Hammond: Jack, weren't you there for my goodbye speech?
Jack: Yes, I was. Of course. You know that. And it was lovely, General, but do you really think I believe you're quitting because we ran into a little trouble out there? Hell, we've been presumed dead before!
Hammond: I don't have to explain myself to you, Colonel.
Jack: No, sir, you don't, you're my commanding officer. (pause) But could you throw me a bone?!