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.
Then we're back at the bar, where Casey and Leeza are standing and talking, Casey's back to the television. Leeza says it was a good idea to get away from the table because the "environment was getting hostile." Casey apologizes for not being a good date thus far and promises to make a comeback. Leeza looks pleased at that. Then Casey blows it by saying he needs to ask a question: "Did he just say 'unconfirmed reports'?" Leeza's face turns to stone and she can barely spit out a "yes."
Back at the table, Dana is doing her own groveling and it's very disturbing to see. She says she's been horrible tonight, and Gordon agrees, and Dana says, "I'm not the world's greatest girlfriend, am I?" and Gordon says, "There's some room for improvement." He actually says this. And Dana takes this. She's such a doormat, she in fact does not plant a heel in Gordon's crotch, but disappointedly says it wasn't the answer she was hoping for. This is just so sad to watch. Gordon looks tired and says, "Look, Dana," which can't be leading up to anything good, but they're interrupted by Casey babbling about unconfirmed reports. Dana gets permission to go and rushes off. Gordon rubs his face and tries to bear the misery of having such a selfish girlfriend.