"Gentlemen, come New Years, I shall be moving into an advisory role and turning the reins over Mister Solo. Mister Kuryakin, I think it best you retire from the field and keep to the primary job you have done so admirably - having Mister Solo's back."
"Is this due to Mrs. Waverly's health, sir?"
"In part, yes. The recent incident has reminded me that time marches on. It is time for the changing of guard to your generation. I believe I am leaving it in worthy hands."
"We won't let you down, sir."
"I know you won't."