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The Tribe (1999-2003) is a teen soap, created by Raymond Thompson, about a hypothetical near-future in which all adults have been wiped out by a deadly virus, leaving the children of the world to fend for themselves.

Season 1[edit]

Episode 01[edit]

Amber: What's she doing out there on her own?
Dal: She's a stray.
Amber: Are we talking about the girl or the cat?
Dal: You know the rule Amber, look after number one.
Amber: Yeah well, there's always an exception to the rule.

Lex: Zoot, I was starting to think you weren't coming, guess time keeping's not your thing ey? Yeah, me neither, time's dead, it's the old way, we make the rules now right?

Zoot: Give it to me! Why do you wanna be a Locust?
Lex: You guys are the best outfit around, you cut it, you're really
Ebony: What? Really, what?
Lex: [Read a graffiti that says: "Locos are scandalous"] You're scandalous.
Zoot: We're what? [Laughs]
Locos: [Laughter]
Lex: Get ready to run!
Zoot: Get them! After them!

Amber: Do you really think it's going to be any different in the country side?
Dal: Can't be any worse, can it?
Amber: Less places to hide.
Dal: There'll be no one to hide from. Look, all I want to do is find a little place of my own, which I can call home. A little piece of land where I can grow my own food. Not scratching leftovers like some animal.
Amber: It's a nice dream.
Dal: It's more than a dream. Amber, look around you! There's no future here. The tribes have got the city. Let them lived on tinned food.
Amber: And what happens when all the tinned food runs out? Do you think they're going to leave you alone in your country estate?
Dal: I don't believe this! You've changed your mind. You're not coming with me.
Amber: No, Dal, I haven't changed my mind. It's just that I don't know, it feels lie running away. I know there's nothing we can do. We can't stop the tribes from taking over. I just hate to see them get away with it. This is where I grew up, it's where you grew up, Dal. You may be able to walk away, but I can't it's not that simple.

Lex: Did you see that guy? What was his problem? These tribe leaders, they get too much power. I'll show them, I'll get even with them. I promise.

Amber: I wonder where this car park leads to.
Dal: Must be a shopping mall or something. There should be a way out up ahead.
Amber: I hope you're right.

Lex: [Talking about the gates that are holding him prisoner] Open it up. Open it up right now or you'll regret it. I'm going to count to ten. One, two, three ...
Jack: ... Four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten!! So what happens now? I think you'll find that was a fairly empty threat. You didn't quite think it through did you? Not to worry. [Talking to Amber] Oh, I'm Jack and I think you've got something to say to me.
Amber: Like what?
Jack: Well, in my day, it was thanks, but times are changing.
Amber: Thanks.
Jack: Don't mention it. These gates can only be lifted with a special winch. [To Lex] I'll lift the far one when you guys have had a chance to cool off. [To Amber] Come on, I'll show you around.

Dal: What's wrong?
Amber: She can't find her teddy.
Cloe: I want to go home!
Amber: I know. It's all right. This is your home. For now at least.

Episode 02[edit]

Zandra: I feel terrible.
Lex: You look terrible.

Dal: There's no one out there Jack, that's why you can't hear anything.
Jack: Don't be stupid. This radio can pick up stations from all over the world!
Dal: That's what I mean. Remember those last few days? The virus was everywhere. It spread too fast. Nowhere was safe. Think about it, Jack. If there were any adults in the world, what would they do? There's no TV, no internet. The radio would be the first thing they'd use. Just like you're doing.
Jack: They can't all have gone. Not all of them!! We've got to keep trying.
Dal: Jack, we're on our own.

Dal: Come on Amber, let's just go.
Amber: Dal, we need somewhere to stay, I think it should be here.
Dal: But I thought we were headed out to the country. To find an old farm. That was the plan.
Amber: Yeah, well, plans change. You and me, maybe we could've done it. But now there's all the others here. How do you think we're going to get them out of the city without running into the Locos.
Dal: But why do we have to look after them?
Amber: Because they'd never make it without us, would they? This is the safest place for all of us, for now, if we stick together.
Dal: You mean, like, start our own tribe?
Amber: Maybe.

Dal: [Changing his mind about leaving the Mall and Jack] I take it all back! This man has ketchup!

Lex: What choice?
Amber: [Talking about Lex] Ahh, it can listen.

Zoot: Burn the books!! ... No more schools, no more teachers. No more books. Burn the books!!!

Amber: Who are you?
Bray: It's all right. Put down your weapons. I'm a friend.

Lex: I thought I told you to post a guard down in the sewer. Who's this?
Patsy: Bray, he does tricks.
Lex: I don't like tricks. Bray.
Amber: Stop it, Lex. He just wants shelter.
Lex: Can't he speak for himself? We've already got one deaf one here, Bray are you dumb?
Bray: I don't shoot my mouth off. You call that dumb?

Bray: Everybody, this is Trudy.
Patsy: [Talking about Trudy's pregnant belly] I know what that is, that's a baby.

Amber: Does she want to stay?
Trudy: I've got a name.
Amber: Sorry. Do you want to stay Trudy?
Trudy: Yes. Please.

Season 2[edit]

Episode 01[edit]

Ebony: This is why I never let myself get close to anyone. You only end up getting hurt.

Tai-San: We’ve lost two special friends. Two fellow Mall Rats. Amber, so focus, so intelligent, was someone we could look up to, a natural leader. Zandra lived for pleasure and beauty, and for fun. These are also good qualities in a person. We’ve learned so much from both of them and we have to carry this forward into the future.

Ebony: So what are we waiting for?
Ryan: What do you mean? We? You’re not even a Mall Rat.
Ebony: Why do you call yourselves rats? Because you’re the first to leave the sinking ship?

Tai-San: Are you alright Lex?
Lex: Why? You got a magic potion for me, Tai-San? Some kind of herbal remedy?
Tai-San: That’s cruel.
Lex: It’s a cruel world. Or hadn’t you noticed?
Tai-San: It’s okay to feel bad, you know? It’s okay to cry.
Lex: Not in my book.
Tai-San: Why can’t you admit you need us now?
Lex: I don’t “need” anybody.
Tai-San: Then why are you coming with us?

