Natalie finds Dana in the editing room and starts going on about having tape of Juan Antonio Samaranch and blah blah blah obligatory sports reference, and Dana doesn't acknowledge her, and finally Dana looks around and says, "I'm sorry, was somebody speaking in here?" which most people left off doing to their siblings when they were nine years old, and this irritates Natalie, who says, "Look!" and Dana says, "Saturday Night Live?" with this "how lame are you?" smile on her face, and then "Saturday Night Live?" with this "how could you?" look on her face. Next we learn that Natalie has "just an interview" at SNL like shoot for the stars there, Natalie, and Dana says, "You have a job," and Natalie says, "Not for long." Dana says, "Who told you that?" Perhaps Sports Night should run "previously on Sports Night" clips at the top of the show, if only for Dana's benefit. Natalie points out Dana was the one who told us that. "That was before," says Dana. "Before what?" says Natalie. "Before the writers cooked up a supposed ratings surge," says Dana, and Natalie scoffs that there has been a ratings surge, much like I scoffed when I heard about it, and Dana says that there has been a ratings spike and then starts listing a bunch of technical ratings jargon to make us all believe she knows what she's talking about. "The tide is turning," says Dana, meaning Natalie should stay in the Sports Night boat instead of going on job interviews. "You told me to!" protests Natalie. Yeah. She also suggested you call Rick Rogers at Prime Sports, not that we'll ever hear anything more about that.
They start walking to the control room. Dana yells out, "Up two-tenths in the last ten days!" but doesn't even say "baby," so of course everyone ignores her. Natalie pessimistically calls the ratings spike a momentary thing. Dana says they should build on it. Natalie repeats that she's just going for an interview, so Dana starts childishly pretending not to be able to hear her again (although it was pretty funny). Elliot reveals to Dana that the fire alarms in the studio go off when there's no fire, but this being Sports Night, it took approximately twenty minutes of Witty Banter before that's revealed. Dana worries that the alarm will go off during the show, and L'il Kim tells her they had them disconnected. "What if there's a fire?" asks the never-satisfied Dana. "It's a studio," says Kim. "You'll see it on television." Dana tells them to have the alarms reconnected after the show and then get them fixed, like give your crew a little credit, Dana, they might have been able to figure out that brilliant strategy on their own. Jeremy says something to Dana, who pretends she can't hear him. "That was Jeremy," Natalie informs her. "You can hear him." I laughed.