Back in the control room, Jeremy is handing out the parts to The Last Temptation of Moses. And, in this storyline of budget cutbacks and looming layoffs, it makes complete sense that there is a brand-new TC in the control room who I suspect was hired for the sole purpose of appearing in Jeremy's play. Dana tells everyone to make it snappy since they go back live in sixty seconds. So the TCs rehearse the play. And Dave is God. And I see that it is good. And the TCs get more lines in Jeremy's pageant than they do for weeks at a time on Sports Night itself. This play cracked me up, especially when Chris took his role as a sheep and just ran with it. The show goes back live, but only so Dan and Casey can tease the West Coast highlights. After they're done, Jeremy orders everyone into rehearsal again. Natalie tells Jeremy she broke up with him, which is too sad to mention, but I don't want Sars to yell at me for skipping parts again.
Back at the desk, Casey tells Dan he's going out to "do this thing." Oh yeah, the riveting Top Ten Movies storyline which has kept me on the edge of my seat lo these past twenty minutes. Except Dan doesn't even know what Casey's talking about. Casey starts to rehash the story again, but then decides that "it doesn't matter," which only underscores my annoyance at being subjected to this lame plot. They pause awkwardly and Casey asks Dan if people are coming to his seder, and Dan says they are, while shrugging it off at the same time and saying it isn't a big deal. Casey says, "See you later," and walks away. Dan forlornly watches him go.
In the meeting room, it looks like everyone is late for rehearsal, since only Jeremy and Natalie are there, Jeremy making notes on his clipboard, Natalie sitting in a chair, unaware that the Sword of Damocles is hanging over her head (employment-wise, anyway). After an eternity, Natalie says, "I was sorry to hear you and Joanie broke up." Jeremy corrects her, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Natalie intentionally got her name wrong. Once or twice in the past, I've asked ex-girlfriends how things are going with the new guy and intentionally gotten his name wrong. I know that's extremely childish, but it's also immensely satisfying and I heartily recommend it to anyone. Anyway, Natalie starts offering up her half-baked psychoanalysis that dating a choreo-animator was good for the boy in Jeremy, but not the man, which, if I were Jeremy, would be the precise point I stopped paying attention. Natalie asks is she's out of line. The answer is "yes," but Jeremy says "no" and proceeds to explain that Jenny is in fact not a choreo-animator but a porn star, rendering Natalie speechless for a few blissful seconds. Jeremy explains that Jenny has made more than eighty adult films: "She's slept with, if possible, more men than you have." OUCH. But Natalie doesn't even flinch! I thought that was way uncalled for. Jeremy finishes his A&E Biography with, "Jenny was a porn star. For both the boy and the man in me." Okay, I thought that was funny. Dana walks in because she needs to talk to Natalie for a minute, presumably to try to drop da bomb again. Apparently, Sports Night was running a little short this week, because Jeremy then spends about six hours talking to himself after Dana and Natalie leave.