Bray: Lex. You go with Tai-San.
Ebony: Why can’t I go with Lex. I think we’d make a good team.
Bray: Lex?
Lex: Whatever. [he leaves with Ebony]
Tai-San: Taking a risk?
Bray: She’ll be safe enough with Lex. Won’t she? [pause] You’re right. You go with them.

Tai-San: I was following the map.
Ebony: The map? Why? Did your spirit guide take the day off?
Tai-San: I wish your mouth had taken the day off.

Episode 02[edit]

Ebony: Control the antidote and we control the City. Maybe even the world. You and me.
Lex: I’d rather take a bath with a shark!

Dal: [talking about the antidote] There isn’t enough to go around the whole City anyway.
Jack: Well, that’s not a problem. I mean, if we have the formula, we can just cook up some more. [everyone is quiet] We do have the formula right? [pause] Somebody please tell me you’ve brought back the formula! Tai-San?
Tai-San: Sorry!
Jack: I’m surrounded by idiots!!
Dal: How could you come back without the formula?
Ebony: I guess we don’t all have your razor-sharp brain power.
Jack: Well, Dal. Let’s go get it ourselves. At least WE know what to look for!!
Dal: Right. [to Ebony] Dumb, dumb.

Episode 03[edit]

Bray: [talking about the antidote] Maybe we can make some more?
Danni: All we gotta do is analyse it.
Jack: Oh, no, no, no! You see, I’m not a chemist.
Bray: You’re the nearest thing we’ve got to one. Apart from Tai-San, of course.
Jack: No. Tai-San is NOT a scientist!

KC: Listen, I’ve been thinking.
Dal: That’s something new!

Lex: [takes the last dose of antidote from Bray] Where did you get this? And why didn’t you tell me?
Bray: We had to keep it for Jack to analyse.
Lex: You mean you had this all along?
Bray: Yeah, but…
Lex: You had this and you were gonna let me die?
Bray: If Jack can find out what’s in it …
Lex: I don’t believe this. I know you hated my guts.
Bray: It’s not like that!!
Lex: This ..
Bray: That’s our last chance of saving everybody and that’s all we’ve got!
Lex: .. is all I need.
Bray: Lex. DON’T! [Lex drinks the antidote] You selfish idiot!

Alice: [sees Lex] Lexy! Lexy baby!

The Guardian: Oh mighty Zoot! We are now on the journey for justice. Those responsible will pay!!

Episode 04[edit]

[After Lex has drunk the last dose of antidote, the Mall Rats have to flee the Mall]
Bray: Once we’re out of the City, I don’t wanna set eyes on you again.
Lex: Jee! Thanks Bray. I love you too!

Dal : [Tai-San has found the formula for the antidote] Can you imagine what the Demon Dogs would do to get that formula?
Salene: But what’s to stop the Demon Dogs from thinking we all know what the formula is?
Tai-San: We make it known that no one else knows. Except me.
Bray: But that makes you a target.
Lex: And it makes – us – her bodyguards. Nice one, Tai-San! Free of chores for life, heh?

Ebony: Remember the eleventh commandment? Thou shalt not shoot thyself in the foot?

Ebony: Lex, I don’t think you’d recognize a stroke of luck if it jumped up and hit you in the face!

Tai-San: Those will need sorting. [she leaves]
KC: Who does she think she is?
Jack: She’s been like that all day. Someone ought to tell her that slavery has been ABOLISHED!

[Spike and other ex-Locos have invaded the Mall]
Dal: How did they get in here?
Bray: [looks at Lex] Ask the Head of Security.

Bray: Ebony, we’re a Tribe, not a stopping refuge!

Episode 05[edit]

Danni: [talking about Ebony] I don’t trust her.
Bray: Join the club!

Lex: [to Ebony and Danni, about rescuing Tai-San from Alice] Look. You two can stand here arguing the toss all day, but I’m going in, strategy or no strategy.

Ellie: Alice has decided to be Tai-San’s bodyguard.
Ebony: We’ve already got guards.
Ellie: And look what a great job they did. Our future depends on this girl and you let her be snatched from under your noses!
Lex: We’re not gonna let it happen again.
Alice: It’s right it won’t happen again, because I’ll be guarding her.
Ebony: Look, Alice. We really appreciate the offer, but …
Tai-San: I think it’s a great idea. Alice, you’re hired!
Alice: Get the cart, Lex. I’m guarding the lady.

Ellie: [enters Jack’s room] You must be Jack and Dal, the computer nerds?
Jack: Yeah, right. We’re computer technicians actually. Who are you??
Ellie: Ellie. I’ve heard a lot about you.
Jack: Yeah, and?
Ellie: And what?
Dal: Who are you?
Ellie: I just told you! Ellie. Alice’s sister.
Jack: You just make it a habit of walking in as if you own the place, don’t you?
Ellie: Yes. This is our new home. Both of you .. [she closes Jack’s laptop] .. out! There’s a party planned and you shouldn’t be late. [she leaves]

[At the party]
Bray: [making a toast] To the end of our nightmares and the beginning of a new future. May the banquet last forever!
Everyone: Cheers!
Danni: And to quality and caring for each other.
KC: Hey! Can we have some fun as well?
Everyone: [laughter]
Danni: Okay, okay. To quality, caring for each other AND fun.
Everyone: Cheers!
Tai-San: And I drink to inner peace and my new bodyguard.
Everyone: Cheers!
Jack: And to computer buffs ruling the world!
Everyone: [laughter]
Dal: Together with their handymen!
Ryan: To families. Our Mall Rat family!
Everyone: Yeah!
Patsy: And here’s to little guys being taken as much notice as big guys.
Trudy: Sorry, what did you say?
Everyone: [laughter]
Bray: I’ve got one more thing though. To peace and Mall Rats. Mall Rats!
Everyone: Mall Rats! Cheers!

