Media consultant Reed Rockwell is working in his Crisis Center office, Photoshopping a woman onto a photo of state attorney Ed Kelley. His assistant, Kreese, comes in and tells Rockwell that he has planted the evidence on Kelley. Kreese doesn’t think that they can frame Kelley, but Rockwell figures that the press will turn against Kelley and the people, upset that their lives aren’t good, will turn against Kelley...Read the full recap
Eliot: Stop--stop with the Star Trek stuff again!
Alec: "Wars"! Damn it, it's Star Wars! And--and that CGI Yoda they used in the prequels, it was an insult to the puppet. You know--you know what, man? It's not even worth discussing.
Eliot: You're the only one discussing.
Parker: I kinda like CGI Yoda.
Alec: Rockwell's brilliant, he's ruthless. Stone-cold solid. It’s a shame we got to take the man down. I’d almost consider making him a part of the team.
Nate: Yeah, uh, Rockwell has his boot on my friend's throat, Hardison.
Alec: I said, “almost.”
Nate: I mean, what we're really asking here is how would I destroy myself.
Parker: Yeah, and you can't say "booze."
Alec: Parker, I'm not going to be unable to unhear that CGI Yoda thing. Cut me deep, woman, that cut me deep.
Alec: Really? The slow clap?
Eliot: Yeah, yeah, man. I got 'em all the time in high school. You didn't get one of those in high school?
Parker: I think I'm getting better at this.
Alec: I'm cloning Rockwell's cell phone right now. Good work, girl.
Parker: I didn't even stab him.
Alec: Yeah--we--you--we are so proud of you. Uh, no-stabbing Wednesdays. New tradition.
Parker: This woman right here, she talks for two hours about all the things she misses doing with her children on an average day. Look.
Eliot: Why, did they die?
Parker: No, no. They just--they went to college.
Eliot: All right, stop, stop. Back away from the brochures. Back away from the brochures!
Nate: Illegitimate kid.
Parker: Or Reed used to be Rita. What? We were all thinking it.
Alec: Really? That's like the line right there, and you just cartwheel over it...
Parker: Could have been a woman.
(on the comms)
Sophie: Hey, I wonder if Nate still thinks he's got all the angles of this fame thing covered.
Nate: You know, Sophie, I can hear you.
Reed Rockwell: What do you mean it didn't work? How the hell did you screw this up?
Kreese: There was somebody with her.
Reed Rockwell: Somebody?
Kreese: He--he beat me up with the screen door.
Sophie: You know, for a while you were an honest man. Then for a while you were a thief.
Nate: Well maybe I'm both.
Sophie: You can't be both. I'm just not sure at this point which one I want to win.
Parker: Or are you one of those big Internet company guys like the kids in that movie?
Parker is referring to the 2010 movie The Social Network, which chronicles the founding of Facebook.
Alec: Can you find the Ark of the Covenant back there?
The 1981 movie Raiders of the Lost Ark ends with a shot of a vast warehouse filled with crates and boxes.
Nate: Calm down, Rockwell, use your words.
In the 1987 novel Sphere by Michael Crichton and the subsequent 1998 movie adaptation, psychologist Norman Johnson repeatedly tells the alien, "Jerry," to "Use your words, Jerry" when it starts to get out of control.