Jack Lewis: It's not nice to spy on people. Don't you know that?
Eddie Cain: I guess I missed that in Sunday school.
Eddie Cain: [narrating] It was late August in Los Angeles and hotter than the price of gold. For two long weeks a super heated Santa Anna wind had been blowing in from the desert, and the city of Angels was beginning to curl up and shrivel. Like cheap bacon on a hot grill.
Eddie Cain: [narrating] For a blackmail note, it was very classy. Brief, right to the point, not a waisted adjective in sight.
Eddie Cain: [narrating] On David Benedict, my I.D. man drew a complete blank. Zero. And when someone comes up zero, then it's dime to donuts he's got something to hide.
Eddie Cain: [narrating] Getting in to see a guy like Romero wasn't so easy. But I made a few calls to the right people and before you could croke 'cosa nostra' I was getting a free massage.
[cut to Cain being searched for weapons]
Eddie Cain: [narrating] What was going on? I say apples, Romero says oranges, then tries to cover it like he meant apples all the time.
Eddie Cain: [narrating] It was old Boots all right. He had that loose bag' a clothes look that only a dead guy has. Dead as the proverbial doornail.
Eddie Cain: [narrating] We were busy doing the choke-hold polka.
Eddie Cain: [narrating] Mr. Green went running off into the sunset before I could thank him. But when you're green I guess hanging around for handshakes just don't pay off.
[Jack Lewis has been found shot to death]
Eddie Cain: Danny, it's okay, uh... so the guy's taken care of. He's not gonna talk. Danny, you know you can trust me.
Danny Romero: Aw, I wish I could.
[one of Romero's men hands him a gun with a silencer attached to it]
Danny Romero: You know, Norma should have come to me in the first place. This is family now, Eddie. You're not family.
Eddie Cain: Vicki was involved with this guy.
Danny Romero: It'll be handled.
Eddie Cain: Danny, she was involved...
Danny Romero: It'll be handled!
[the Hulk growls and prevents Romero from killing Eddie Cain]
[Jack Lewis is pursued by the Hulk and Eddie Cain]
Eddie Cain: [narrating] You never learn from experience. There I was, chasing a guy twice my size with a guy four times my size chasing me. Yeah, Eddie, you got some intellect.
[Eddie shows David a typewritten note]
Eddie Cain: Care to explain?
Dr. David Bruce Banner: Someone typed this note on that machine. I was not that someone.
Eddie Cain: Hey uh, you know where I can find Ms. Lang?
Jack Lewis: Who wants to know?
Eddie Cain: Wait a minute, don't get upset... Boots.
Jack Lewis: The name's not Boots.
Eddie Cain: Oh well, I'm sorry, but they do seem sort of weird, old fashioned, you know, but nice. Very classy.
Norma Crespi Lang: Will you help, Eddie?
Eddie Cain: For old time's sake?
Norma Crespi Lang: Yes, for old time's sake.
[Mac shows Eddie some photos of the late Jack Lewis]
Mac: You know this guy, Eddie?
Eddie Cain: Semi-acquainted. A frame, it's a frame.
Sheldon: Come off it, man. A dead guy in your office, and the same dead guy got an ounce of .38 caliber in him, from your piece, Cain. You tell us it's a frame?