Pearson Season 1 Episode 2: "The Superintendent" Quotes
Two birds. Instead of telling the public why you brought me in which you should have had an answer for this morning, show them!Jessica
Jessica: You brought me in to put out your fires Mr. Mayor.
Bobby: Not the ones you goddamn start!
Jessica: I need a minute.
Keri: I'm sorry. I'm too busy cleaning up your mess.
Jessica: You know we can keep slinging mud at each other, or we can talk like two grown women.
Keri: Oh, the feminist card. You must be desperate.
Chuck: As long as Jessica Pearson is part of your administration, we don't have much to talk about.
Bobby: You need a contract, Chuck.
Chuck: And you need a police force.
God knows I'm no fan of the police over here, but no police is a whole other set of problems.Lillian
Derrick: You can't publicly criticize the administration when you're a part of it.
Yoli: Well, I don't happen to share that opinion, but I'm sorry, I guess.
I hear some of your officers missed their flu shots this year.Jessica
There is a difference between knowing your rights and knowing when to use them. That's part of growing up.Jessica
By now, many of you are well aware of my past. It is a past that I own and one that Mayor Novak has been kind enough to give a second chance to. What you may not know is that my father grew up in this city, and it has taken on a special meaning to me. And I am anxious to give something back. Now I know some of you still have many questions. Come at me. I'm an open book.Jessica
Yoli: Why are you doing this? For real? Besides the fact that you don't know where anything is.
Jessica: For the oldest reason in the book. You remind me of me. Everyone deserves a second chance, Yoli, and this job that I have now it's mine.
Jessica: What would you like me to do?
Angela: That's the thing. You don't have to do anything. Saw you on TV. You want to save the city; it looks good on you, but we were surviving before you got here, and we will be surviving after you move on.
Jessica: I'm trying to get to know you.
Angela: Then try to get to know us. We don't need charity. We don't need expensive steaks, and we definitely don't need to be saved by you so you could feel better about yourself.