Next up, Natalie walks into Isaac's office and tells him that she knows it's not her place, but she wanted to say that she didn't think they should hand over the tapes to the DA's office. She then draws an inappropriate analogy to a situation where someone might call with information on who's fixing college basketball games and wonders if CSC would turn them over to the police, and I don't see the connection between that hypothetical situation and this riot, and neither does Isaac, who says, "No, I'm saying we're handing this over to the police," and explains to her the distinction between protecting a source and being ornery. They disagree a little more; Natalie says she's said her piece and turns to go. Isaac asks her what's wrong and Natalie says "nothing" and Isaac makes this kindly "you're not fooling me" face and asks if it's about her and Jeremy fighting. Natalie vehemently denies that her being upset has anything to do with Jeremy, but her face just kind of crumples as she says, "I'm upset because there's a principle, a bedrock principle that doesn't change, and now I'm supposed to hand over these things, I'm supposed to hand over these things that are ours!" and she starts crying, and dammit! So did I. Isaac opens his arms and Natalie collapses, sobbing, onto his chest. This is two weeks in a row with absolutely kick-ass scenes from Natalie. Isaac consoles her for awhile, telling Natalie that this whole situation is just another plotline that conveniently allows a character to indirectly express their true feelings, much like Dana and her musket from last week.
Back to Dan and no-one-cares-about-your-fake-ass-blindness Casey, and this whole bit is really anticlimactic after such a strong scene from Natalie. Casey takes his sunglasses off, it's really bright, he walks into a glass wall. That is absolutely all the time I will devote to this scene. Next!
In the control room, Natalie enters and sits next to Dana, who asks if Natalie was crying. Natalie admits that she was and asks if they can talk after the show, and Dana says yes and is being very sweet and supportive. The show goes live. We pan around to a shot of Sam watching Dana from outside the control room. She doesn't see him, she's busy working, but she looks happier than she has in a long time. I know she annoys me, but it's nice to see her this happy. Sam has his coat on and looks rather sadly at Dana. Cut to outside the control room; Sam has his bags with him, and he walks away as we fade to black. I guess he must have forgotten about the strawberry cake!