In the newsroom, Dana is upset about Casey acting like he's never made his personal life a priority, and says she supposes they won't count the ten years he was married to Lisa and Dana had to watch that. She doesn't get into specifics, but we all know that Lisa = Satan and this show has totally ruined women named Lisa for me. Natalie is trying to calm Dana down, but she's now going off on Casey having no right to judge her relationship with Gordon. Casey comes in; Dana spies him and says, "Good, I'm due for another scolding." That's not why Casey's there, though; looking almost numb, Isaac tells her that Isaac's in the hospital after having a stroke at the airport. Dana and Natalie are both stunned. Casey says he has to go tell Dan, and leaves.
Dan and Bobbi are talking basketball when Casey comes up and tells Dan about the stroke. Instantly, Three Dog Night kicks in singing "Eli's Coming," and I could have done with a little more silence here until the song kicked in because Three Dog Night falls into that late-'60s, early-'70s brand of rock that features really overwrought vocals, like Blood, Sweat & Tears and Joe Cocker, and it really doesn't do a whole lot for me. Dan asks if it's bad, and Casey says it is and they'll go to the hospital after the show. He asks if Dan's all right, because Dan's not saying much. Dan says he's fine, and the show goes back live. The Three Dog Night swells so that we can't really hear what Dan's saying. Josh Charles does a good job here, even if we can't hear him; he's trying to look upbeat, but his mouth looks funny, like it's a supreme effort for him to keep smiling. The camera circles around Dan, resting on a close-up with Casey in the background, closing out maybe the finest Sports Night episode of them all.