Jeremy's in the editing room talking to Jenny, and Dan walks in and says, "This is making me crazy," like I think that ship has sailed already. Jeremy says something on the phone about three o'clock and that he's "totally fine about it." He hangs up and tells Dan that he's walking "the shadowy line between honesty and not [sic]." He explains to Dan that he doesn't want Jenny to think he's ashamed of her (because he isn't), so he's invited her to meet the gang, but he's invited her at a time when he knows Natalie won't be there. That doesn't sound to bad to me; given Natalie's feelings, I think it's kind of considerate. Jeremy also says he'll tell people what she does if they ask, since he feels it would be insulting to come up with a cover story. Jeremy figures if Jenny comes by after the first round is done, Natalie will be gone already and it won't be a problem. Dan tells him about the Indian Wells situation. I find it very hard to believe that Jeremy didn't know about that particular possibility, since a) Dana is so excited about it and b) he is one of the producers, after all. Jeremy goes into crisis mode since second-round coverage would take them to about seven oclock and he told Jenny to come by at three. "It must not rain at Indian Wells!" says Jeremy. Dan tells him to get in line. Jeremy says, "Though, interestingly, it was a rainstorm that ended our first fight." I agree that that's interesting, if you define "interesting" as "shut up, Jeremy." Then Jeremy goes back to being panicked and leaves the editing room, saying again, "It must not rain at Indian Wells."
Back at the desk, Casey and Dana are having a staring contest again. Jeremy scurries up and wants to know what they're doing. Dana calls it showing Casey that he can't psych her out. Jeremy, with no time for politeness, says, "Okay, well, this is really stupid and I need to talk to Casey, so --" and luckily for him Kim and Elliot show up with the danishes. Dana apparently has the peripheral vision of Wayne Gretzky, because without taking her eyes off Casey she reaches around and grabs Kim by the arms. Dana explains to Casey that she's only breaking eye contact because the danishes have arrived. Kim gives her a look like the two of them are being really stupid, which means she correctly understands the situation. After the womenfolk leave, Jeremy repeats his line about walking the shadowy line between honesty and deceit. Casey says that's a line he knows well and thinks back to Dana and Gordon and Sally and him. Jeremy reminds him that this is about him and explains the Jenny crisis. Casey doesn't appear to sympathize too much with Jeremy, since he loves draft day "to an admittedly psychotic degree." Casey's advice, and I think it's good advice, is to bite the bullet and tell Natalie so he can "stop living in fear and start rooting for rain at Indian Wells!" "Yes!" says Jeremy. "I will go!" He does not move. See? Beckett. Then he does go, which would have been the ending of Waiting for Godot, had Beckett showed his play to focus groups before rewriting it. Then Casey yells at a Lesser Tertiary Character that it's draft day, but the <TC doesn't know what that is. The <TC is named Allison, but she looks to me like a different Allison than Casey's Sideburn Checker. I have that episode on tape, so I suppose I could check, but -- naaaah. Can I point out that Jeremy and Casey's conversation must have been interesting to Natalie in the control room? I guess these mikes must have that special Punchline Function, which means the control room only overhears Casey and Dan when it's necessary to the plot.