Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 22, 2011
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network

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Officer Joss Carter Person of Interest

Officer Joss Carter

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  Played by:
Taraji P. HensonTaraji P. Henson
Henson was born in southeast Washington, D.C., the daughter of Bernice Gordon, a corporate manager at ...

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Officer Joss Carter Quotes

03x09 - The Crossing Season 3 / Episode 9: - The Crossing

Officer Joss Carter: Something funny?
John Reese: Subway, thugs. Kind of reminds me of the first time we met.
03x09 - The Crossing Season 3 / Episode 9: - The Crossing

Harold Finch: [On the phone] Mr. Reese? Excuse me. I have some very bad news.
John Reese: Guessing this is about a number.
Harold Finch: Several, actually. It took me a while to realize that they were all prior aliases for one person. You, Mr. Reese.
Officer Joss Carter: [Looks at John] Something wrong?
John Reese: No more than usual.
03x09 - The Crossing Season 3 / Episode 9: - The Crossing

Officer Joss Carter: Keep moving.
Alonzo Quinn: Or what? You'll shoot me?
Officer Joss Carter: That's exactly what I'll do. I'm giving you a warning. That's more than you gave Cal.
John Reese: Finch, I need an exit strategy. Finch, you there?
Alonzo Quinn: [Holds up his phone] Looking for this? You two still believe you're the heroes of this story? My men will have every subway, train, and road from Queens blocked. This ends one way, and it's not with you riding into the sunset.
03x09 - The Crossing Season 3 / Episode 9: - The Crossing

Officer Joss Carter: [Hands Reese a phone] Courtesy of the driver. He's gonna have one hell of a headache when he wakes up.
John Reese: I did say I was sorry.
03x09 - The Crossing Season 3 / Episode 9: - The Crossing

Officer Joss Carter: Federal Plaza. Four blocks and only 15 rounds of ammo between us. And who knows how many guys HR has hiding in the shadows?
John Reese: So we wait until sunup. Less likely they'll risk taking a shot at us in broad daylight.
Alonzo Quinn: Still haven't learned yet, have you? There's no place you can hide, no place my men won't f - [Reese stabs him with a needle]
Officer Joss Carter: What was that?
John Reese: A sedative, I think.
03x09 - The Crossing Season 3 / Episode 9: - The Crossing

Officer Joss Carter: Care package for the road?
John Reese: 15 rounds, bone saw, scalpel, and some assorted tools.
Officer Joss Carter: You do realize we gotta kill HR before we can autopsy them.
John Reese: [Holds up a surgical tool] Apply the right amount of force, this can do some damage. [Shows a scar on his collar] Hezbollah surgeon. 2 more inches to the left, would've cut right through my axillary artery.
Officer Joss Carter: [Shows a scar on her stomach] Fallujah. 300-pound gorilla of a Marine escorting me. One minute, we're walking on patrol, and the next, I hear a click.
John Reese: Land mine?
Officer Joss Carter: Guy looked right into my eyes, then he was dust. Never saw it coming. When your time is up, it's up.
03x09 - The Crossing Season 3 / Episode 9: - The Crossing

John Reese: [Talking about old war wounds] That was a close call.
Officer Joss Carter: Yeah.
John Reese: Was that your closest?
Officer Joss Carter: [Points to her lower abdomen] 13 stitches.
John Reese: How'd the other guy fare?
Officer Joss Carter: Touch and go for a while. It was a C-section. Taylor was breech. Doctors weren't sure if he was gonna make it or not, had to rush me into surgery. It was the worst moment of my life, followed by the best. What about you, John? What was your closest? [John takes a stray bullet out of his pocket] That's got somebody's name on it?
John Reese: Mine. There was a time I thought about saying good-bye. Lost someone. Lost myself.
Officer Joss Carter: What happened? What stopped you?
John Reese: I got in a fight with some punks on a subway. Cop detained me. He brought me to you. You changed my mind, Joss. [Kisses her] You changed me.
03x09 - The Crossing Season 3 / Episode 9: - The Crossing

John Reese: I'm gonna draw them out. You make a run for it with Quinn.
Officer Joss Carter: Anything happens to you, I swear, I'll hate you forever.
John Reese: You're stuck with me, remember? You make sure Quinn gets what he deserves. See you on the other side.
03x09 - The Crossing Season 3 / Episode 9: - The Crossing

Officer Joss Carter: Know what happens if you try anything?
Alonzo Quinn: I believe I can fill in the blanks.
Officer Joss Carter: We're not stopping until we get you to the fed building downtown. So don't die on us, you hear?
Alonzo Quinn: You keep forgetting, this is my city. There's just two of you.
John Reese: Eh, we won't be outmatched for long. Finch is sending the cavalry.
03x09 - The Crossing Season 3 / Episode 9: - The Crossing

Officer Joss Carter: I'm sorry I got you into this. You get us into Manhattan, I'll take Quinn to the fed building alone.
John Reese: What is it about you, Joss, makes you want to do everything on your own?
Officer Joss Carter: What is it about you, John, that makes you want to save everybody else's life but your own?
03x05 - Razgovor Season 3 / Episode 5: - Razgovor

Officer Joss Carter: John, one of these days, I'm going to shoot you.
John Reese: I get that a lot.
03x05 - Razgovor Season 3 / Episode 5: - Razgovor

