Mark: Robbins, you okay? Arizona: When I came out to my brother he asked if that meant that I was gonna marry a chick and when I said yes, he got this big smile and he said, “I’m gonna dance so hard at your wedding.” My dreams are coming true. Dreams I didn’t even know that I had, but my brother is not here. He’s missing it. And I know that I’m late, I know it, but why do you think that my dad schedule’s every minute of every day? If every minute is accounted for then there’s no time to slow down and just.. I just.. I need a minute to miss my brother.
Arizona: You don’t get to feel anything because he’s feeling everything. His every nerve is exposed and raw and we have to make him feel worse before he’s going to feel better. So, if you‘re having feelings, you need to shut them down. You need to shut them down and talk to him about his future, and remind him that he has one past all of his pain. And if you can’t do that, if you can’t do your job, then you find someone who can and you send them to me.”
Arizona: Most people think that I was named for the state, but it’s not true, I was named for a battle ship. The U.S.S. Arizona. My grandfather was serving on the Arizona when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, and he saved nineteen men before he drowned. Pretty much everything my father did his whole life was about honoring that sacrifice. I was raised to be a good man in a storm. Raised to love my country. Love my family. Protect the things I love. When my father, Colonel Daniel Robinson of the United States Marine Corps, heard that I was a lesbian he said he only had one question. I was prepared for “How fast can you get the hell out of my house?” But instead, it was “Are you still who I raised you to be?” My father believes in country the way that you believe in God. And my father is not a man who bends, but he bent for me because I am his daughter. I’m a good man in a storm. I love your daughter. And I protect the things I love. Not that I need too, she doesn’t need it. She’s strong, and caring, and honorable. And she’s who you raised her to be.