Will Girardi : Hey, it's 4:30. You're not suited up.
Kevin Girardi : I'll suit up at the gym. I got time.
Will Girardi : You'll get benched.
Kevin Girardi : Henderson pulled a groin muscle. Nobody else to carry the ball.
Will Girardi : That's your work ethic?
Kevin Girardi : Dad, it's football. It's not even my sport. Baseball, I give 110%.
Will Girardi : So you skim off the top elsewhere? What kind of a man are you? The point is, you sign up to play, you give it everything.
Kevin Girardi : Can I get the abbreviated lecture? You're gonna make me late.
Will Girardi : You're already late, and this is not how I raised you to think.
Kevin Girardi : You've been on me all day.
Will Girardi : Yeah, well, that's my job.
Helen Girardi : [entering] What's wrong now?
Will Girardi : This is between me and Kevin.
Will Girardi : The night of the accident, it was homecoming weekend. Kevin and I had been sniping at each other all day. He was walking out the door and I said "You're gonna get your ass kicked, and I'm looking forward to it." That's the last thing I said to my son before he was paralyzed.
Lieutenant Lucy Preston : So, you're guilty of being human.
Will Girardi : It was a horrible thing to say.
Lieutenant Lucy Preston : People say horrible things to each other all the time. Saying it didn't make the accident happen. As my ex-husband was going out the door, I yelled after him "And I hope your..."
[she pantomimes a karate chop]
Lieutenant Lucy Preston : Kind of a John Bobbitt moment there, you know? You know, when you get mad, you go for the weak spot. I really think you can let yourself off the hook here, Will.
Will Girardi : Are you coming to bed?
Helen Girardi : Eventually.
Will Girardi : Good game tonight. He broke some nice tackles. He called from the party. He'll be back by midnight.
Will Girardi : I'm trying to let him grow up, Helen.
Helen Girardi : I don't want to argue with you. Go to bed.
Will Girardi : I'm worried about his attitude. He acts like there's a free ride waiting for him.
Helen Girardi : He's a good-looking, athletic kid. There's nothing wrong with him enjoying that.
Will Girardi : He relies on it. That's not how the world works. And aren't we supposed to prepare him for the world?
Helen Girardi : Oh, that's only part of the job. Do you think you might be resentful because he has some things that you didn't?
Will Girardi : Excuse me? Resentful of my own son?
Helen Girardi : You are all over him. Nothing is good enough. Talk about letting him grow up. How's he supposed to do that with you breathing down his neck?
Will Girardi : My job is to turn him into a man, period.
Helen Girardi : What kind of man? A man who hates his father?
Will Girardi : I'm gonna take a shower.
Helen Girardi : Yeah, you do that.
Will Girardi : I don't forgive that statement.
Helen Girardi : I'm not asking you to.
Will Girardi : [doing sit-ups in the bedroom] Okay, this time I mean it.
Helen Girardi : You're gonna start running again.
Will Girardi : I'm gonna set my alarm for 5:30.
Helen Girardi : Not in this bedroom, you're not.
Will Girardi : Well, you want me to get old and fat?
Helen Girardi : As long as you do it with me.
Will Girardi : I'm gonna invite Lucy to dinner. I was thinking Friday.
[seeing Helen's look]
Will Girardi : Well, that's what you do, Helen. You invite the boss over. We had Roebuck over. That's what you do. I-I mean if Friday's a big problem...
Helen Girardi : It's not the day. It's the person.
Will Girardi : Well, maybe you could meet her before you fully commit to hating her.
Helen Girardi : So after I feed her, then I can hate her?
Will Girardi : With complete abandon.