Our list of the best quotes from Netflix’s fantasy drama series created by Jim Mickle based on the comic book of the same name by Jeff Lemire. Sweet Tooth follows the story of Gus (Christian Convery), part deer, part boy, who lives safely in his secluded forest home. However, after unexpectedly befriending a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie), together they leave the forest and set out on in search of answers, about Gus’s origins, Jepperd’s past, and the true meaning of home.
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1. Out of the Deep Woods'Sometimes it's okay to bend the truth, if it helps someone you love.' - Pubba (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Narrator: This is a story. A story of a very special boy, who found himself at the end of the world. But our story doesn’t begin here. We have to go back, before the Great Crumble. Because it’s also the story of a doctor who was happy living a normal life.
Narrator: But there was nothing normal about the Sick. And life would never be normal again.
Narrator: But while the doctor faced the horrors of the city, a father was escaping to the wilderness, to leave the world behind.
Narrator: No one knew which came first. The hybrids, or the virus. But that question would become the biggest mystery of our lifetime.
Narrator: But this, this wasn’t the end of their story. You see, as the world slipped into chaos, something else was happening. Something extraordinary. No one knew which came first, the hybrids or the virus. But that question would become the biggest mystery of our lifetime.
Narrator: This is a story about a very special boy. A boy by the name of Gus.
Narrator: Some stories start at the beginning. Ours begins here.
Narrator: As much as the father tried to keep the dangers of the world out, the outside world had a way of sneaking in.
Pubba: [referring to his stuffed toy] So what do you want to name it?
Young Gus: I’ll name him Dog.
Pubba: You know, that’s the perfect name for a dog.
Pubba: Once upon a time, bad people ruled the Earth. Doing what they wanted, taking from the planet. Just like those ants. They were greedy things, self-destructive, only out for themselves. So Nature made everyone sick, and wiped away as many as she could. And then a miracle happened. Your kind. They called them hybrids.
Pubba: No one knows where you came from, or how. But the people who were left feared you. They were meaner now, angrier. They didn’t like you because you were different. So Nature set the rest of the Earth on fire. And now it burns forever. But some bad people are still out there, Gus, in the flames, waiting. And it’s my job to make sure they never get in. And it’s your job to live a full life, and to be happy, to be kind.
Pubba: It’s my fault. I told you not to be afraid. I thought I could trust you.
Gus: You can!
Pubba: No, we need to trust each other!
Gus: I don’t trust you! You don’t tell me everything. You think I’m too little!
Pubba: You are too little, Gus. And you just proved it.
Pubba: What’s it like out there?
Man: It sucks. No rules, no laws. Once the Internet went down, it was over. Just tribes of people, scared. Fighting over whatever’s left.
Man: People think the hybrids caused it.
Pubba: Yeah, well, maybe it caused them.
Man: Yeah, maybe. Any case, ain’t many of us left. So if you’re out here alone, isolated and whatnot, you probably aren’t in a company.
Gus: Why did you say you lived alone?
Pubba: To protect you. Sometimes it’s okay to bend the truth, if it helps someone you love. Understand?
Pubba: Remember what I said.
Gus: It’s okay to lie?
Pubba: That’s what you took from that conversation? No, I said don’t come out until you hear from me. I love you, Gus. And you’re not too little. Stay big for me.
Gus: I heard a scream.
Pubba: I know.
Gus: I didn’t like it.
Pubba: But you’re safe. You’re safe now. He won’t hurt you.
Pubba: Your mother, she was like me, Gus. Or she was better than me. She would be so proud of you. You were her joy. You were her life. You always will be.
Gus: [referring to his mom] What happened?
Pubba: Life. We were separated. So I brought you here.
Pubba: If I hear a growl.
Gus: I will duck.
Pubba: If I hear a voice.
Gus: I will run.
Pubba: If I see a human.
Gus: I will hide.
Pubba: What don’t we do?
Gus: Cross the fence.
Gus: Never ever.
Pubba: I’m the luckiest dad in the world. You know why? Because I got to spend the last nine years with a very, very special boy. You. In a world we got to build together. I couldn’t ask for anything else.
Narrator: By his tenth winter, the boy was now the man of the house. With hard work came harder play. As his antlers grew, so did his imagination.
Narrator: Sometimes all a boy has is his imagination.
Meatballs: [as he captures Gus] This one’s too special.
Tommy Jepperd: Thought I saw every type of mutant half-breed critter thing out there. I never saw a deer kid.
Tommy Jepperd: You talk? S**t. Who taught you?
Gus: My Pubba did, and he’s going to be back here any minute now. So you best git! He’s bigger than you.
Tommy Jepperd: They don’t make them bigger than me.
Gus: What was that boom?
