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.
Nadia Sinh: What’s with the wedding ring?
Mason Kane: It’s part of my cover. Or maybe it’s just an old habit.
Nadia Sinh: I thought your old habit was lying.
Mason Kane: I thought your old habit was just leaving.
Nadia Sinh: I pursue. You flank.
Mason Kane: I pursue. You flank. I don’t flank. I’m not a flanker.
Nadia Sinh: This is my mission. You flank, love.
Gregor Yovanovich: I love your lipstick.
Nadia Sinh: I thought you might.
Gregor Yovanovich: Is that your foot?
Nadia Sinh: Oh, no, Gregor. It’s a .22 Beretta aimed at your nuts.
Gregor Yovanovich: What are you, CIA? MI6?
Nadia Sinh: Oh, come on, Greg. Do I look like a woman that plays for the minor leagues?
Gregor Yovanovich: You’re Citadel. I thought Citadel was a myth.
Gregor Yovanovich: The thing about myths is that at the end of the day, they’re just stories. Fallacies, lies.
Nadia Sinh: Who the f*** are you?
Gregor Yovanovich: The truth is everywhere.
Gregor Yovanovich: [to Nadia] Long ago, you convinced yourselves of a lie. That you at Citadel are not agents but angels. We waited a long time to wipe Citadel from the face of the Earth. And seeing you now, that look in your eyes, it was worth the wait.
Nadia Sinh: We were set up.
Mason Kane: Who are they?
Nadia Sinh: I don’t know, but they’re burning Citadel to the ground. I need to tell you something.
Mason Kane: I lied to you.
Nadia Sinh: I lied to you.
Italian Doctor: [after Mason loses his memoreis] The American consulate can’t find any relatives or records of you. It’s like you’re a ghost.
Mason Kane: [referring to stopping therapy] I was terrified of what I’d find. You know, no one came looking for me after the accident. Can you imagine how horrible I must have been to not have one single person come looking for me?
Therapist Simmons: So, if you’re so afraid of what you’ll find, why are you here now?
Mason Kane: Because I feel like I’m keeping secrets from myself. And I just need to know. I need to know.
Dahlia Archer: I would’ve met you in DC, but roses can be needy little w**kers.
Secretary McCulough: I don’t work for Manticore anymore.
Dahlia Archer: We’ve helped you before, so now we’re calling in our favor. So, what will it be, Harold? Shall we plant explosives on your daughter’s British Airways flight tomorrow as she flies home from Oxford? Or shall we abduct your wife and bury her alive in my rose garden? You tell me.
Mason Kane: [referring to Abby and Hendrix] Take me. You don’t need them.
Bernard Orlick: Do you know who I am?
Mason Kane: No.
Bernard Orlick: Do you know where we’re going?
Mason Kane: No.
Bernard Orlick: Then how the f*** do you know what I need?
Marjorie (BBC Reporter): Did you just call me a Russian asset on live TV?
Dahlia Archer: Come on now, dear. I didn’t say Russian.
Bernard Orlick: I brought you here to keep you safe.
Abby Conroy: Keep us safe? You gassed us in your truck.
Bernard Orlick: I’m sorry, there wasn’t really time for a cappuccino and a chat.
Bernard Orlick: [to Mason] Ready to find out who you are?
Mason Kane: [as he’s watching a video of himself with Bernard] Mason Kane doesn’t smile.
Bernard Orlick: You talked about yourself in the third person.
Mason Kane: [over video] I’m going to kill you, Bernard. I’ll actually kill you.
Bernard Orlick: It was a very hostile workplace.
Bernard Orlick: [over video] How about you try killing me with kindness?
Mason Kane: You’re telling me I was a spy.
Bernard Orlick: I have a gift for names. I mean, I have many gifts.
Mason Kane: And my scars, they’re bullet wounds, knife wounds?
Bernard Orlick: Machete wounds, shrapnel wounds, oyster shucker wounds. The list is endless.
Bernard Orlick: What you were was a myth. What you were was Citadel.
