Robson Arms

Season 1 Episode 8

A Material Breach

Aired Friday 10:30 PM Jul 08, 2005 on CTV
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A Material Breach
Carlisle is left alone to look after Lulu while Elaine goes off to find herself; when she leaves a note that she's not coming back, Carlisle finds it hard to let go. He even goes so far as to hire Tom to sue Elaine, but this is one case that Tom doesn't want to take on. Tom's having some problems letting go himself, with memories of his wife clouding his future with Janice, who is still pursuing him. Tom convinces Carlisle to move on, and realizes that it's time for him to do the same.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Janice: Oh, um, we wanted to invite you to dinner this Sunday night.
        Tom: Oh, well, you know, I got a... I got a ton of work to clear off my desk. Can I let you know?
        Janice: Tom?
        Tom: Yeah?
        Janice: It's just dinner.
        Tom: It's only dinner, yeah. I tell you what, I'll let you know, okay?
        Janice: You do that.

      • (in the laundry room)
        Tom: What's the problem?
        Carlisle: I put my clothes in, I put the detergent in, but I can't get the water to come out of the machine.
        Tom: That's 'cause you put your clothes in the dryer. (he points to the washer)
        Carlisle: They've changed them since I was a student.

      • Carlisle: She's not coming back.
        Tom: Excuse me?
        Carlisle: Elaine. She's not coming back.

      • (Tom explains why he can't take on Carlisle's divorce case)
        Tom: Yeah, but anyway, listen, I'm an immigration lawyer, you know... I mean, if you want her deported...
        Carlisle: We can do that?
        Tom: No! No, we can't do that!

      • Carlisle: Hey, Tom, good morning! I'm so sorry about passing out like that last night.
        Tom: Your dog peed on my pillow.
        Carlisle: You'll be happy to know that I have come to terms with the Elaine situation.
        Tom: So, next chapter, ready to move on, huh?
        Carlisle (laughing): Of course not! We are going to sue her for breach of contract!

      • Henry: Don't forget, dinner at six.
        Tom: Okay, listen, Henry, you know, I'm not sure I'm going to be able to make it, all right?
        Henry: Are you dicking my mom around?
        Tom: Why do you even know what that means?

      • Yuri: I come to fix your dishwasher, and I get attacked by your dog.
        Tom: She's not my dog.
        Yuri: I know whose dog it is. And it's a crazy dog. Do you know what my father would do with a dog like that?
        Tom: I don't know, what, make slippers?
        Yuri (impressed): Hmmm.

      • Tom: I think I don't want to see you any more.
        Colleen: I think that's good.

      • Carlisle: So what do I do?
        Tom: You're old, you know, you're cantankerous, you're stubborn, you're limping, but you're not dead! And I think you've got a couple of good seasons left in you. I do.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Henry: Are you afraid to take it to the next level with my mom?
        Tom: Okay, listen Henry, you have got to stop listening to your mom's phone calls, all right?
        Henry: Do you have intimacy issues?
        Tom: God! It's like being trapped in a room with a little Dr. Phil. Cut it out!

        Dr. Phil is a popular television psychologist who got his start on the Oprah Winfrey Show and then moved on to have his own show. His 'style' is to ask intrusive questions and then 'counsel' the person/s with some fairly obvious pieces of advice.