Nate and Eliot meet with Danny Marko, who shows them video of a hockey game fight and explains that it’s typical. His dad, one of the players, punches the other players. Danny’s father Craig was recruited to fight, but comes home after the games and is confused and rambles, and has forgotten that his wife is dead. Danny believes he has concussion syndrome, and tells Nate that the team doctor, Dr. Matsuda, is giving him a clean bill of health. There are two games left in the season, but Danny says that his father thinks he’s indestructible and won’t see a specialist after the end of the season. He wants the team to save his dad from himself...Read the full recap
Nate: It's sort of like the fear of having to fight one of them is what keeps everything cool.
Parker: Oh! Schelling's Theory of Rational Deterrence. (everyone stares) The Cold War?
Nate: That’s actually, terrifying, exactly right.
Craig Marko: But until you have a family, I would never expect you to understand.
Eliot: Yeah, you're right. I got no family. Not like you mean. But I had brothers. I had a lot of 'em. I didn't know all their names--not all of 'em--but I knew their faces and I knew their rank. And I did things that I didn't want to do because they counted on me--bad things for good reasons. And you know what I learned? Bad choices are bad choices. Didn't matter why you made them. And they tear you apart from the inside out. And you don't even notice.
Sophie: You having a staring contest with a turtle?
Nate: No, I just won a staring contest with a turtle.
Sophie: Is it weird that I find that oddly attractive?
Alec: Soylent Green is people.
The 1973 s.f. movie Soylent Green is set in a dystopian future of 2022 suffering from overpopulation and depletion of natural resources. The people are fed by what is supposedly a plankton derivative, Soylent Green, which turns out to be