Before she played Cookie Lyon, Taraji P. Henson played Detective Joss Carter on Person of Interest. Not only was she a homicide detective for the NYPD, but she was a veteran too, and some of Henson's best Person of Interest quotes deserve to be put on a mood board for inspiring you to stand up for yourself.
Even though Det. Carter had some of the boldest, inspiring, and straight-up hilarious lines in the show, the character had a shortened run, as she was shockingly killed in the middle of the third season. Carter's death, which aired in 2013, left Person of Interest fans dumbfounded. As executive producer Jonathan Nolan told The Hollywood Reporter, "Carter was the heart of the show," which to them meant that they needed to kill her off to, as Nolansaid, "Do as much damage to the audience as possible."
It sounds like the writers gained some inspiration from Game of Thrones, which premiered in 2011, the same year that Person of Interest did. Even though the show continued on to air another two and a half seasons after Carter's death, wrapping in 2016, the series was never the same without the detective. Henson's character was so fearless and bold that it's worth remembering some of the amazing lines that shot out of her mouth as if they were weapons themselves.