Tommy Jepperd: It’s called a gun. Makes people disappear.
Gus: What do you want?
Tommy Jepperd: I was thinking about turning you in. But I’m not going to. I’m an a**hole, but even I got limits.
Tommy Jepperd: Stay here, little man. People out there hunt kids like you. Don’t make it easy for them.
Gus: There are no kids like me. I’m the only one left.
Tommy Jepperd: That’s what he told you? There are others. Out there.
Tommy Jepperd: [to Gus] You go out there alone, they’ll have your head mounted to a wall by morning.
Narrator: The boy broke his father’s rules slowly, and then, all at once.
Narrator: Some stories start at the beginning. Gus’s story begins here.
Gus: Big Man! Big Man! Take me!
2. Sorry About All the Dead People
Narrator: You can’t know Gus’s story without knowing Aimee’s too. The end of the world’s got a funny way of making connections. Aimee never saw it coming, because before the Great Crumble, she had a hard time connecting to anything.
Narrator: You see, Aimee lived inside a cage. The cage of a mundane life. And that cage was about to get smaller.
Narrator: Hours became days. Days became weeks. Aimee became a prisoner.
Narrator: But just when she thought the world had locked her away for good, nature had another idea.
Narrator: [as she encounters elephants escaping from the zoo] And for the first time in Aimee’s life she felt awake. Just like that, Aimee knew exactly where she needed to go.
Narrator: Some stories start at the beginning. Aimee’s story begins here. And somewhere,
far, far out of the deep woods, fate was bringing all our stories together.
Gus: Your jokes aren’t very funny, Big Man.
Tommy Jepperd: As funny as a little deer kid thinking he could make it out here on his own.
Gus: I’m not alone, I got you.
Tommy Jepperd: Let me guess. You’re nocturnal too.
Gus: I’ll be quiet, I promise.
Tommy Jepperd: Ain’t going to happen, little man. You’re creepy as hell back there. Get out here where I can see you.
Gus: Where do you live?
Tommy Jepperd: Nowhere.
Gus: Where’s that?
Tommy Jepperd: Anywhere I want.
Gus: [as Jepperd refuses to take him to Colorado] How come?
Tommy Jepperd: Because I got things to do.
Gus: Like what?
Tommy Jepperd: Trust me, kid. Guys like me aren’t good for kids like you.
Tommy Jepperd: I got no medicine. I got no way out of here. I got no water, and I got no food. I get angry when I don’t have food. Do you want to see what angry looks like?
Gus: I know where there’s food.
Gus: [to Beverly] Are you Rusty’s mom? I never met a mom before.
Tommy Jepperd: Don’t get him started.
Rusty Anderson: Did you know they used to send people to the moon? My dad said they used to make people go to outer space and stuff.
Gus: Have you ever been to the moon?
Rusty Anderson: No. I went to a mall one time.
Rusty Anderson: Are your ears soft, or are they gross, like pig ears?
Gus: I forget I have them sometimes. Except when they’re itchy.
George Anderson: Are you who I think you are?
Tommy Jepperd: I don’t know. Am I?
George Anderson: You know, the football guy.
Aditya Singh: I really miss having the Internet.
Rani Singh: You miss the Internet so you can double-check me on Scrabble?
Aditya Singh: I prefer it on the sidelines, you know, less screaming and mass death. You know what I went through.
Dr. Bell: What we all went through.
Dr. Bell: [referring to her cancer] The thought of something inside you and taking you down slowly seems like a luxury.
Dr. Bell: [referring to her research for the cure] Now, I’ve had to do a lot of things that I’m not proud of. But you, of all people, know that this new world is all about survival, no matter the cost.
Dr. Bell: You know, there was a time when I was convinced my purpose was to find the cure to the virus, but now I know I was wrong. It’s yours.
Aditya Singh: How can you be so sure?
Dr. Bell: Because there’s nothing that you wouldn’t do for your wife, Dr. Singh. And that is exactly what it’s going to take.
Aditya Singh: [referring to Bell’s research] What she’s been doing. It’s…
Rani Singh: What is it, Adi?
Aditya Singh: It goes against everything that we believe in. I don’t think I can do it.
Tommy Jepperd: Look, lady, I did what I had to, to survive. Just like everyone else.
Beverly Anderson: We never stole. Or kidnapped. And we never killed anyone.
Tommy Jepperd: That’s because people like you had people like me to do it for you.
Beverly Anderson: He believes you’re going to look after him.
Tommy Jepperd: He believes whatever the hell he wants. If it were up to me, there would be no such thing as kids like him.
Beverly Anderson: Then why did you save him?
Tommy Jepperd: Doesn’t matter.
Gus: What’s it like having a mom?
