La Forza del Destino
"La Forza del Destino"
Season 2
Episode 21
Written By Aaron Sorkin
Director Timothy Busfield
Original Airdate May 9, 2000
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"La Forza del Destino" is the twenty first episode of the second season and the forty fourth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on May 9, 2000. It was written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Timothy Busfield.


Everybody begins to plan what they'll do if CSC is sold and they lose their jobs. Dan and Casey debate a job with a television station in Los Angeles. Dana meets a mysterious stranger (Clark Gregg) who seems to be following the CSC bidding war unusually closely; his advice to Dana is to ask her staff, "Where are we going?"





  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. Clark Gregg as the Stranger
  2. Kayla Blake as Kim
  3. Greg Baker as Elliott
  4. Ron Ostrow as Will
  5. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris
  6. Jeff Mooring as Dave


  1. Darren Foreman as Jack
  2. Kelly McNair as Woman
  3. Mary McCann as Woman #2


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. Chris Lusvardi and - Writer
  13. Aaron Sorkin - Writer
  14. Timothy Busfield - 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