Cultural References

Spy fiction (Literature)

"Carrie's file. If you are caught with this, I will disavow any knowledge of you or your mission. You'll be on your own."
"Don't worry. I've got a cyanide capsule in a false tooth. If I'm caught, I'll do the honorable thing."
"Been a privilege knowing you, Mars."

To honor Wallace's unique espionage skills, he and Veronica reference various spy fiction clichés in their conversation, including denying the agent's affiliation, that the agent will only be able to rely on him/herself, carrying cyanide capsules in order to commit suicide upon capture so as to not betray secrets, and the extreme deadliness of the mission. Unfortunately, we cannot say which illustrious works of celluloid and paper these examples are referring to — well, we could, but then we would have to kill you.

1.14 "Mars vs. Mars"

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