Rusty Anderson: It’s cool, I guess. It’s like having a dad, but better.
George Anderson: [after the Last Men come for Gus] Listen, don’t take it the wrong way. He seems like a good kid. Just, we got to protect the family.
Tommy Jepperd: You’re doing what you have to, to survive.
Rusty Anderson: Sorry I called you weird.
Gus: It’s okay. Sorry about all the dead people.
Rusty Anderson: It’s cool. I hope you find your mom.
Gus: Me too.
[he embraces Gus]
Narrator: For the first time in his life, Gus was on a real adventure. But with every new adventure comes new dangers.
Narrator: Aimee, on the other hand, was through with the outside world. What she didn’t know was the outside world wasn’t through with her.
3. Weird Deer S**t'Great leaders are created in the most unexpected of places. But the worst, they are made the old fashioned way.' - Narrator (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Narrator: Great leaders are created in the most unexpected of places. Some are born to follow, and some are born to lead. For Gus, he was just happy to have someone to guide him.
Gus: How come you don’t get the Sick?
Tommy Jepperd: I eat a lot of Wheaties. I don’t know, kid. Some people are just born lucky.
Gus: Are we there yet?
Tommy Jepperd: Almost.
Gus: Real almost, or just almost to make me stop asking?
Tommy Jepperd: Real almost.
Gus: So is this where you live?
Tommy Jepperd: I told you, I don’t live anywhere. But I do hide things where I can. It’s a good habit.
Gus: Like a squirrel?
Tommy Jepperd: Sure.
Gus: Were you going to leave me? With that family?
Tommy Jepperd: Word of advice, kid. Don’t ask questions you don’t want the answers to.
Gus: [referring to the football trophy] What happened to his head?
Tommy Jepperd: Someone couldn’t control his temper.
Gus: Once I threw Dog into a fire. I don’t remember why except how bad I felt afterward.
Tommy Jepperd: Yeah. It’s like that.
Tommy Jepperd: You’re going in disguise as a human boy pretending to be a hybrid kid.
Gus: But I am a hybrid kid.
Tommy Jepperd: Well, today, that’s our secret. You’re going to be faking that you’re fake, even though you’re real.
Aditya Singh: I remember how much I enjoy the hands-on practice of medicine, the ability to restore order in someone’s life. But almost daily, I’m reminded why I quit. A time when doctors had to decide who would live and who would die. And the fear that we’ll never have a true cure.
Aditya Singh: Dr. Bell’s research was, “questionable” would be a generous word. How long had she been in her moral no man’s land? I may not be as devout as I once was, but I still can’t bring myself to do everything she prescribed. I am haunted by the idea that it may be the only answer in saving Jane Doe, and what’s left of humanity.
Aditya Singh: I’m trying everything in Bell’s notebook, everything except the sadism. I can’t go there. Even if they are hybrids, they’re still half human, and children!
Tommy Jepperd: Look, if you don’t blend in, you don’t make it. You got me? Now what did we talk about?
Gus: If someone thinks I’m a hybrid, I start talking, because no one’s met a hybrid that can talk. And never, ever move my ears.
Tommy Jepperd: And most of all, don’t do any weird deer s**t.
Tommy Jepperd: Would you stop eating? Stop eating.
Gus: But it said, “Free sample.”
Tommy Jepperd: But it didn’t say keep chomping away like you’re still in the woods.
Gus: Is that weird deer s**t?
Tommy Jepperd: Get on the train right now. Go to the furthest carriage in the back right away, and don’t do any weird deer s**t.
Gus: What do I do when I get there?
Tommy Jepperd: You’re Sweet Tooth. You’ll think of something.
Narrator: Great leaders are created in the most unexpected of places. But the worst, they are made the old fashioned way.
4. Secret Sauce'Sometimes our families end up looking nothing like we thought they would. And sometimes, we do things for family that we never thought we could. Because family is always worth it.' - Narrator (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Bear: Gus, we’re offering you your freedom. You can go wherever you want, just make it far from him.
Tommy Jepperd: Good luck with that. I’ve been trying to get rid of him for days.
Narrator: Sweet solitude. That’s all Aimee Eden thought she wanted. But that was before she met someone worth more than all the solitude in the world.
Wendy: The man on the radio, he was scared by the Last Men. Why are they the last ones?
Aimee: Just a name. Silly name for silly people.
Gus: Wait, where did Jepp go? You’re not going to hurt him still, are you?
Bear: No one does anything here without my permission. I promise. I cross my heart and hope to die.
Gus: I don’t want you to die.
Bear: Don’t worry. It just means an extra-strong promise.
Pony: Do you like candy?
Gus: My Pubba let me have syrup, but he said it would rot my teeth.
