Better Off Ted

Season 1 Episode 10

Trust and Consequences

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Jul 14, 2009 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Veridian blames Linda for a perfume with unexpected side effects, and friends fall out when they're forced to testify.

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  • Season 1, Episode 10

    This is the first episode i really watched. I have seen a episode in the background while i was doing something else, but let me just say that I am impressed. I first heard of this show when I found out that Andrea Anders was in it. I loved her in Joey and was great in The Class. This show was really great. The acting was good. I loved Andrea as Linda. Portia was great as Veronica too. In my opinion they are the best actors on this show. All the actors are good but these too stick out in my eyes. This episode had a great storyline that kept my attention and kept me laughing. It may not have been hysertical laughing but in every seen i at least chuckled. Can't wait to see more episodes and for the second season, I hope its great.moreless
  • Nice solid episode...

    I have always hated going head over heels in giving this show a marketing campaign. And I have always thought the show still needs more class in terms of writing. Well, this episode is just one of the many required to up its ratings. I am not saying this was great episode. It is just that, it had its fair share of laughs and just had the right amount of stuff to keep the viewer satisfied. The characters blended with the storyline really well, the story was flowing smooth, and it was a pleasure to watch the show click after a long time.moreless
Jordan Murphy

Jordan Murphy

Male Lawyer

Guest Star

Janet Varney

Janet Varney

Female Lawyer

Guest Star

Maz Jobrani

Maz Jobrani

Dr. Bhamba

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • A flashback reveals that on Linda's first day of work Veronica admits that she will be stealing her hairstyle. In a previous episode Veronica admits to Rose that the hairstyle takes a few years to adjust to, yet Linda admits in this episode to only working at Veridian Dynamics for six months.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Lem: I will not let you go. Come on, this is just like the virtual climbing wall at MIT.
      Phil: It wasn't there when I was there.
      Lem: It's virtual. Technically it was never there.

    • Linda: You realize that if this project goes forward, all the aborigines in Australia will lose their sense of smell.
      Ted: Which is why I'm going to kill it. That's just too high a price to pay for fabric softener.
      Linda: If those aborigines were here, they'd smell a good man.

    • Veronica: Remember that perfume your team developed about a year ago? In 3 out of 5,000 women, it reacts with their body chemistry and attracts hornets who want to mate with them.
      Ted: And when the hornets realize they've been deceived, do they just laugh it off?
      Veronica: If by "laugh" you mean sting over and over again in endless waves of fury, then yes, they have a wonderful sense of humor.

    • Veronica: So we're all gonna have to give depositions and say we didn't know this could happen.
      Ted: But we didn't know it could happen.
      Veronica: Good. That sounds very truthful.
      Ted: Because we didn't know.
      Veronica: That one wasn't as good.
      Ted: But we didn't.
      Veronica: There you go. That's the one.
      Ted: Veronica!
      Veronica: I'd leave my name out of it.

    • Ted: With the public's trust at stake, we all gave depositions. Veronica had done it before and so knew just what to say... or how little to say.
      Female Lawyer: Were you involved in the development of this product?
      Veronica: Yes.
      Female Lawyer: And how would you summarize the company's reaction when they found out that the women who used this product were savagely attacked by insects?
      Veronica: Ouch.
      Female Lawyer: Will you elaborate on that, please?
      Veronica: No.
      Female Lawyer: Can you describe your job?
      Veronica: Yes.
      Female Lawyer: How would you describe your job?
      Veronica: Cleverly.

    • Phil: When I took this job, I lied on my resume. I didn't attend MIT. I graduated from the University of Aruba. I wanted to be a big fish in a little pond. I played rugby. And I am proud of my years as a Syphilitic Conquistador. That was the team name. They wanted something the locals found frightening.

    • Voiceover: Veridian Dynamics. Mistakes. We all makes them. But sometimes mistakes lead to great discoveries. Mistakes are how we learn and grow... so we can do amazing things. When you think about it, shouldn't you be thanking us for making mistakes? Veridian Dynamics. We're sorry. You're welcome.

    • Linda: You know, my cousin uses the wheelchair you guys invented--the ones that climb stairs.
      Ted: You know, it was my idea to give them brakes. You should have seen those suckers barreling downstairs.

    • Veronica: I like that hairstyle. It's very powerful. Would you mind if I wore my hair like that?
      Linda: Of course not.
      Veronica: Good. Then you can't anymore.

    • Linda: Hello, person who thinks I'm incompetent.
      Ted: Hello, person who thinks I'm lying.
      Dr. Bhamba: I'm incompetent and a liar. I don't get a hello?

    • Lem: You went to the University of Aruba?
      Phil: Where knowledge is king and clothing is optional.

    • Lem: How can I trust you now? I bet you weren't even rescued in Montana by Harrison Ford.
      Phil: No, that is true, I swear. I woke up next to a campfire with Indiana Jones making me bacon.

    • Lem: MIT was the best--the academic clubs, the dorms, the guys, the girl...

    • Veronica: We can't let the CEO take the blame, and you're the one who blabbed.
      Linda: But I'm the only one who did the right thing.
      Veronica: Well, you know what we call that? Irony.

    • Dr. Bhamba: This is all my fault. I knew there was a problem with the pasta sauce, but I did not notify my superiors, because, well, I'm a drug addict. My goodness, how I love the drugs. I would take them in my house. I would take them with a mouse.
      Veronica: With a mouse, people. Now that's rock bottom.

    • Linda: Look at this place, Ted. They freeze an employee. They weaponize pumpkins. They took an innocent panda and turned it into an assassin.

    • Ted: Don't you see what's happening? We are taking the only person here who has never compromised her ideals, and turning her into an ideal compromiser. And I don't mean an ideal compromiser, one who all the other compromisers look up to.
      Veronica: I understand context, Ted.
      Ted: She was our conscience. So now what are we gonna do?
      Veronica: Gosh, you're right. How will we ever make the Fortune 500 list of the most moral companies? Oh wait, they don't have that.

    • Phil: So I've been thinking about our past, and how I chummed the waters of our friendship with fish guts of dishonesty.
      Lem: And I've been thinking about how the shark of my loyalty gorged on the deceitful entrails of your bloody lies.
      Phil: So we both saw that shark special last night.

    • Veronica: I confiscated this a few months ago from Dewey the security guard. He had dozens of employee sex tapes like that.
      Ted: Dewey? Damn. That's the first person I've ever met named Dewey I thought was normal.
      Veronica: The quest continues.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Latin America: November 16, 2009 on Canal FX
      Czech Republic: May 4, 2010 on Prima COOL
      UK: August 24, 2010 on FX