- "Meet Thomas Richards. Good strong name. Good strong job."
Thomas Richards is the accountant for the Oil Division of the Roxxon Corporation.
Thomas Richards performed in a mock execution. In one of his lessons, the Mandarin threatened to kill Richards if the President of the United States, also known as Matthew Ellis, failed to call him within thirty seconds. Although the president complied with the request, the Mandarin ignored the call and, in a mock execution, pretended to shoot Richards in the head, leading the President and all other viewers to believe Richards had been executed.
After the broadcast, Richards and Slattery shook hands and parted ways.