INT. - NY TIMES NEWSROOM, BEN & DANA'S DESKS - LATE AFTERNOON
The deadline rush is just over. BEN & DANA prep for tomorrow. MIKE asks so that BEN can overhear:
So, Dana, why should I bet on you?
DANA & BEN look up, surprised. MIKE tries to study both. They're still getting past the new tension between them.
I don't know. Isn't that funny. I'm sure Ben has some sort of game plan.
I'm sitting right here.
I just can't lose a bet like this.
Because I wish I could.
BEN, impressed again, is sucked into wondering if DANA is serious or just playing a tactic. She knows he can't tell.
INT. - SAINT'S BISTRO - EVENING
MAUDE is at the bar. BEN sidles up and gesture for two beers.
Thought you didn't date co-workers. Or is this another desperate attempt to make me jealous?
Just because there's a bet going on, doesn't mean you can't blow me.
You better read the fine print. And I'm looking for a meal, not a snack.
Ouch. Just then BEN hears names being yelled: