Next, Dana visits Jeremy in a production room where hes working on a feature on "home-ice advantage," and although I'm a hockey fan, I can't say I'm all a-tingle at the prospect of this particular feature. Jeremy dismisses Dana by saying he's pretty behind on it, so what Dana should do is mosey on out of there. Oh, if only. Dana has to ask Jeremy if this "thing" with Natalie is going to blow over. Jeremy says, "It's not going blow over today, so --" and I'll finish for him, so LEAVE ME ALONE, Dana, but she soldiers on. I think it's one thing to let someone know that you're available to talk to if they need it, and another thing entirely to push someone who clearly doesn't feel like talking. Dana tells Jeremy she's gotten very good at being single if he needs any pointers. Jeremy wisely demurs. Dana launches into this long-winded pity soliloquy where she talks about how she used to mind being single, but not anymore, and that she used to miss being with someone right after the show and blah blah blah about how all day she gives orders (and by "gives orders" I assume she means "butts into other people's business") and how she just wanted -- something, but she trails off and says she doesn't know. I know what I want after a long day of giving orders -- I want Angie Harmon asking for permission to treat me as a hostile witness! But that's just me. Jeremy sympathizes and talks about getting home and opening a can of spaghetti and meatballs and heating it up and Dana says, "Yeah! like soup!" like maybe Dana and the Iron Chef Boy-ar-dee here should get together. Jeremy gets back to work. Meddling accomplished, Dana strolls off to go jump Sam, even though she just got finished explaining that she doesn't mind being single anymore.
Sam is packing stuff up with his back to the door. Dana comes in and leans against the door frame and watches him for a bit and then says "so" to get his attention. Sam is off, going straight to the airport. Dana suggests waiting until after the show, but Sam says he has to make his flight. Dana points out that there are flights to Chicago every hour, but Sam tells her he's not going to Chicago right away, he's going to Angkor Watt for a week. "In Cambodia?" asks Dana. Probably, since I hear Angkor Watt, Missouri is miserable this time of year. Dana giggles that someone would actually vacation in Cambodia. Sam changes the subject and says he thinks it's nice that they could help out the police and walks closer to Dana, who is undeterred and suggests that Sam stay an extra day before leaving on his vacation. They give each other Smouldering Looks until Sam cracks and says, "Look, it's just the way it is," and explains that his job forces him to move around a lot, but it's more than that, that he makes it like that. Sam then delivers a nice speech on how you wouldn't know it to look at him, but he gets attached to places (and I'm thinking he means the people in those places), and then when things change as they always do, he has an adverse reaction, so moving around is his way of pre-empting that change. Dana calls that really sad, and I guess I agree, but I still completely understand how Sam feels. He says, "Hey, you know what, I'm the guy that's gotta live inside this thing twenty-four hours," pointing to himself, so he either means inside his own body or inside his brown not-quite-a-turtleneck sweater. Dana says he did a really good job while he was here and that she never gave him enough credit, and Sam thanks her but says she did give him enough credit. Dana walks past him to leave, but it's another one of her Fake Exits, and she comes back and without saying a word (out of character, I know) starts kissing Sam, who kisses back. Dana breaks for air long enough to say, "Stay tonight. I'll get a cake!" which was kind of cute and made me laugh. Then they kiss some more and Sam agrees to stay the night and they decide on a strawberry cake.