An Offer He Should Have Refused

Here is the moment I realized that CBS had done something genuinely awful to Mario Puzo's The Last Don. This little stretch of dialogue, which occurs in the third, or fourth, or possibly fifth hour of this swamp of a miniseries, takes place between Claudia De Lena, a Hollywood attorney, who is played by Michelle Rene Thomas, and Athena Aquitane, a movie star, who is played by the drippy Daryl Hannah. Aquitane's husband is stalking her, and she's desperate for help:

De Lena: I'm going to fly to Las Vegas and see my brother. He knows people.
Aquitane: Is he in the Mafia?
De Lena: Of course not.
Aquitane: Don't knock it. At this point, I could use the Mafia.
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