Episode 06[edit]

[Ellie enters Jack’s room and starts looking into his computer]
Jack: I hope we’re not interrupting you!
Ellie: No, it’s fine, you’re not! Interesting stuff you have here. [exasperated, Jack leaves the room] What’s his problem?

Tai-San: [to Danni] Remember. One person’s dream may be another’s nightmare.

[Ellie is working on Jack’s computer]
Jack: How did you learn all this on a farm?
Ellie: I used to go to school, you know? Before the Virus hit. I got an A in computer studies.
Jack: No kidding!
Ellie: Why does that surprise you? Because I’m a girl?
Jack: Hum, no!
Ellie: I didn’t suspect you as an MCP, Jack, like Lex.
Jack: MCP??
Ellie: Male chauvinist pig.
Jack: I’m not a ..
Ellie: No??
Jack: No! I guess I just don’t know .. any girls.
Ellie: Well, maybe I’ll have to teach you!

Episode 07[edit]

KC: It’s a camera!
Lex: Yeah, and if you try to take my picture I’ll break it over your head!

Ryan: [working at the farm] Come to the country, he said! Fresh air, blue skies, birds singing, he said! Get up in the middle of the night, he said! Come and breathe that sweet, clean, country air!
Dal: Ryan, you’ve been complaining ever since we got here. I never thought you were a city boy.
Ryan: Yeah! And I suddenly understand how Alice was able to leave!
Dal: Well I still don’t.
Ryan: What do you mean?
Dal: She loves it here. Why would she wanna live in the City? All this Tai-San’s stuff, don’t you think it’s a little weird?
Ryan: Tai-San’s weird, full stop! She spooks me sometimes.
Salene: Alice just seems like a big honey to me.
Farm Girl: Tai-San is from the moon. Alice will be drawn back. The rhythms of the earth will call her. [she leaves]
Salene: Now, that chick is really weird!
Ryan: Yeah! Moon, earth? What is she, some kind of witch or something?
Salene: Could be. Better be careful what you say around her, Ryan.

Episode 08[edit]

Patsy: [wakes Bray up with coffee] Coffee?
Bray: Coffee in bed?
Patsy: Not my idea! Ebony’s. She says leaders should have special privileges. And guess who’s being picked to be the waitress? Patsy do this! Patsy do that! Enjoy! Oh, if you need me, ask for the slave. I’m the one taking orders from everyone. [as she leaves] I need a real job!

KC: A little cuddle with Alice isn’t worth power ever after?
Lex: Yeah. But, if I live!

Episode 09[edit]

[Brady has just been kidnapped while Patsy was babysitting her]
Patsy: Trudy. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Trudy?
Trudy: [crying] I left my baby in your care! Where were you?
Patsy: [starts crying] I was right there.
Trudy: You weren’t! You weren’t. You weren’t.
Patsy: Trudy, please! I don’t know what to do!
Trudy: I don’t care what you do! Just get out of my sight! I hate you!!! [Patsy leaves, crying] I don’t want you to ever be anywhere near me again!!

KC: [talking to Alice about the explosion in Tai-San’s lab] You’ve got it wrong! I’m innocent! I always get blamed for everything!

Salene: Do you ever wonder what your parents would think if they could see us now?
Ryan: I’m sure yours would be proud of you.
Salene: You know something? I don’t deserve you.
Ryan: That’s crazy!
Salene: No, it’s outside that’s crazy. It’s all around us so much, it doesn’t seem right that we’re so safe in here, with each other! But I’m glad we are.

Alice: [Tai-San is regaining consciousness] Tai-San?
Tai-San: [to Alice] You have a lovely smile. [to Ellie] And you. [to Danni] And you. But who are you?

Episode 10[edit]

Jack: Lex! [sits with him at the table] So are you still interested in those game boys?
Lex: What’s it to you?
Jack: Well, I need some batteries and you always seem to have a stash.
Lex: Are you trading?
Jack: Don’t worry! It’ll all be worthwhile. I mean, I might even throw a little extra in.
Lex: [pause] You really want those batteries, don’t you?
Jack: Well, yeah, batteries … and advice.
Lex: On what?
Jack: Women.
Lex: [laughs]
Jack: Don’t look at me like that because … because this is difficult enough as it is!
Lex: Well, what do you wanna know?
Jack: How …? I wish they were like computers!
Lex: You mean, came with an off switch?
Jack: Yeah! I mean I don’t understand!
Lex: What??
Jack: Well, how do you know, if a girl likes you or not?
Lex: I don’t know.
Jack: You must!
Lex: Well I have to admit, it happens to me all the time.
Jack: Okay, so, you automatically expect a girl to be attracted to you?
Lex: I couldn’t have put it better myself!
Jack: Okay! So if I think this girl likes me, not that there’s any particular girl, then, she will … like me?
Lex: No. No, because you look the way you do and I look the way I do. And that’s the difference between a lover and a nerd! [he leaves]

Cloe: I’m your friend.
Patsy: Even after what I did?
Cloe: You couldn’t help it.
Patsy: Trudy hates me.
Cloe: She doesn’t really. She’s just upset that’s all.
Patsy: If they don’t find Brady, she’ll never forgive. I’ll never forgive myself.
Cloe: Brady’s gonna be alright. She’s a Mall Rat and Mall Rats always make it. Especially Brady, she was born here.
Patsy: So what?
Cloe: She’s special, our mascot, sort of a lucky charm. No one can hurt her.
Patsy: Do you really believe in that?
Cloe: Kind of. I’m trying to cheer you up.
Patsy: Thanks.

Danni: [about Bray] He might find someone. One day. I mean, he still really seems to miss Amber.
Salene: No one could ever replace Amber, Danni. Even if they tried.

Episode 11[edit]

Ryan: Are you alright?
Jack: Yeah.
Ryan: You seem like the sky is about to fall on your head.
Jack: I think it already has.
Ellie: [enters] So this is where you’re hiding?
Jack: I’m not hiding!
Ellie: Well, I should hope not. We’ve got to find out more about the comet.
Jack: I’ll be with you in one minute.
Ellie: [as she leaves] One, two …
Ryan: You’re not down about her, are you?
Jack: How do you know? No. No, don’t be ridiculous. I wouldn’t let a girl affect me.
Ryan: Well, they can have an effect.
Jack: You and Salene are having problems?
Ryan: I don’t know about Salene, but yeah.
Jack: Is there anything I can help you with? I mean, not that I’m an expert on that field, of course.
Ryan: I’ll deal with it myself. Thanks anyway.

