This article is about the episode. For the character of the same name see Shane McArnold.
Season 2
Episode 6
Written By Kevin Falls &
Matt Tarses &
Bill Wrubel
Director Robert Berlinger
Original Airdate December 7, 1999
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"Shane" is the sixth episode of the second season and the twenty ninth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on December 7, 1999. It was written by Kevin Falls & Matt Tarses & Bill Wrubel and directed by Robert Berlinger.


The Vatican has declared that Hell isn't real, and Natalie struggles to understand why she should bother being a good person if there's no eternal punishment for sin. Casey interviews an old friend, baseball player Shane McArnold, but Dana won't let him clean up the tape to bury Shane's bigoted comments about New York City. After Dan and Jeremy spend over an hour recording and rerecording a ten-second commercial voiceover because Dan can't say Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Dan thinks he may need therapy after all.





  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. Richard Steinmetz as Shane
  5. Jeff Mooring as Dave
  6. Ron Ostrow as Will
  7. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris


  1. Dafidd McCracken as a 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. Kevin Falls & - Writer
  13. Matt Tarses & - Writer
  14. Bill Wrubel - Writer
  15. 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