Jeremy knocks on Danny's door, and we get this filler banter about how Danny thought Jeremy was asleep in Dana's office, when he quite clearly isn't, like, what is the point of all this? I have enough pointless small talk in my life already, with the girl at the Laundromat who gives me change for the washing machine and always says, "Doin' some laundry?" as I stand there, apparently some sort of enigma with my detergent and my laundry basket full of dirty clothes. So move it along, Danny. Jeremy reveals that he has been "running stats" on restaurants, because he wants to take Natalie to dinner and he wants to do it right. And he wrote a computer program to help him figure out the best restaurant, and he factors in menu, ambience, et cetera. I would like to thank heaven that Jeremy does not use his powers for evil and has instead chosen to fight on the side of geekiness. Jeremy starts going into hyperdrive, and Dan has to grab him by the arms and tells him he needs to get some sleep. Dan's about to leave, but he tells Jeremy to pick some place he likes, because restaurants don't impress women as much as men think they do. Maybe not, but I knew they're pretty impressed if you take them to Arby's. Give me a break, I had a coupon. Then Dan goes off on how great New York is and I conked out for a bit. The upshot is that Jeremy should surprise her and make it nice, but it should be a place Jeremy likes. "Where is that restaurant?" says Jeremy. "I'll let you know when I find it," says Danny with a melancholy smile, because I guess we need to turn the restaurant search into a metaphor for something more significant, but it's really just another one of those Sports Night moments that has me reaching for the Jim Beam.
Next, Dana shows up on set with Gordon, and Casey pretends to like him and stuff. Gordon comments that the place really hops at showtime and says, "It's like a real television show," and I guess he was trying to be funny, but what a truly obnoxious thing to say. Dana leaves and says Gordon doesn't have to talk to Casey if he doesn't want, and Gordon should feel free to talk to Casey if he doesn't want, and Gordon should feel free to take a swing at Casey if he says something Gordon doesn't like. Why are they all being such assholes all of a sudden? Gordon starts to make some horndog comment about Dana in that outfit, but Casey thankfully cuts him off. Then Gordon starts in about how Casey's right on in his condemnation of Rostankowski, which completely softens Casey up, and Gordon suggests a bunch of other plays, all of which Casey shuts down for various reasons that I can't comment on because I don't know football like I know hockey (but I would still make a fairly competent XFL announcer). "What would you have called?" asks Gordon. And of course Casey realizes the luxury of being a Monday-morning quarterback who doesn't have all the pressures a coach does, et cetera, and if Gordon were smarter I'd say it was his intent to make Casey realize he should let up, but I don't give Gordon that much credit. Kim comes along to escort Gordon to the green room. Casey goes into the control room to tell Dana he's blowing off the Rostankowski thing. Everybody looks pleased except Will and Chris, obviously pissed that they did all the crash-and-burn work for nothing.