[Dal wants to stay at the farm overnight]
Patsy: Won’t you be scared?
Dal: What’s there to be scared of? I’m a Mall Rat. We’re a protected species.

Ebony: Sometimes I get the feeling that, no matter what I do, you’ll never change your opinion of me.
Bray: You know, never is a long time, Ebony.
Ebony: Yeah, I hope it’s not that long.

Episode 12[edit]

[Lex asks KC where he’s going]
KC: Fishing!
Lex: Not bad. Got any bait?
KC: What?
Lex: You need bait if you’re gonna catch fish.
KC: Oh, right. Where do I get that?
Lex: You dig it up, doofus. Worms and grubs and stuff.
KC: Right. Worms.
Lex: Look. You get some worms and I’ll come with you. Show you how it’s done.
KC: You will? Wicked, man. [starts to leave]
Lex: Hey, KC.
KC: Yeah?
Lex: No going out on your own.
KC: But, how am I supposed to ..?
Lex: That’s your problem.

Lex: Hey girls! You wanna make some breakfast for your uncle Lex?
Patsy: Why don’t you make ours?
Lex: Because men don’t make breakfast for women.
Cloe: Ryan does for Salene.
Lex: Is that so?
Patsy: Yeah, he was in just now. He took Salene’s breakfast on a trail.
Cloe: With a flower on it.
Lex: He’s just grateful, poor mud.
Cloe: What for?
Lex: Well, you know, Ryan’s never ..
Cloe: Never what?
Lex: [Ryan comes in] Never mind!

The Guardian: Who am I?
Chosen: You are The Guardian of Zoot’s word.
The Guardian: Who are you?
Chosen: We are the Chosen of Zoot.
The Guardian: What shall a Chosen inherit?
Chosen: Power and Chaos! Power and Chaos! Power and Chaos!
The Guardian: Zoot lives!
Chosen: Zoot lives! Zoot lives! Zoot lives!
The Guardian: Chosen ones! I give you the daughter of Zoot! [shows Brady]

Episode 13[edit]

Lex: [to Danni] Hail to the leader!
Danni: I’m not in the mood Lex!
Lex: Oh, what’s wrong? Stuck on your Bill of Rights? I could help.
Danni: Yeah, I can imagine!
Lex: Straight up! I believe in rules and all that. I’d be good at it.
Danni: I can see it now. A Chart for the thieves, liars and con men.

Lex: [to Jack] Problem, Einstein?
Jack: Yeah. Have you seen a videotape? It’s missing from my room.
Lex: [shouts] Why does everybody think I’m a thief??

Episode 16[edit]

[Lex talking about the Guardian threatening to kill him]

Lex: He's not bluffing, he's a fruitcake!

Episode 26[edit]

[Ellie and Jack are talking on the talkie-walkie]
Ellie: Good night, then.
Jack: Good night. [pause] Are you still there?
Ellie: Yes!
Jack: You gotta go! You need your beauty sleep. No, I didn’t mean that you .. You’re beautiful. You’re very beautiful.
Ellie: Well that’s alright then. So are you actually.
Jack: You don’t mean that.
Ellie: Of course, I do! Look, I’ve gotta go. I’m gonna hang up. I don’t want to, you first.
Jack: Okay, I’m going now, it’s getting late. So, good night.
Ellie: Good night. [pause] Jack, are you still there?
Jack: Yes!
Ellie: I gotta go. I mean it this time. I’m gonna hang up. Good night!

[Ryan enters the room when the children are making much noise]
Ryan: Quiet!! [the children stop] It’s better. My name’s Ryan but you can call me Sir. These lessons are free. They’ve been organized for your benefit, so you can have some kind of future. So anyone who doesn’t want a future, can leave now. There’s the door. [everyone stays] Alright, then will you please sit at the table?

Episode 27[edit]

[Tai-San comes to Alice's room in the middle of the night.]
Tai-San: Alice! Wake up! Wake up!
Alice: Hey?
Tai-San: It’s Ebony. She needs our help!
Alice: What? Where?
Tai-San: I saw her in a dream and she’s in trouble. Come on!
Alice: In a dream!?
Tai-San: I know it’s happening and it’s very, very bad!
Alice: Sure, sure. Go back to bed and we’ll talk about it in the morning. [Alice goes back to sleep]

[A little bit later, Tai-San has woken up all the Mall Rats.]
Tai-San: We have to find Ebony, she's in terrible danger!
Danni: How do you know?
Jack [exasperated]: Don't tell me. She had a dream.

[After all the Mall Rats have gone back to sleep, still refusing to believe Tai-San about Ebony.]
Alice: I think maybe all that essence is finally getting to you.

Episode 28[edit]

[Ebony is trying to calm down a mob of people who have come to trash the Mall.]
Ebony: So, what are you all doing here?
Jet: They cheated us! The Mall Rats ripped us off!
Ebony: Ripped you off! Cheated you? Would that be before or after they saved your lives? Well? Think about it. And while you’re thinking, ask yourselves this. Who crawled through a minefield to search for the answer to the virus? The Mall Rats. Who trekked all the way up to the satellite station to get the message and lost two of their dearest ones in the process? The Mall Rats. Who found the formula then worked out how to make it? The Mall Rats. Who gave the antidote to everybody in the entire city for free? The Mall Rats. [pause] Now ask yourselves this. If the Mall Rats hadn’t done that, how many of you would be alive today? And this is how you say thank you? [pause] So, what’s your problem! That for the last few weeks they’ve been giving you for free, antidote which you didn’t need? Nobody was sure you didn’t need it anymore, until they tried doing without it. That’s what they’ve been doing. Experimenting on themselves to save you. But yet, yet they’ve ripped you off, right?! [pause] I tell you. I did some bad things to the Mall Rats. They forgave me and they took me in. And I am so proud to call myself a Mall Rat. [pause] So? Are you still going to come in here and smash us and trash the Mall? Or are you going to show your gratitude and get on with building a new life for us all? [the crowd starts cheering]
Bray: Boy, can she handle a mob!
Danni: God help us if she ever turns against us.