Mason Kane: Citadel? I thought you had a gift for names.
Mason Kane: We were the good guys.
Bernard Orlick: The last line of defense for good in the world. But then, eight years ago, we were double-crossed by one of our own, an unknown agent who took a list of all of Citadel’s spies and transferred it into the wrong hands.
Mason Kane: You didn’t bring us here to keep us safe.
Bernard Orlick: I brought you here because I very much need your help. Mason’s help.
Bernard Orlick: I need Mason Kane.
Mason Kane: Well, I’m not him. I coach Little League.
Bernard Orlick: I think you’ll find that there is a lot more of him in you than you realize.
Mason Kane: [catches the knife Bernard throws at him] What the f*** is wrong with you?
Bernard Orlick: There’s my guy. Your mind may not remember, but your body does. I mean, you were our top spy, after all.
Mason Kane: I was Citadel’s top spy?
Bernard Orlick: Well, no, not really the top spy. I mean, you did have a partner. I mean, alone, you two were, you know, you were amazing. But together, you were hot stuff.
Mason Kane: What was her name?
Bernard Orlick: Her name was Nadia Sinh.
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.
Bernard Orlick: You’re smiling? Don’t do that. Spies don’t smile.
Mason Kane: They teach you that in spy school?
Bernard Orlick: Yeah, smart-a**.
Mason Kane: How did I do that?
Bernard Orlick: Because you are Mason Kane.
Bernard Orlick: [to Mason] The minute you went into that building, and showed your face, they knew you were alive. And right now, every Manticore agent around the world is looking for you. And they’re going to follow you to Wyoming, and they’re going to kill you, and your wife, and your daughter.
Mason Kane: You told me to trust you.
Bernard Orlick: Why would you trust me? I gassed you and your family in a f***ing car. I’m exceedingly untrustworthy. I’m a spy.
Mason Kane: We are two guys in a van with a briefcase, Bernard. We’re the plot of Dumb and Dumber. What’s your big plan?
Bernard Orlick: I don’t know.
Mason Kane: You don’t know?
Bernard Orlick: No.
Mason Kane: What happened to the tech f***ing genius Atlas destined to carry the world on his back guy?
Bernard Orlick: I don’t know. Okay? But Mason will.
Mason Kane: And I’m not Mason.
Bernard Orlick: No. Not yet.
Bernard Orlick: Don’t you trust me?
Mason Kane: Absolutely not.
Mason Kane: I’m not the police.
Nadia Sinh: Then who the f*** are you?
Mason Kane: Mason Kane. Top spy. Hot stuff.
Mason Kane: You were a spy, like me, for an organization called Citadel.
Nadia Sinh: I don’t know what you’re on, but I’m going to walk past you, through that door, and if you touch me, I’m going to scream, okay?
Mason Kane: Catch.
Nadia Sinh: Did you just throw a knife at me?
Mason Kane: I thought you were going to catch it. See, Bernard did it to me, and I thought you were going to catch it. And then I was going to be like, “Then how come you can do that?”
Mason Kane: [to Nadia] Tell me you’ve never felt like you should be somewhere else. Doing something else. Tell me you’ve never seen my face before. Because I’ve seen yours for months.
Nadia Sinh: [to Mason] I have seen you before. In a dream.
Davik Silje: [to Nadia, referring to Mason] Him, I need alive. You, not so much.
Davik Silje: Why aren’t you fighting back? Been too long, huh? Forgot how to fight, huh, Nadia? You dumb b**ch. You should’ve stayed dead!
Nadia Sinh: [to Davik] You dumb b**ch. You’re going to wish I was dead.
Nadia Sinh: I thought Mason was dead.
Mason Kane: You remember.
Nadia Sinh: I remember everything.
Nadia Sinh: [flashback] Mason can never find out.
Dahlia Archer: I’m an impatient woman. The kind of woman who likes dessert for dinner. And there are a whole host of delicious Citadel secrets we can extract from you in the meantime. It’s always nice to reconnect with an old pal, isn’t it, Bernard? And this will be fun. You know, I’m exceptionally skilled at getting Citadel agents to turn. Chin-chin.
