Bennell: So, Rex? What did Dr. Leavitt say?
Meacham: It was like we expected. She won't be joining Project Cobalt.
Bennell: Didn't you tell her how important this is to the country? I mean, if she hasn't noticed... we are at war.
Mecham: I didn't even get that far in the conversation. She still thinks all we're doing here is making soda, for gods sakes. It's a shame too, because she's the best organic chemist we have. I guess we'll just have to rely on Dr. Medford from now on.
Bennell: Wait. She's leaving? She's going to walk away from all of this?
Meacham: She's not only walking away from her job here, she's blacklisting herself from our industry entirely. When I told J.C. about our chat, he blew his top. Started ranting about how he took a chance on Dr. Leavitt, and she's throwing it back in his face. The man's connected, Kevin. He makes a few phone calls, and by November she may as well hang up her lab coat for good.
Bennell: Damn. Remind me never to get on Bradberton's bad side.