Phil Coulson: Mr. Chan, believe it or not, this could still get worse.
Chan Ho Yin: Bend someone long enough and they break. Poor little Chan Ho Yen may have believed your lies... but not Scorch!
Melinda May: Who?
Phil Coulson: Oh, crap. They gave him a name.
Skye: I don't want to ruin the moment. But I'm gonna have to respond with... G4. Say it, Ward. Say it.
Grant Ward: You sank my battleship.
Skye: Did you just give me a compliment?
Grant Ward: I - no, I made a comment.
Skye: A kind one. Did it physically hurt to do that? Do you need an ice pack?
Skye: Wow! A compliment and a smile.
Phil Coulson: Go ahead, say it.
Melinda May: I don't do petty.
Phil Coulson: But you called it. I trusted my gut even though you said she was a risk.
Melinda May: When someone breaks into my house, I usually don't invite them to stay. But that's me.
Phil Coulson: That's me too. Then that alien staff when through my heart.
Melinda May: Sure it didn't go through the brain?
Phil Coulson: You really don't do comforting either do you?
Skye: [about the subjects on the Index] How are they monitored? Tapped phones? Satellite surveillance... body probes? In dark, unpleasant places?
Leo Fitz: Body probes, that's ridiculous, SHIELD doesn't do that. We don't do that...
[Looks at Coulson]
Leo Fitz: do we?
Phil Coulson: The methods vary.
Grant Ward: You can't save someone from themselves, sir.
Phil Coulson: You can if you get to them early enough.
[Looks at Skye]
Melinda May: His file say anything about him being homicidal?
Phil Coulson: Just said he was kind of a tool.
Leo Fitz: Miles Lydon, not Skye - that's to all of our relief.
Phil Coulson: [to Skye] You know him.
Skye: Every hacker in the world knows him.
Jemma Simmons: Not just the hacker world. He infiltrated the *Kremlin*
Leo Fitz: Yeah, the picture of, uh, Putin shirtless on horseback, that was his hack.
Miles Lydon: You've changed.
Miles Lydon: I mean, you're not who you used to be.
Skye: And you're not who I thought you were.
Miles Lydon: I hope you find what you are looking for.
Chan Ho Yin: You want to make Chan Ho Yin a famous name?
Raina: No. You need a simpler name, a more powerful name, a name like... Scorch.
Chan Ho Yin: Scorch? Are you joking?
Raina: Have you ever heard of Steve Rogers? No. But Captain America, now, he's on the news, on a lunchbox, on a poster on the wall.
Debbie: [about Chan] I'm surprised you got him to cooperate.
Raina: He has dreams. I told him they'd come true.
Debbie: You gave him a name, didn't you?
Phil Coulson: [Watching Skye hack] How close are we?
Leo Fitz: She's identified the remote-access Trojan and the infected endpoint...
Jemma Simmons: ...And is searching for a tcp to correlate the hypertext with signature information and then, Voila.
Leo Fitz: ...Bob's your uncle.
Phil Coulson: You get any of that?
Grant Ward: Only the uncle part.
Skye: All our talks - Did you mean none of it? I risked everything to help you, and it turns out every word out of your mouth since we met is total crap. "Democratization of knowledge", "the truth will set you free"? The truth sure as hell came out.
Miles Lydon: I believe in all those things. I just don't know why they have to go hand in hand With barely scraping by. You lived in your van for the last two years.
Skye: Now you're making fun of my van?
Melinda May: [Speaking Chinese] Chan, I'm sorry you lived a life you didn't want, but violence will solve nothing.
Chan Ho Yin: [Also in Chinese] It will keep me from being kept prisoner. By you, by them; there's no difference. I was given this gift for a reason. To burn bright.
Melinda May: [Still Chinese] There's no turning back.
Chan Ho Yin: [Chinese] I don't want to go back!
Phil Coulson: [Looks at May] So we're good, right?
Phil Coulson: You've got two choices - take what's in this box, or we put you in a slightly bigger one.
Chan Ho Yin: [During a magic show, speaking Chinese] My grandfather often said that every man is a mystery. Some men harbor beautiful secrets. Others hide darker ones. He believed the only way to know a man's true nature is to pierce his outer shell, and gaze within.
Melinda May: Everyone, this is Agent Kwan, Chan Ho Yin's case agent. What can you tell us?
Agent Kwan: [On video-conference] Not much, I'm afraid. Chan is a magician, so at first, I thought he'd made himself disappear.
Phil Coulson: File said you caught him violating his index agreement before.
Agent Kwan: On two separate occasions - Claimed we were "hampering his artistic expression". But late last night, he was taken by professionals. The only thing they left behind Was this scrap of aluminized material.
Jemma Simmons: Fireproof clothing.
Grant Ward: So whoever took him knew about his power.
Agent Kwan: Yes, and we think we know why. Over the last few days, Tech division discovered a crack into our data stream. It's the same cyber punks who hacked us before. Somehow, they got in *again*. It's the Rising Tide.
[Everyone turns and stares at Skye]
Agent Kwan: Hello? It got real quiet. You guys still there?
Phil Coulson: [about the Centipede facility] Building has five floors. The first four are research.Fifth is listed as maintenance, but uses half the building's energy.
Agent Kwan: Either they're guarding the world's largest vacuum...
Phil Coulson: Or that's where Chan's being held.
Raina: I apologize for last night. It was important I bring you in under the radar.
Chan Ho Yin: Ah, SHIELD. Tell Agent Kwan I don't need To be read the power protocols again. It was just a street performance - It's not like I set anyone on fire.
Raina: I don't work for SHIELD. I come as a friend.
Chan Ho Yin: English isn't my first language; but that word means something different than you think.
Miles Lydon: You know, I could be helping you. I could be working on algorithms...
Skye: [Cuts him off] No, I can't contact you. There's a SHIELD looking for you right now - MY team - And if they suspect something, I'm screwed.
Miles Lydon: There's a joke here, that I'm resisting. That involves the word "screwed".
Debbie: We don't understand what gave you this ability, but the reason you don't burn Is because your blood platelets are fire-resistant.
Raina: Which is why we're removing them.
Chan Ho Yin: [Protesting] Raina, you said I have a gift.
Raina: And you're giving it.