She says the show is live at 11 and replayed at 1, "it's called a tape delay," which I guess is what they're calling repeats these days. I thought a tape delay was when the event wasn't broadcast live, but taped. And delayed. Who knows. BG w/ BS mumbles something about technology that I didn't catch and I don't have closed captioning because I'm not a Head of Programming with a big fancy gold-plated television. Dana says, "I really just came up here to get some drinks for my friends," of course assuming this guy is trying to get in her pants when he's just being friendly. BG w/ BS pauses for a bit before saying, "I have no reason not to believe you," whatever that means, and Dana explains she's in no mood to be bought a drink by a guy in a suit, like what is her problem, and BG w/ BS says, "I'm not wearing a suit," and his voice has yet to change tone or inflection at all; he just speaks in this flat semi-monotone that I think is supposed to convey self-confidence or self-assuredness but really just conveys "pissing off Daniel." Dana continues to pass judgment on him while the two of them mostly stare straight ahead instead of looking at each other. Dana suggests that he left his Wall Street office at 8:30 and went to his East Side apartment to change into his "I don't always wear a suit" clothes, like when did Dana turn into Ani DiFranco and start sneering at people who wear suits at their job, I'd like to know. BG w/ BS says he lives in Paris, and Dana looks at him for the first time, but it's just so she can laugh at him. "Sometimes Seattle, sometimes Chicago, sometimes Tokyo," he continues in his bored monotone. "Seriously, are there women who believe you when you say that?" asks Dana. "Not many," he says. Then he says, "So Dana, I couldn't help overhearing you and your friends a while ago." "We were sitting on the other side of the restaurant," she says. "Yeah," he says. "I wouldn't worry about a Time-Warner takeover." Dana looks at him (not laughing) and says something like, "wha-huh?" "They'll kick out when the stock hits 27," he says. "How did you know my name?" she says. "The bartender said it," he says. "No he didn't," she says. "Sure he did," says BG w/ BS. "How else would I know it?" as he looks at her. Dana's right that Jack didn't say her name -- while she was there, at any rate -- but the guy did admit to listening to the conversation at the table where it's entirely possible someone did use her name, so her look of consternation is a little unwarranted, I think. But she doesn't say anything because she hears the Sports Night outro-to-commercial lite-pseudo-bluesy guitar kick in as BG w/ BS repeats what he said about Time-Warner kicking out at $27 a share. But the music fooled me, because Jack returns and asks what Dana's order was, but she's too stunned to remember, so BG w/ BS helpfully says, "three beers and a piña colada" and Dana looks at him again like, "Whoa! He remembered that with no mnemonic device! Whoaaaa! The call is coming from inside the house!" They look at each other as we finally go to commercial.
Episode Report CardDaniel: B+ | 1068 USERS: C+
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