Scientist Oren Metz enters his office and confronts his partner, James Kanack, who is talking about the Kanack Hybrid Engine to his investors with Braddock Aeronautics. Oren pounds on the conference room door and accuses Kanack of being a thief, and the guards take him away while Kanack’s head of legal, Kip Bryden, says that they had to fire Oren because he was mentally disturbed. The head investor, Forrest, agrees to purchase the hybrid jet engine at the agreed upon price and Kanack says they’ll have the contract ready in two weeks...Read the full recap
Sophie: Braddock Aeronautics is top-shelf.
Eliot: Military aircraft contractors. They used to stamp their logo on the engine cowls of our chopper and we'd have to file them off before we... went fishing. For... fish.
Alec: I’d like to actually enjoy the rest of my Sunday.
Parker: He wants to get back to his online orc battle.
Alec: Is that so wrong?
Eliot: Who got the military satellite intercept? You’re not supposed to... it’s a very distinctive static.
Alec: You know, Fermi's Paradox says that it's improbable for other lifeforms to exist.
Eliot: Yeah? Well, Drake's Equations show that orbiting and around the hundred billion stars in our galaxy, there's up to 10,000 planets with technological civilizations. (Alec stares) You never know when you might have to fight an alien.
Sophie: Just so you know, I really, really hate you.
Nate: Hmm. Don't worry. It's perfectly safe. Ish.
In the 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial , Eliot is the young boy who befriends a stranded alien.
Willy Riker is Eliot's alias in this episode. It is the name of director Jonathan Frake's character in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Alec: We make this look good.
In the movie Men in Black (1997), Agent J is a Man in Black who says, "You know the difference between you and me? I make this look good" when putting on a Man in Black suit.