‘Nancy Drew’: Fan Favorite Lines

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With the season 3 finale of Nancy Drew fast approaching, we reached out to fans of the series for a fan-generated article series to celebrate the show. In this piece, we’re taking a look at some of the most iconic lines from the series as chosen by readers, featuring both witty one-liners and more profound statements. Read on to see if your pick made the cut, and be sure to keep following Nerds & Beyond to see the rest of our Nancy Drew fan-submitted articles!

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Ryan Hudson: “It’s time to go visit my favorite relatives. The dead ones.” (Season 2, Episode 16 “The Purloined Keys”)

George Fan: “Want to trade? I have a dead French lady inside me.” (Season 2, Episode 11 “The Scourge of the Forgotten Rune”)

Bess Marvin: “I like sparkly things, okay? They calm me!” (Season 1, Episode 4 “The Haunted Ring”)

Bess Marvin: “Get on the Bess bus if you want to live.” (Season 3, Episode 2 “The Journey of the Dangerous Mind”)

Nancy Drew: “He thinks somebody’s trying to kill him.”

George Fan: “So go help that person!” (Season 1, Episode 6 “The Mystery of Blackwood Lodge”)

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Ace: “Nancy, it’s a net.”

Nancy Drew: “Who’s Annette? I’ll kill her!” (Season 2, Episode 10 “The Spell of the Burning Bride”)

Nick Nickerson: “I am never saying goodbye to you, in this life or the next.” (Season 3, Episode 1 “The Warning of the Frozen Heart”)

Nancy Drew: “Goodbye doesn’t mean you’re gonna be alone.” (Season 3, Episode 7 “The Gambit of the Tangled Souls”)

George Fan: “Sorry I slept with your husband, I hope this brings you peace.” (Season 1, Episode 4 “The Haunted Ring”)

Nancy Drew: “You know what is soooo romantic? Solving a homicide together. With me!” (Season 1, Episode 14 “The Sign of the Uninvited Guest”)


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We received so many entries for everyone’s favorite member of The Claw dishwashing staff that he gets his own section! Both funny and sincere, Ace is always there with a quirky comeback line.

“And the next time you feel like sacrificing yourself to prove you’re not a Hudson, please don’t. Just ‘cause I’m mad at you doesn’t mean I want to lose you.” (Season 2, Episode 1 “The Search For the Midnight Wraith”)

“Don’t worry, I speak the language. Dude, where’s my Carson?” and “Holy balls, I have so many questions!” (Both improvised by actor Alex Saxon) (Season 3, Episode 7 “The Gambit of the Tangled Souls”)

Waiter: “Excuse me sir, do you have a reservation?”

Ace: “I have many, but I’m here anyway.” (Season 1, Episode 12 “The Lady of Larkspur Lane”)

“Bone time.” (Season 1, Episode 16 “The Haunting of Nancy Drew”)

“Not a lot of people know this about me, but the woods? They speak to me.” (Season 2, Episode 8 “The Quest for the Spider Sapphire”)

“That’s a shame, we’ve heard such great things about your restrooms.” (Season 2, Episode 9 “The Bargain of the Blood Shroud”)

“Come to Jesus? The man had a bar mitzvah. Pick a lane.” (Season 2, Episode 3 “The Secret of the Solitary Scribe”)

“Chef Jaime is threatening to go back to France. Man’s never been to France, Bess!” (Season 3, Episode 1 “The Warning of the Frozen Heart”)

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“I’m not going to the library. I have enemies there.” (Season 1, Episode 14 “The Sign of the Uninvited Guest”)

“Aw, y’all put my face on a cake?!” (Season 1, Episode 10 “The Mark of the Poisoner’s Pearl”)

“Something about Amanda opens me up, like a flower, I’m in bloom!” (Season 2, Episode 9 “The Bargain of the Blood Shroud”)

“I can be your anchor. Your platonic anchor. I call that a platanchor. If you let me.” (Season 1, Episode 2 “The Secret of the Old Morgue”)

“Zoe, you can’t cook pancakes in the oven. Who raised you?!” (Season 2, Episode 7 “The Legend of the Murder Hotel”)

Ace: “I’m growing on her!”

Nancy Drew: “Like a fungus, Ace.” (Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot”)

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Tamura: “Listen to me, you walking haircut!” (Season 2, Episode 3 “The Secret of the Solitary Scribe”)

“It’s a proposed death. Like a serving suggestion on a waffle box.” (Season 2, Episode 1 “The Search for the Midnight Wraith”)

“Florence, your slip is showing.” (Season 3, Episode 3 “The Testimony of the Executed Man”)

“Ghosts are great for business. It’s the murder that kills you.” (Season 1, Episode 5 “The Case of the Wayward Spirit”)

And by far the most mentioned Ace quote…

“I have feelings for you. I’ve had feelings for you for a long time. Seeing you with Park made me realize I’ve … I’ve been an idiot for not saying something sooner. I know that you guys are together now, and it’s probably too late, but I-I just needed to tell you. So I told you.” (Season 3, Episode 11 “The Spellbound Juror”)

Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments! Nancy Drew airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW, with the season 3 finale airing this Friday. You can find our other coverage of the series here!

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I am a nurse and dedicated nerd from Boston, MA. When I'm not at work, I'm rewatching old favorites like Supernatural or discovering my new obsessions (too many to count!). When not fangirling, I can be found reading, writing, or listening to a true crime podcast. You can find me on Twitter @juleswritesblog for more nerdy nonsense.
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