cave johnson-y portal reference?

i was playing through spartan ops ep 5 (can’t remember the chapter) and the guy over your com talks about going to save the scientists doing their science-y stuff and information about portals. it just reminded me of something cave johnson might say if he were in h4. do you think this is an oblique portal reference? or am i just thinking with portals?

i don’t know. I really find the doctor in Season 5 an -Yoink-, but Cave Johnson uis more like Caboose than Roy.