Mal: Christian, the truth.
Christian: I met Lucy in rehab, and we had a thing.
Mal: Why would you lie to me?
Christian: I couldn't tell you the truth about what I do for a living.
Mal: You're a lawyer.
Christian: No, Dad, wake up. I'm no lawyer, I'm a bag-man. I pay bribes to the people who need to be bribed. And Lucy Winsor needed bribing. She got arrested for driving with a head full of codeine, and the Feds are trying to convince her to flip against her husband. He sent her to Ontario to straighten her out; so it was my job to check into rehab, get close to her and convince her not to testify.