Casey begins to slow down at the job, due to his impending divorce. The staff tries to get him out of his haze and J.J. and the network brass threaten to fire him.
When Dan advocates the legalization of marijuana in a national magazine article, the network comes down hard. Isaac forces Dan to apologize to the audience for his remarks during a broadcast.
Jeremy gets the call from Isaac and Dana to go out on assignment for CSC's hunting show. While he wants to move up, he has a problem with hunting animals.
Casey denies having any interest in Dana's private life, even though he gets jealous when Dana plans a weekend getaway with another man.
Natalie is harassed by a player in a locker room and tells no one about the incident, but things explode when the news media get hold of the story.
Natalie receives hate mail over the Christian Patrick incident, and Jeremy empowers himself as her protector.
In a letter to his deaf sister Louise, Jeremy describes his Sports Night co-workers by recalling quintessential moments with them.
November 23rd marks the birthday of Thespis, the Greek God of Theater. A legend states that on his birthday he has been known to haunt live productions, and Sports Night is targeted.
The team broadcasts an Everest climb, the first since 1954. Casey searches for food, as Dan searches for a charity to give to.
With it snowing in Pittsburgh, the anchors of the 2 AM West Coast update are stuck and the staff have to stay to do the show.
A southern African American football player and five other students refuse to play at a Tennessee college where the Confederate flag is hung.
Certain employees try to position themselves for a promotion when rumors of Isaac's departure begin circulating.
Dana and Casey double date—Dana with Gordon, and Casey with Lisa, a lawyer. Natalie is left to produce the show for the first time and has to handle an 11th hour trade.
Rumors spread about Isaac's job status when the Wall Street Journal reports the recent trouble between Luther Sachs and Sports Night.
Fearing that Gordon will break up with her if she continues to spend more time at her job than with him, Dana agrees to go on a snorkeling holiday despite her immense fear of fish.
When Casey has a one-night stand and does not tell anyone, the entire staff prods him for details. After Gordon cancels a date with Dana, she questions the status and future of their relationship.
A televised tennis match heads into overtime, delaying the start of Sports Night and forcing Dana to choose between canceling a date with Gordon and handing the show over to Sally.
Hit hard by the news of his parents' impending divorce, Jeremy pushes himself to solve the mystery of a yachting disaster. Meanwhile, Rebecca agrees to watch a baseball game with Dan.
Dan discovers Rebecca's husband hasn't quite reached "ex" status. Meanwhile, Casey and Dana's bickering escalates until news that Isaac has suffered a stroke reaches the staff.
Dan and Casey obsess about the evacuation of the building due to a bomb scare, and go on the air to try and defuse the crew's tensions.
Jeremy can't figure out how to report on a great story no one understands. Meanwhile, Natalie doesn't accept Jeremy's attempts to break up with her, and Rebecca gives Dan her decision.
With Gordon having proposed to Dana, Casey is seething, but takes the high road. Dan announces his intention to "step in," and he tells Natalie about Gordon's fling with Sally.
Gordon calls off his engagement with Dana when he realizes that she was more upset about Casey's affair with Sally than his own infidelity.
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