Will McAvoy: [after being served a subpoena to appear for questioning] You think it's possible I'm not as big a TV star as I thought?
Jim Harper: [Entering the control room] Do you have the first idea how any of this equipment works?
Don Keefer: I don't know how electricity works. Just start pressing buttons.
Charlie Skinner: [to FBI agent] We're gonna need your first name for the banner. Is it Kip?
Rodger Hutchinson: Your lack of cooperation will be noted for our report.
Molly Levy: Hope that doesn't leak to the press.
MacKenzie McHale: I'm gonna make sure it does.
Will McAvoy: I'm being cooperative. Can it be noted that some of us are being down right docile?
Charlie Skinner: So, it's Kip?
Rodger Hutchinson: Rodger. With a D.
Charlie Skinner: We're gonna misspell it.
Maggie Jordan: I have here an EPA report that's been embargoed.
Jim Harper: How'd you get it?
Maggie Jordan: It doesn't matter. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego measured the levels of carbon dioxide atop Mauna Loa, a volcano in Hawaii, and found that it's passed a long feared milestone: 400 parts per million, which is a concentration not seen on Earth in millions of years.
Jim Harper: [pause] Here's what happened. You started talking about CO2 levels, and I started thinking about other things in my head.
Gary Cooper: [singing as he exits the elevator and walks down the halls to the news room, shocked to see it filled with FBI agents] In olden days, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, but now God knows, anything goes. Good authors too who once knew better words now only use four letter words, writing- What the fuck is going on?
Don Keefer: [Cocky, still wearing a headset] Freedom won, and not a bullet was fired.
Jim Harper: [Just as smug as Don] Let this day be recorded in the all...
Maggie Jordan: Your fly's unzipped.
[She leaves the control room]
Jim Harper: I'm not sure how I feel about new confident Maggie.
Don Keefer: She's lookin' good.
Sloan Sabbith: [From the studio set] I can still hear you.
Don Keefer: [pause] Do you think there's any chance she's, uh...
Sloan Sabbith: I'm not pretending.
Charlie Skinner: So, here's what I need you to do.
Will McAvoy: What *you* need us to do, or what the Lansings need us to do?
Charlie Skinner: At this moment, what the Lansings want is what I want. They spent the last year doing nothing but standing by us when it made a lot more sense to not- not to- not to stand by- to not stand by- I'm saying, it would have made more sense...
MacKenzie McHale: Find your way home.
Charlie Skinner: To dump us.
Alex Thacker: The copy should have been assigned to me, but Gary assigned it to Stacey.
Don Keefer: [to the HR rep] Once I give it to Gary, Gary gets to make that call.
Alex Thacker: Based on merit, not based on who he prefers to sleep with at any particular moment.
Gary Cooper: I'm not sleeping and I've never slept with Stacey.
Alex Thacker: That may or may not be, but probably is a lie.
Alex Thacker: What we know for sure is Gary flirted with me, hit on me, took me out five times, slept with me twice, and then dumped me in a pile with the rest of the staffers he's used for his pleasure.
Don Keefer: I can't emphasize this enough. This is the new HR rep.
Alex Thacker: And I'm fine with all of that.
Don Keefer: So we're cool.
Wyatt Geary: No.
Alex Thacker: What I am not fine with is being passed over for an assignment at work because I exercised poor judgment in my personal life.
Gary Cooper: I gave it to her because she's better at this kind of thing.
Alex Thacker: What kind of thing?
Gary Cooper: The intersection of pop culture and the Holocaust. That might sound crazy.
Don Keefer: It did.
Gary Cooper: Look, I've gone out with several of the women in this building.
Don Keefer: Maybe you don't understand what HR does.
Alex Thacker: You're saying Stacey is a better writer than I am?
Gary Cooper: She's a different writer than you.
Alex Thacker: Different? Like I'm tired of this one, so I'll try a different one?
Don Keefer: I told Gary to give it to Stacey, all right? He is covering for me. I told him to give it to her because she is a better writer than you are.
Alex Thacker: Well, what am I supposed to do?
Don Keefer: Write better. That's it. Thank you both.