Dan Rydell: Eli's Coming.
Casey McCall: Eli?
Dan Rydell: From the Three Dog Night song.
Casey McCall: Yes?
Dan Rydell: Eli is something bad, a darkness.
Casey McCall: "Eli's coming. Hide your heart, girl." Eli is a inveterate womanizer. I think you're getting the song wrong.
Dan Rydell: I know I'm getting the song wrong. But, when I first heard it, that's what I thought it meant. Things stick with you that way.
Dan Rydell: What are you, nuts? Huh? Are you- are you- are you just some... nutty-nut girl who's nuts?
Dan Rydell: They say it's always calmest before the storm. That's not true. I'm a serious sailor. It isn't calm before the storm. Stuff happens.
Jeremy Goodwin: Maybe he stopped off.
Dana Whitaker: Where?
Jeremy Goodwin: For a pretzel.
Dana Whitaker: I'm serious. He was supposed to be ...
Jeremy Goodwin: Well, he has been in Europe for 2 weeks. He hasn't had a decent pretzel. Maybe he stopped off and that was the cause for the delay.
Dana Whitaker: And how long does it take to buy a pretzel?
Jeremy Goodwin: Well, you've punctured a hole in my theory.
Natalie Hurley: Also, Bobbi isn't here yet.
Jeremy Goodwin: She called from the car.
Dana Whitaker: And?
Jeremy Goodwin: Stopped off for a pretzel.
Dana Whitaker: What's the rule on when do you call the police?
Jeremy Goodwin: Well, at my house it was 15 minutes after school let out.
Dan Rydell: What's wrong with Jack?
Dana Whitaker: He's sick.
Dan Rydell: How sick?
Dana Whitaker: He's got flu-like symptoms.
Dan Rydell: Oh honestly, who doesn't?
Dana Whitaker: Isaac's gonna want to show us pictures from his vacation so I'm going to get a welcome back cake and we'll have a little party in his office tomorrow.
Casey McCall: What kind of cake?
Dana Whitaker: What kind of cake?
Casey McCall: Yes.
Dana Whitaker: I don't know Casey - why do you ask?
Casey McCall: I'm particular about cake. And I have to say it's been my experience that men buy better cake than women. I've found that women tend to get these yogurt-frosted low-cal things laced with a rum and fruit concoction that make eating cake into something you do to be polite. So that's why I was asking what kind of cake you were planning on getting to celebrate Isaac returning from vacation.
Dana Whitaker: Wow, I didn't know you felt so strongly about, but now that I do I guess the answer is - whatever cake I damn please.
Casey McCall: Excellent.