Out in the newsroom, Dana is beating everyone in the garbage-can basketball game. Need more evidence of how little respect Will gets? They make him hold the garbage can. Back to Jeremy's voice-over, who explains that everyone else is assuming Sampras will finish off Fedrigatti soon, but Jeremy says there's a look in Sampras's eye that you have to be around sports to recognize, blah blah blah. Elliot comes into the newsroom and asks Jeremy for an update on the game. "He just broke his serve," says Jeremy, like thanks for the pronoun ambiguity, Jeremy. Elliot gets excited and goes to tell the rest of the crew. Jeremy explains that Fedrigatti just broke Sampras's serve. D'oh! We follow Elliot as he heads back to the newsroom to relay the news to the rest of the gang. When he does, everybody looks stricken. There are families in hospital waiting rooms right now being informed that their relatives didn't survive the surgery who aren't taking the news this hard. "Doesn't this guy understand I'm in television?" says Dana, heading back to the control room, hair flowing behind her like she's suddenly in a Head & Shoulders commercial. When she gets there, she confirms the update with Jeremy, because maybe Elliot lied to them all for some reason. Dana goes to call Gordon, instead of maybe telling the reporters in the field to stand by. Jeremy's voice-over explains that this is a big deal because she's supposed to meet Gordon's friends tonight. Jeremy continues to divulge none-of-his-business details to Louise, explaining that Dana and Gordon have been on "thin ice" lately, and Dana knows that cancelling their date tonight would infuriate him. Let's all pause for a moment and consider what a complete asshole Gordon is -- he'd be upset if Dana cancelled a date for work, but it's fine for him to stand her up in order to lay down Sally. Jeremy explains that Dana tried to catch Gordon before he left the office, but she missed him. Dana comes out of the side room and says, "Well, we got ourselves a ball game." Oh, did I mention that that's what Elliot said when he told them Fedrigatti broke Sampras's serve? Because he did. It didn't seem important at the time. To be honest, it doesn't seem all that important now. Or subtle. How long is Sorkin going to milk this whole "sports is life" metaphor, anyway? Commercials.
Episode Report CardDaniel: B+ | 899 USERS: B-
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