Episode 29[edit]

[Ebony isn't feeling well after her abduction by Spike and Tai-San offers her an infusion of herbs to soothe her. Ebony doesn't want to drink it.]
Tai-San: It will make you feel better. Try it.
Ebony: Look, I told you, I don't want ... [Tai-San interrupts her]
Tai-San: Have you had breakfast? [Ebony shakes her head] Then you need something!
Ebony: Yeah. [Ebony drinks the infusion]
Tai-San: Is it good?
Ebony [sincerely]: Yeah, not bad.
Tai-San: See? You have to learn to trust people.
Ebony: Everytime I've trusted anybody they've ratted on me.
Tai-San: Have I?
Ebony: Not yet.
Tai-San: What about the rest of the tribe?
Ebony: Yeah! Lex for a start.

[Ellie is writing a new article and intends to tell the whole truth about what the Mall Rats know about the virus.]
Ellie: The truth never hurt anybody.
Jack: I'm not so sure about that.

[Salene and Ryan are talking about Patsy and Cloe’s crush on Dal.]
Salene: They’re growing up. They’re getting interested in boys and their appearance and all of that.
Ryan: Oh yeah. But, Dal?
Salene: Well, he’s the only available guy around here.
Ryan: Dal! Does he know this yet?
Salene: I think he’s starting to get the picture
Ryan: Hey, I just thought of something!
Salene: What?
Ryan: There’s two of them and only one of him.
Salene: Yeah, I don’t think they’ve quite worked that one yet.
Ryan: Ah, I see trouble ahead! [they both laugh.]

Episode 30[edit]

[Danni and Bray wake up Lex.]
Lex: Listen, Danni, Bray! Normally I would be overjoyed to discuss something like this with you in the middle of the night, but ...
Bray: It's not the middle of the night, Lex, it's the beginning of the day and you need to get to work like the rest of us.
Lex: Nag, nag, nag!

Season 3[edit]

Episode 1[edit]

Trudy: We have achieved great things today Guardian.
The Guardian: We have indeed Supreme Mother, we have indeed.
KC: Supreme Mother?
Jack: More like Supreme Fruitcake.

Episode 24[edit]

Lex: Come on Ebony, I was brilliant. I had that audience in the palm of my hand.
Ebony: I thought it was a team effort?
Lex: Yeah, you and Bray were only the puppets. I had to drive the show and show them how the Supreme Mother was just a fantasy created by that freak, The Guardian.
Ebony: Just Lex the invincible!
Lex: Yeah! I reckon I should have been an actor. Or a rock star!
Ebony: Maybe you should just stick to being a rock! Or something that lives underneath it.

The Guardian: Do you believe in dreams, Luke? Their power of prophecy?
Luke: No.
The Guardian: That’s right. You’re a man of practicalities. That’s why you run our security.

Ebony: [To Lex and Bray] You want me to list what our little rebellion has achieved so far? A few drums of petrol up in smoke, a few freed slaves, a hijacked puppet show! We’re just knits in their hair.

Ebony: We end this thing once and for all. We’re gonna wipe out The Guardian!
Lex: I’m having deja vu.

Ned: You know, you’re real cute when you’re angry.
Alice: You make me sick!
Ned: Yeah, well, you know, I try.

Lex: I was thinking, I don’t have the right to take somebody’s life. I don’t understand. What is that? Fear?
Bray: [smiles] No. Incredible as it may seem Lex, it was probably the straining hand of morality making a fleeting appearance in your mind.
Lex: Oh! [laughs] Really? Maybe I’m not so bad after all. [pause] You won’t tell anybody I said that, will you? I don’t wanna lose any cred.
Bray: I’ll take it to the grave with me.

Alice: Ellie, have you got something going with Luke?
Ellie: No, of course not!
Alice: You’re everything to me. You know that, don’t you? I’ve always tried to protect you, be there for you.
Ellie: Yeah, you have. Alice…
Alice: And through it all, no matter how bad things have got, I’ve always known at least there’s you. At least there’s Ellie to trust. I don’t know what’s going on. I don’t want to. But don’t lose your head, Ellie. Don’t lose your heart. Because you break mine if you do.

[Andy is forcing a lock]
KC: Where did you guys learn all this stuff?
Andy: School.

Salene: I have to think about my baby. They’re not gonna protect me, are they? The Mall Rats … or what’s left of them. You don’t know what it’s like having a baby grow inside you. All you wanna do is keep it safe. And that’s what I was trying to do. No one understands that. Maybe you do? I’ve seen how you are. You’re scared too, aren’t you?
Pride: We’re all scared Salene. Every last one of us.

[Andy, Tally and KC created T-shirts with a portrait of Tai-San]
Tally: It’s not too bad. But how about we add this? Hail Tai-San, true Supreme Mother!
KC: Yeah, now that’ll sell.

KC: [At the ceremony for the new Supreme Mother] T-shirts going fast! Hail Tai-San! True Supreme … [He sees Lex] … mother.
Lex: What did you say?

Episode 25[edit]

May : But you know Lex. All talk and no action.
KC: No. This time he meant it.

Tai-San: [playing their roles as the Chosen watch] Thank you, Great Oracle of Zoot for honouring me of your visit.
KC: The honour is mine, Supreme Mother.

Tally: Most of this is junk.
KC: Wrong!! The first rule of business is there's a buyer out there for everything. Never forget that.

KC: [to Andy and Tally] And just remember this one simple rule. My scam, my takings!!

The Guardian: This is a great day. Zoot is pleased with us. I can feel his spirit rising in me.

Bray: I'm worried about Lex. I think he's gonna do something stupid.
Ebony: Oh really? That would be a new experience.