Pony: [smiles revealing his rotting teeth] It’s worth it.
Gus: [referring to the computer] What’s in them?
Rhino: The whole world’s in here, man.
Bear: Hybrids are how the Earth survives.
Bear: Before the virus, Earth was dying. Humans. Grownups, had ruined it, all for their own selfish needs, leaving us with nothing.
Gus: My Pubba said the bad people took everything they wanted.
Bear: Yeah. They did. They still do.
Bear: Did you know that before the virus came, the water wasn’t blue? That’s because they filled the water with trash. The sky too. But once kids like you were born, the Earth could start to heal. You can live without taking. You can keep the Earth alive.
Bear: When I lost my family, I was alone too. I was pretty scared. And lonely. Sometimes, I’d get so excited just to see another person, that I’d forget that they could be bad. I just wanted a friend. Any friend.
Rani Singh: [to Adi] I hate that you have to do this for me, that you’ve always had to sacrifice something in order to take care of me. I wish it were any other way, I always have.
Dr. Bell: [as Adi reads from her notes] Unique secretions from the pineal gland of a living hybrid, in specific combination with hybrid bone marrow stem cells, form “the secret sauce”, as it were, of our current antiviral treatment.
Wendy: [referring to the salt as they’re cooking] Needs more.
Aimee: No, it doesn’t.
Wendy: Mom, look at my nose. Now look at your nose. I think I know what I’m talking about.
Aimee: You know what?
Aimee: I think it needed more salt.
Tommy Jepperd: I was a Last Man. I’m not anymore. People change. Happy?
Bear: Not even a little.
Tommy Jepperd: [to Bear] Do you even understand what it was like when the Sick came? How old were you? Five? The world as we knew it was over. We had to choose a team, either kill or be killed. Maybe you’ll understand when you grow up.
Bear: [to Jepperd] How many kids like Gus have you made disappear? You didn’t do it because your back was against the wall. You did it because you were good at it. Because underneath it all, you were broken. You still are broken.
Gus: He tried to help me. He might not be very good at it, but at least he tried.
Tommy Jepperd: Kid. Didn’t you hear what she said?
Gus: It’s okay. you’re Big Man.
Bear: [referring to Jepperd] Today, we’re here to put this man to death. He has done horrible things. But so have we all. So have I. The worst may be letting my anger lead you to revenge. That is not the animal way. That only makes us more like him. Like them. In my anger, I have forgotten my pledge. Our pledge, defend hybrids against all harm. If we kill this man, we are harming a very special hybrid. There will be no execution.
Narrator: Maybe it goes without saying, but we’re looking for family from the moment we’re born. Turns out, we just never know where we’re going to find it.
Narrator: And sometimes our families end up looking nothing like we thought they would. And sometimes, we do things for family that we never thought we could. Because family is always worth it. At least, well, we sure as hell hope so.
5. What’s in the Freezer?'We don't always know what's right. That's part of growing up.' - Pubba (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Narrator: Some say there’s no greater equalizer than Father Time. That’s because of one simple thing. No matter who you are, or where you go, well, let’s just say old Time has got
a knack for catching up to us all.
General Steven Abbot: Is faking a terminal illness really necessary?
Dr. Bell: I’m done working for you.
General Steven Abbot: Gladys, there’s a new wave coming. This could be our last chance.
General Steven Abbot: There really are two types of people in the world. There are people who simply let this dreadful, ugly, monstrous virus kill them and their loved ones. Husbands, wives, moms, dads, children. Just like your two little girls. Then you’ve got soldiers. People who are willing to do whatever it takes to beat this disgusting disease, take back control, reclaim humanity. I’m going to let you guess which kind of person I am.
Dr. Bell: You’re a monster.
General Steven Abbot: The real question, Gladys, is who are you?
Dr. Bell: They’re just kids. And they’re going to be around long after we’re gone. No matter what you do.
Narrator: Yep, time’s funny that way. A constant companion, until it’s not.
Tommy Jepperd: Listen, kid. I wanted to say thank you for that thing you did back there.
Gus: What thing?
Tommy Jepperd: You had my back.
Gus: You had mine.
Gus: We make a good team, Big Man.
Bear: You know, sometimes when we build up a person in our minds, they don’t always live up to that image.
Bear: I’m sure you’ve done an excellent job teaching Gus about the nuances of the human race.
Tommy Jepperd: Oh, I didn’t know you were into nuance. Hard to tell with the whole tiger and psycho team thing.
Gus: Is that a tree wearing a blanket?
Tommy Jepperd: It’s not a blanket. It’s a parachute.
Gus: You guys must think I’m stupid, because if this blanket was so magical, then why would this person just leave it hanging in a tree forever?
