Lionel is running a stakeout and reading a Matt Savage novel while he watches. A burly man in track shorts comes up and tells him to move, and Lionel admits that he's waiting for his partner so they can meet with a client. When Lionel refuses to tell him who his client is, the man hauls Lionel out of the car and hits him. Lionel gives up the name of his client, Mrs. Avon Madison, and says she lives nearby and she called him. The man, Tony, hauls Lionel into the house and Avon comes down from her exercise to confirm that Lionel is there to see her. She meets with Lionel and explains that Tony is the handyman, and pursuing a master's degree in chemistry. Lionel is skeptical of that. When Avon asks where E.L. is, Lionel admits he has no idea...Read the full recap
E.L.: Look, maybe you and I can work out a deal, all right?
Skeeter McClintock: You got a pencil?
E.L.: Yeah, man. Shoot.
Skeeter McClintock: Write this down. "No deal." It's D-E-A-L. Right under that, write "dead." You're dead. D-E-A-D.
E.L.: Do you want honest? I'll give you honest. I was raised in a two-room flat in the ghetto. The cockroaches were so large, man, I had to tip my hat to get by them in the hallway.
Lionel: This is private property. I guess you know that you're trespassing.
Tony: Oh, doesn't he just light up a room, this guy.
(after they end up in traction)
Lionel: Savage says "There's no free lunch."
E.L.: That's what the hospital administrator said, too.