Finally Dana tells Natalie, "You have to help me." "Why?" says Natalie. "'Cause I'm going snorkeling," says Dana. You know, this is what it sounds like when doves cry. Natalie, who sounds like she had a bit of a cold when she did this scene, is trying to suss out exactly what the deal is. Dana admits that she's afraid of fish. No, she didn't have a bad experience with fish or anything. "It's just the way it is," says Dana, which I guess translates into "what contrived obstacle to happiness can we place in front of our heroes this week?" Natalie doesn't understand what the big whoop is. But Dana says it's a big deal that Gordon asked her to go, because the "smart money" said he was going to dump her. That's a bad thing...how? Then Dana completely loses her mind and busts on Natalie for not being happier for her. Dana's also surprised that Natalie isn't still harping on her being secretly in love with Casey. Natalie says she's letting that go -- but we know that's not true, don't we? Dana starts going on about how she can't not go snorkeling, because it's Gordon's opinion that she doesn't give enough of herself. You know what? I don't know any guy who devises relationship tests like this. I'm not saying it doesn't happen, and maybe it's because Gordon's got like fifteen years on me, but I really think this is more of a woman thing. I've been given the old plant test. You know -- see how well he looks after a living thing? She gave me a fig tree for Christmas. It died. She's gone. Closest a guy comes to anything like that is maybe we don't mind looking closely to see how a woman eats a Popsicle, but that's not really the same thing. A woman can't fail that test; there's really no wrong way to eat a Popsicle. Oh, and before this scene ends, Natalie has gone back on her promise to drop the secretly-in-love-with-Casey crap. "Oh, I should have seen that coming!" says Dana. Yes, she should have. Even my neighbour thumped on the wall and said, "I bet Natalie says Dana's secretly in love with Casey!"
In Dan and Casey's office, Dan is marvelling at the fact that Rebecca's never seen their show. Given Sports Night's dismal ratings, he might want to prepare himself better for such letdowns in the future. Casey asks if there isn't some kind of grievance hotline Dan could call. Dan rolls his eyes and says he wants Casey to take this seriously. "I don't think that's going to happen, do you?" says Casey. Danny whines some more about how he wants her to see the show, because that's where he's at his best. Casey asks Dan how many times he's approached Rebecca. After some prodding from Casey to include the flowers and the sounds-suspiciously-like-harassment "waiting by the elevator," Dan admits he's approached her seventeen times, and each time she's said she's not interested. Casey says, "So let me ask, have you explored the possibility that she's not interested?" Dan says he knows that. Casey then says that maybe Dan should let Rebecca know how he really feels and go for twenty times. "I will not be the subject of your mockery!" says Dan. "Oh, I think you shall," says Casey. Heh. Normally, Casey's lack of empathy for other people's problems annoys me, but I do think Danny deserves the teasing here.