Casey and Dan head outside, where Dan seems put out by Casey not being as excited as Dan is. "I'm Mr. Happy Guy!" says Dan, and Casey says, "Yeah, we met back there," which I thought was kind of funny. Dan starts whining, because he thinks Casey's not with him on this just because Dan wasn't with Casey earlier on the religious leader thing. "This is payback," says Dan, and Casey admits as much. Dan says these are two different things; whereas he is excited because Rebecca's back, Casey is just a "ranting lunatic," which, I think understandably, pops Casey's cork. He starts complaining that in the name of religion a man threatened the lives of 700 people. "The absence of admonishment from the church is totally bizarre!" says Casey. I have to say this: Is it really? Is this the first time Casey has heard of violent acts threatened -- not to mention actually committed -- in the name of religion? Then again, given Casey's narcissism, it's not all that surprising that he's pissed about it because this is the first time it's actually happened to him. Dan finally agrees with him, but Casey says that Dan's only doing it so Casey will be thrilled about Dan's Rebecca thing. Dan denies it as they walk through the newsroom, but finally admits it, and says he can fake his enthusiasm so Casey will never know the difference. Casey, who has been largely humourless this episode, finally cracks a smile and says, "That's all I ask."
As they enter their office, Dan proposes a deal in which Dan pretends to be with Casey on the religion thing if Casey is happy for Dan that Rebecca's back. Casey agrees to this, but Dan looks at him and says, "You're not happy Rebecca's back." Casey tries to deny this, but finally just warns Danny that this is going to go badly for him. Dan refuses to accept this, even as Casey tells him that Rebecca has a blind spot for Steve Sisko and has to correct Dan when Dan refers to Steve as Rebecca's ex-husband, since he's not "ex-" at all. Dan says Sisko's a jerk. Well, then, that settles it, because no woman in history has ever dated a jerk. Anyway, it's Dan's opinion that Rebecca won't go back to Steve because of how badly he treated her. "Be happy for me," says Dan. Casey, who finally realizes this is a lost cause -- and any guy who's never had to bite his tongue as a friend rushes blindly back to a woman who's only going to hurt him has never had any friends -- says, "I'm happy for you." Dan asks him if he's faking it. "Doesn't matter," says Casey. Indeed it doesn't, although if Dan could hear the melancholy music taking us to the next scene, he'd surely realize he's doomed.