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Man of La Mancha (Literature)

"If it isn't the Man of La Mancha. How's tricks? Sorry. I mean "things." How are things?"

Man of La Mancha is the 1965 musical version of Miguel de Cervantes' classic Don Quixote, in which a man is so obsessed with the idea of gallantry that he battles a windmill in order to prove himself a deserving knight. Veronica sees Max's defense of and monetary assistance to a prostitute as similarly misguided. "How's tricks?" is a casual term meant to ask "what's up?", but use of the term "tricks," which can also describe how a hooker spends her time, might be more of a reminder than Max is ready for.

3.11 "Poughkeepsie, Tramps and Thieves"

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