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?
Mason Kane: I couldn’t remember anything. Not my name, my family, where I was from. I couldn’t remember anything, except you.
Nadia Sinh: I’ve been known to leave an impression.
Mason Kane: Were we together? Because from what I remember it felt like we were.
Nadia Sinh: Says an amnesiac.
Mason Kane: Were we?
Nadia Sinh: It was brief. It was nothing.
Mason Kane: Lightning in a bottle?
Nadia Sinh: Flash in a pan.
Bernard Orlick: You have to pretend like you’re hearing it for the first time when she comes in.
Mason Kane: Don’t I always?
Bernard Orlick: Almost never.
Bernard Orlick: You know, the Muppets? The two old Muppets?
Mason Kane: Yeah, I think you’re the old Muppet, Bernard.
Carter Spence: Lucky for you, you’ll have some help. Our newest agent will assist you.
Mason Kane: A rookie’s going to assist me? How will I know them?
Bernard Orlick: Oh, you’ll know.
Carter Spence: [to Mason] That left lung is filling up with blood, oxygen levels running low. And you’re also concussed. So, there’s that.
Nadia Sinh: You’re welcome, Mason Kane.
Mason Kane: Excuse me?
Nadia Sinh: Well, you almost blew the entire mission. Half of the US would be infected by now.
Mason Kane: I had it covered.
Nadia Sinh: Did you though?
Mason Kane: That’s the thing about me, Rookie. Just when you think I’m down and out, I’ll turn it around.
Mason Kane: You read my file. Didn’t pin you for a fan. You know, I don’t usually do this, but I could sign an autograph. Take a selfie?
Nadia Sinh: F*** you.
Mason Kane: Can I trust you?
Nadia Sinh: Of course. Can I trust you?
Mason Kane: Always.
Dahlia Archer: Nice to see you, Bernard.
Bernard Orlick: It’s horrifically f***ing terrible to see you, Dahlia. Couldn’t be worse.
Dahlia Archer: I imagine it’s a shock to see me at this end of the table.
Bernard Orlick: Yeah. I thought you might be at a blood-feed, or an animal sacrifice, or your weekly coven meeting.
Dahlia Archer: So, Bernard, you need to tell me the nineteen character password to access the system.
Bernard Orlick: Okay. Okay. The password is, “Why don’t you f*** off.” Oh, no. Wait, that’s only eighteen. I’m sorry, it’s nineteen. There’s an exclamation mark. Forgive me.
Dahlia Archer: For a century, you lot thought you were creating a new order. But spies cannot be saints. And your code isn’t one that bettered you, but blinded you to the horrors Citadel imparted.
Bernard Orlick: You’re wrong.
Dahlia Archer: Am I?
Dahlia Archer: [as her men are torturing Bernard] For a man who loves to talk, you’ve gone awfully quiet, Bernard.
Bernard Orlick: Well, I’m learning to listen more.
Bernard Orlick: [to one of the Silje twins] Which one are you, again? Mary-Kate or Ashley?
Nadia Sinh: You’re of no use to me.
Mason Kane: Bernard didn’t think so.
Nadia Sinh: Bernard was a fool. And you’re a liability.
Mason Kane: Teach me.
Nadia Sinh: What?
Mason Kane: To be Mason Kane.
Mason Kane: Train me. Kick my a**. I’ll learn on the go.
Nadia Sinh: You’re not him.
Mason Kane: I can be.
Nadia Sinh: You don’t want to be him.
Mason Kane: Well, there’s no one else. It’s just you and me. Two flashing white lights in a sea of red.
Nadia Sinh: Balduino. I just have to get close enough to hack his phone to steal his access codes. Problem is he’s not a fan of yours truly.
Mason Kane: And why is that?
Nadia Sinh: I might have killed his brother.
Mason Kane: Might have?
Nadia Sinh: Are you ready to be Mason Kane?
