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Playing Torquemada's never fun... (46.52)

Bobby: Well I'm having problems with that bond I bought upstate.

Lawrence Boyd: I saw. Albany moved the gaming license. You trying to get it back? 

Bobby: It's too late. I have to take action. The only way that I can come out ahead, it's pretty grisly.

Lawrence Boyd: Playing Torquemada's never fun.

Tomás de Torquemada (October 14, 1420 – September 16, 1498) was a Castilian Dominican friar and first Grand Inquisitor in Spain's movement to homogenize religious practices with those of the Catholic Church in the late 15th century, otherwise known as the Spanish Inquisition, which resulted in the expulsion from Spain of thousands of people of Jewish and Muslim faith and heritage and the execution of 3,000 to 5,000 people.

Torquemada is an 1869 play by Victor Hugo about Tomás de Torquemada and the Inquisition in Spain. It criticized religious fanaticism and fanatical catholicism. It was first published in 1882, as a protest against antisemitic pogroms in Russia at the time.