In the control room, Natalie is drilling Dana about her being edgy, and I have to say that if she wasn't edgy before, there's no way she could possibly hold up under Natalie's yammering. Natalie pretends to have spit in one of the coffee cups just so Dana can spray the swig she just took, and Natalie offers this as proof that Dana's edgy. Uh, not wanting to drink someone's spit, that's edgy? Dana should have sprayed her coffee all over Natalie. The show goes live. Commercials.
Natalie walks into Dan's office and says, "I was wondering if you had a chance to look at it." Dan, barely looking up, says "yes." "And?" says Natalie expectantly. "It's good," says Dan. "You don't know what I'm talking about, do you," says Natalie flatly. Dan admits it. Seems Natalie left Dan an audition tape that he was supposed to evaluate for her. Dan feigns remembering and says, "Yes, Natalie, it's very good," fooling on one, as Natalie forces him to admit he hasn't watched it yet. Natalie gets pissed. "When have I not been there for you?" she whines, while Dan apologizes profusely. Casey walks in and says, "What's going on?" "Dan's a loser," Natalie says. Casey seems not in the least surprised. As she leaves, Natalie asks Casey if he knows what he wants yet. "Yeah, I've been vacillating between --" and Natalie, perhaps bugged by Casey using a word like "vacillating," says, "Have it by sundown or you're getting socks," and walks out. "Sundown"? When did Natalie become an old-time sheriff?
"She's my secret Santa," says Casey. Dan, obviously not caring, says, "Yeah?" "It's like something out of a fairy tale dream," says Casey, which was pretty funny. Dan got Jeremy, and he seems really bummed about it. Casey got Isaac. Dan politely asks what he's planning to get Isaac, but when Casey says, "See, here's my problem," Dan cuts him off with, "Know before you wade hip-deep into this that I don't really care what your problem is." Nice! I was expecting one more eyes-widening thing from Casey, but he just kind of frowns and says he's going to talk to Isaac. Dan thanks him for stopping by.