Special Agent G. Callen: [after Eric blows a whistle] You gave him a whistle?
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: Oh, do I look like I've gone daft? I'd sooner give a chainsaw to a spider monkey. At least I took his Segway away. I'll speak to Mr. Beal.
Special Agent Sam Hanna: Sooner than later, okay? 'Cause the next time he toots that thing, he won't be using his lips.
Special Agent G. Callen: [to Sam as he's wielding a weapon] Do I have to remind you of the nunchaku incident?... You get hurt, you're driving yourself to the ER. All I'm saying.
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: Wushu is the Chinese Martial Art with 18 arms or weapons. I prefer the steel whip or the Meteor Hammer. But you have to stay in practice with all of the.
Special Agent G. Callen: No doubt. You never know when a horde of murderous monguls are going to come galloping over Laurel Canyon.
Mr. Dobbs: I was diagnosed with diabetes 6 months ago. I told him I didn't need a nursemaid... A man should never outlive his children.
James 'Junior' Dobbs: I wasn't hiding. I was chillin'.
Special Agent G. Callen: You're brother's dead. And your boys put about 30 rounds into your father's house this mornign... with me and my partner inside. And you were just chillin'?
James 'Junior' Dobbs: See where I come from, you either a gang member or you a gang victim. And my brother... well, couldn't protect me when he was off fighting in the war.
Special Agent Sam Hanna: You know I don't like people sneaking up on me, Hetty.
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: I tread lightly. I don't sneak.
Special Agent Sam Hanna: The problem isn't Mo, Dom or James. It's the other 10 mill. You know what the leading cause of death for young black men in this country?
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: Homicide.
Special Agent Sam Hanna: That's right. Usually at the hands of another young man with a gun.
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: You can't take it upon yourself to save *all* of them.
Special Agent Sam Hanna: No. But at least I can save this one.
James 'Junior' Dobbs: You can't protect me any better than my brother.
Special Agent Sam Hanna: You're right.
[Sam sits down]
Special Agent Sam Hanna: 'Cause sooner or later, we all end up on our own, with no one at our back. At that point, you have to decide which side you're on. Or whether you gonna run and fight. Now you choose to stick with Slide and his gang, you'll wind up dead like JJ. Try running from Slide and his crew, you'll probably end up dead too. 'Cause they gonna hunt you down like a dog. *But* if you stand and fight with us, I *promise* you, we will take these guys down. And you won't have to run or hide again.
James 'Junior' Dobbs: What makes you think you can take Slide's gang down when the cops can't?
Special Agent G. Callen: ...We're not cops.
Nate Getz: Look, I know you guys are gonna do it anyway. But I jsut want it on record that I think this Op has an unacceptable risk level. Too many dangerous risk variables, especially with this short of a set up. That said, I hope you kick some ass.
Special Agent G. Callen: Do you want to be briefed on this?
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: I don't know. Do I?
Special Agent G. Callen: I could run it by Director Vance if you prefer.
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: Oh Lord no! One of the reasons I'm here is to protect him as a designated fall guy. "I had no previous knowledge of the Operation, Mr. Secretary. That madwoman went off her rocker and acted autnomously.
Special Agent G. Callen: You're the first line of defense?
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: Yeah. You gotta get by me first.
Special Agent G. Callen: [Watching Slide's gang drive off] If these guys mount a 50 cal on that thing, I'm gonna retire. Eric, they're on a humvee.
Eric Beal: I'll try to stay on them with the traffic cams.
Special Agent G. Callen: Alert LAPD and Highway Patrol. I don't want anyone pulling the humvee over.