Eliot Spencer: You want to take somebody out in an open space like this, you don't do it up close. Target can see you, they can evade, your exit path is blocked by screaming witnesses. Drive-by's not gonna work, 'cause a handgun's unreliable over the distance from the street. And that means... sniper. Open roof, clear line of sight to the subway exit. Behind me.
[Hardison and Parker start to turn around]
Eliot Spencer: Don't look. I'm gonna keep her alive. You guys find a way to get her out of here.
Alec Hardison: With what?
Eliot Spencer: I... you stole a Michaelangelo with tin foil and chewing gum. Figure it out!
Colonel Michael Vance: Your 911 administrator wasn't the only hit today. The head of the largest hospital in Washington, D.C. was killed in a suspicious car wreck. The local FEMA director was knifed to death in a mugging.
Eliot Spencer: All today?
Alec Hardison: That's... coincidence.
Eliot Spencer: No. It's what you do when you want to cripple the infrastructure of a city the day of a terrorist attack. Somebody's gonna hit D.C. with something big... today.
Parker: You're shot. You should go to the hospital.
Eliot Spencer: I don't do hospitals.
Alec Hardison: I told you. He takes getting shot very lightly.
Colonel Michael Vance: Terrorists and other yahoos know what our "rules" are. They know we're big and slow, so they're running smaller, leaner, faster. It's asymmetrical warfare. It's a tactic we need to use.
Congressman Jason Yount: Colonel Vance, thank you for your testimony.
Colonel Michael Vance: I just do the same thing with my teams. I throw together the right team for each different threat, while the CIA is still filling out the paperwork.
Congresswoman Caballo: The committee finds you and all your operations in violation of the inter-agency security act
Congressman Jason Yount: And therefore illegal under federal law. You slap together another one of your little "asymmetry" teams from federal agents, Colonel Vance, you and everybody around you is out of a job and in jail. These "slow, giant" agencies you mock were designed by very smart people.
Colonel Michael Vance: So was the Titanic.
Colonel Michael Vance: You're Alec Hardison. You cracked the Pentagon servers when you were twelve. NSA has a file on you a mile long.
Alec Hardison: Do they? What do they say about me? I hope they gave me a cool nickname.
Colonel Michael Vance: Parker here... no file on you, which is...
[he sees Parker is snoring]
Colonel Michael Vance: Is she asleep?
Eliot Spencer: She bores easy.