Howard announced that the show will incorporate a cliffhanger that will be introduced during the last show on regular radio but won't be resolved until the first SIRIUS broadcast. Howard explained that during the final program everyone will have a deep dark secret revealed about themselves, only the owner of each secret will not be identified until they get to SIRIUS in January.
Howard noted that, to make this work, each secret has to be something that the person would never want to admit. Gary pointed out that he liked the idea, but that he worried he'd have a terrible secret while everyone else had something minor in comparison.
Gary added that not only would he be embarrassed that his secret was revealed, but it would also be fodder for Howard to use against him. To deal with Gary's concern, Howard decided they should pick someone who would hear everyone's secret off the air, and decide if each one is too revealing or not revealing enough. Artie suggested that Will Murray get the nod, and Howard agreed.
Although Robin expressed some concern over the nomination given Will's propensity to drink and potentially spill the beans, Will promised her that if he shares any of the secrets, Howard can fire him on the spot.
Maybe They Shouldn't Know
Howard commented that he's not sure if he wants to hear Richard and Sal's secrets, because he figures they'll go into some pretty dark places. Richard said as soon as he heard about the game, he immediately thought of what he'd share. Richard went on to mention that his secret has haunted him for years, and that he doesn't want his parents to know about it. Sal then reported that he has three secrets he could share, and that each one will hurt a number of people. After learning this, Howard suggested that the cliffhanger may not be a good idea, but Sal insisted he wants to go through with it.