“Doctor Freeman. I realize this moment may not be the most convenient for a ‘heart-to-heart’, but I had to wait until your… 'friends’ were otherwise occupied. Hm. There was a time they cared nothing for Miss Vance… When their only experience of humanity was a crowbar coming at them down a steel corridor. When I plucked her from Black Mesa, I acted in the face of objections that she was a mere child and of no practical use to anyone. I have learned to ignore such naysayers when… quelling them… was out of the question. Still, I am not one to squander my investments… and I remain confident she was worth far more than the initial… appraisal. That’s why I must now extract from you some small repayment owed for your own survival. See her safely to White Forest, Doctor Freeman. I wish I could do more than keep an eye on you, but I have agreed to abide by certain… restrictions. Mmm [to Alyx] Well… now… listen carefully, my dear. When you see your father relay these words: Prepare for unforeseen consequences.”
Along with his partner, Moe Smith, Isidor “Izzy” Einstein was probably the most famous Prohibition agent in the 1920s. An immigrant from Austria-Hungary, Einstein had no background in law enforcement, but combined imaginative disguises and a flair for publicity to obtain almost 5,000 arrests in his time with the Prohibition Unit.