Gus: "That little meeting was kind of stressful."
Ace: "I'm going to be honest here -- I'm a bit grumpy. I haven't kicked Nathan Israel in the nuts today, and Claire didn't even show up because she's a weirdo, and now Escalante is gaming the system using our horseflesh."
Gus: "Maybe you should calm down a little bit. It's still just the morning."
Ace: "You know I like bitching."
Gus: "Yeah, buddy."
They are cute some more.
Jo: "Hey, don't be so self-destructive all the time okay?"
Jo: "I must be incredibly fucked up to like you so much."
Escalante: "I said go away!"
Jo: "Your awful behavior makes me weak in the knees."
Doctor: "Wheels, please stop getting in your own way so I can do some doctoring."
Wheels: "I can hear what you're saying, but my constitutional shittiness won't allow me to act in good faith even as you're trying to save my life."
Doctor: "Are you taking your meds?"
Wheels: "I overheard the nurses talking about how I'm a frequent flyer, although in all fairness I may have been hallucinating. I will say this, though, the problem is not that I'm not taking my meds, my problem is that I'm at death's door. Simply too mean to live much longer."
Doctor: "It makes me sad to hear you talk that way. Your heart cannot take all this stress. You should calm down and stop being such a jerk and you will live longer."
They are also cute together.
Doctor: "Do you have anybody you can talk to and maybe feel better about life?"
Wheels: "No, merely some magical horse moments. Although maybe what you're saying is that I am gay and in love with Jerry. I will think about this later, when I am totally jacked up on pills."
ESCALANTE'S DAY CONTINUES
Ace & Gus come back to bother Escalante and see if he fixed the problem. He gives them a list of jockeys they might like, a list of just white jockeys for some reason, and then they give him five grand to buy off the Bug. Ace is very into buying off hurt feelings. Escalante takes a secret meeting with Porky Pig and tells him to split the money with Leon; Porky multitasks by also being super mean to a homeless guy while they settle that account.