Oh, and you know what else? ISAAC HAD A STROKE. Would it kill you to fill us in?
Back from commercials, Dana hears someone in the bathroom, and she walks in, and Isaac's in the shower. He turns around and says, "Oh, hello!" Well, no, that didn't happen. What happens is that Dana is overly nervous in Isaac's office. She picks up the phone and thanks some guy for holding. She flips through papers, saying something about seeing it on Isaac's desk. Our old pal J.J. strolls in and asks if she's talking about the budget overlay, and Dana nods yes and motions for J.J. to hold on. She sets up a meeting with the dude on the phone. She's about to hang up, but pauses, then says, "Yes, I spoke to him this morning. He sounds awfully good." Then she repeats that she spoke to him just this morning, which raises my eyebrows. After Dana hangs up, J.J. asks her about speaking to Isaac, and she's forced to admit that she spoke to Esther and that Isaac couldn't come to the phone, trying to couch it in language that will make it sound less serious to J.J. J.J. asks if there were any signs that Isaac was going to have a stroke. Dana snarkily asks if he means other than actually having a stroke. He says it's unbecoming of her to blame him for this, and I'm not sure exactly how he made that leap from what she said. She keeps the sarcasm turned up to ten and says that that's a shame, because she really wants to be attractive to him. He points out that they have to work together, and she seems to accept this. She declines his offer to help with the deficit overlay. Then J.J. says he can also help keep up the image that Isaac is healthier than he is, that he's still in control of the show, when in reality he's unable to speak on the phone. Dana says Isaac was unable to come to the phone, but he can still speak. "He just had a stroke, Dana. Where was he, square-dancing?"