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White House PassesJohn Cale: "Look, I need you to hear me right now. Look at me. I'm sorry that I didn't make it to your talent show. I really wished I was there."
Emily Cale: "I'm not."
John Cale: "Well that sucks because I thought you would want this."
Emily Cale: "These are White House passes."
John Cale: "Your dad here has a job interview with the Secret Service."
Emily Cale: "This is really cool, John."
John Cale: "You just gonna stick with John?"
Emily Cale: "Yeah"
John Cale: "Okay"
As the strained relationship between John Cale and his daughter Emily are introduced, the two talk while in the car. John expresses interest in being more involved in Emily's life while Emily is not as excited. She is however interested in what he gives her, passes to the White House.
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Why Do You Want to Be in the Secret Service?Carol Finnerty: "John Cale, why do you want to be in the Secret Service?"
John Cale: "I can't think of a more important job than protecting the president."
Carol Finnerty: "You did three tours in Afghanistan. You received a Silver Star for pulling a corporal from a burning Humvee."
John Cale: "Yes, ma'am"
Carol Finnerty: "Why?"
John Cale: "I was a little concerned that he was a little too warm in there."
[Agent Todd laughs causing John to look at him]
Carol Finnerty: "You're not to look at Agent Todd… Evaluations from your senior officers: Sergeant Cale demonstrates a lack of respect for authority. Sergeant Cale has raw potential but seems determined not to realize it."
[Agent Todd laughs again]
John Cale: "Special Agent Todd keeps making those sounds I'm gonna start looking at him."
While John Cale seems like a reasonable candidate to join the Secret Service, his recommendations from his superiors suggest otherwise. It certainly doesn't help that Cale seems to be a bit snarky in front of interviewers Agent Finnerty and Agent Todd.
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Shoot Him!James Sawyer: [While kicking an enemy" "Get your hands off my Jordans!"
[James Sawyer walks in on John Cole battling another enemy]
James Sawyer: "Freeze! I said, freeze!"
John Cole: "Shoot him! … No, don't shoot him!"
[James Sawyer puts on his glasses]
John Cole: "Shoot him!"
President Sawyer thinks fast and steals a weapon from an enemy. He then has to help John Cole by shooting the other enemy, something he's not exactly trained to do, but something he knows he should at least put on his glasses before attempting.
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Help Is Not ComingJohn Cale: "This is John Cale. I'm with the President. We're in the White House. They've taken the building and they're holding hostages, including my daughter."
Carol Finnerty: "Help is not coming. You just need to get out of there."
John Cale: "My little girl is counting on me right now and I am not just going to disappear on her."
James Sawyer: "This is the President. If you could connect me to whatever command center we still have left…"
Emil Stenz: [Using a computer voice] "Please hold, your call is every important to us."
John and the President try to call for help but getting a rescue is easier said than done when they learn first that no such rescue effort is coming and then that their conversation is being intercepted by the enemy.
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Holding the President in the LibraryVoice on Radio: "Alpha One, do you have the target?"
Second Voice on Radio: "Roger that, we're holding the President in the library."
John Cale: "That's the library. Ugh, don't go in there, just, ugh, this is so stupid."
John comes upon a radio belonging to a fallen enemy soldier and grabs it, along with a gun. When he hears that they've taken the President hostage in the library, then finds the library, he struggles with his best next move.
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Did You Get the Job?Emily Cale: "Did you get the job?"
John Cale: "Yeah, I think I've got a shot. You know how it is. They've gotta go talk amongst themselves…"
Finally having something to make his daughter proud, John does not want to admit to Emily that his interview didn't go as well as he'd like. John wants very badly to be a hero in his daughter's eyes, something he might just be sooner than he thinks.
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