Officer Joss Carter: Busted, huh?
John Reese: Finch and I have known about your side project for a while. From what we've seen, you've got enough to bring down half the organization. You could bust them, make deals to take down the rest.
Officer Joss Carter: Special Agent Donnelly tried that. But HR rebuilt itself from ashes 'cause we didn't cut off the head. If we had, Cal might still be alive. I'm playing by different rules now. No deals. And I won't make a move until I can bring down the boss.
03x05 - Razgovor Season 3 / Episode 5: - Razgovor

John Reese: Finch, I'm closing in on the kidnapper's cell. [Bumps into Carter. She is also tracking a cell]
Officer Joss Carter: That's my guy.
John Reese: Paying my guy.
03x05 - Razgovor Season 3 / Episode 5: - Razgovor

Officer Joss Carter: So you're having a problem with someone at work. Who?
Officer Mike Laskey: You. I mean, what's going on? I'm supposed to have your back, but how can I help you if you don't even talk to me?
Officer Joss Carter: I'm fine.
Officer Mike Laskey: Like hell you are. With the secret phone calls in the night, ducking out in the middle of a shift, hush-hush meetings with some man in a suit. Who is he, anyway? 'Cause I don't think he's your boyfriend.
Officer Joss Carter: Why are you so curious? Is it maybe because of this? [Holds up a picture of Laskey with HR] I know, Laskey. I've known from the second your ass landed in my car
Officer Mike Laskey: Do you have any idea what it's like?
Officer Joss Carter: What what's like?
Officer Mike Laskey: Riding around all day with an arrogant bitch who doesn't know her place. They spared your life, but you keep pushing. And now your pal in the suit is gonna pay the price.
Officer Joss Carter: Trust me, he is not the one you should be worried about.
03x05 - Razgovor Season 3 / Episode 5: - Razgovor

Officer Mike Laskey: You know, when they, uh, assigned me to you, they told me to play the dumb rookie, see what I could find out. But Simmons gave me the authority to pull your card anytime I want. What ya think, Jerry? Should I earn myself a new partner?
Officer Joss Carter: You don't even know who you are yet, son. Do you? But you wanna play Billy Badass? You go right ahead. But I spent enough time with you to know you're afraid of me. That's why you have your idiot friend here for backup. I know you, Laskey. Just like I know Jerry back there is a lieutenant in Bronx Vice who paid for this bar with dirty cash from shaking down hookers. And I have the proof to put him away for it. Now I was gonna wait and arrest you two with everyone else. But if this is how you wanna play it, little man, guess I'll have to take you down right now. [Pulls out her cuffs] You both can go easy or it can be hard.
Jerry: [Pointing a gun] They should've killed you, you stupid bit - [Carter shoots him. Turns to Laskey]
Officer Joss Carter: Put the gun down. Put it down! [Laskey does] Sit down! Now we gotta figure this out.
Officer Mike Laskey: Figure this out? You just killed him.
Officer Joss Carter: No. You did. [Holds up his gun] Registered to you in the state of New Jersey. All I gotta do is submit it for ballistics. But I'm not gonna do that. Not yet. You don't work for HR anymore, son. You work for me now.
03x03 - Lady Killer Season 3 / Episode 3: - Lady Killer

Officer Joss Carter: So we're your bait.
Harold Finch: Rather a crude way of putting it, but I suppose it's apt. Our target is a chameleon and probable killer.
Officer Joss Carter: Just once, I wish you fellas would call with something that doesn't require firearms.
Harold Finch: Why? Are you not carrying?
Officer Joss Carter: I know better than to show up unprepared. [Pulls out her weapon, Shaw shows hers] You have the nano?
Sameen Shaw: Yeah.
Officer Joss Carter: I've been dying for one of these.
Sameen Shaw: Oh, you can borrow it any time.
03x03 - Lady Killer Season 3 / Episode 3: - Lady Killer

Harold Finch: Hello, Detective. I was hoping you could come by the safehouse tonight. I think I can assure you it'll be more interesting than arresting aging corporate attorneys for driving under the influence.
Officer Joss Carter: You wanna give me the headlines?
Harold Finch: Only that it will require... evening attire. [Tries to find the right words] What I mean to say is, something elegant, but also less than conservative.
Officer Joss Carter: Just what kind of job is this, Finch?
03x02 - Nothing To Hide Season 3 / Episode 2: - Nothing To Hide

Officer Joss Carter: [At a crime scene] First body?
Officer Mike Laskey: Yeah.
Officer Joss Carter: You okay?
Officer Mike Laskey: Yeah, fine. [Vomits]
Officer Joss Carter: Rookies.
03x02 - Nothing To Hide Season 3 / Episode 2: - Nothing To Hide

Officer Mike Laskey: Good morning.
Officer Joss Carter: We'll see.
Officer Mike Laskey: Before we roll, I just want to say I'm really looking forward to working together and...
Officer Joss Carter: Laskey, one, I didn't want to be an F. T. O. , but it beats being a vampire. Number two, When I tell you to do something, just you do it, no questions. And number three, Don't touch my radio.
03x02 - Nothing To Hide Season 3 / Episode 2: - Nothing To Hide

Karen Mills: When I got the package, I saw a chance to make Kruger feel the humiliation that I felt. So I took it.
Officer Joss Carter: Okay. I'm gonna let you off with a warning this time, Ms. Mills. So long as you take that package you got take it to a Detective Lionel Fusco at the 8th precinct, and you promise me you'll never do anything like that again.
Karen Mills: Thank you. I won't, Officer.
Officer Joss Carter: Good, 'cause the NYPD, we'll know.

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