Season 2
Episode 5
Written By Matt Tarses &
Bill Wrubel
Director Robert Berlinger
Original Airdate November 2, 1999
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"Kafelnikov" is the fifth episode of the second season and the twenty eighth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on November 2, 1999. It was written by Matt Tarses & Bill Wrubel and directed by Robert Berlinger.


After meeting an attractive woman (Jayne Brook) and learning that she's a psychologist, Dan obsesses over whether she was interested in dating him or taking him on as a therapy client. Jeremy accidentally blacks out the entire studio while trying to run Y2K tests on the production board.





  1. Josh Charles as Dan Rydell
  2. Peter Krause as Casey McCall
  3. Felicity Huffman as Dana Whitaker
  4. Joshua Malina as Jeremy Goodwin
  5. Sabrina Lloyd as Natalie Hurley
  6. and Robert Guillaume as Isaac Jaffe

Guest starring

  1. Kayla Blake as Kim
  2. Greg Baker as Elliott
  3. Jayne Brook as Abby
  4. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris
  5. Jeff Mooring as Dave
  6. Ron Ostrow as Will


  1. Suzanne Kellogg as Alyson
  2. Mary Ostrow as a female patient


Opening Credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. Brian Grazer - Executive Producer
  3. Ron Howard - Executive Producer
  4. Tony Krantz - Executive Producer
  5. Aaron Sorkin - Executive Producer
  6. Rob Scheidlinger - Executive Producer
  7. Thomas Schlamme - Executive Producer
  8. Kevin Falls - Co-executive Producer
  9. Matt Tarses - Producer
  10. David Walpert - Co-producer
  11. John Amodeo - Supervising Producer
  12. Matt Tarses & - Writer
  13. Bill Wrubel - Writer
  14. Robert Berlinger - Director

Closing credits

  1. Bonnie Zane - Casting
  2. Paula Rosenberg - Casting
  3. Bruce Chevillat - Co-producer
  4. Stephen Putnam - Associate Producer
  5. Bill Wrubel - Executive Story Editor
  6. Peter Smokler - Director of Photography
  7. Theo E. Azzari - Production Designer
  8. Janet Ashikaga - Editor
  9. Bruce Chevillat - Unit Production Manager
  10. Keri McIntyre - First Assistant Director
  11. Shawn Hanley - Second Assistant Director
  12. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music


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