Balduino Basto: [referring to Nadia] I’m surprised, Kane, that you, of all people would carry a torch for the woman who sold you out. Who brought Citadel to its knees.
Balduino Basto: You are in a very big hurry to die.
Mason Kane: Not today. I’m walking out of here.
Mason Kane: [to Nadia] Bernard said the Citadel hit was an inside job. That someone turned but he didn’t know who. Was it you?
Nadia Sinh: If I was working with Manticore, why would I be trying to break into a black site to free a Citadel agent? And why the f*** are you still alive?
Mason Kane: You tried to pull me out when he started talking about you.
Nadia Sinh: Because I didn’t want you to get killed.
Mason Kane: And why not just tell me you and Mason were a thing?
Nadia Sinh: Because what happened between me and Mason is between me and Mason.
Bernard Orlick: [to Anders] If you get me out of here, I’ll tell you everything. Because everything you know is a lie.
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.
Nadia Sinh: Her name is Celeste Graham, and you are going to love her.
Mason Kane: Well, if she’s a friend of yours, I’m sure I’ll hate her.
Nadia Sinh: Mason, meet Celeste Graham.
Mason Kane: You’re the person that saved her life.
Abby Conroy: I am.
Mason Kane: She told me I’m going to love you.
Abby Conroy: You won’t.
Nadia Sinh: She can handle it.
Mason Kane: She can’t.
Abby Conroy: She is right here.
Mason Kane: They could take a whole country hostage.
Nadia Sinh: Don’t say it’s impossible. He wants you to say it’s impossible.
Abby Conroy: It’s impossible.
Mason Kane: She’s smart.
Nadia Sinh: Smarter than you.
Mason Kane: But she’s wrong.
Abby Conroy: I’m not wrong.
Mason Kane: You are, but you were convincing.
Nadia Sinh: Which is what makes her perfect.
Nadia Sinh: And I’m right.
Mason Kane: I didn’t say that.
Nadia Sinh: Well, you never do, but I always am.
Abby Conroy: She taught me that the key to being undercover is learning how to maintain the lie.
Mason Kane: Nadia thinks a great spy has to be a great liar.
Nadia Sinh: They do.
Mason Kane: No. 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: [to Abby] Don’t worry about making him fall in love with you. You need to fall in love with him. Find things to love about him, so it’ll feel real. You can’t lie when you’re undercover. Men like Anders and Davik will smell it from across the room. And if they do, they’ll bury you alive. The only way they’re going to believe your lie is if you do. Everything you tell them has to become your truth. You have to lie to yourself.
Mason Kane: [to Abby] The hardest part is going to be remembering why you’re there. That it’s not actually your life. I will keep you tethered. Every week you check in with me. Call me. I will remind you what is real, what is true.
Nadia Sinh: I guess we have Anders and Davik to thank for all of this quality time together.
Mason Kane: Who do I have to thank for this dress?
Mason Kane: You can’t stop an interrogation!
Nadia Sinh: That wasn’t a f***ing interrogation! That was an assault on one of our own!
Mason Kane: We can’t tell Nadia the truth.
Mason Kane: Maybe I’d settle down for the simple life.
Carter Spence: Yeah, I’d pay to see that.
Mason Kane: After a day like today, that house? That porch? Cool summer breeze?
Carter Spence: Man, you wouldn’t last five minutes.
Mason Kane: We need to destroy Celeste’s vial. Erase her memories permanently.
Bernard Orlick: Mason, are you sure that Celeste is a mole?
Mason Kane: I know it.
Bernard Orlick: You have to be certain. Because one time I wasn’t, and I think about it every day.
Mason Kane: I am certain.
Bernard Orlick: You do this, you know there’s no going back.
Mason Kane: That’s the point.
Bernard Orlick: I’m not talking about her. I’m talking about you.
Bernard Orlick: Listen to me. If you’re wrong about her, this is not something that you can come back from. You can’t. A spy can have a hundred names, a hundred faces, a hundred identities. But you only get one soul.
Mason Kane: We have to protect Citadel at all costs. You told me that.