Bear: [they turn to see the skeleton of the parachuter in the tree behind Gus] You’re right.
Tommy Jepperd: You got us.
Tommy Jepperd: [referring to Gus] That little dude’s got hope coming out of every pore. No clue where he gets it from.
Bear: Why are you doing this anyways? Helping Gus.
Tommy Jepperd: I got my reasons.
Bear: Well, why don’t you define those reasons?
Tommy Jepperd: I don’t have to define anything to you.
Bear: Valley of Sorrows.
Gus: It looks pretty happy to me.
Tommy Jepperd: Gus, get your a** back here!
Bear: Do not yell at him. Raising your voice doesn’t help anything!
Tommy Jepperd: It helps me!
Narrator: And as time was running out for some, Aimee and Wendy took advantage of having all the time in the world. It took years for them to grow what would become the most important thing to both of them, the Preserve.
Aimee: [to Wendy] Are you sure you’re not full piglet? You sure are good at working with mud.
Aimee: So you’re not as animal as the rest. That’s okay.
Wendy: Sometimes I wish I were.
Aimee: Well, I don’t. I couldn’t run this place without you, Pigtail. And that’s because you’re smart. Smarter than most humans I knew.
Wendy: But I’m not human either.
Aimee: Thank God.
Aimee: I didn’t fit in either when I was your age. It wasn’t until I came here, and found you, that I finally learned how to just be myself.
Wendy: How do I learn to do that?
Aimee: By not thinking there’s anything wrong with you. Because you are perfect the way you are.
Pubba: [as Gus is seeing a vision of Pubba] I knew you’d cross the fence sooner or later.
Gus: You did?
Pubba: I just wanted you to stay the way I remembered you.
Pubba: We don’t always know what’s right. That’s part of growing up. You just have to follow what’s in here. Even when it’s hard.
Gus: [referring to Jepperd] But he’s not really that bad. There’s some good in him, I think. You just got to look for it.
Pubba: So you’re learning. Human beings are complicated.
Pubba: You have more important things to do now. It’s not just about you and me anymore. Alright? There are other kids like you out there. And they’re counting on you. But you have to be brave. Alright? Even when it’s hard. Okay? Don’t be afraid.
Gus: [as they look into a mirror] Look at me, Pubba.
Pubba: I see you. And soon, the world will see you too.
Pubba: You’re ready now, Gus. Remember what I told you. It’s up to you, Gus. Don’t give up now.
Narrator: And while wickedness crawled the land, happily ever after remained just out of reach for some.
Aditya Singh: We can’t solve every problem with fire, Bob. Some things we have to deal with, head on.
Woman: This neighborhood’s built on trust.
Aditya Singh: No. No. This neighborhood is built on hypocrisy. How many neighbors have we all erased together in the name of this virus? How much gasoline will it take to make us forget that things are not normal?! And they never will be!
Aditya Singh: We settled here in search of kindness, and all we found are savages with better haircuts.
Narrator: Indeed, there are moments in our lives when Time is kind to us, when we’re given
an extra second, an extra minute, an extra moment with the ones we love. And sometimes, it’s like I said. Time catches up to us.
Narrator: Whatever the case may be, Father Time sure has a funny way of bringing everything together when, well, when the time’s right.
6. Stranger Danger on a Train'When we let go of something, it opens up a little space to grow. It shows us who we are, what we're capable of. We find out what really matters, and who we really were, all along.' - Narrator (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Narrator: The past is a funny thing. We like to hold onto it so tight. But sometimes it’s better to let go. Sometimes we just got to move on.
Narrator: And sometimes, well, sometimes the past won’t let go of us.
Bear: [referring to Pubba] What’s your favorite memory of him?
Gus: It was on my birthday, when he got me Dog. Yeah. It’s when he got me Dog.
Jimmy: I’m glad I recognized you when I did, or I might’ve messed up that pretty face of yours.
Tommy Jepperd: Ha! You wish!
Jimmy: I got this funny sort of static in my head these days too. Hard to focus sometimes.
Bear: Yeah, I think those are called concussions.
Aimee: [as the Last Men have found their preserve] I thought we would have more time.
Rani Singh: So that’s Abbot then. I thought he’d be less beardy.
Rani Singh: It’s going to be okay.
Aditya Singh: No, Rani, it’s not going to be okay. How on earth am I supposed to find a cure for the Sick? Everyone’s been looking for one for the last ten years.
Rani Singh: I don’t know. But what I do know is we have more time together than we did this morning.
Aditya Singh: [referring to Abbot] What do you think he’s going to do when he finds out that we were bluffing?
Rani Singh: If I didn’t know the truth, I would’ve believed you. I mean, your explanation was very convincing.
