Previously on The Newsroom: The 112th Congress
- Will rubs some women the wrong way–literally and figuratively–during a New Year’s Party and some individual dates. The tabloids and the New York Post(?!) find out about this and run stories about him.
- Don hooks Maggie’s roommate, Lisa, up with Jim. Clearly against Maggie’s wishes.
- Bigfoot is real…
- Maggie is upset with Jim for not telling him about he and Lisa’s second date.
- Charlie tells Will, Mac, and Don about his meeting with Leona.
“I think people that willfully, purposefully, and gleefully lie to the American people in order to damage someone’s reputation should, like a registered sex offender, be required, by law, to come with that warning label for the rest of their lives.” -Will
Will v Wade: I like Mackenzie and all but all this whole “Bringing her new boyfriend (Wade) to the workplace while she is working with the guy (Will) who still has feelings for you (Mackenzie) and is still bitter that you cheated on him” thing has to stop. Will obviously doesn’t have the temperament to deal with such a situation now–or ever for that matter. I know we don’t get enough of screen time with Wade so I can’t weigh out the pros and cons with he and Will at the moment but Mac seems happy with her new beau and Will seems dedicated to making her show that she is jealous of his new…uh…conquests?! Usually I’m all for couples making up and giving it another chance but something tells me that these two work better when they are at each other’s throats…without the tongue, ya pervs!
Devious Don: It was only a matter of time before Don caught on to Jim and Maggie’s awkwardly arousing attractions but the way he’s going about it is only going to push Maggie away–that gem is free, Don. I didn’t like Don from the onset and now he’s only driving that wedge so much deeper. Unlike Mac and Will, Maggie and Jim seem like a really great match which is exactly why I don’t plan on seeing them together for some time. The long tease makes the reaping of…rewards(?) that much better–at least that’s what they’re teaching these days…
Listen to Neal! I don’t know if it’s ever going to be explained–and I think I’d like it more if it isn’t–but why is Neal so good with the ladies? And why is he not sharing his secrets with Will? Because he is clearly in dire need of assistance since Sloan is currently 0 for 2 when it comes to Will’s women. Also, he speaks the truth about Bigfoot. How can you not trust this man?!
Battling the Boss: I’m eager to see how the newsroom responds as a whole now that everyone knows about Leona Lansing’s threat/promise to Will. Will doesn’t strike me as the type that shies away from a confrontation but being off the air for three years is a solid enough reason for anyone in his position to fly straight–or slightly to the right in this case. Mac already feels like she’s the reason Will is in the situation since he reworked his contract because of her arrival. I expect to see Mac trying to keep Will in line more so as this storyline progresses. We can tell she wants to look out for Will even though she seems to be moving on in her life but Will doesn’t take the safest routes to get to his destinations which should lead to some awesome headbutts going forward. Yay drama!
“…I’m a registered Republican. I only seem liberal because I believe that hurricanes are caused by high barometric pressure and not gay marriage.” -Will
“Someone’s had a few cocktails.” -Maggie
“Men have cocktails. Carrie Bradshaw has drinks.” -Don
“I think you got that mixed up.” -Maggie
Will is a (not so) recovering TV and movie addict and TVDM only helps in feeding his vices. TVDM is the best outlet for him to spread his disease -without the use of airborne pathogens...