Dana walks into Isaac's office.
Dana: Isaac, I just got word from Mike and Kelly. They've made it safely to San Francisco and Phoenix, respectively.
Dana: Anything new?
Isaac: We're still going as planned.
Dana stares at the chair in front of Isaac's desk.
Isaac: Is there anything else?
Dana doesn't move.
Isaac: What is everybody else doing?
Dana: How am I supposed to know?
Isaac: You're the executive producer.
Dana: Right, and I should know.
Isaac: That is correct.
Dana: Okay, Dan is working on the feature about Tim Howell. He's getting his latest status. Jeremy is working on the evacuation plan.
Isaac: He's still working on it?
Dana: Wait. He's with Natalie at the staging area. They should be coming back from their four-hour shift any minute now.
Dana: Then Dave and Will... no that's Will and Chris... they're going next. Dave is giving blood.
Isaac: Outside of Dan, is anybody doing anything sports-related?
Dana: Jeremy has been working on stopping the Rams offense.
Isaac: I thought he was working on the evacuation plan.
Dana: He is. Between the volunteer shifts and his planning, he has been able to get some work done.
Isaac: Are you sure?
Dana: Natalie's on top of him.
Isaac looks at Dana.
Dana: Okay. Natalie is making sure he completes his assignments.
Isaac: That sounds better.
Isaac: Anything else?
Isaac: Dana? How are you?
Dana: I'm... I'm dealing with it.
Isaac: You need to talk about it?
Dana: No... no... not yet.
Isaac: We have grief counselors available at your convenience. They are here for us, and everything is kept confidential.
Dana: I know.
Isaac: You know, I'd love to chit-chat- especially when there is something to chit-chat about. This conversation is going no where. Dana, please take some time today and go down and talk to them.
Dana: I will.
Isaac: I'll see you later.
Dana starts to leave, but she stops.
Isaac stops working.
Dana: How can you concentrate?
Isaac: I'm just doing my job.
Dana: How can you forget-
Isaac: I'm not forgetting.
Dana: Sorry. How can you concentrate?
Isaac: I look at it as our responsibility to do this.
Isaac: Dana, it is our responsibility to report these games and show highlights. If we can create a diversion for an hour or two, then we have done our jobs.
Dana: Isaac, they're not going to forget this.
Isaac: I already know that.
Dana nods her head.
Isaac: Good. Is there anything else?
Dana: No, sir. I'll get right on it.
Dana begins to leave.
Isaac: Take your time.
Dana leaves the office.
Natalie and Jeremy are walking through the newsroom. Natalie is wearing a t-shirt and blue jeans. Jeremy is wearing a polo shirt and khaki pants.
Jeremy: I'm still thinking we need to put the second segment of NHL ahead of the extreme sports.
Natalie: We'll have to change the teaser in the twenties.
Jeremy: It's only one or two words.
Natalie: Three or four, at least.
Jeremy: It makes more sense.
Natalie: I know I make more sense.
Jeremy: No, I'm referring to the change.
Natalie: Did you run it by Dana?
Natalie: Run it by Dana.
Natalie looks across the room.
Natalie: Chris?! Will?! We're back!
Chris and Will meet them in the center of the newsroom.
Chris: Hey guys. How is it today?
Natalie: Nothing new. They still have us providing water and places to lie down.
Will: Has anyone said anything?
Jeremy: They're not telling us much.
Will: It's probably better that way.
Elliott walks by.
Elliott: The Bears are placing Jenkins on IR.
Jeremy: The knee is that bad?
Elliott: It's worse. The MRI shows a torn left ACL and MCL. He'll have surgery in a couple of weeks.
Natalie: Chris, Will? When you get back, see about getting some graphics on Jenkins.
Chris: All right.
Chris, Will, and Elliott leave the room. Dan walks by.
Dan: Hey you two. Did you hear about Jenkins?
Natalie: Elliott just told us.
Dan: Great. Well, great for the information, not so great for Jenkins.
Jeremy: We saw Casey down there today.
Dan: Oh yeah?
Natalie: Yeah. He's looking good.
Dan: We were talking about getting together this weekend.
Jeremy: Huh. Casey didn't mention anything.
Dan: We're still talking about it.
Natalie: What's Howell's status?
Dan: It's not good. The initial prognosis looks like it might be accurate.
Jeremy: Wow. Poor guy.
"Guys, lets keep moving."
Dan: Dana, I was telling them about Jenkins.
Dana joins the three.
Dana: Oh. Sorry.
Dan: It's okay.
Jeremy: He was also updating us on the progress of Tim Howell.
Dana: Does he have any movement?
Dan: No. He's still paralyzed from the neck down.
Dana: That's sad to hear.
Natalie: What do you need, Dana?
Dana: I'm thinking about moving the second NHL segment up, ahead of golf, and pushing back extreme sports.
Jeremy: I was thinking the same thing.
Dana: Yeah, the Predators have a couple of good rookies we can highlight, and we can do the extreme sports before the c-break.
Natalie: Okay. I'll plan it out.
Dana: Natalie? I'm going to have you run the 6 o'clock rundown.
Natalie: What's up?
Dana: I'll probably be away from the building- there's no cause for alarm- I'll just be taking care of something.
Natalie leans toward Dana.
Natalie: You want to go somewhere and talk about it?
Jeremy: Since you will be absent, Dana, we can always panic, if you would like us to.
Dana: Well... don't panic... but don't have everything go smoothly.
Natalie: Okay, I'll move extreme sports up front and leave the NHL late.
Dana: That isn't what I said-
Natalie: I'm causing conflict.
Jeremy: And I'll make sure panic ensues.
Dana: All righty then.