Draft Day- Part I It Can't Rain at Indian Wells
"Draft Day: Part I It Can't Rain at Indian Wells"
Season 2
Episode 17
Written By Matt Tarses and
Aaron Sorkin
Director Bryan Gordon
Original Airdate March 14, 2000
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"Draft Day: Part I It Can't Rain at Indian Wells" is the seventeenth episode of the second season and the fortieth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on March 14, 2000. It was written by Matt Tarses and Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bryan Gordon.


Casey and Dana compete with each other over their NFL draft predictions. Dan has a golf date with PGA star David Duval, but work might keep him from being able to go. Jeremy tells Natalie about Jenny, except for the part about her being a porn star. Casey and Dan are angry with each other and their professional relationship might be in trouble.





  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. Ron Ostrow as Will
  4. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris
  5. Jeff Mooring as Dave


  1. Suzanne Kellogg as Alyson
  2. Darren Foreman as Jack
  3. Susan Leslie as Karen
  4. Amy Powell as Kelly


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 and - Writer
  13. Aaron Sorkin - Writer
  14. Bryan Gordon - 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. Shawn Hanley - First Assistant Director
  11. Kristi "Kat" Anutunovich - Second Assistant Director
  12. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music