Provenza: Three.
Assistant Chief Taylor: No. No, no.
02x10 - Backfire Season 2 / Episode 10: - Backfire

Rusty Beck: Uh, that girl, Briana? You said you were looking for her boyfriend. Did you find him yet?
Captain Sharon Raydor: Um, yeah. But unfortunately, he was already murdered.
Rusty Beck: Why?
Captain Sharon Raydor: Well, because, if you hang out with criminals, you eventually are going to become a witness, a suspect, or a victim.
02x06 - Boys Will Be Boys Season 2 / Episode 6: - Boys Will Be Boys

Jackson Raydor: Oh, oh, oh. I just had another flash of what I modestly call genius.
Rusty Beck: He has.
Jackson Raydor: What better, what safer, what more trustworthy cop to accompany our young students of Romeo and Juliet to the movies than you?
Captain Sharon Raydor: Tonight?
Jackson Raydor: Mm, hm.
Kris Slater: They're showing Shakespeare in Love at Hollywood Forever.
Jackson Raydor: Blankets. A picnic. Mistaken identities. Romance. Role reversals. Outrageous fortune. Kids really wanna go, but they can't without you. What say you, madam?
02x03 - Under the Influence Season 2 / Episode 3: - Under the Influence

Captain Sharon Raydor: "Write about the person in your life who has influenced you the most."
Buzz Watson: I proofed it. Just read the first line.
Captain Sharon Raydor: Okay. "From the day I finally learned to tie my shoes, the person who has exercised the most influence in my life is me." [pause] Oh.
Rusty Beck: What? It's true.
02x03 - Under the Influence Season 2 / Episode 3: - Under the Influence

Rusty Beck: "As my mother drifted further and further away under the influence of crack and finally disappeared, in a curious contradiction of our circumstances, her affect on the choices I make has only increased. I sometimes wonder why she cannot choose me over using drugs, but I will never wonder if I will do that to other people. And I won't run away from problems again, no matter how threatening they may seem. These are the lessons my mother taught me, even as she failed to learn them herself."
Captain Sharon Raydor: That was very good. Very you.
Rusty Beck: For better or for worse?
Captain Sharon Raydor: Oh, for better. Very, very much better.
02x02 - False Pretenses Season 2 / Episode 2: - False Pretenses

Captain Sharon Raydor: Well, it's just while we wait until the lab results from the letter come back. If you don't mind.
Rusty Beck: Well, you're asking me? So it sounds like I have a choice?
Captain Sharon Raydor: That would be misleading.
02x01 - Final Cut Season 2 / Episode 1: - Final Cut

Captain Sharon Raydor: Let me explain to you just how important you are to this process. A man who raped, and killed five young girls could end up going free, unless you speak up. Is that what you want to happen?
Rusty Beck: No. No, Sharon. Obviously, I don't want that to happen. But even... even if I... I plead the Fifth or whatever, people will find out about me. They will.
Captain Sharon Raydor: And they will also find out... that under... very difficult circumstances and against your own best interests that Rusty Beck was the kind of person who was brave enough to do the right thing.
02x01 - Final Cut Season 2 / Episode 1: - Final Cut

Rusty Beck: And, uh, can you... make Sharon think that it was, like, all your idea?
Lt. Louie Provenza: Well... I have no problem taking credit for other people's ideas. How do you think I became a lieutenant?
01x04 - The Ecstasy and the Agony Season 1 / Episode 4: - The Ecstasy and the Agony

Rusty Beck: I shouldn't be going to this school. I'm not even Catholic.
Captain Sharon Raydor: Just walk around with a guilty expression on your face, you'll fit right in.
01x01 - Reload Season 1 / Episode 1: - Reload

Rusty Beck: Don't think I'm gonna be all, like, thankful for you taking me in.
Captain Sharon Raydor: Oh, trust me. You're not the first adolescent to my home with your presence. Having raised two teenagers of my own, I have tremendous capacity for ingratitude. [pauses] Rusty, it's so funny. Just when you get good at being a mother, you're fired.
Rusty Beck: Or you quit.
01x01 - Reload Season 1 / Episode 1: - Reload

Rusty Beck: So, what are we supposed to call each other, anyway?
Captain Sharon Raydor: Oh. I think you should call me Captain Raydor.
Rusty Beck: Okay. And you can call me Mr. Beck.
Captain Sharon Raydor: *You* are the child in this relationship.
Rusty Beck: No, I am the witness. If you are the police officer, then I am the witness.
Captain Sharon Raydor: There are not a lot of people around here who call me by my first name.
Rusty Beck: Oh, well, maybe that's why you live alone with a spare bedroom.
Captain Sharon Raydor: I live alone because my children are grown. The spare bedroom is for when they visit. But you may call me Sharon. How's that?
Rusty Beck: *Sharon*? What, is that like your bad idea of a joke of something?
Captain Sharon Raydor: Why do you say that?
Rusty Beck: Sharon is my mother's name.
Captain Sharon Raydor: [sighs] Oh.
Rusty Beck: God, you haven't been looking for her at all, have you?
Captain Sharon Raydor: Rusty, I just got this job yesterday. Give me a chance to catch up. I am making a good-faith effort. I am. Rusty, if it is possible to find your mother, I will do it. I promise you.
Rusty Beck: Sure you will, Captain. Sure you will.

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