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Auggie: I, uh, I'm deploying to Iraq tomorrow. Operation Proper Exit, they've assigned me as a Battle Buddy to Pfc. Pete Downey he's from Smyrna Delaware, post dramatic stress. Now I know what you're thinking, "Battle Buddy" sounds like we're going to a field trip to the science museum but that's what they call it so.
Annie: You're leaving tomorrow for Iraq?
Auggie: Yeah sorry the timing's not great Joan's out of the office and ...
Annie: When you'd find out about this?
Auggie: Ten days ago, this has all happened so fast and you have been literally running for you're life it hasn't been easy trying to find the right time to tell you.
Annie: No that doesn't matter. It's great. I think you will definitely get something out of it.
Auggie: Yeah well, I'm just serving when called upon. It's a quick trip.
Annie: Regardless, it's a journey and every journey should begin with a toast. What toast do you give to a deploying soldier?
Auggie: You can say anything you like, just not break a leg.
Annie: Okay, why don't we just go with, good luck battle buddy.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada: January 31, 2013 on Showcase
Special billing was given to Peter Gallagher (and) and Gregory Itzin (and) for this episode.
Erick Avari's character, Omar Ansari, asking Eyal played by Oded Fehr where he knew him from, can be interpreted as an inside joke. The actors appeared together in the 1999 movie The Mummy.