E.L.: Loose ends never fit, Lionel. That's why they call them loose ends.
Lionel: Mr. Laws, please, this is against the law. Um, you used to be a policeman. Surely you know that if you commit an assault, you'll go to jail for it.
Laws: Yeah, that's the nice thing about being old. Time becomes... real abstract. Most you're going to get out of me is a year, maybe two.
Bogart: What about you, Jackson, you got a gun?
E.L.: Not me, Jackson. I just dodge the bullets and dance at the funerals.
Bogart: I just love a smart mouth.
E.L.: Well, I'm glad it works for you.
Producer and series creator Stephen J. Cannell makes an uncredited appearance as himself at the police station, sort of. "Stephen J. Cannell" is the author of the Mark Savage detective novels that Lionel is enamored of.