"The Dresden Files" Rules of Engagement (TV Episode 2007) Poster

Paul Blackthorne: Harry Dresden


  • Sirota : Sorry things got a little rough in the apartment. Let me make it up to you. Can I get you a virgin?

    Harry Dresden : No, thanks. I'm fine.

  • Bob : And, so far, all you've managed to accomplish is getting your wand destroyed, alienating Murphy, losing a client, and attracting the attention of someone who treats helions as his own personal lapdogs.

    Harry Dresden : Not a bad days work, huh?

    Bob : Oh, no. I think you've botched this one very nicely! So, my advice for you; take the low road for once. Let it go, Harry.

    Harry Dresden : Yeah, you're right. I mean, the last thing I need is to get caught up in a power struggle between two hellions or hung up on a girl with a thing for badboys, right? I mean, some of them, they just can't be saved.

    [looks at Bob] 

    Bob : You're going to try to save her.

    Harry Dresden : Yeah.

    Bob : Of course.

  • Harry Dresden : [narrating]  Remember what I said about attraction, about the difference between fantasy and reality? The fantasy is girl meets boy they fall in love and live happily ever after. The reality is girl meets hellion, girl gets kidnapped, wizard has to save her before she ends up dead - or worse.

  • [first lines] 

    Harry Dresden : [narrating]  So what is it that attracts one person to another? Is it the long silky hair, the lips like wine, the legs that seem to go on forever? Well, those all work for me. The truth is attraction - chemical, physical, spiritual - that's the easy part. The trouble is when the fantasy wears off and the reality sets in.

  • Harry Dresden : [narrating]  Scrying for beginners: You get a piece of someone, you boil it up, add crystal. Then you track them down. Pretty basic stuff. So finding Primko should have been easy money. Should have been. But my visions of easy money went up in smoke the second I got the telltale whiff of death, damnation and...

    [Harry spots the cremated body of a hellion] 

    Harry Dresden : [spoken]  Brimstone. Aw, hell.

  • Bob : Was she built?

    Harry Dresden : Will you stop it?

    Bob : Simple question.

  • Harry Dresden : She fired me.

    Lt. Connie Murphy : The touch of the master.

  • Sirota : Tell me - are you really good at finding things?

    Harry Dresden : You can't afford me.

    Sirota : What if the price were... Caryn Harris?

  • Harry Dresden : So, ah, I find your chain, deliver it to you and you guarantee the girl walks away unharmed? A deal with the devil.

    Sirota : It's a little gentlemen's agreement.

    Harry Dresden : Is that what you call the arrangement with the High Council?

    Morgan : It's more of an understanding.

    Harry Dresden : You people...

  • [indicating a Catholic church] 

    Harry Dresden : No self-respecting hellspawn would be caught dead in there.

  • Sister Beatrice : It saddens me when love turns to hate...

    Harry Dresden : Me, too.

    Sister Beatrice : ...but just as mysteriously, hate can turn to love. When that happens you're in the presence of a miracle.

  • Matthew Jacobs : What are you going to do?

    Harry Dresden : Doublecross the villain. Always makes for an interesting evening.

  • [with Harry and Caryn's help, Matthew lays out a magic circle to help him regain his soul] 

    Harry Dresden : There's not going to be any world-ending explosion here, is there?

    Matthew Jacobs : I don't think so, but then I've never done this before.

    Caryn Harris : Well, I hope not. I'd like to think I was the first.

  • Lt. Connie Murphy : What are you not telling me?

    Harry Dresden : I'm not telling you.

  • [last lines] 

    [Harry gives Murphy a slice of key lime pie] 

    Lt. Connie Murphy : I have a job to do here, Harry.

    Harry Dresden : Yeah? So do I... Dig in.

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