At Duke's boat, Duke spots the gun he has underneath his table and then brushes aside Nathan and goes for the gun. They struggle and Nathan disarms Duke, and the two men struggle. Nathan finally gets the upper hand and starts choking Duke, his blood dripping on Duke's fore head. Duke's eyes turn silver and he shoves off his old friend with superhuman strength. They go for the gun but suddenly everything metallic in the room leaps up onto the ceiling. After staring for a moment, they jump back and Duke explains that his Troubled ability is different. He still insists that he had nothing to do with Audrey's disappearance...
Duke: Was that intentionally hostile? Dwight: Last time I saw you, you were throwing me off a boat. Duke: If memory serves, you were also being a bad boy too that day. Dwight: I guess I haven't learned my lesson. Duke: I guess you haven't learned your lesson.
Duke: Hey, Nathan. Explain to me the difference between killing a man and convincing him to crawl up his own ass, because I'm at a loss.
Duke: But it is like freaking War of the Worlds out there.
The War of the Worlds is the 1898 novel by H.G. Wells, which tells the story of Martian invaders establishing a spearhead in England and then spreading out, using gigantic tripod war-machines. The novel has served as the basis for two movies and a TV series.