[Sgt. Gabriel, suspended for beating a suspect, finally returns to the office]
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: [on her way out with Lt. Provenza] Oh, Sgt. Gabriel... uh, if you could, please, babysit the suspect while I'm gone?
[Gabriel silently accepts]
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: Thank you.
Detective Lt. Provenza: [in passing Sgt. Gabriel] There's no need to beat information out of this old man. He's been confessing all morning.
[Gabriel silently goes on about his duty]
Judd Whaley: [put in handcuffs] No, no, hold on, one moment! I thought you said mercy killing and first degree murder were very different crimes!
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: [Matter-of-factly] They are, but the punishment for both is exactly the same.
Judd Whaley: Are you actually talking about putting me in prison?
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: [softly] Don't worry. It's not that different from Summerview, really. You have to sign in to visit people, friends and relatives tend to forget you exist, and, at some point, the state of California might just put you out of your misery.
Judd Whaley: Well, I certainly don't deserve THIS.
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: You're right, Mr. Whaley. Unfortunately... it's the worst I can do to you.
Julio Sanchez: Kills me. White people pay all this money to store their family in places like this. We throw some carpet in the garage - everyone's welcome.
Detective Lt. Provenza: [going through the suspect's room] Wait a minute. I do recognize him. Yeah, Baxter. Donald Baxter. He had the police beat on the newspaper when I was first starting out, Chief. How did he end up here?
Julio Sanchez: Don't worry, Lieutenant. I'll come visit you.
Donald Baxter: So now you're ready to believe maybe I really did murder those seven people?
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: I'm starting to, yes.
Donald Baxter: Then I'd like to withdraw my confession.
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson: How 'bout this? Sign off on our overtime today and I promise I won't dig up any of those other dead bodies. We'll just find some other way to solve this thing.
Will Pope: [thinking it over, unaware that Brenda is hiding the cremated remains of "those other dead bodies" behind her] Deal, but I'm holding you to that.