Matt finds Mary in some office or another downstairs, typing up her report to send to the lawyers in New York. She tells him she spoke to Harriet, but Harriet was the one who initiated it, so don't blame Mary for talking to her during the show. Out of nowhere, Matt says "yes" to Mary's offer to be his date for the after party. Or else they could just skip it and go have dinner someplace. After slobbering all over him for an hour, Mary turns him down, because he's still in love with Harriet. "I've taken 9,000 pages of statements," she says. "You don't have to be a lawyer, you just have to be a woman." Okay, I know what she's getting at -- that her super-sharp lady skills are all she needs to know whether a boy likes a girl -- but that sentence on its own makes very little sense. Matt desperately tells her that he's moving on. "I have to -- it's that or the Betty Ford Center." Mary deadpans that she's heard more romantic reasons to go out on a date. Matt once more asks her out, calling her "MENSA lady." Again, all that brain power doing what it's supposed to: getting boys to like you. After one final appeal, Mary finally gives in. She says she knows he's still hung up on Harriet, but that'll change once he figures out Mary's "hot stuff." She doesn't know the half of it: she just agreed to date a guy who knows he'll be chemically unable to experience joy for the next several weeks. Have fun, you kids!
In the prop room -- they found the prop room! -- Danny busily searches for a prop stethoscope so he can listen for the baby's heartbeat. He finds one, and he finds a heartbeat too, but Jordan -- who has remained fairly calm -- reminds him that that could just be her heartbeat. Danny says they're going to the emergency room. As they motor down the hallway, they come across Jack, who needs to talk to them. "No time!" says Danny. He doesn't want to talk about the ratings anyway. Jack says this isn't about the ratings, but it sure does look like something serious. "There's breaking news," Jack episode-titles, "and we're going on with it in about three minutes."
Cut to the wrap party, where Simon is chatting up a mini-harem of floozies. Danny says he needs to find Tom, and Simon -- who already knows the road this is likely going down -- starts to freak and asks what happened. Jack says that three American soldiers where ambushed and captured on a road IN THE MIDDLE OF AFGHANISTAN. I'm sorry, that's the last one, I promise. Anyway, Tom's brother Mark is, of course, one of the men. Simon bends at the waist and asks if he's dead. Danny says he's a hostage, and Jordan adds that there's some "pretty graphic video" coming out of Afghanistan. At this, Simon books out of the room to find Tom. Tom's flirting with his girlfriend by talking about Nielsen boxes in college dorms, as young men his age often do, when Simon finds him. The shot retreats to Danny's POV across the room, behind Tom. Lucy puts an arm on Tom's shoulder, and Tom looks back at Danny before getting up and racing upstairs to the control room, Danny and Simon in pursuit.