The Friday Night Slaughter
Season 1, Episode 15
Air date 12 February 2007
Written by Aaron Sorkin (teleplay)

Melissa Myers and Amy Turner (story)

Directed by Thomas Schlamme
Episode guide
The Harriett Dinner - Part 2
4AM Miracle
Matt remembers how he and Harriet first met in 1999, and struggles to garner memories of a fired writer from Cal and Danny. In the aftermath of his argument with Harriet, he begins taking drugs. Tom and Dylan spend the episode lobbying to prevent their sketch from being cut between dress rehearsal and airtime. "Tim Batale", the name of the writer that Matt remembers from his early days of working at Studio 60 (but nobody else can), is an anagram of "Matt Albie".