"How was the thing last night?" Jeremy asks Dan as they now walk and talk. Dan says it was ridiculous and he's never doing anything like that ever again. They talk a bit about Marla Maples, and we find out that Jeremy also saw her in Will Rogers Follies, like what a couple of wild and crazy guys these two are. Dan says he felt stupid, and that the high point was when he was mistaken for a Backstreet Boy, and asks Jeremy if there's one he looks like. Yeah, Dan, the thirtysomething one. Dan walks into the office, and Casey asks him how his thing went. Dan says he's firing his publicist and he's called him to the office to tell him. Jeremy thought Dan's publicist was a woman, and Dan explains that Katherine is his publicist's assistant, but I don't buy that. I think Katherine is the real publicist and this Paul guy is just a Remington Steele-esque front so people will take her more seriously. Dan wants to know what Casey's doing. "Looking out for our future," says Casey. Drink! I thought these guys had a show to produce, which I would think would better help them ensure their future than switching off between "staring at screen" and "lounging on couch." "I feel better already," says Dan, and gnaws off some of his own sandwich.
A little later, Natalie is in Isaac's office just before her interview. Isaac tells her she looks nice, and she does. He tells her not to worry about Dana and Jeremy and everybody else since they're all pulling for her to do really well. "Any last-minute advice?" asks Natalie. If you don't know where this is going, you haven't watched this show enough. "Stay away from big words and don't try to be funny," says Isaac. "I'm going now," says Natalie, annoyed. Pouting off, she passes Dana, who says, "Is that what you're wearing?" "I hate you," calls back Natalie. Dana smiles all proud of herself as she struts into Isaac's office carrying a bag. "What do you need?" asks Isaac, giggling at his and Dana's tag-team demoralization of Natalie. Dana, all business, wants to know how the budget meeting went. Isaac says he doesn't know, but he thinks something is going on because Sid Janus was acting strange. "Sid Janus always acts strange," says Dana, and Isaac agrees but still seems disheartened. Dana tells him she got something for Matthew, and she reaches into the bag and pulls out a Franklin the Turtle puppet, and Isaac says, "Yeah, he'll like that," and throws it down on the desk. "What is the matter with you?" asks Dana, but Isaac pretends to not know what she's talking about. She points out that Matthew's impending visit was a source of excitement for Isaac, but now that Matthew's here, he's a pain in the ass. "That's not true," says Isaac, and Dana lists all his complaints. "Matthew's afraid of me," Isaac confesses, shutting Dana up for a few seconds. He explains that Matthew shrieks when Isaac tries to pick him up and runs to another family member. Dana says it's because Matthew doesn't know him, but Isaac says it's because of the stroke, the way he walks. "I look like the monsters in cartoons he watches," he says. This scene was quite touching and well-done. Dana comforts him by saying the kid is only a year-and-a-half old and that he'll get over it, and Isaac finally smiles, so I guess I don't have to frigging cry again this week. Isaac says he'll be happy to give him the turtle puppet. "Anyway," he says, "Sid Janus was acting strange." This from the grumpy grandpa with his hand up a turtle's ass.