In the first thirty seconds after we come back, Dana says "I'm going snorkeling" about 800 times. She says it while she's trailing Casey, who's wandering around the newsroom and yelling out stuff like how bad it would be if someone brought him the "Albert Belle film" because then he might be able to get some work done, and if he's got time to bellow orders at all the underlings, you'd think he could get the damn film himself. He's not paying any attention to Dana whatsoever, which is why she has to keep following him and pathetically repeating herself. She's going snorkeling the weekend after next with Gordon and three other couples, and she's badgering Casey into telling her he thinks it's a good sign, which he does, because it looks like he finally gets the sense that this is really important to her, as sad as she's behaving right now. But unlike me, Casey can walk away, which he does, and Dana pounces on Natalie and says, "I'm going snorkeling!" about 500 more times as we get an exact repeat of things with Casey -- Natalie trying to work, Dana tagging along. And Natalie says "it's great" that Dana's going snorkeling and Dana says "isn't it?" about a dozen times, and we're halfway through this episode already and all it's been so far is Dana feigning enthusiasm, so, Sorkin? We get it. And by "we" I mean those of us who haven't already thrown a brick through our televisions. Which I actually did, so in one way I kind of owe my brand-new television (my mighty moderately-sized television) to Dana's yammering. And since we all know Dana's going to pull an about-face on her snorkeling excitement, I wish we could just skip right to it.
Episode Report CardDaniel: B+ | 326 USERS: B-
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