Well, it’s because I still got the only thing that I’ve ever really needed.[Rebecca Pearson: How could you possibly joke right now?]
There is this thing that some fighters do. Okay? If their opponent hits them really hard, they just plaster on a big old smile.[to Randall]
The moment I saw you, I knew you were my boy. You weren’t a choice, Randall, you were a fact. You were never a replacement, son. Do you understand?
The kids are gonna be fine. We’ve shown them a healthy marriage. This is just gonna be a blip on their radar years from now. We’re their parents, Bec. We do the best we can. But at the end of the day what happens to them, how they turn out, that’s bigger than us. Sometimes they’ll make good decisions. Sometimes bad decisions. And every once in a while, they’re gonna do something that’s gonna knock us off our feet. Something that exceeds even our wildest dreams. Our kids are gonna be fine. But me, I can’t go back to who I was before I met you.
That’s what makes our parents loom so large in our heads, I think. They’re a million things to us all at once. And even after they’re long gone, we’re stuck with them. Can’t help it. They’re inside of us.
I just keep thinking about my wife and how I just want to get home to her, hang out with her, make sure she’s okay. Which is crazy, because she’s at her absolute worst right now. I mean, like, Exorcist level bad. But I still don’t want to escape her. Or my future vomiting, crap-riddled kids. I just, I want more time with them. I want to freeze time with them, so that I can get a little bit more.[to Miguel]
I don’t like talking about the war. Or my brother. It makes me sad. It makes me angry. But I like talking to you. A lot. You make me feel like I’m home. And I never really felt like that before.[to Rebecca]
Having people you care about. People you want to take care of. That will turn you into the man that you want to be.
First boyfriends are kind of like first waffles. You got to get through a few before you get it right.[to Kate]