"Rachel will be back tomorrow" (Tuesday). I knew she would not be there tonight, or Ari would have said that on Friday.
My nightmare was that it might be Steve Kornacki, who I saw on a show earlier today, and I realized it is Kornacki season again, so he is in the building and available. But instead, he filled in for Chris Matthews. (I skipped it, but I usually do.) I like Nicolle -- this is fine, as long as we know Rachel is coming back. Honestly, I'd tolerate a few more days without Rachel, if they just would tell us ahead of time. Hope she got a real break.