Aditya Singh: I still see them, you know. All of them. Their faces. We said we were going to take care of them, so they wouldn’t be afraid, you know? But all the while, we knew they were going to die. And that more would come and take their place. And after a while, I stopped caring. Well, I had to, just to keep going with it. It made me feel numb. That’s why I stopped being a doctor. And after taking over the clinic from Bell, and what we did to Doug and Nancie, that feeling’s back. And for what?
Rani Singh: To find a cure.
Rani Singh: I believe in you, Adi. And so did Dr. Bell. That’s why she gave her journal to you. You can finish what she started. You’re not alone in this. We’ve made it this far together, haven’t we? Together.
Jimmy: Your boy’s quite the troublemaker, huh? Chip off the old block? I think Louisa was still pregnant the last time I saw you. Kind of crazy you had one of them animal kids.
Tommy Jepperd: Gus is not my kid.
Jimmy: What happened, bubba? To Louisa and the baby?
Tommy Jepperd: They’re gone, Jimmy.
Jimmy: What’s with the deer kid then?
Tommy Jepperd: He’s just a kid I’m trying to help.
Jimmy: Doesn’t sound like the Jepp I remember. It used to be all about you.
Gus: I can’t find him, Jepp. I still can’t find Dog.
Tommy Jepperd: Hey. Buck up, kid. There’s no crying in the apocalypse. I’ll get you another Dog, I promise.
Gus: You don’t understand. Pubba made Dog out of his own socks. It even still smells like him.
Jimmy: [referring to the Last Men] I’ll talk to them, you guys stay out of sight. I’ll tell them nobody’s here, they’ll believe me.
Tommy Jepperd: Jimmy, no offense, but you’ve never been able to sweet-talk anybody.
Gus: Jepp, what are we going to do?
Tommy Jepperd: We’re going to do something stupid.
Jimmy: Whatever you guys are going to do, you should do it fast.
Bear: Jepperd, we got to jump.
Tommy Jepperd: No. Take Gus. Jimmy and I will buy you some time.
Gus: No, we all go together!
Tommy Jepperd: No. Listen, Gus.
Bear: No, Jepp. Together.
Jimmy: I’m going to buy you some time. I owe you for taking all those hits for me.
Tommy Jepperd: No, Jimmy. They’ll kill you for helping us.
Jimmy: Let’s face it, T. You ain’t the only one that’s changed. My mind’s never going to be the same. But if I’m going out, I want to be doing the only thing I was ever good at. Go. Be with your family.
Aimee: I have to stay behind, in case the bad men come.
Wendy: You shouldn’t be alone.
Aimee: Pigtail, you need to look after the others. Hmm?
Wendy: What if I mess up?
Aimee: You won’t. You remember when I said, “No matter what happens, you’ll be strong. Because you’re Wendy. Because you’re my daughter.”
Wendy: Promise you’ll come for us?
Aimee: Cross my heart.
Narrator: It’s a difficult thing, letting go. It’s tough to say goodbye. But the thing we don’t always realize, when we let go of something, it opens up a little space to grow. It shows us who we are, what we’re capable of. We find out what really matters, and who we really were, all along.
Bear: Hey, that was pretty cool, what you did back there. Going back for Dog.
Tommy Jepperd: What, you didn’t think I had it in me? Hey, I know you’re considering going down south, but you can stick with us if you want.
Bear: I’ll think about it.
7. When Pubba Met Birdie'Sometimes you just got to hang it up and see what tomorrow brings.' - Pubba (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Narrator: In life, you’re always searching for answers. Where do you come from? Where do you belong? But most importantly, why are you here? For some, these answers come quite easily. And for others, they have to search the ends of the Earth to find them.
Pubba: No, it’s, you know, I’ve seen you around the building, and not in a creepy way, but you always just look generally happy.
Birdie: There’s no way you can say that and not sound creepy.
Pubba: Sometimes you just got to hang it up and see what tomorrow brings. Sorry. Conversation isn’t exactly my thing.
Birdie: Those are lyrics from Truckin’.
Pubba: Gertrude? Why did your parents hate you so much?
Birdie: My mom found it in one of those top trending baby name books.
Pubba: From 1908?
Pubba: Gertrude the geneticist.
Birdie: Mm-hmm. I wanted to be in a band. But virology was, you know, the next best thing.
Birdie: What did you want to be when you were little?
Pubba: I wanted to be a leaf.
Birdie: What happened?
Pubba: You mean, why didn’t I actually become a leaf?
Birdie: That’s what I mean.
Pubba: I’m still trying to figure that out.
Birdie: What do you know about microbes?
Pubba: What don’t I know about microbes? Bacteria, virus, or fungi?
Birdie: Oh, impressive.
