Season 5 Episode 2

The Blue Line Job

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jul 22, 2012 on TNT



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Nate: It's sort of like the fear of having to fight one of them is what keeps everything cool.
      Parker: Oh! Schelling's Theory of Rational Deterrence. (everyone stares) The Cold War?
      Nate: That's actually, terrifying, exactly right.

    • Craig: But until you have a family, I would never expect you to understand.
      Eliot: Yeah, you're right. I got no family. Not like you mean. But I had brothers. I had a lot of 'em. I didn't know all their names--not all of 'em--but I knew their faces and I knew their rank. And I did things that I didn't want to do because they counted on me--bad things for good reasons. And you know what I learned? Bad choices are bad choices. Didn't matter why you made them. And they tear you apart from the inside out. And you don't even notice.

    • Sophie: You having a staring contest with a turtle?
      Nate: No, I just won a staring contest with a turtle.
      Sophie: Is it weird that I find that oddly attractive?

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: November 19, 2012 on Super Channel 1
      UK: February 12, 2013 on FOX

    • Injoke: The names of the players on both teams (Downey, Rogers, Veach, Bernard, Raymondjack, Franco, Siegel, Waddell) are from crew members on the show.

  • Allusions

    • Hardison: Soylent Green is people.
      Referencing the 1973 science fiction movie of the same name, based on Harry Harrison's 1966 novel Make Room! Make Room! It is set in the year 2022 and shows Earth as suffering from overpopulation and the destruction of many natural resources. the plot of the movie involve a detective investigating the case of murdered businessman who produces "Soylent Green," an increasingly rare foodstuff that turns out to be made from recycled human beings.