Our list of the best quotes from Amazon Prime Video sci-fi spy thriller television show executive produced by the Russo Brothers. Citadel centers on Mason Kane (Richard Madden) and Nadia Sinh (Priyanka Chopra), former members of the independent spy agency Citadel, which was brought down by a crime syndicate called Manticore. Eight years later, Mason and Nadia have no memory of their time at Citadel and lead anonymous lives as totally different people, until their old colleague Bernard (Stanley Tucci) recruits them once more to help prevent Manticore from establishing a new world order.
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1. The Human Enigma
Bernard Orlick: Well, you know, they do say a year away makes the heart grow fonder. Although that didn’t happen with my ex-wife’s heart.
Nadia Sinh: I see you left me a few new toys.
Bernard Orlick: Yes. I built them for my favorite spy.
Nadia Sinh: Aw.
Bernard Orlick: He hated them, and I didn’t want them to go to waste, so.
Nadia Sinh: A**hole.
Bernard Orlick: The compact can track a target a mile away. The perfume is a localized explosive.
Nadia Sinh: What about the lipstick?
Bernard Orlick: Lipstick. Nothing more dangerous to a pervy old man than red lips.
Nadia Sinh: You would know.
Mason Kane: Got kicked out of first class. They wouldn’t let me smoke.
Nadia Sinh: This is a nonsmoking train.
Mason Kane: Oh, I don’t smoke. I just don’t like being told I can’t.
Nadia Sinh: Seat’s taken. I’m waiting for a friend.
Mason Kane: Well, how about I keep you company till they show?
Nadia Sinh: The thing is, he’s far more attractive. And I’m a girl who paid a fortune for a good view.
2. Spies Appear In Night Time
Abby Conroy: [to Mason] A spy? You’re a spy? Uh-huh. Christ, Kyle, you can’t even remember to put the toilet seat down. Now you’re Jason Bourne?
Mason Kane: This is the moment where I’m going to raise my hand and say I need a little more clarity on the plan here.
Bernard Orlick: You don’t need to know the plan.
Mason Kane: I definitely need to know. How could I not need to know the plan?
Bernard Orlick: You know, Mason would’ve really enjoyed this. Just saying.
Bernard Orlick: Come on. Suit up. And go in there like you own the place.
Mason Kane: Own it? I can’t even afford to park here.
Bernard Orlick: [over earpiece] Alright, nice and steady. This is the easy part.
Mason Kane: Says the man with the seat heater on.
3. Infinite Shadows
Mason Kane: [referring to Citadel safe house] You and I been here before?
Nadia Sinh: Once or twice.
Mason Kane: Were we close?
Nadia Sinh: Not particularly.
Mason Kane: Can I trust you?
Nadia Sinh: Not the first time you’ve asked me that.
Nadia Sinh: I’ll be gentle.
Mason Kane: I got a feeling you don’t know how to be.
Nadia Sinh: So, tell me about her.
Mason Kane: Who?
Nadia Sinh: Your wife.
Mason Kane: Abby.
Nadia Sinh: How long?
Mason Kane: Eight years.
Nadia Sinh: Wow. You didn’t waste any time.
Mason Kane: Mason. Who was he?
Nadia Sinh: Couldn’t tell you. We weren’t that close. It was all about the job, never got personal.
Mason Kane: Never?
4. Tell Her Everything
Mason Kane: So we’re about to kill a bunch of people?
Nadia Sinh: Not your first time, love. Now, come on.
Mason Kane: Well, this has been fun.
Nadia Sinh: Yeah. Paris always is.
Mason Kane: Always is?
Nadia Sinh: You can’t possibly believe you’re the only man I’ve come to Paris with.
Mason Kane: No, but last night was obviously…
Nadia Sinh: It was up there.
'A great spy needs to tell the truth. But first, you have to disappear. You need to look in the mirror and see an entirely different person looking back.' - Mason Kane (Citadel) Click To Tweet
Mason Kane: Up there.
Nadia Sinh: Top five.
Mason Kane: And the other four? Are they spies?
Nadia Sinh: Come on, Kane. I don’t kiss and tell.
Mason Kane: They last long?
Nadia Sinh: They never do.
'People do stupid things when the ones they love are on the line.' - Mason Kane (Citadel) Click To Tweet
Mason Kane: You ever been in love?
Nadia Sinh: What kind of question is that?
Mason Kane: An honest one.
Nadia Sinh: No.
'A spy can have a hundred names, a hundred faces, a hundred identities. But you only get one soul.' - Bernard Orlick (Citadel) Click To Tweet
Mason Kane: Do I scare you?
Nadia Sinh: Now, why would you scare me?
Mason Kane: Because I’m starting to see you.
Nadia Sinh: Oh, are you?
Mason Kane: See past the mask.
Nadia Sinh: What mask?
Mason Kane: Oh, there are dozens.
Nadia Sinh: And why would that scare me?
Mason Kane: I don’t know yet.
5. Time Renders Us Enemies
Nadia Sinh: [referring to the ring] Bernard really went all out on our cover. This thing looks so real.
Mason Kane: What if it is real? What if it’s not from Bernard?
Nadia Sinh: Are you f***ing with me right now? Is this some part you’re playing?
Mason Kane: Not with you. With you, I’m me. And only with you am I me. Marry me.
Dahlia Archer: You always had a gift of a silver tongue, Bernard. I admired you for creating a safer world. Until I found out firsthand that the most dangerous weapon of all wasn’t nuclear arms, or biological weapons. It was Citadel.
Bernard Orlick: You killed all of those agents. You killed thousands.
Dahlia Archer: Murderers, war criminals, spies. And I would do it every day, if it means protecting innocent people from losing the ones they loved, like I did. But I can’t take all the credit. It was one of your own who came to me. Hurt and lied to. A Citadel spy who finally saw the truth of the agency, and betrayed you all.
Mason Kane: I know you took the Oz Key. And I have never asked what you did with it, or who you sold it to, or who you’re working for.
Nadia Sinh: Why didn’t you just ask me? Why?
Mason Kane: Because I didn’t want to know. I didn’t want to know the truth. Because if I knew the truth, I’m scared of what I’d have to do to you.
6. Secrets in Night Need Early Rains
Carter Spence: It has to be Mason. It was his Red Cell mission.
Nadia Sinh: When was it his Red Cell mission, Carter?
Carter Spence: When you were gone. Look, it’s Mason’s credentials, he made the jump, installed his biolock, against orders. He’s the only one that can access the sub.
Mason Kane: Want to tell me what a Red Cell mission is?
Nadia Sinh: F***. There’s no way he can do this.
Mason Kane: Why didn’t I deserve to know about Asha?
Nadia Sinh: You don’t want to do this right now, Kyle.
Mason Kane: Why not?
Nadia Sinh: Because you need to focus on the jump.
'Don't go focusing on things you can't change. Only the things you can.' - Mason's Grandmother (Citadel) Click To Tweet
Mason Kane: Didn’t go the way you wanted?
Davik Silje: I thought I already killed you.
Nadia Sinh: [as she knocks out Davik] You’re supposed to actually pull the trigger.
Mason Kane: You just parachute down here?
Nadia Sinh: Yeah, I’m amazing.
'There's always repercussions for failure. The key is to adapt before they arrive.' - Dahlia Archer (Citadel) Click To Tweet
Carter Spence: [to Mason] Backstop erases your memories, but it doesn’t erase your skills.
Carter Spence: Kyle, listen to me. You are still Mason Kane. Get up! Now! Fight back!