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Quotes (9)

  • Vogel: This is a sovereign territory of Communist China, that ours believe was responsible for the Blackout. Demetri: I take it you're here to offer your help, is what you're saying. Vogel: Go home, is what I'm saying.

  • Simon: You know they're going to crucify us? Lloyd: What's a little mob between friends?

  • Simon: I do not believe we caused the Blackout. Stan: Well, you probably shouldn't have stood up in front of a crowd of reporters and said you did.

  • Stan: How about this? You come back tomorrow, I'll have something to show you, we make some progress. I'll see what I can do about an official role. Simon: Because I do like you, Assistant Director Wedeck, I will accept your disingenuous offer.

  • Mark: The, uh, woman we're looking for, she has information we need. It's a matter of life and death. Samad: I'm so sorry. I can't help you with that. Mark: You have it backwards. If you can't help, you will be sorry.

  • Stan: We've given these to our top-level analysts. They haven't been able to tell us anything useful about them... Simon: Well, it's a good thing I'm smarter than they are.

  • Simon: Hmmm. A techie, chess-playing, social misfit physicist. Well, that should narrow it down.

  • Nhadra: You shouldn't have come here. Demetri: You called me, remember. Nhadra: That was a mistake, clearly. You being here now, you've set things in motion that will end very badly for you. Mark: Can we just skip all over the other histrionic action movie cliches, because I'm way too jet lagged to deal with any of that right now.

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Notes (2)

  • Music: Happy Xmas (War is Over) (John Lennon)

  • International Airdates: Australia: November 30, 2009 on Channel 7 UK: November 30, 2009 on FIVE Norway: December 10, 2009 on TV2 Czech Republic: March 15, 2010 on AXN Finland: March 18, 2010 on Nelonen Sweden: April 9, 2010 on TV4 Germany: May 3, 2010 on ProSieben India: October 22, 2010 on Zee Cafe Slovakia: January 24, 2011 on JOJ

Trivia (2)

  • Opening image: The words "Help us" are scribbled in red on the cover of a menu.

  • Episode's key word: Be

Allusions (2)

  • Simon: I'm not going to let you drag me down into your spiral of shame just because you're playing Mr. Mom. Referencing the 1983 movie Mr. Mom, starring Michael Keaton. Keaton plays a hapless husband who is laid off and has to run the household and raise the kids while his wife Caroline (Teri Garr) becomes the family bread winner.

  • Demetri: You know, the Batman TV show. She always played Catwoman. Demetri's nickname for Nhadra is Eartha, referencing Eartha Kitt, the third actress to play Catwoman in the 60s Batman TV series. She appeared in three episodes of the show in its third season.