Hughie Campbell: I've been thinking about that lately... the hanging in there. And I think maybe I am too clingy.
Annie January: No, you're not.
Hughie Campbell: Sticking with people just because I'm terrified of losing them? I-I... I can't do that anymore. I think it's time I go off, stand on my own two feet for once.
Annie January: Right. Um... Yeah, no worries. We'll, um... We'll just be friends, then.
Hughie Campbell: Oh... oh, God, no. No, no, no. I'm still gonna cling onto you, I'm not f*cking crazy.
Stormfront: Who's the greatest superhero of all time?
Annie January: Hmm, Homelander?
Stormfront: No. Pippi Longstocking. (Annie is confused) Pippi Longstocking... She's a nine-year-old girl. Lived in a house all by herself. Pet monkey. Could lift a horse with one hand. You-you haven't read Pippi Longstocking?
Annie January: I guess not.
Stormfront: Hmm. Okay, well, uh, I used to dress as her every Halloween, and all the girls dressed like Disney sluts would make fun of me, and you know what I thought? I thought, "Who f*cking cares?" Pippi didn't care. She never cared about being polite. Or cute. Look. F*ck this world for confusing nice with good. Be a b*tch if you want. Be whatever. Just drop the mask once in a while. Feels good. You can finally breathe. Oh, and if someone sticks a d*ck in your mouth, bite it off. Pippi Longstocking would bite a "D." That's for damn sure.
Annie January: Today, I wanted to share with you how I accepted Christ... as my personal savior. How His way is the only way... Uh... Just... just please stop the music. Please stop. (music turns off) You want me to just suck it up and do this for you? Hmm? You have no idea what you're really asking. You have no idea what I've been through. Every single word that I say up here, I'm reading from a script. I didn't write any of these words. I don't even know if I believe in them. I mean, I believe in God, I love God so much, but... Honestly, it's... it's just how goddamn certain everyone is around here. I mean, tickets start at, what, 170 bucks, so that these people can tell you how to get to heaven? How do they know? How does anybody know? When the Bible was written, life expectancy was 30 years old. I mean, I'm not so sure you're supposed to take it literally. It also says that it's a sin to eat shrimp. What, if you're gay or if you're Gandhi, you're going to hell? I mean... And if you have sex before marriage, that's, that's not immoral. That's human. What's immoral is the guy who shoved his d*ck in my face. Here's the truth. Anyone who tells you they know the answers is lying. And I know, I know, I'm supposed to be this hero-idol-symbol-whatever, but I don't know what the hell I'm doing. I'm just as scared and confused as the rest of you. I'm done pretending, and I'm done taking any more sh*t. Thank you.
Annie January: I'm just having a bad day.
Hughie Campbell: Yeah, me, too. Uh... is it, like, a-a work thing, or... a-a life thing?
Annie January: It's a work thing. You?
Hughie Campbell: Uh... life thing.
Annie January: You know how you have this... image of yourself? Like, I thought I was strong. You know? Like, made of steel. A fighter. And... then I was faced with this horrible situation with this a**hole... and... I just heard my mom's voice in my head, "Keep smiling, the show must go on," and... I didn't fight. And now I just feel sick. Partly because I did it, but... mostly because... turns out I'm not who I thought I was.
Annie January: I was born Super-Abled. Uh, my mom was thrilled. She took me to all the little miss hero pageants, but I hated it. Ugh, I mean, I can still... smell the hairspray. Uh, but... at the Q and A, they always asked me what my wish was, and I always said, "to save the world." And the judges just chuckled like it was cute. But it wasn't a joke to me. Since when did "hopeful" and "naive" become the same thing? I mean, why would you get into this business if not to save the world? That's all I have ever wanted. And that's why I've always wanted to be in The Seven.