Profit

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot (1)

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 08, 1996 on FOX
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Pilot (1)
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Gracen and Gracen find themselves in hot water over an unethical decision regarding the baby food that is produced by one of their subsidiary companies; Baby's Finest. Information was leaked from within the company and this leaves the company investigator wondering whether the timing of Jim Profit's arrival on the executive team of G&G is a coincidence, or whether the leak could be part of a sly plan from the mind of Jim Profit in order to expedite his progress through the ranks of upper-management at the company.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • We learn in this episode that Gracen & Gracen is the 15th largest corporation in the world, has an acquisition base of $14.8 billion and bought Baby's Finest for $82 million (costing Chaz $8 million of his personal funds).

      • Bobbi, aka Roberta Monroe Stokowski is 37 years old in the pilot. She became Profit's stepmother when he was 8 years old and has a record of drug possession.

    • QUOTES (10)

      • Joanna: There are ways to undelete files, Jack.
        Jack: Don't you need a search warrant for something like that?
        Joanna: (grinning) I forgot how old fashioned you are. It's refreshing.

      • Jack: Say, what does your shrink say about this insomnia?
        Joanna: He says don't talk to your ex-lovers about your sleeping habits.
        Jack: Mmm, good shrink, what does he charge?
        Joanna: (dismayed) A lot.

      • (Profit holds up a needle found in Bobbi's jewelry box & looks questioningly at Bobbi)
        Bobbi: I'm a diabetic.
        Profit: Really? Then you shouldn't shoot heroin.

      • (Speaking about Gail's embezzlement of money from every 3rd, 7th and 9th investment)
        Profit: 3,7,9, that was the key. They your lucky numbers?
        Gail: (terse) Used to be.

      • Jack Walters: Three months too late, but I'm sorry.
        Joanna Metzler: For what? For having a wife that ran off on you, or for taking her back after you slept with me?
        Jack Walters: Therapy's going pretty well, I see.

      • Joanna: Let's start with whoever could have gotten into the access prohibited files.
        Jack: Well, there's Pete & Mary. Pete's too dumb to think up something like this and Mary's too good a person.
        Joanna:You think?
        Jack: nodding Married to her job, company nun.
        Joanna: I arrested a nun once. She killed a priest.
        Jack: Why?
        Joanna: He dumped her for a choirboy. Nobody's perfect, Jack.

      • Bobbi: Well, well. (saunters over) Hi, Jimmy. (French kisses an unresponsive Profit)
        Profit: Hi, Mom.

      • Mary Miller: (about Elizabeth Walters) She's wonderful when she's sober.

      • Pete: (after losing) Nice game.
        Chaz: (lightly pokes Pete's chest) Shouldn't drink when you play.

      • Profit: (voice-over) Is that grief in her eyes, or is she hiding something? Let's find out.

    • NOTES (3)

      • Three books providing insight into Profit's character are shown in the opening sweep through his apartment; Eat Healthy, Live Longer, Microeconomics and Triumph & Tragedy.

      • This episode had the first mention of Joanne's childhood trauma, as well as the dream of Profit strangling her in the hall.

      • Profit found out that Joanne liked helicopter skiing, tai chi, and was a vegetarian.

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