Bernard Orlick: But who’s going to protect you?
Mason Kane: Don’t worry about me.
Carter Spence: [to Mason] I have known you a decade, brother. I know your behavior patterns, how you think. You acted very out of character today.
Carter Spence: Nadia gave the cloaked order. You said that you backstopped Celeste so she couldn’t give up any Citadel secrets, but I think you did that to stop us from finding out that she didn’t have any. She was clean. You needed to keep suspicion on Celeste to have her take the fall. So you backstopped her, erased her memories. Not because she was a threat to Citadel, But because she would be a threat to Nadia. Because you are protecting Nadia. Because even though you love her, you think Nadia might be a mole.
Mason Kane: Don’t you ever say those words again.
Carter Spence: You did this.
Mason Kane: What did I do?
Carter Spence: [referring to Nadia] Not you. Her.
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.
Mason Kane: I’ve lost everything I’ve ever cared about. I won’t lose you.
Nadia Sinh: If you’d asked me, I would have told you the truth.
Mason Kane: You did take it. So, did you turn? Are you a mole? This a lie? Us?
Nadia Sinh: Why don’t you tell me, Mason?
Nadia Sinh: [referring to Abby, who is Celeste] So you just killed the person that she was?
Mason Kane: To protect you, because I love you.
Nadia Sinh: You don’t love me! If you think I needed you to do that for me, you don’t know me at all.
Mason Kane: How could I? You never gave me the chance.
Nadia Sinh: I have given this everything. I literally walked in here and gave you the opportunity to tell me the truth.
Mason Kane: No, this isn’t about Celeste, is it? Or what I did. You were always looking for a reason to leave.
Nadia Sinh: Oh, that’s some bulls**t.
Mason Kane: You always wanted a way to end this. To walk out, conscience clean, pin it on me, make it my fault.
Nadia Sinh: It is your fault.
Mason Kane: [to Nadia] Now, Citadel gave me an identity. Not existing was an asset. They saw me. Then I met you, and I knew who I was. You already knew who you were.
Mason Kane: You became a spy so you could hide.
Nadia Sinh: What am I hiding from, Mason?
Mason Kane: From yourself. So you never have to show your real self to anyone. And I don’t know why. I don’t know why you’re so f***ing terrified of being seen.
Mason Kane: You once asked me, “Can you ever truly love a spy?” The question is, “Can a spy ever truly love?” And I can. Can you?
Nadia Sinh: I can, Mason. I just can’t love you. Goodbye, Mason.
Rahi: But when that day comes, when you turn your back on Citadel, the question remains. What are you going to do about Kane?
Nadia Sinh: Mason can never find out. You understand that?
Carter Spence: You can’t trust her.
Mason Kane: Why not?
Nadia Sinh: Carter.
Mason Kane: Why can’t I trust her?
Bernard Orlick: Dahlia. Don’t f***ing do this. Don’t.
Dahlia Archer: It’s just an eye for an eye, Bernard. For what you people did to me. I mean, it’s only fair, right?
Carter Spence: I don’t know who you are anymore.
Nadia Sinh: I’m the person trying to keep us alive.
Nadia Sinh: None of us are as clean as we want to be, and you know that. And you, you’re going to open me up after what you did to Celeste? He may not remember, but I do.
Carter Spence: You don’t get to say that. Everyone thought Celeste was a double agent, but I knew. I knew it was you.
Nadia Sinh: You’re wrong!
Mason Kane: Is he?
Carter Spence: You planned the attack against Citadel, didn’t you?
Nadia Sinh: You don’t know what you’re asking.
Carter Spence: You were working against us then.
Mason Kane: Nadia?
Carter Spence: You’re working against us now!
Nadia Sinh: I have a daughter. I’m not a f***ing insurgent. I had a child, and I had to keep her a secret because that was the only way to keep her safe.
Mason Kane: [referring to their daughter] Did I know?
Nadia Sinh: No.
Mason Kane: Why not?
Nadia Sinh: Because you didn’t deserve to know.
