Back at the bar, Bobbi's on the screen while we pan across this odd coupling of bartenders: one is a big black guy, while the other appears to be a skinny albino of indeterminate sex. I think they also have a pilot on ABC this fall. Dana and Casey now have their backs completely turned on Leeza and Gordon and are unabashedly watching the show. "She's doing fine," says Dana. Casey agrees. "Ooooh," says Dana, wondering if Casey's jealous because the fill-in's doing fine. Again with the projection; I had assumed Dana was talking about Natalie. Dana and Casey flirt-argue, with close-ups so tight on their faces that I can smell the gin on Dana's breath. No, wait, that's my breath. Leeza pipes up to say that she doesn't know them very well and maybe it's because they're drunk, but they're both too intense about their show: "Gordon's right, it's just sports. It's not the Paris peace talks." And my love for Lisa crumbles just like that; I mean, God forbid people should care passionately about their careers. Dana tells Leeza to go get herself a real name. Heh. Yeah, really. And maybe then she can tell us all about what that guy said this morning, since we never did get to hear that story. Casey yells out, "Nice!" and it looks like it's at the television but it could also be over Dana slamming Leeza.
Back in the control room, Elliot is on the phone, saying, "We just want you to confirm or deny," assuring the person that they don't have to use his or her name. Isaac is pacing and contradicting the orders Natalie's giving the tech guys. She tells Isaac to stay quiet because they blew off the particular segment Isaac was calling for at the ten o'clock rundown. "May I ask why?" says Isaac. Natalie says that right now she can't, he can either fire her or stay quiet. "You're very good!" says Isaac. Ah, yes, hard-won respect. Then Elliot hangs up the phone and says, "He won't comment, but it's happening." Jeremy flips and says Elliot "let him up off the mat" and says the guy will be on the phone to Vero Beach right now and everybody's going to shut up. Not to worry; I'm sure Natalie has someone she can call and make sure he never arrives. Natalie calms Jeremy down, then asks Elliot and Kim if they're both comfortable saying "unconfirmed reports," and they both say yes, and Jeremy spazzes again, and Natalie says that if he doesn't want to leave the room, then he should "allow for the possibility that from time to time other people are at least as smart as you are." Ouch. Jeremy apologizes to Elliot, but points out that they don't even have unconfirmed reports. "McDermott doesn't know that," says Elliot. Natalie tells Kim to get McDermott on the phone; then she tells Dan to go with the story, telling him to say "sources within the Dodger organization," and Dan asks if she's sure, and she says yes, but then she's not, and he says "do it" and blah blah blah. Wait a minute, the Dodgers? This is a baseball trade? The baseball trade deadline is July 31. How did we get to the middle of summer already? Wasn't it just Christmas? Anyway, Kim says they've got McDermott on the phone. Dan goes live with the story as Natalie tells McDermott that they know about the trade and he should turn on his television.