Pride: I'd expect they'd try and stop him if they knew. In case he did something stupid.
May : Yeah. Lex does that.

The Guardian: [to Tai-San] But Zoot is here, all around us. You don't need to go anywhere to find him.

Ebony: [to Lex] Oh come on! How many medals for monogamy would you win?

Ebony: Bray, you're such a boy scout!

Bray: Lex, where are you going?
Lex: My wife has just divorced me in front of the whole City! I want some time alone. Do you mind?

Episode 26[edit]

Salene: They’ve all gone now. All of them. First my father, then the rest of my family. Then Ryan, and now my baby. Nobody to love me. Nobody to love.

Tai-San: Don’t you think I hate this as much as you do? I wish none of this was happening! All I want is to be with you.
Lex: Well, what’s stopping you?
Tai-San: I’ve got a job to do here. So please, just trust me.
Lex: It’s that smooth talking loony I don’t trust. You’re coming with me.
Tai-San: Don’t force this Lex. I’m begging you. Just, please go. Go now!
Lex: I’m not going anywhere without you!
Tai-San: Please!
Lex: No, you belong with me Tai-San.
Tai-San: Then I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry! But I’ve got no choice. [calls the Chosen] Guards!! Run, Lex. Run!
Lex: I don’t believe you just said that. [he runs away]

[Lex is fishing]
Bray: You know they say fishing helps you keep your mind off your problems. Is it working?
Lex: Any problem I have is my stomach telling me I’m hungry. I need to catch a fish, cook a fish and eat a fish. Simple as that.

Bray: You know? I will never understand Lex as long as I live.
Ebony: What’s he done now?

Episode 27[edit]

Bray: [talking about Lex leaving to kill The Guardian] Well he didn’t come back last night.
Ebony: You didn’t really expect him to, did you?
Bray: I’d hoped, once he’d had time to cool down…
Ebony: Bray! This is Lex we’re talking about, remember? He’s only got room in his head for one idea at a time!

Bray: [Bray is looking for Lex and is being trailed by Ebony] What do you think you’re doing?
Ebony: Watching your back!
Bray: Oh yeah? Why?
Ebony: Look the place is crawling with guards.
Bray: I can take care of myself.
Ebony: Yeah, well, maybe I felt guilty. You’re right I did wind Lex up. And I’m sorry. Look I wanna help, okay? You’re the boss. I’ll do whatever you say.
Bray: Yeah, well, I’d say I’d feel happier with you in front rather than behind me.

May : So, what are you doing around these parts, Pride?
Salene: He’s been practicing tai-chi with the Supreme Mother.
Pride: Yeah, just keeping her body, mind and spirit in term for the ceremony.
May : Wow! Tai-San never said anything about it to me.
Salene: I really appreciated that last visit, Pride. It really helped me a lot. Thank you.
May : Visit? You mean you guys have been hanging out? What else don’t I know??
Pride: Sometimes knowledge waits for the bearer to be ready to own it. Have patience, May.

Andy: We want a word with you!
KC: What about?
Tally: What’s your game?
KC: A game? Me? Don’t know what you’re talking about.

Episode 28[edit]

[After Lex has accidentally shot Tai-San]
Bray: Where are you going Lex?
Lex: Out. I need some air.
Bray: You’re going to the Mall, aren’t you?
Lex: Get out of my way!
Bray: No.
Lex: I said get out of my way!!
Bray: I can’t let you go. The Chosen will be buzzing around there like a swarrn of bees. They’ll be looking for you!
Lex: So what?
Bray: If you go out there in this state, you’ll get caught. Maybe even worse.
Lex: Why do you care? Look, I’m sorry Bray, I didn’t mean to. I wanted him but she got in the way. I didn’t wanna hurt Tai-San.
Bray: Of course, you didn’t.
Lex: I gotta know Bray. This is the woman I love. If I’ve lost her, I don’t know what I’m gonna do! I gotta find out, Bray! I’ve gotta GO!!
Bray: You’re not going anywhere in this state. I’ll go.

Chosen: [gives KC back his dice] Well?
KC: My dice. Jees thanks, where did you find them?
Chosen: [pointing at Andy and Tally] Those two were using them.
KC: What? Those little monsters? You gotta watch them every second. Anything that doesn’t nail down, they’ll pinch.
Chosen: Never mind that. Are they yours?
KC: I just told you that, didn’t I?

May : The Guardian’s going crazy.
Alice: So what’s new?
May : No. I mean really crazy!

Season 4[edit]

Episode 01[edit]

Jack: Ellie, wait. We don't event know if the plane is gonna land. I mean, how can it? The runways have been out of use for all this time.
Ellie: Jack, it's been circling for half an hour. It's either going to land or run out of fuel and crash. Either way, it's a pretty big story, wouldn't you say?

Lex: Hey come back here. This is desertion, you're all under arrest, you hear me!
Ebony: Oh let them go.
Lex: Are you serious?

Pride: The election's over. It was a democratic vote and Ebony won.
Trudy: Oh sure! And what's the first thing she does once she gets into office? Banishes Amber and Bray for disagreeing with her. What's so democratic about that?

Dee: [approaches the Technos] Who are you? Have you come to help us? [pause] We're the Mozquitoes.
Ved: What's that, little lady? A rock band?
Dee: No, a Tribe.
Ved: A Tribe, huh? I like that.
Dee: That was pretty cool flying that plane. How did you do that?
Ved: You're a mosquito, aren't you? You should know all about flying.
Technos: [laughter]
Dee: Who are you?
Ved: [takes off his mask] Anyone we want to be. [to his men] Get them!!

Ved: This is too easy, Jay. It's no fun when they don't fight back.
Jay: We're not meant to have fun.
Ved: That's your philosophy in life, you know that?

Ved: Why do you always have to stick to the program?
Jay: Because, little brother, I wrote the program.

Pride: [Lex shows Pride and Trudy where he banished Amber and Bray] I don't know whether to thank you or punch your lights out!
Lex: Don't you ever get dizzy living up on that moral high ground of yours?

