Season 1 Episode 8

Playing Cards with Coyote

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 12, 2009 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Lloyd: You want to wager the fate of millions of people on the outcome of a... poker game?
      Simon: The gods did it all the time. Dice, Chess. Whatever took their fancy. They loved tinkering with the lives of mere mortals.
      Lloyd: We're not gods, Simon.
      Simon: Twenty million deaths on our shoulders. Isn't that what you said? If that doesn't qualify us for godhood, tell me... what does?

    • Stan: If Al's death proved anything, it's that our choices still matter, now more than ever.

    • Simon: You dropped off the radar, Lloyd. Without so much as a phone call. I've had to check myself into the hospital to have my bruised ego x-rayed.

    • Lloyd: You always do this.
      Simon: What's that?
      Lloyd: Use intellectual argument to defend your behavior.
      Simon: What?
      Lloyd: Okay, so you sleep with Cabrini's wife, and you call it electromagnetism. You fire your assistant and blame Darwin
      Simon: Shut up, Lloyd.
      Lloyd: And now you've upended the entire world, and you hide behind deterministic rhetoric.

    • Three-Star Commander: After the first atom bomb test, you know what a colleague of Oppenheimer said? "What a foul and awesome display." He then added, "Now we are all sons of bitches."

  • Notes

    • Music: Unthought Known (Pearl Jam)

    • International Airdates:
      UK: November 16, 2009 on Five
      Australia: November 16, 2009 on Channel 7
      Norway: November 26, 2009 on TV2
      Sweden: December 18, 2009 on TV4
      Czech Republic: January 18, 2010 on AXN
      Finland: March 4, 2010 on Nelonen
      Latin America: April 13, 2010 on AXN
      Germany: April 19, 2010 on ProSieben
      India: October 20, 2010 on Zee Cafe
      Slovakia: January 17, 2011 on JOJ

  • Allusions

    • Aaron: I know this sounds like a Baldacci novel.

      This is an allusion to David Baldacci, an acclaimed author of 18 best-selling novels. Baldacci's novels are about the intelligence services.