Draft Day Part II The Fall of Ryan O'Brian
"Draft Day: Part II The Fall of Ryan O'Brian"
Season 2
Episode 18
Teleplay By Aaron Sorkin
Story By Kevin Falls
Director Danny Leiner
Original Airdate March 21, 2000
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"Draft Day: Part II The Fall of Ryan O'Brian" is the eighteenth episode of the second season and the forty first episode of the series overall. It originally aired on March 21, 2000. The teleplay was written by Aaron Sorkin from a story by Kevin Falls and directed by Danny Leiner.


Jenny is coming to visit the studio, but Jeremy is afraid of what Natalie will think of her. Dan makes Casey look foolish on the air.





  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

Special guest starring

  1. Paula Marshall as Jenny

Guest starring

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


  1. Amy Powell as Kelly
  2. John Kidd as Aaron
  3. James Goss as the Commissioner


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. Aaron Sorkin - Teleplay
  13. Kevin Falls - Story
  14. Danny Leiner - 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. Tho. E. Azzari - Production Designer
  8. Janet Ashikaga - Editor
  9. Bruce Chevillat - Unit Production Manager
  10. Keri L. McIntyre - First Assistant Director
  11. Shawn Hanley - Second Assistant Director
  12. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music