Episode 02[edit]

[Amber is in labour]
Amber: [cries] Where’s Bray?
Trudy: I don’t know.
Amber: When you see him tell him I hate him.
Trudy: No. You tell him. You shout it out so he can hear it. Come on! Let me hear it!
Amber: [shouts] I hate him, I hate him, I hate him!!

Trudy: This is your little cousin, Brady. His daddy and your daddy were brothers. Say hello. Isn’t he beautiful? He’s perfect, Amber.

Jack: You know, we used to be quite a big Tribe. Now, look at us. The Seven Dwarfs.
Ellie: I guess that makes you grumpy then, doesn’t it Jack?

Ebony: [trying to convince kids in the City to fight the Technos with them] We can get together, the whole City, and unite against this threat.
Street kid: Why should we believe you?
Ebony: Because I’m a Mall Rat. And you know what that means? We defeated the Locos. We found the antidote to the Virus. We got rid of the Chosen. The Mall Rats have always taken care of you. And we always will.
[The kids leave]
Pride: So. You’re a Mall Rat, Ebony? Since when?
Ebony: Since before you came on the scene, tofu boy!
Ellie: So how do we get to them without being seen?
Ebony: Look, we can’t hit them with a surprise attack. We don’t have that kind of muscle.
Jack: Does that mean …?
Lex: We’re gonna walk to their gates in broad daylight and politely ask them to leave?
Ebony: Pretty much. Only not politely.
Pride: Suppose they don’t wanna go.
Ellie: What if we get captured?
Cloe: What if they kill us?
Ebony: I never said there wouldn’t be risks. Our only chance is to bluff them.
Jack: With what??
Ebony: They don’t know how many kids we have backing us up, but they must know they’re outnumbered.
Pride: Something tells me they’re not too worried about that.
Ebony: Well they should be. Look, if they want this City, they’re gonna have to fight for it.
Lex: It’s good enough for me.
Ebony: So, are we all agreed?
Pride: Agreed.

Cloe: It was his own fault. He lost his temper.
Salene: Lex? I can’t believe it.
Jack: It’s not a joke Salene.
Salene: Am I laughing?

Episode 03[edit]

Ram: Jay, Jay, Jay, Jay, Jay. He’s the coolest guy I know. He takes over a whole city and then he just stands there like he’s eating low-fat yoghurt.

Ram: Oh Virts! Always getting so emotional, always trying to resist. But they will settle down once they realise it’s … pointless.

[Jack and Ellie are looking for Alice at the farm]
Ellie: Alice? Alice!
Jack: Ellie there’s no one here.
Ellie: Then, maybe she’s in the City, she’s somewhere in the City. Come on, we’re going back.
Jack: Ellie, I’m not sure I am.
Ellie: What?
Jack: I said I’m not sure if I want to go back.
Ellie: Is this Luke? Are you still upset about me and Luke? Because if you hadn’t noticed, Jack, he’s gone. Like everyone else! Then I guess you’re glad about that.
Jack: Ellie, no, I’m not glad!! But the reason I came back here, that’s gone too, isn’t it?
Ellie: So you’re gonna leave everyone behind?
Jack: Get off my back, Ellie, there’s hardly anyone left!
Ellie: Oh what? So time to go then, hey?
Jack: Look, you’ve made it quite clear that I’ve got no chance here, so just BACK OFF! Because you’ve got no right to tell me where I should be!!
Ellie: Then go ahead!! Leave us!! It’s what you do, Jack! So, go do what you do best! Go NOW!
Jack: Okay, then. I will. [he leaves]

Ved: [about Jay] Do you even believe that that guy is my brother?
Java: Oh, I’d say there’s a certain family resemblance. Except, he’s a man.

Jack: [coming back to Ellie] Hi! I guess, I can’t seem to make up my mind.

Salene: [Talking about Charlie and Mouse] They’re just a couple of kids I found wondering the streets.
Lex: And you brought them here?
Salene: Somebody had to look after them.
Lex: And you chose us?
Salene: It’s what we do, Lex. Remember, we’re the Mall Rats?
Lex: Yeah, what’s left of us.

Ved: [enters a bar with other Technos] Okay. Let’s just get one thing clear. You [points at a client] are a Virt. In fact you’re all Virts. Do you know what that means? It means that you’re virtual. You’re half alive. Whereas me and the boys, and this little weapon, we’re the real thing. Got that? Good! Coz’ it works out like this: we matter, and you don’t. So Virt, where’s the party.

Amber: [baptising her baby] I wish for you a fine bright world for you to grow up in and a future for you to believe in. But you’ll need a name to be known by and I can’t think of any name better than your father’s. So Bray my little son, welcome to the world.

Episode 04[edit]

Ved: [talking about his lost communicator] Come on, Jay. They're Virts. How would they know how to operate it? You might as well throw it in the monkey cage.

Ram: Hey, hey, a fight. Can we watch? What's it all about guys?
Jay: A family matter. Nothing to worry about.
Ram: We're all family. [pause] Even you, Jay.

[Cloe is changing Lex's bandages]
Lex: Ouch! Cloe that hurt!
Cloe: Sorry.
Lex: It should be Tai-San doing this. When she touches you with her hands it feels like butterflies.
Cloe: Well, you'll just have to put up with mine for now won't you?
Lex: I didn't mean to say you don’t have good hands. [pause] You're a grownup now aren't you?
Cloe: Well I'm not a child anymore if that's what you mean.
Lex: No. No, you're a woman. And a very pretty one too.
Cloe: You think so?
Lex: Sure! A lot of people have said Tai-San's off the wall and I sometimes thought so as well. But underneath it she's a real woman. Boy, is she that. I miss her bad Clo. And there's a thing about a man, he needs a real woman, someone to look after him. Like you're doing now. [Cloe presses harder on the bandages] Ouch!!
Cloe: Lex? Are you hitting on me?
Lex: What??
Cloe: I reckon you'll be fine now. ... Just in case you were, thanks for noticing but, no thanks!

