Penny and Desmond first meet. 3x17: Catch-22.
Penny: I think we should be able to fit it all in the back, but if not we’ll put the rest in the front. That all right?
Desmond: Absolutely… You better drive safe, miss. This vineyard only makes a limited number of these cases each year.
Penny: Is that so?
Desmond: Aye. It’s ‘cause the monks are lazy, and it’s easier making grape jelly than wine.
Penny: And how do you know so much about monks?
Desmond: ‘Cause I’m an ex-monk.
Desmond: As of last night. I was fired. [Penny laughs.] It wasn’t that funny.
Penny: I’m sorry, I never — I didn’t know monks could be fired.
Desmond: Oh, they can. You know I was told in no uncertain terms that the abbey wasn’t where I was meant to end up. Just a step along a path. You know, “God allegedly has bigger plans for me.”
Penny: Something tells me you don’t entirely believe that.
Desmond: I suspect that’s because I don’t.
Penny: Well maybe they’re right. I mean, if you hadn’t got fired, then we wouldn’t have met, and then how could you possibly help me unload these crates in Carlisle?
Desmond: Did I say I was coming to Carlisle with you?
Penny: Not yet… Of course if an ex-monk already has plans, then…
Desmond: You know, I don’t usually get into cars with strangers.
Penny: Well in that case I’m Penelope. Penny.
Desmond: Desmond. Very nice to meet you, Penny.