Kevin Porter: Your father, he's a churchgoing man, right?
Marcus Cole: Yeah.
Kevin Porter: What do you think he would say if he listened to your tape?
Marcus Cole: What would your wife say if she listened to yours?
Kevin Porter: Oh, I already told my wife everything. And I've taken a long, hard look in the mirror. Have you?
Marcus Cole: Just find out who did this.
Kevin Porter: Marcus, I am on borrowed time here at Liberty and I know it. But as long as I am here, I'm gonna make sure that the kids who actually need my help get it. And those that need something else? That they get that, too.
Marcus Cole: I planted a seed for you. See, now if you get called up, they already think Hannah liked you. And if she came on to you, and you let her down gently, who knows what kind of lies she might've made up?
Bryce Walker: Well, f*ck me. Yeah. That's some high-level Jedi sh*t right there, buddy.
Marcus Cole: My whole life, my father told me people will judge me. People will assume they know who I am by looking at me. And that the deck is stacked against me. When you're faced with that, when you're without power, on the outside, you have tough choices. It's easy to hide. To give in to the pain. Like Hannah did. She started to believe that she was less than. To believe that a life of privilege and position was only for other people. But the truth is, privilege is a trap all its own. And we do ourselves no favors by keeping our heads down, by hiding. You have to find a way to hold your head up. When you're marginalized, powerless, you have to find strength somewhere. In friends. When you feel left out, when you feel like this high school world is against you, it can be lonely and frightening.
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