Salene: Ellie, Jack! I'm thinking of having a little ceremony to remember our friends. What do you think?
Ellie: What sort of ceremony? What are you saying, that we're never gonna see them again?
Salene: No, that's not what I meant..
Ellie: Because, you may have given up hopes Salene but I haven't. I know that Alice and Luke and the rest of them are alive out there somewhere and I'm not going through some kind of burial ceremony!!

Jack: If I can break the code, or bypass it, or something, then I might be able to listen in on the Technos communications.
Ellie: It's not dangerous or anything? I mean, you don't know what you're doing?
Jack: Right now? Huh. Hum yeah, yeah. I don't have a clue.

Ram: Ved? You mess around with my stuff again and I'll have you stripped and dumped in the City. Maybe even delete you. Hear me? [he leaves]
Jay: Is that who you really wanna be like?
Ved: Well I sure don't wanna be like you!

Lex: Get us a drink Cloe would you?
Cloe: Get it yourself!!

Jack: Hey don't worry! Look I'm not gonna, you know, go do anything stupid. It's just a little scouting trip. Besides, I'll have Ebony to look after me.
Ellie: Pride says they've got cameras all around the perimeter.
Jack: You know, I'll bring back a photo of me. [laughs]
Ellie: Jack!
Jack: Look, Ellie, I'll avoid the cameras and I promise you, I told you, I'm here for you. [grabs a whistle] Here, take it.
Ellie: What is it?
Jack: It's my lucky whistle. If you ever need help, you just whistle, see? Well, I'd better be going. See you. [they kiss] I'll see you Ellie.
Ellie: Take care Jack.

Salene: [performing the ceremony] I guess we've always relied on Tai-San to do this sort of thing. But she isn't home with us right now. There are a lot of people who aren't here. People we care about and hope to see again soon. This is for them. I know sometimes this world seems just too tough and you wanna give up. But if we do that we're giving up on our friends. We're all they've got. Us and our hope. May we all see our friends again.

Season 5[edit]

Episode 01[edit]

Zoot: I'm disappointed, Ebony. You show so little faith. Don't you remember what I told you when we became one? I told you we'd always be together and one day we would see my prophecies fulfilled. That time has arrived. Power & Chaos, Ebony! Remember? Power & Chaos!!

Amber: [reading Dee's letter] It's so great that you guys have a whole new start; I know you'll make the best of it and I'm only sorry we won't be there to share it with you. I didn't want to run off like this but Patch hates goodbyes. Thanks for everything - Love, Dee.

Episode 02[edit]

Ruby: [Talking about Ram] Waiting for your friend to get better?
Slade: I don't recall saying he was my friend
Ruby: But he is going with you?
Slade: I don't recall saying that either

Amber: [Talking to Jay] Ice runs through your veins... I was foolish enough to call you a friend...

Mega: [Talking about Pride's disappearance] Maybe he's gone off somewhere hugging trees!

Jay: Everyone seems to be looking for someone; people have been deleted; people have disappeared; it's a mess, Trudy. Even May seems to think I'm somehow involved with Salene's disappearance.

Jay: You know when [Amber] and I found Bray on the deleted list ... [Talking about Ved, who was on the list] ... He's dead, Trudy. I'll never see him again.

Lex: You shouldn't have said anything.
Siva: What are you saying, that I can't have a different opinion?
Lex: I'm saying you made me look stupid in front of everybody.
Siva: You made yourself look stupid; why are you so keen to have them all playing again anyway?
Lex: I'm not. I just expect my woman to show me some respect in public.
Siva: Is that what Tai-San would have done?
Lex: Don't bring her into this!
Siva: Why not? She's in everything else we had going for us.
Lex: Yeah, well at least she didn't drive me mad by whining all the time!! ... I'm sorry. I didn't mean that.
Siva: If you'd rather have Tai-San, then go right ahead! Just remember, you have to find her first.

Java: What is it? You look like you've seen a ghost. Ebony, tell me! You can tell me
Ebony: I have, Java, I've seen him, I've seen Zoot! And I must spread his message to the world!

Episode 03[edit]

Trudy: [Talking about Jay] So now he has to live with the fact that the system he helped set up, killed the only brother he had.

Riddler: What sits under a bridge and smells? ... Answer: a nose!!

Episode 07[edit]

Ebony, Java and Siva: [Together] Sisters Reunited! Nothing can stop us now! Power & Chaos!!

Java: What did she ever do to help us? It's always been Ebony first and last. Now she wants to be first again, with the one symbol that can take her there - Zoot. But the difference is, Siva, this time when she gets to the top, we'll be right alongside her, pulling the strings.

Amber: [Talking to the inhabitants of the City] Hello. I guess you all know me. Don't worry, this won't take long. What I have to say is simple; simple but very, very important. Despite all the rumors that you have been hearing, the posters, the chanting mobs - Zoot is dead; I saw him die. I was at his funeral!

Unknown episodes[edit]

Trudy: I’m going back to bed. I’m worn out.
Lex: Oh yeah?

Lex: [Dancing back from Amber and holding Ryan as a shield] Oh, Ryan, help me, help me! She’s going to tear me apart!

Lex: Aw, did Lexy upset you? Come here; let me kiss it better!

Lex: I could teach you about pregnancy, Amber. You don’t need a laptop: just a lap.

[Zandra asks if Amber fancies Bray.]
Amber: Zandra, he’s Trudy’s boyfriend!
Zandra: Wouldn’t stop me.

Zandra: I’m watching my figure.
Lex: You’re not the only one.

Salene: You’re right, Amber. I am the best mother here.

Lex: This is my best lucky coin. You have one chance. One chance!! Heads you live, tails you die. [It's tails] ... Alright, two outta three!

Lex: I’ve had enough of this: you little tease. You want it. And you’re gonna get it.

Siva: Lex you piece of pond life

Ebony:Whoa, now you've totally lost me, are we talking about the Lex that would sell his granny if he had one?

Lottie: I'm only saying what's true, you two are just a couple of Hypofrits, ha!

Ruby: Where are you going
Lex: I'm going to beat the snot out of Ram
Ruby: I've got better things to do than clean blood off a carpet

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