Nicolette Nevin: I mean, can I even stay here with Bell in charge?
Conrad Hawkins: We are all asking ourselves the same question.
Nicolette Nevin: But the patients need us.
Mina Okafor: God, I hate you.
AJ Austin: Ah, that's the first time you've called me by my name. Admit it. You have feelings. You care. You can have passion, you can love somebody even. It does not make you less of a doctor. No, in fact, it makes you a better one. You can help fix Micah if you can harness that passion to elevate your art because hear me out: there is no great art without passion.
Mina Okafor (to Dr. Austin): Listen, I've treated people wounded in civil wars and children dying of AIDS. None of that scared me. So you definitely don't scare me. Now, speak to me with respect, Dawg.
Patient's mother: Promise us that he's gonna be okay.
Mina Okafor: Surgeons don't make promises. But I'll make an exception.
Claire Thorpe: I am the CEO. His future is in my hands, not the other way around. And this is not only about Bell. It's about saving patients' lives. You are a great doctor. And if great doctors don't speak up... nothing changes.
Mina Okafor: I'll tell you the truth, but only within these walls. If you reference this conversation, I'll deny it ever happened.
Claire Thorpe: Understood. You have my word.
Mina Okafor: Let's start at the beginning, when he killed a patient during an appendectomy...
Joshua Williams: So your defense is, is that some mysterious person came into Lily's room after you left, and accelerated the flow rate, administering a lethal dose of potassium? Why would someone do that?
Nicolette Nevin: To kill Lily.
Joshua Williams: Um... Who would kill a patient who, by all accounts, is beloved by the entire staff?
Nicolette Nevin: I could guess, but I don't have any proof, so I'm not going to do that.
Joshua Williams: Well, if you have something to tell us, it would be in your best interest to do it now.
Nicolette Nevin: My best interest? None of this is in my best interest, or Lily's.
Joshua Williams: We want to know the truth. The family wants to know the truth.
Nicolette Nevin: No, you don't. And Lily's family wasn't here taking care of her. Not once over the two years that she was in and out. I comforted her. Talked to her about death. Bathed her, fed her. I cared for her. Not because I liked her, which I did, and not because she was one of my favorite patients, which she was. I cared for Lily the same way I care for all of my patients. 'Cause that is what nurses do. Now, doctors order tests, they prescribe meds, and they go home, but nurses... You know, doctors think the patients are theirs, but they're not. They're ours. The nurses'. Lily Kendall was my patient, and I did not harm her. But someone else did.
Devon Pravesh (to Conrad): So the way I see it, you have two options. One, you continue to hobble around here like an ass. Eventually you'll completely tear your ligament and require surgery. Or two, you pick one of these. Conrad. You didn't listen to Nic about Lane. I believed her. You didn't. I saved Lily once. You lost her. But you get to be the only one around here in pain? Don't malign me as a doctor, keeping me from treating your foot. For Lily, I was a better doctor than you were.
Conrad Hawkins: Maybe now isn't a good time to ask them to open their checkbook.
Randolph Bell: It's not always about the money. I'll wait a few days.
Nicolette Nevin: A few days?
Conrad Hawkins: He'll be back before lunch.
Randolph Bell: Well, in order to keep brilliant, young surgeons like Dr. Okafor here happy, we need the...
Potencional sponsor: Is that why you were invited here tonight, Dr. Okafor? To, um, help persuade us?
Mina Okafor: I was invited because I'm black. Apparently diversity matters.
Jude Silva: Don't you forget: I'm the attending, and you're the resident, brother.
Conrad Hawkins: So, technically, you outrank me, but that doesn't change the fact that you don't know what you're talking about. You and I aren't in the military anymore, brother. I don't even need to salute you.
Nicolette Nevin: You saved her life.
Devon Pravesh: That's kind of what we do around here, Nic.
Nicolette Nevin: Yeah, but wouldn't it be nice if your job was to help sick people, not save sick people from their doctors?
Devon Pravesh: It would be my first choice. Yeah.
Marshall Winthrop: I'm not investing in the hospital. Truth is, I never was. I was just doing some recon, that's all.
Conrad Hawkins: Recon for what?
Marshall Winthrop: I'm opening a small private hospital. What I hope will be the first of many. And I don't just want you to work there. I want you to run it...
Ben Wilmot: You think you're so damn smart. You know, one of these days your need to play God with the rules is gonna cost a patient their life. And when that happens, there'll be a long line of us ready to make sure your medical career goes up in flames.
Conrad Hawkins: One man against an army. Now you're talking my language. That gets me excited. You know what else gets me excited? Knowing that if your hand is still on my arm in three seconds, you'll be waking up in the ER with no memory of how you got there.