Back in Casey and Dan's office, Casey informs Jeremy that Nabisco is up a quarter, like so much for looking out for the gang, I guess. Dan sits in a chair and reads a magazine and asks them how many times they're going to check the screen. "Until the new recap is up, Danny," says Casey -- either that, or something about looking out for their future. Dan wants to know exactly what they're looking for. Casey says that there'll be bells and a siren and then they'll know they're in trouble. "You do know I was kidding when I said that, right?" says Jeremy. Casey pretends he did. Katherine shows up at the door, not Paul, only adding strength to my Remington Steele theory. Danny asks everyone to leave so he can speak to Katherine, but Casey won't go because he has to monitor their futures. Jeremy says they can do that in the newsroom because there are computers out there. Casey adopts a "Jeremy, duh!" tone of voice as he says, "Yeah, they all have this stuff on them?" and Jeremy has to explain the wonderful world of the Internet to poor, sheltered Casey. They leave and as he goes, Casey makes some weird sort of "What's up with her?" gesture behind Katherine's back that I didn't fully understand; either that or he was making some sort of horndog gesture that didn't seem quite right. Either way, it was annoying.
Anyway, Dan fires Katherine. Rather, he fires Paul, and by extension Katherine. Dan says he thinks they're fine publicists, but he doesn't want to do this anymore. "Do what anymore?" she asks, and Dan explains that although he's not a war correspondent for Radio Free Europe, he does take his job seriously et cetera et cetera. She says, "Okay." Dan says it was good knowing her and he appreciates the work she did. She turns to leave but stops and says, "Do you mind if I say something?" in a pissed-off tone to indicate it's a rhetorical question. She then proceeds to blast Danny for being "full of it," and nails him for wanting something but being ashamed of wanting it, and getting mad at people who try to give it to him (here she overestimates the publicity value of attending the opening of a seafood restaurant in New Jersey, but whatever). Anyway, Dan's therapist Abby could learn a lot from Katherine, who says he makes judgments about people, like deciding she was dumb even though she's not. She says she knows what most people think of publicists, but she wanted to be one so she's going after it. She lectures Danny on fame and how she understands how he could want it at a time when his show could really use it. And I fast-forward about two hours and Katherine is finally finishing her diatribe by saying that if Dan wants to fire them, that's okay, but he shouldn't look down his nose at her because it's unbecoming, and she stomps off. Of course, Danny chases after her and says, "Okay, one condition, I never have to go to New Jersey," and she says he'll go where she tells him to go. I like Katherine, she's sassy. Except I hope Dan doesn't ruin this by hitting on her. Which of course he does, albeit subtly, by inviting her to stay and watch the show. She explains she can't because she taped Felicity. Heh. She's kidding. "You did one of me there," says Dan. I think Danny may be in love. She tells him to have a good show and leaves. Danny walks back to his office.