VIKTOR SCHRECK: Alex, you’ll be happy to know what over the weekend I made a few calls and convinced the government to drop all charges against Mark.
ALEX: Oh? That’s very strange.
VIKTOR SCHRECK: “Very strange?” That’s all you have to say? Aren’t you happy to know your friend and co-worker isn’t going to jail?
ALEX: I just can’t help remembering that the last time something like this happened, you weren’t interested in helping him at all.
VIKTOR SCHRECK: Er… it’s Christmas?
ALEX: Try again.