Slim Charles: [Proposition Joe has just bought flowers for Butchie's funeral] You ain't thinkin' no kindly note gonna slow Omar comin' at us
Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart: It's how I feel. He was a good man
Slim Charles: and Marlo?
Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart: Marlo is Marlo man. He weren't the one that put me in this trick bag; the motherfucker who snuggled up an' whispered in Marlo's ear did that.
[Slim gives Prop Joe a look, & Joe senses it without looking at Slim]
Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart: See I know what you thinkin', an' I ain't makin' a move against no kin', not 'til I got more to go on than words. And knowing my sister's son the way I do, if the boy got 50 grand in his pocket, it ain't gonna be long before it jump out and find itself in some salesman hand. And that kink of goody we know. In the meantime, if Omar coming for any of us, he coming for me, and out of respect for that man's skill set, I'm gonna take myself outa the lineup after the meet tomorrow.
Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: [Proposition Joe brought Marlo to Attorney Levy, & Levy has led Marlo into a conference room, leaving Prop Joe with Herc to read the newspaper] Carcetti finally dumps Burrell...
Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart: Ervin was a year before me at Dunbar
Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: No shit
Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart: He was in the glee club
Thomas 'Herc' Hauk: [after a pause, Herc looks up from his own section of the paper] You're killin' me. I gotta ask
Joseph 'Proposition Joe' Stewart: Stone stupid