Birdie: So, we inject the eggs with the microbes. Mostly viruses. And then, if we incubate just the right ones, then we grow vaccines. And we save a lot of lives.
Pubba: Okay, and what happens if you inject the wrong ones?
Birdie: All hell breaks loose.
Bear: [referring to Gus] He beats you in a race every time.
Tommy Jepperd: I let him every time.
Bear: Sure you do.
Bear: So, what’s the plan, Big Man?
Tommy Jepperd: I don’t know, Little Girl.
Bear: What are we going to do when he finds his mom’s house and she’s dead? Or worse? You and me can handle disappointment and heartbreak, but Gus is so Gus.
Tommy Jepperd: You’re right.
Bear: Excuse me?
Tommy Jepperd: What?
Bear: I think you just said I was right.
Tommy Jepperd: Has anything you’ve said been true?
Bear: I hate adults.
Tommy Jepperd: I’ll talk to him. I’ll let him down gently.
Bear: You don’t do gentle.
Birdie: [to Pubba] I have a real bad sweet tooth. Don’t tell anyone.
Pubba: In another life, I’d probably be drawing children’s books.
Birdie: What about in this life?
Pubba: Not sure if it’s meant to be. Besides, I’m not really great at the story part.
Birdie: I mean, everyone’s got a good story in them. Maybe you just haven’t found yours yet.
Pubba: [to Birdie] Tonight’s been the most exciting thing that’s possibly ever happened to me.
Judy: Gus? You’re still alive.
Judy: [referring to Birdie, to Gus] One night she packed a bag and she went out to look for you. I begged her not to go. But she wouldn’t listen. That was ten years ago. And I’ve been alone here ever since.
Tommy Jepperd: [as they’re going to into the attic] I’m pretty sure this is how most horror films start.
Pubba: I can honestly say this is not how I thought this night would go.
Birdie: You’ve never had to break into a laboratory on a date before?
Pubba: Wait, this is a date?
Gus: Mama smells like peaches.
Tommy Jepperd: More like mothballs.
Gus: [to Jepperd] I know you’ve given up on a lot of things, but that doesn’t mean I have to give up too. None of us should.
Pubba: What the hell is this thing?
Birdie: The microbe I told you about?
Birdie: We accidentally made a miracle, and created this.
[reveals baby Gus]
Gus: [reading Birdie’s file] G-U-S. It spells out my name. Genetic Unit Series 1? What does that mean?
Gus: [referring to Birdie and Pubba] What are you saying? They’re still my parents, right? Right?
Birdie: I need to get all of my research, and I need to burn the place down. Because that research, and what we’ve been doing, in the wrong hands, will kill millions of people.
Birdie: You need to take Gus now.
Pubba: Listen, I just met you. Alright? And you seem nice, but I can’t do this. I’m nobody.
Birdie: Exactly, you’re nobody, they won’t come looking for you, so you can keep Gus safe.
Pubba: I don’t know anything about babies.
Birdie: I don’t know anything about saving the world. I’ll find you.
Gus: Tell me!
Tommy Jepperd: Don’t ask questions you don’t want answers to.
Tommy Jepperd: It seems like these scientists may have created you.
Bear: Hey. But this doesn’t change anything.
Gus: Yes, it does. It changes everything.
Gus: If scientists created me, I don’t have a mom, do I? Or a dad.
Tommy Jepperd: We don’t know the whole story yet. But he did raise you, on his own, and kept you safe. Most people wouldn’t have done that. Trust me.
Gus: He lied to me! About everything!
Narrator: And when the answers you’ve been searching for are finally revealed, so is your purpose. But sometimes, well, sometimes the truth hurts. And sometimes those answers leave us more in the dark than ever.
8. Big Man'If we can see past the fear, we find out what really matters. And we learn that sometimes, the things that set us apart can also bring us together. Because family is what we make it. Each one of us. Together.' - (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Narrator: The Great Crumble happened slowly at first. But the cracks had been forming for some time.
Louisa: Baby, this is the real world. You can’t fix everything by knocking heads.
Tommy Jepperd: I thought that’s why you married me.
Narrator: The thing that should have brought us together only pulled us further apart. We felt scared. We felt alone.
'When things fall apart, we find out who we really are.' - Narrator (Sweet Tooth) Click To Tweet
Bear: Imagine how he feels. Everything you’ve been told your whole life is one big lie.
Tommy Jepperd: I don’t know, man. Maybe we shouldn’t have brought him here.
Bear: No. We did the right thing. There’s nothing worse than not knowing. That never goes away.
Bear: Did you have any idea?
Tommy Jepperd: No. Didn’t have “test tube baby” on my bingo card.
Bear: Why do you think they did it?
