Lucky is on the lookout for counterfeit money when the police inform him that phony bills are being put into circulation from the Fortuna's port.
Trivia: The episode introduces Lt. Kovacs (although Lucky already knows him). The lieutenant will go on to appear in 25 of the series' 34 episodes.
Andamo: Now listen, I don't mind ordinary system players, but when they carry books and wear glasses...
Lucky: That only means they don't see well.
Prudence: My name's Prudence. If you laugh, everything stops right here.
Lucky: I never laugh at customers. Only with them. Are you?
Prudence: Prudent? What do you think?
Lucky: Go ahead. I won't tell anyone.
Rovacs: Oh, I don't drink on duty. Except in the line of duties. (takes the glass)
Lucky: Of course.
Lucky: Shh. I thought I heard a launch.
Prudence: Well, if I can't compete with launches, I'd better take you someplace where there aren't any.
Lucky: Like where?
Prudence: I have a coffeepot at my place.
Lucky: I'm also disturbed by coffeepots.
Prudence: Then I won't plug it in right away.
Prudence: He's a very smart man.
Lucky: He's an educated man. There's a difference.
Prudence: I always get romantic at dawn.
Lucky: It isn't dawn yet.
Prudence: I always get romantic just before dawn.
Lucky: Check the faculty of Wilbur College. Find out if a Professor Olander is in the math department.
Lucky: I have a feeling the good professor is taking me.
Rovacs: Hah. You want me to help stop him?
Lucky: Well, I don't mind being broken, but not by a professor. Think of my reputation.
Rovacs: I often do. It gives me the shudders.
Andamo: He's a crook. That's it and that's all.
Lucky: That's it?
Andamo: And that's all. I'll give you eight to five on it.
Lucky: Those are very nice odds.
Andamo: What do you want? It's a boat.
Lucky: You don't say.
Andamo: It's the ocean, it's full of boats. Fishing boat, maybe.
Lucky: At this time of night?
Andamo: Don't look at me, argue with the fish.
Prudence: Mr. Lucky... what made you become a gambler?
Lucky: The same thing that made you become a woman. It's the way things are. Never try to change the way things are. It's a sucker's bet.
Prudence: But you love money.
Lucky: Well, not really. I happen to be fond of paying my income tax.
Prudence: Money's a wonderful thing to have.
Lucky: In the right place.
Prudence: I've got a lot of it.
Lucky: That's one of the places.
Prudence: That's, um, sort of a proposition.
Lucky: It's a very attractive one. Would I get a diamond-studded collar?
Prudence: Would you wear it?
Lucky: (shakes his head) Would you?
Prudence: Maybe. Depends who was holding the leash.
Lucky: I don't like leashes from either end.
Prudence: And I thought gamblers liked a sure thing.
Lucky: A sure thing is nice and safe. It keeps you out of trouble. But it's very, very dull. Could I interest you in a wide-open contest?
Prudence: You couldn't keep me away.
a.k.a. "The Professor" or "For Love or Money"
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