Mason Kane: We have a daughter?
Nadia Sinh: Yes.
Mason Kane: All this time?
Nadia Sinh: It was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make.
Dahlia Archer: I have a proposition for you. Well, a trade, if you will. There’s a submarine somewhere in the Pacific. It has something I seek. Well, five somethings to launch tomorrow. And you’re going to help me retrieve them.
Mason Kane: Why would I do that?
Dahlia Archer: Because I have your daughter.
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.
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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!
Grace: [flashback, to Mason referring to Nadia] You need to speak to someone. Anyone. I don’t care who, but you need help. You have lost her, you understand? And if you’re not careful, you’re going to lose yourself too.
Christoph: I knew you would try to be clever. Once Mason Kane, always Mason Kane.
Mason Kane: Mason Kane’s in here somewhere. Do what you want to get him out of me, just let the girl go.
Mason Kane: [flashback] How’s Val?
Bernard Orlick: Oh, you know. Eight going on eighteen. She wants to get her ears pierced. Why the rush to grow up? I don’t know.
Mason Kane: It’s just earrings.
Bernard Orlick: Earrings are the gateway.
Bernard Orlick: When you have kids, you do anything to keep them safe.
Mason Kane: [flashback] She didn’t think I was good enough to be the kid’s father.
Bernard Orlick: No, no, no, no. No. You prove her wrong. You have to fight for your family.
Mason Kane: So I fly to Valencia, then what? Beg to be part of this kid’s life?
Bernard Orlick: Yeah. That’s what you do.
Billie: Will there be repercussions?
Dahlia Archer: There’s always repercussions for failure, my dear. The key is to adapt before they arrive. They can’t kill what’s already dead.
Carter Spence: [to Nadia as they see Abby, who was Celeste, reunite with Mason] How is that his wife?
Abby Conroy: So you’re really going to do it?
Mason Kane: I have to.
Abby Conroy: Why?
Mason Kane: Because I don’t know who I am.
Abby Conroy: Yes, you do. You’re Kyle Conroy. You’re a father. You’re my husband.
Mason Kane: That’s not going to change.
Mason Kane: Time for me to meet Mason Kane.
Mason Kane: [flashback] I’ve watched you all these years. It’s amazing what you’ve accomplished. Who you’ve become.
Dahlia Archer: It’s not without sacrifices. And you? I wouldn’t even know where to look. Not when your trade is being a ghost.
Dahlia Archer: Why is a spy coming to see a diplomat to find a woman? I mean, isn’t this the kind of thing the diplomat hires a spy to do?
Mason Kane: She’s a spy too.
Dahlia Archer: Ah.
Dahlia Archer: [referring to Nadia] Do you love her?
Mason Kane: She’s my wife.
Dahlia Archer: Then I’ll find her for you.
Dahlia Archer: It’s devastating to lose the person you love most.
Dahlia Archer: After it happened, I wasn’t the same person any longer. It wasn’t my home any longer.
Mason Kane: What about your son?
Dahlia Archer: What about him?
Mason Kane: Was he yours any longer? Am I still yours, Mother?
Dahlia Archer: There’s my boy. I thought that you must have just lost it over the years.
Mason Kane: I didn’t lose it. I buried it.
Dahlia Archer: The Queen’s English isn’t something you bury.
Dahlia Archer: I didn’t realize that you chose to become someone new altogether. To give up on who you were.
Mason Kane: Like you did.
Dahlia Archer: This is what they do, Citadel. They take the people we love most.
Dahlia Archer: They knew, Mason. Everyone knew. And yet the world let an unchecked, amoral, murderous spy agency get away with taking the man I loved, for me to watch as he lay burning to death with you in the other room. But you can stop it, Mason.
Dahlia Archer: We can finally get justice for your father, for you. How many more times, Mason, are they going to get away with taking the people we love before we do something?
Abby Conroy: [after remembering Dahlia is his mother and that he’s the one who betrayed Citadel] Do you remember?
Mason Kane: I don’t know. I don’t know.