Max: I have obtained a snippet, at great risk to a bus boy in Balad. Max:: "Aftab, how is your coffee?" Max: "Good, Dalip, it's decaf. How is yours?" Max: "It is good, also. How is your muffin?" Max: Powerful stuff The Chief: So "muffin", then, is a code word? Max: No, it is comfort food... and quite frankly much more fattening than most people realize. Which begs the question... why would two hardened KAOS agents... risk the carbs? Max: Because they are under a great deal of stress. Agent 23: Hence the decaf. Max: For Aftab yes. Dalip takes his full-strength. Why? Because he has been sleeping on the couch for three days... because he called his sister-in-law a "leathery hag". Larabee: You know, people often say things in anger they don't really mean. Leathery hag, fat cow, ungrateful whore. Just words really, that shouldn't be used against you in a custody hearing. Agent 91: Let it go, man, those kids don't even look like you. The Chief: Can we put a pen in this, please... and go back to Max's extraordinary detailed report? Max: Thank you, Chief. All I'm saying is... that until we understand that our enemies are also human beings... we will never defeat them. Yes, they are bad guys, but that is what they do, not who they are. Let's continue listening... and bear in mind that the next 100 pages can get a little bit dry.

Max is going over some recordings of surveillance of the Russian suspects with the team.