Vera: It’s like that old parable, The Tiger and the Mouse. Mouse gets eaten even though he pulls the thorn out. It’s in his nature.
Scotty: No, you mean The Spider and the Frog. Frog gets bitten after he takes the spider across the river.
Lilly: No, it’s The Mongoose and the Scorpion.
Vera: Yeah, yeah, I don’t care what it is.
- Cold Case, 5x16 Bad Reputation