Dark Angel

Season 2 Episode 12

Borrowed Time

Aired Unknown Feb 01, 2002 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Since it's been shown that Max's virus becomes innoffensive for some hours, and then mutates and becomes harmful again, if Max and Logan touch, the innoffensive virus is still able to get into Logan. It might remain innoffensive, but it's still supposed to become harmful at the end of countdown, which means Logan should get sick afterwards, which isn't the case.

    • When the junkyard owner is using a press to flatten cans, you see him flattening a silver can. When he hears something and moves his hands away from the press, the shot then changes to the dog and when it switches back and you see him reaching for the gun, the can is now red.

  • Quotes

    • Joshua: (to Max and Logan) Stop getting busy, please.

    • Alec (to Max and Logan): Whoa, whoa, whoa, call me slow on the uptake, but am I getting the distinct impression that this virus thing is still hanging around?
      Logan: Shut up.

    • Alec: And to think I thought my night was gonna end up in a sewer. I wish.

    • Joshua: Sorry for painting over your virus papers, Max.
      Max: It's okay. I can still make out most of it. It's just this function that's screwing me up. What is that?
      Joshua: It's a squiggle.

    • Lab Tech: You never told me where this virus came from. Do you mind my asking?
      Max: A secret government agency gave it to me hoping I'd give it to a friend of mine they were looking to kill.
      Lab Tech: Okay, fine, you don't wanna tell me, don't tell me.

    • Alec: Max, are you asking me to steal something with you?
      Max: It's a two-man job.
      Alec: I'm shocked. I…I…I don't do that kind of stuff anymore, Max. I mean, you yourself showed me the error of my ways.
      Max: Did I mention your take was twenty grand?
      Alec: What time do I pick you up?

    • Alec: Hey, wanna know what I'm doing with my share of the money?
      Max: No.
      Alec: Fine. Rude, but fine. What are you gonna do with yours?
      Max: Donate it to charity.
      Alec: Yeah right, I'm thinking, what, new motorcycle? New apartment? New boyfriend? New DNA markers for current boyfriend?

    • Max: Supposing, just supposing, I found a temporary cure for the virus.
      Logan: Is there such a thing?
      Max: That's where the supposing part comes in.
      Logan: Okay, um, hypothetically, how long would this temporary cure last?
      Max: Ten hours and fifty minutes.

    • Alec (about Max and Logan): Have they ever even once said "I love you"? No. Max...Max would choke on the words. Logan, eh, he'd say it...in an e-mail!

    • Gordie (about the Gossamer): So what is he, anyway?
      Alec: Uh, well, like I already explained to the other fellows, he's, um... a Tasmanian ant-eating aardvark. An 'antvark'.

    • Alec: Not to worry, not to worry. There is a logical explanation for everything that happened here tonight, alright? Just give me a minute...

    • Max: Not that this is any of your business, but with me and Logan it was just never the right time.
      Alec: Oh yeah, yeah, sure, I could see how the right time might elude you....for a year!

    • Logan: Eight hours to be with the girl of my dreams and I'm at the dentist's office...

    • Logan: OK. Hypothetically, how long would this temporary cure last?
      Max (looking at timer): 10 hours and 50 minutes.
      Logan: You're serious.... so we can touch... and nothing will happen?
      Max (looks sheepish, voice faltering) I don't know about ...nothing... you won't die.

    • Original Cindy: Where are you gonna get the money?
      Max (sighs): I'm gonna sell my soul...
      Original Cindy (nods towards Alec): There's the devil.

    • Max: Just gimme my papers!
      Lab Tech: OK, hold on, hold on, your numbers were off a little bit but th.. the theory behind them is viable.
      Max: Which part?
      Lab Tech: Well, the whole luring the virus into a protein dead end part... Pretty cool -- it has a kind of Pied Piper-ness to it, you know, with a little Chuck Heston thrown in there: 'Take that you damn, dirty virus!' Heh heh heh.

    • Max: Come on. Come on. That's right. Nasty-ass mutant son of a ...

    • Max: Can my life suck any harder?

    • Max: I don't... I can't believe I'm going to be all girly on you, but... I don't want to blow this on a quickie. It should be... perfect.
      Logan (nodding agreement) Perfect... how about a perfect quickie?

    • Max: Hey, people have the right to see this stuff. It shouldn't be locked up in a vault.
      Alec: Oh, of course, yeah. That Murdoch's one evil fiend.

    • Max: Got word from this fence I know. There's a collector willing to pay top dollar for Star Wars: Episode VII. After the Pulse, they shut down production. Apparently this is the only footage that exists.
      Alec: Is that the one where Captain Kirk dies?

    • Max: I just want to know I'm not gonna kill the guy if, say, I touch his hand by accident.
      Original Cindy: Or if, say, you spend a long weekend making hot monkey love to the man...by accident.

    • Max: I could have killed you over a stupid game of pool.
      Logan: I thought it was a very satisfying game of pool, actually. Want to get a drink?

    • Alec: Why consumate two years of unbridled passion, when we can have pasta?

    • Alec: I can't believe, I've been stuck in this closet, for over an hour, to facilitate you two having sex. That's what I've been reduced to. I'm a pimp.

    • Max: (referring to Logan's good shot) You gotta admit, it was wicked cool.
      Orginal Cindy: Silly boys, playing with their sticks and balls. I may vomit.

    • Alec: We're living on borrowed time. If you don't put your heart out there on the line then you're never really living at all.

    • Logan: I love you, Max.
      (Logan walks away)
      Max (whispers, as a tear streams down her cheek): I love you, too.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Gossamer is an animated cartoon character that was created in 1946 by Warner Brothers' Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. The Warner Brothers' Gossamer is a large red hairy monster that wears giant white tennis shoes.

    • Max: Hey, people have the right to see this stuff. It shouldn't be locked up in a vault.
      Alec: Oh, of course, yeah. That Murdoch's one evil fiend.
      They are referring to stealing a copy of the only footage of Star Wars, Episode 7, from a vault at "the Fox building". Not only was this a Fox series, and Star Wars a Fox property, but, of course, Rupert Murdoch is the head of Fox.

    • Lab Technician: ...it has a kind of Pied Piper-ness to it with a little Chuck Heston thrown in there: 'Take that you damn, dirty virus!'
      Charlton Heston's long career enjoyed a semi-renaissance in the 60s and 70s as a post-apocalyptic b-grade action hero in such films as Planet of the Apes, The Omega Man, and Soylent Green. Each of these films wound up with some Hestonish tagline(s) associated with it, -- "Damn you! Damn you all to hell!" or "Get your hands off me you damned dirty ape!", and "Soylent Green is peeeeeople!!!". The Omega Man was about a world devastated by a man-made virus that left him as one of the few remaining humans, all others being horribly mutated. His tagline in it was something to the effect of "Take THAT you damned dirty mutant!!" with his characteristic, biblical, just-short-of over-the-top delivery Note the similarity between this one and the "dirty ape" comment.

    • Max: I need your help to steal Star Wars: Episode 7.
      Alec: Is that the one where Captain Kirk dies?
      Star Wars and Star Trek are two very popular Sci-Fi series from movies and television. There were at the time that this aired 6 Star Wars movies, and there are 10 Star Trek movies as well as 6 TV series.