Tommy Jepperd: Why did they make a deer-kid baby, in a lab? To see if they could. Anyway, does it even change anything? It does, doesn’t it?
Bear: I’ve spent my entire life thinking hybrids were a miracle of nature. I formed an army who believed it too.
Tommy Jepperd: At least you believed in something.
General Abbot: Aimee Eden. Collector of mongrels. I’ve been following your work here for some time now. Do you have any idea who I am?
Aimee: An a**hole with a tank?
Aimee: You’re a dinosaur, Abbot. You’re already extinct, you just don’t want to admit it.
General Abbot: Mankind’s best days are yet to come, I assure you.
Aimee: No. It’s the children’s turn now. And it’s our job to get out of their way.
General Abbot: They’re a mutation, an invasive pest. If not for some cruel trick of nature, they do hold something of a key to our survival. That’s why we’re here.
Aimee: No. They’re better than us. Better than you or me. They’re the good part of us. Without the complications. Nature doesn’t want us back. We never gave her a good reason to keep us around in the first place.
General Abbot: I don’t just want any cure. I want the only cure. And I want all of it.
Aditya Singh: I never guaranteed I could make one.
General Abbot: I know. You were bluffing to save yourselves. Duh.
Tommy Jepperd: [after finding out his newborn baby is a hybrid] I don’t know if I can do this.
Aditya Singh: Hey. Hey! You’ll be surprised what you’re capable of when it’s for someone you love.
Judy: [referring to Birdie] She was family to me. Like a sister. When she left me here, well, I had nowhere else to go I mean, do you have any idea what that’s like?
Bear: Yes. I know exactly what that’s like.
Tommy Jepperd: [gives Dog back to Gus] Stick together. You lose that thing, you’ll regret it the rest of your life.
Gus: You broke all your gold men.
Tommy Jepperd: And look how I turned out. I’d keep this stuff. That’s all you got of your dad.
Gus: What dad? I don’t have one. I don’t have anyone. Just me.
Gus: Everything’s stupid. Everyone wants to kill me. Everyone lies.
Tommy Jepperd: Well, he did his best.
Gus: Then why couldn’t he just tell me the truth?
Tommy Jepperd: Being honest is hard sometimes.
Gus: I don’t want to be special. I want to be like everyone else. I want to be with kids like me.
Gus: I’m sick of being the weird one. If there’s anyone out there like me, I want to meet them. I want to see what they’re like.
Tommy Jepperd: [referring to when he first saw his son] I wanted to run away too.
Gus: What happened?
Tommy Jepperd: Oh, I thought about it. And I realized I was just scared. I wasn’t afraid of him. I was afraid of me. I think that fear was love that I didn’t know what to do with. But he needed me. So I stopped running. I turned around. And I went back to get him. Him and his mom. But they were already gone. Someone had took them. And I never saw them again.
Tommy Jepperd: I hurt a lot of people, Little Man. Usually on purpose. But sometimes I don’t mean to hurt them. Sometimes I just make bad decisions. But you know what? I think you’re one of the good ones. Don’t make me lose you too.
Tommy Jepperd: Come back with me.
Gus: And go where?
Tommy Jepperd: Anywhere we want.
Gus: What would we do?
Tommy Jepperd: Anything we want to do.
Tommy Jepperd: We’ll find a forest. Maybe even live there.
Tommy Jepperd: Why do you think I’m here?
Gus: Can Bear come too?
Tommy Jepperd: I’ll have to think about that one.
Gus: [as Jepperd is shot] Big Man! I heard a big boom!
Gus: [to himself] Don’t let them know you can talk.
Aditya Singh: What I’m about to do goes against everything that I believe in. But I’m doing it for her. And we have very little time left.
Aditya Singh: [as he sees Gus for the first time] My God. They really are a wonder, these things.
Bear: I was alone. For a long time. I stayed away from humans. And I tried to find my sister, but I never could. So I gave up. I hated adults. And then I met someone like me, who’d been through what I went through. I called her Tiger. She called me Bear. We made a family of kids like us. Till she betrayed me. And then I was alone again.
Judy: [to Bear] You can’t give up on your sister, Becky. If Gus can make it back here after all these years, you never know what you can find if you look hard enough.
Narrator: The boy had forgotten what it meant to be hidden from the outside world. But this fence was different. This time, he wasn’t truly alone.
Narrator: Sometimes, everything we thought we’d lost was right there all along. When things fall apart, we find out who we really are.
Tommy Jepperd: Who are you?
Aimee: Get some sleep. Heal up. Tomorrow we get our kids back.
Narrator: If we can see past the fear, we find out what really matters. And we learn that sometimes, the things that set us apart can also bring us together. Because family is what we make it. Each one of us. Together.
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