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In a scene from an episode of USA Network’s “Falling Water”, a power outage disrupts some of the daily activities at a storage facility.
One of the characters, Burton (played by David Ajala), makes a purchase of battery-operated lights and a necklace.
The vendor offers him a receipt. Burton declines and asks if she expects him to return his purchase.
Not accepting a receipt is very much within Burton’s character. As a “Fixer” for a large multinational investment bank, his actions often have him cleaning up paper trails left by the firm’s bankers.
“No receipt – no money trail = nothing to fix.”
On the surface, this scene may seem like a filler; except Burton had already quit his job with the firm. He was now in “cherchez la femme” mode.