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We will join these people's heroes
We will follow where they go
We will learn their little secrets
We will know the things they know.
Javert, Les Misérables

Turns out this little mouse is actually a rat!
— Tucker, Danger 5

What does "B.B." stand for anyway? "Backstabbing Bastard"?

A mole is a deep-penetration agent so called because they burrow deep into the fabric of Western Imperialism. Moles are very precious to the centre because of the years to place them, often fifteen or twenty.

Be so kind as to drop your guns. You and this nest of rebels are now prisoners of the Federation. Your friend Blake said he "couldn't tell anymore" who was Federation and who wasn't. He was right.
Arlen, Blake's 7 ("Blake")

This man declined a Nobel Peace Prize. He said peace wasn't an achievement, it was a responsibility. See, it's stuff like this that gives me trust issues.

He worked under me for a year and a half. I saw him almost every day. Read his reports. Had him to dinner. I even took him to a baseball game in the holosuite once. And I never saw it. It's my job to be a good judge of character, and what did I do? Not only did I not see it, I put him up for a promotion!
Cpt. Benjamin Sisko, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("For the Uniform")

Craig Mitchell worked for me for eight years. He passed a full security check and lie detector test every year. Didn't leave so much as a scrap of paper to explain any of it. Eight years. Five as my personal bodyguard. I found this and three other bloody Christmas presents I bought him about the house.

Knox: Nothing would make me happier than to be the White Knight in this situation and to have her look at me the way that... *sigh* I mean, I don't just care about Fred; I practically worship it.
Gunn: (quizzical) You said "it."
Knox: What?
Gunn: Not "her", you said, "I worship it."
Knox: Oops.
Angel, "A Hole in the World"

I've been having terrible trouble with a mole. He keeps on passing confidential information to other gardeners.
Hugh Dennis during "Lines You Wouldn't Hear on a Gardening Program", Mock the Week

There's a mole in our organization! Toad, Ratty, Badger - any idea who it might be?
Andy Parsons during "Unlikely Lines from a Thriller", Mock the Week

I’ll tell you why Eddington has managed to slip invisibly into the background so well. It's because he is exactly the sort of character that you would find on TNG or Voyager, a Starfleet yes man who does exactly what he’s told. He’s seen sabotaging the Defiant in "The Die is Cast" because a superior officer told him to, and he sucks up to Sisko at every opportunity like all good Starfleet officers. He’s almost as plain as Harry Kim which on Voyager is acceptable but on DS9 means that there is something very wrong underneath all that obedience and duty.

Noah Antwiler, as President Ellen Tigh, unmasked as a Cylon in Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game


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