Dan and Casey's office. Casey is dressed for the show and typing on his computer. Dana comes in and giggles a little, saying she just thought of a funny visual. Casey's kind of preoccupied and only says he needs some time in the twenties. She asks him if he wants to know what her funny visual is. He asks if it involves a Zamboni. She asks how he knows that. He says, "You like Zambonis," which takes me completely by surprise. Next we get a long, involved discussion about whether or not everybody likes Zambonis. "Do you think I'm weird?" she asks. "In so many ways," he says. "Because I like Zambonis?" she asks. He looks up, finally paying attention, realizing this isn't actually about Zambonis. Dammit, it's never about Zambonis. Just once, I wish this could be about Zambonis. He asks what's on her mind. She says she doesn't know what to say to keep Gordon from breaking up with her. "What do you want to say to him?" he says. "Don't break up with me," she says. He tells her that won't work and asks if she has anything else. She says no. He tells her to try the truth, which can be very attractive. "Not for a woman," she says, then she goes into a passionate speech about how much she loves her job and it's part of who she is and she's different without it. It's a very stirring speech, and Casey is completely enthralled. He tells her to say that to Gordon, but she says it won't work. Casey says, "Any man who hears that and doesn't say, 'For a woman like you, for a person, for you I will take whatever time you can give me and be grateful for that all my life,' any man who hears that and doesn't throw you down on the nearest flat surface is just taking up space for the rest of us." Dana feels immensely better. Casey then says she shouldn't need Natalie to shove her in there whenever she needs to talk about something, which she half-heartedly denies was the case. It's a nice moment between the two of them, with Casey able to appear genuinely caring about Dana's happiness over his own. The "five minutes to air" alert is given, and Casey gets up to leave. Dana elects to sit for a few moments and says she appreciates his time.
In the studio, J.J. is explaining broadcasting lingo to his fiancée, Judith. Isaac greets them and introductions are made, J.J. making a smarmy comment about having to watch Isaac around "the ladies." Isaac calls Natalie over and asks her to quickly introduce Judith to Dan and Casey before the show starts. After Natalie carts Judith off, Isaac says he's been thinking about what he said before about division, how it's not good for the show, the network, Continental Corp., or Luther Sachs. "So I asked myself, who is it good for?" J.J. says, "Yeah?" Isaac stares right through him and says, "I find out that quote in the Journal came from you, I'll own your ass. I mean I'll absolutely own it." Judith comes back before J.J. has a chance to respond. She starts babbling about how Dan and Casey are both very nice and very funny and how they like J.J. a lot. My god, when will the lying stop? Isaac says she's welcome any time and leaves. I love the look on J.J.'s face as he watches Isaac walk away. It's kind of a combination of anger, fear, and an understanding that Isaac now knows what a snake he is.