Hardison: Look, your story's not unique. There are thousands of desperate people who send in their gold, they get these checks way below market value. There's a pattern of perfidy.
Nate: "A pattern of perfidy"?
Hardison: Start the job, and see how far you get... without me. (crosses his arms)
Nate: No, I--Hardison, come on, r--really, it's--it...
Parker: That's his "very serious" arm-cross.
Nate: Now, how do I get the financials?
Hardison: Call for a free credit report. You got a phone.
Nate: Really? Seriously? Y--you're doing that?
Hardison: Hell, yeah.
Nate: He's really doing this.
Hardison: Go ahead, guys. Rock my world.
Nate: I thought you were on strike, Hardison. Why are you even here?
Hardison: It's a mental strike. I'm not really here. I'm actually far, far away in my mind.
Hardison: What I did was hack questions from a Kleinfeld-Ochs psych indicator into his application.
Parker: It's a test designed to measure preferences on how people perceive the world. You know, I--I had a lot of psych exams as a kid. They're actually pretty easy. Well, sometimes I made my doctors cry, but...
Hardison: And I've got a surprise. Bam! Codenames for us to use on the comms during the mission. Parker, you're "Gold.."
Hardison: Sophie, you're "Silver," Nate, "Mercury." And Eliot, "Mr. Punchy."
Eliot: You kidding me with that one? (the graphic of him throws punches) All right, that's pretty good.
Hardison: Up top, give me some.
Sophie: Uh, no. I don't high--high-five. But well done.
Hardison: Thank you. Would mind putting that on the evaluation form?
Sophie: Oh. Okay.
Nate: Listen, Hardison, the only thing success teaches you in this job is the next time, make it a little tougher. And tougher means more risk, more danger, more pressure on yourself. And that pressure begins to take a toll. You know, you begin to see the absolute worse in people. Their sins, their weaknesses, things you take advantage of. And after a while, you realize that maybe the job has changed you. And not always for the better.
Nate: You never count on the perfect plan. The perfect plan, it has too many moving parts, and it's... you got to expect the perfect plan to fail. I mean, that's what I do.
Hardison: Then what do you count on?
Nate: I count on the simplest and ugliest plan. Not Plan "A," no, but, like, Plan "G" for example. I start with Plan "G". Now, the quick, simple, ugly plan that I know is gonna work if everything goes bad. I just pretty it up a bit, just add this and that.
Canada: March 8, 2012 on Super Channel 2
UK: September 11, 2012 on FX
Turkey: December 26, 2012 on CNBC-e