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The Glass Ceiling:
I need you to listen to me. And I need you to listen closely. ... You fought for the truth. You don't quit. I see that in you, and that will take you far. But it will also get you in trouble. You and I have a lot in common. More than you know. And that is why, Alex, I believe that you are the only trainee here who can do what I was never able to do... shatter the glass ceiling.
They favor men for promotions. They protect them from punishment, no matter their weaknesses, no matter what they do. Don't be fooled by their faces. You have to be willing to play dirty. Because that, it seems, is the only thing that works.
The FBI is still a man's world, and in a man's world... men get away with murder. It's too late for me. But it's not for you. They are going to try to hold you down. They are going to try to hold you accountable for things that they never would be. But don't let them. You keep fighting. You do what you have to do.
Hostage Rescue is, at its essence, a mind game. Operators need to feel comfortable amidst violent confrontation. They need to be able to storm into the chaos of crisis and make clear and calm decisions.
The most dangerous enemy America faces... is the enemy within... traitors who play the long game. And they inflict the deepest wounds because people miss the warning signs.
People hide things from one another. They... they lie, they joke, they tell you what they think you want to hear.
You're not the people you were when you came to Quantico. And you're not the special agents you'll become when you're done. You have a long way to go to deal with the stresses that come with this job.
We don't need more agents. We need better ones.
The art of surveillance. Watching people in their own environment. It's one of the most important tools an agent will use. These images are from computers across the country, being watched by DITU... Digital Intercept Technology Unit... housed here at Quantico.
You know, if you want to be a good FBI agent, you're gonna have to learn how to lie better.
Surveillance teaches us how to pay attention... not just to how a suspect plans a crime, but to how all of us make decisions.
Tor? The Dark Web? You really think some anonymous hackers are gonna get you out of this? -Actually, yes. Because they're the only ones who can anonymously broadcast my message. They're actually people who care about the truth. They don't just blindly accept the official narrative. And if I find them, I stand a chance.
Gaining someone's trust... that's what being undercover is all about, not putting on a costume or speaking with an accent. It's about inhabiting a life completely.
Nelson has 42 packs of unopened pokemon cards in his closet. I don't know what's weirder... Why he has them or why he hid them.
The C.I.A., the NSA, Congress, even the White House itself... What do they all have in common? If you want to work there, you have to go through us first. Every year, the FBI conducts over 10,000 background checks, most of them on behalf of other agencies.
I wish we could wipe away this whole year... Everything we've done, everything we have lost. I wish we could go back to being the optimistic people who signed up to save the world. But we can't, because we never were those people to begin with.
But I'll give you a tip every good profiler will tell you... the longer you stare at something, the more out of focus it becomes. Finding the truth can be simple. It's accepting the simplicity that's hard.
If you're not willing to sacrifice yourself for your country, why are you here?
At the FBI, an arrest is not a win. Your job, your case is only won with a conviction. It is the only thing that matters. You have to prove that your suspect is guilty to get the justice that the victim and their family deserve. The key to building that case is a suspect interview.
-Says the guy who was living in "The Revenant."
Intelligence gathered by means of interpersonal contact, as opposed to more technical intelligence-gathering disciplines, such as signals, imagery, messaging, and signature intelligence.
He's a clown... trust me. Like Donald Trump, George W. Bush, and Madonna, xxyyzz is a dynamo... similar qualities to a performer, but a dynamo encapsulates a need to keep things at a fast pace rather than let them turn real or emotional.
... born in Shanghai, raised in Beverly Hills. Graduated valedictorian from Harvard-Westlake and enrolled at USC where she founded six startups and successfully sued all her business partners out of their shares.
Super Bowl 42. Giants won 17-14. Spoiled the Pats' perfect season. And an hour after the game ended, five Giants fans got into a fight with four Patriots fans in the parking lot of a New Haven club. One of the Patriots fans was killed. Is this a hate crime? What if I told you that the Patriots' fans were black, the Giants' fans white? Anyone reconsidering? And if I told you that the white male who was charged with stabbing and killing the black male had once belonged to a militia group? So, what if I told you at the time of the stabbing, Mr. Connors had reformed? What if I told you that he had married a black woman and had three beautiful children with her? Confusing, isn't it? It's the FBI's job to investigate and prosecute violent hate crimes. But determining which violent offenses were motivated by bias is one of the toughest jobs the FBI has to do. So, you are going to look at cases that were presented to the FBI for investigation.
I have worked with some difficult people in Washington... bull-headed Republicans, radical Libertarians... Ted Cruz... but never anyone quite like you.
Every year, forgers get more and more sophisticated. The differences are often invisible to the naked eye. Fake control numbers, embossed security images... and missing watermarks that can only be seen under UV lights.
Human trafficking is the largest and fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. So while you'll soon freely travel to these cities as newly minted agents, thousands of men and women will be trafficked to them against their will ...
We were all reminded of something last week. Life can spin out of control at the drop of a hat. You guys went through something harrowing, and you should be commended.
Serving as an agent requires each of you to be in peak physical condition. [Breathing heavily] Physical fitness can mean the difference between success and failure, life and death. That's why, as you near graduation, it's essential that all of you are fully cleared for active duty.
Why do I feel like you're trying to outrun me, even on a treadmill?
-I'm not trying to outrun you, I'm trying to get away from you.
Now, we should warn you... The SF-86 can get very, very personal, which is why we give it to you at this stage of your training because you know each other better. We ask for exhaustive details about your home and personal life, your ideological beliefs, drug and alcohol use, your personal finances, and, yes, your s*x lives because these areas... s*x, money, and drugs... have historically been the areas where good agents go bad, so be painstakingly honest because this form will reveal whatever it is you are hiding.
Panic attacks, insecurity, insubordination, exasperation, crippling self-doubt... These are all symptoms trainees have experienced on their first day of work at their new field office. So, here at the Academy, we're trying something different. We're gonna give you a chance to visit a field office before you graduate.
Three more weeks. That's all you have left until those doors fly open and we send you out into the real world. Now, you've made your requests for where you want to work. Deciding what you want to do is just as important. Counteterrorism. Behavioral science. There are over 20 different programs within the Bureau. Choose wisely, and you're in the pocket. Choose poorly, all of this will have been for nothing.
Career day? Could this feel more like high school? Who's your first stop? It's the rep from White Collar. You want to bust billionaires? Are you kidding me? An assignment where I get to meet my future husband and arrest him?
-Sign me up.
Before we knew what happened, it was too late. The guilt sent Michael down a spiral.
Well, I held on to the top of the bottle with one hand while he drowned at the bottom. You know, he wanted to come clean. He wanted to tell the truth about what had happened.
-But they wouldn't let him?
I thought that Chicago was a mistake, but it was a pattern. You find the shortcuts, and other people pay the price.
We don't have to be the kind of agents that cut corners to close cases or miss signs or put covering our asses over saving lives.
No matter how surrounded you are by lies, don't let them in. Resist, because someday, you are going to be asked to follow an order you don't agree with, cut a corner for the greater good... and in that moment, you're going to have to decide who you want to be. It was all theater. We were just players.
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