Dan (Josh Charles) finds himself in hot water as an interview he did for Esquire three months ago is just now hitting the stands and implies he supports the legalization of marijuana. When network representatives swoop down and insist on an on-air apology, Dan balks at the thought -- primarily since he fails to see whom the apology should be directed toward. While the show's executive producer Isaac Jaffee (Robert Guillaume) doesn't disagree with Dan's arguments, he also insists on the apology in order to efficiently end the matter. Meanwhile, the same article that got Dan into trouble has also gotten Casey (Peter Krause) worked up with the article's suggestion that Casey is the "uncool" member of the duo. As all of this unfolds, Natalie (Sabrina Lloyd) asks Casey to help Jeremy (Joshua Malina) with his first news story, since her impartiality is at risk due to her having a crush on the new analyst, while Dan suspects that he may have an on-staff stalker.