The Dresden Files

Season 1 Episode 11

Things That Go Bump

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Apr 08, 2007 on Syfy



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Harry: When I'm in danger, mortal peril even, I try to find a quiet place of peace in my center, a place where I can breathe in life, gather myself, and proceed with serenity and confidence. You ever figure out how to achieve serenity in the face of certain death, would you please let me know? I found one trick that always works when confronting insurmountable danger: running, very, very fast. Unfortunately, oh, that takes training. Still, about once a year I decide to really get in shape. Do some yoga, go jogging, all that stuff. Luckily for me, something usually comes up.

    • Murphy: I was on my way to work and I got a call. Large explosion, four blocks from here. Dispatch said the flames were green. So help me, if I find out you had anything to do with this...
      Harry: Murphy, I am not responsible for every, single weird thing that happens in Chicago.
      Murphy: Just most of them.

    • Harry: Okay, look, I will come with you to check out your green explosion, all right? and then if you want my help you can hire me... to consult... for money.
      Murphy: Only if you promise to use the money on a new wardrobe.
      Harry: Oh right, yeah, coming from you, Lieutenant I-only-got-one-necklace-wear-it-everyday Murphy.

    • Murphy: Chicago P.D.! Put down your... your sword!

    • Harry: How do I get into these situations? I mean, there I was in a good place for once when -- bang! -- the big boss of the High Council and her pack of Wardens come crashing into my place uninvited. Add Lt. Murphy, my main source of income, who isn't even supposed to know about these people, seal the doors shut with some kind of annihilating darkness and suddenly, what do you know? Another bad day for me.

    • Murphy: This can't be real! Is this happening?
      Harry: Yeah, it's real and it's... it's--it's happening.
      Mai: I said... tell... her... nothing!
      Harry: Morgan is the one talking about soul-ripping and element-tearing. I think the ship has kinda sailed, you know? The barn door's open, the cows are out and the bag is really devoid of cats!

    • (Harry's "hockey stick" starts to glow, then previously invisible symbols light up all over the apartment)
      Harry: Well, I guess I don't have to say it. Pretty obvious.
      Murphy: Everything you ever told me, or avoided telling me, the wizard stuff, it was all true.
      Harry: Yeah.

    • Harry: Listen carefully, Morgan, Murphy is not going to be erased, dealt with or anything like that, okay? Cause if she is, I'm gonna come after you, I'm gonna come after Mai and the entire Council and I'm gonna make my psychopathic, bloodthirsty uncle look like Mahatma Ghandi! You hear me?
      Morgan: You don't frighten me, Dresden.
      Harry: Really? Cause I scare the hell out of myself sometimes.

    • Morgan: A coherent burst of light to blast away the darkness. You think you can manage that?
      Harry: My soul's not entirely dark, Morgan.
      Morgan: Glad to hear it.

    • Morgan: (as Harry prepares to perform a ritual) Your symbology is inelegant.
      Harry: You wanna draw, grab some chalk.
      Morgan: It'll do.

    • Morgan: Some things never change--always blowing things up.
      Harry: I am not always blowing things up!
      Morgan: Right... sometimes you set things on fire.

    • Bob: We are, for all intents and purposes, in hell.

    • Bob: Frankly, I think it's a terrible idea. Exposing me to the distilled essence of death on the off chance it might help you escape? Has anyone ever explained the concept of cost benefit analysis to you?
      Harry: I dropped out of high school, remember?
      Bob: And you wonder why your life is an unending series of insurmountable intellectual, financial and emotional hurdles.

    • Morgan: Dresden's judgment may occasionally be flawed, but his record collection is... impressive.
      Murphy: How long have you known him?
      Morgan: Most of his life. I first met him when I was a newly commissioned Warden. He was a teenager, recently orphaned. He was living with his uncle, Justin Morningway, a man of influence.
      Murphy: (chuckles) Let me guess. Harry was some sort of child genius, destined for greatness.
      Morgan: Quite the contrary. He's a Morningway, like his uncle and mother, and Morningways are nothing but trouble.

    • Amber: (to Harry) I may be expendable, but you're the usual suspect.

    • Harry: 'Kay, you wanna help? There's a chance, just a chance, okay, someone in here is working against us.
      Murphy: And you want me to find out who.
      Harry: Well, you're the detective, right? I'm just a guy who knows a few tricks...

    • Harry: These drakes, right, they can change shape? They're magical, immortal and all that. But you can change your appearance and you're magical and (stutters) you've been around a long, long time.
      Mai: Are you inferring something?
      Harry: Technically, I'm implying. You're inferring.
      Mai: Well, it's dangerous either way.
      Harry: You didn't answer my question.
      Mai: You didn't ask one. Which, at least, shows some common sense.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: April 1, 2007 on SPACE (premiered before the U.S. airing)
      UK: April 25, 2007 on Sky1

  • Allusions