Darryl implores Kat once more to use her incredible healing powers to save the poisoned Greta.
Darryl: She’s gonna die.
Kat: I told you I don’t know what you’re talking about—
Darryl: And I told you you do.
Kat: Okay. Maybe I do. But how do you know?
Darryl: Because I know powerful women and you are … an extraordinarily powerful woman — in fact, you may be the most powerful of all.
Kat: Who, all?
Darryl: (smiles) It’s always been the quiet ones.
Kat: I can’t go down this road, Darryl.
Darryl: (sighs) Why not?
Kat: Because I have seen what these powers can do. It is a dark, dangerous and scary place.
Darryl: (spreads his hands) It’s nothing you can’t handle.
Kat: I don’t want to handle it! I have a family to think about! I can’t take my chances on some crazy, weird power that I can’t understand or control —
Darryl: That’s just it! You can control it and use it to do incredible things! Don’t you see, Kat? Your whole life has been leading up to this moment— you think it was just a coincidence you became a nurse? You’ve always known you wanted to be a healer, well, you just have to accept the fact that you have a destiny far greater than you ever dared imagine possible for yourself. (his hands come up to cup her face) You have the power to perform miracles.
Kat: (gasps as she pulls away) Don’t talk to me like that, I don’t want to hear that!
Darryl: You have been given a gift—
Kat: (turns on him) I didn’t ask for it, and I don’t want it!
Darryl: You have no choice.
Kat: Yes I do! (pauses, and visibly calms herself) I think you should go.
Darryl: (looks at her for a long moment, then walks to the door) I made the funeral arrangements for Sunday.
— Eastwick 1x09 Tasers and Mind Erasers
This is one of my favourite scenes from this very sadly short-lived series. It’s powerfully acted and intensely emotional; Kat is a mother of five kids who’s going through a very tough divorce and has to think in terms of their safety as well as her own. She’s naturally very cautious and frightened of what she’s found she’s capable of, and unsurprisingly she’s concerned about the very real ramifications of being so powerful in a society that truly doesn’t deal very well with abnormal people.