In the episode 14 of Friends, Susan and Carol are having dinner in a restaurant. Susan's cell phone rings - it's a workmate who needs her presence there. Then, they talk to each other:
Carol: Oh no. I thought you said they could shoot the spot without you.
Susan: I thought they could.
Carol: But it is Valentine’s Day.
Susan: I know, but it is my job. Look, I’ll try to get back as soon as I can. I’m sorry.
I've been trying to understand the meaning of the bold expression above checking different meanings to to shoot and spot, but I couldn't. I guess Susan's job was not presented on the series (so far). To spot I found:
spot. A situation, especially a troublesome one.
I think it may be the right meaning in this case, if to shoot could be like to solve. However, I couldn't be sure of that. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!