JD: They're going to find you eventually. There is no future if we keep running. Not for anybody. Now this? This is a magic bullet. And we're going to use it. No matter what happens.
Molly: Zugzwang.

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Charlie: Lucy, don't do this!
Lucy: As they say in Paris -- au revoir.

We called it Einstein's Regret. It was either that or Zugzwang. It's a chess term. When a player has to move, but any move weakens his position. I'm about to make a move that's going to weaken my position substantially.


JD: Where should we go?
Molly: Anywhere we want. You choose.
JD: Mexico.
Molly: No, it's too hot. How about Montana? I see you as a cowboy.
JD: I do have the boots for it.
Molly: We could grow our own food, have fish in a pond.
JD: Ride out the apocalypse like Calderon and Frankie.
Molly: It's working for them.

Molly: I have lost too many people that I loved. And I am not gonna lose you, too.
JD: You're not gonna. This is my choice.

Julie: What's wrong?
Charlie: She thinks it's a date.
Julie: Great! Charlie, she used you, she blackmailed you. Don't forget, she's a killer.
Charlie: Because we made her that way. I mean, she was supposed to be like Ethan, remember? She was supposed to have free will. We just took it away and forced a destiny on her.
Julie: Well, maybe if you had put the damn limiters on when you were supposed to...
Charlie: Says the woman who wiped a kid's memory and rushed a bunch of robot soldiers through production like she was opening up a fast food joint.

Molly? This is John. If you're listening to this, it means I'm dead. I built this message into Ethan in the event of the worst case scenario. That scenario has happened. A Humanich has killed a human being and breached the primary protocol. This is a harbinger of greater crimes to come. There's only one thing that can stop them. The person who has been entrusted with guarding this is Nicholas Calderon. He's your only hope.

John (through Ethan)

Ethan: So what are your intentions?
JD: Intentions?
Ethan: With my mom.
JD: OK. My intentions are to keep her, you, and your friend Terra there safe. How's that sound?
Ethan: Sounds... good.

Toby: Nicholas Calderon, what do you know about him?
Molly: All I know is that he and John created the Humanich prototype together, they had a huge falling out. And then...
Toby: His work took a turn for the dramatic. Blew up a defense building in Wichita a few years back. Swore he was just getting warmed up.

You're not the only one that's been given a second chance. Look, I don't believe in that destiny crap, I just don't. But when I add up all the things that had to happen to bring us together... that's all the proof I need to know that the universe has a couple miracles up its sleeve. Even for us.


Molly: Our people didn't come clear around the universe so you could die. We came to live.
Terra: You're not one of us.
Molly: Yes, I am. I shed the last of my old life today. Woke with clear eyes and an understanding of what can be. We can build the future... together.

There's a poetry to it, isn't there? They make a virus to destroy us, we release viruses to destroy them.


Extant Quotes

I don't know what's going on with you, but you better get used to it because that kid is the closest we're ever going to become to being parents.


Well you know what? I think we always end up where we're supposed to.