All right, I'm back. Sports Night, my therapist said not to watch you no more. She said you're like a disease without any cure. And here's why: did it occur to Kim or Elliot (or really, I guess, Sorkin) that maybe, just maybe, a multibillion-dollar sport that is played around the world might have its own equipment and not have to raid the baseball gear at the sporting-goods store? A goalie does not wear a catcher's mitt or a first baseman's glove. He wears a blocker and a trapper. The blocker is like a regular hockey glove with individual fingers plus a rectangular pad on top; this is the glove a goalie holds his stick with. The trapper is the glove that Kim and Elliot are talking about; it is like an oversized baseball glove. But put a trapper next to any baseball glove and tell me it's the same thing and you need your eyes checked. So I'm ignoring the rest of this scene, but for the record, Dana's concerned about her hair.
Jeremy's voice-over starts in with the history of Dana Whitaker, how she has like eight million brothers but her mom sent her to all-girls' schools so she would become a lady, and I don't know what Dana's mom was smoking, but any girls I've known who went to all-girls' schools were way more bad-ass than the public-school girls. ["That's goddamn right." -- Sars] Jeremy's voice-over: "The result is an irresistible combination of brilliance inside the office and something a little less than brilliance anywhere outside of it." Who talks like this, this "irresistible combination" crap? He sounds like he's pitching a stupid sitcom to network execs or something. Through all this, we are treated to Dana giving orders and striding around the Sports Night sets, and then she sees Casey walking by, so she's reduced to ditzy gibbering idiot status and goes rushing after him as he walks through the newsroom.
She thinks he doesn't like her hair, but it's only so Sorkin can cleverly reveal that she's insecure because her boyfriend is taking her to the mayor's house for dinner. Casey, less than interested, wonders what dire consequences would befall her if the mayor is displeased with her hair. Dana suggests they talk in his office because she suspects he's having some "Gordon issues," which he denies.