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thoughts on the newsroom: i’ll try to fix you

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...

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thoughts on the newsroom: the 112th congress

Previously on The Newsroom: News Night 2.0

  • Will apologizes to his viewers for having a hand in the biased news he has been reporting.
  • Don and Maggie breakup (again!) and Neal (Dev Patel) convinces Jim to try to build a relationship with her.
  • Charlie is in a meeting with Leona Lansing, the president of the network, discussing Will’s seemingly irrational on-camera demeanor.
  • Will has begun a new method of revolving door dating which upsets Mackenzie. She then begins a relationship of her own which startles Will.
  • Leona informs Charlie that she won’t hesitate to fire Will is his new on-camera agenda doesn’t change.
…From this moment on we’ll be deciding what goes on our air and how it’s presented to you based on the simple truth that nothing is more important to a democracy than a well-informed electorate…We’ll be the champion of facts and the mortal enemy of innuendo, speculation, hyperbole and nonsense…Who are we to make these decisions? We are the media elite.” -Will McAvoy

Anchors Away? What Will doesn’t know just might hurt him. Charlie might be able to defend Will when it comes to Leona’s son but she clearly is an entirely different beast to quell. It’s honorable that Will wasn’t afraid to own up to his mistakes as a professional but, usually, for every noble action in today’s society there seems to be a consequence. Will, Mackenzie and everyone in their newsroom have a collective agenda that seems like a no-brainer: Report the news as it is. Without bias. But we all know successful big business thrives on swayed perspective–at least you should. I’m eager to see how Will reacts when Charlie gives him the news but I don’t see Will as the type that backs down. Someone might be heading to the Principal’s/President’s Office…

Running the Gamut: From New York Jets cheerleader to a neurosurgeon. Will McAvoy doesn’t discriminate…when it comes to getting revenge on Mackenzie. Clearly Will is one to hold a grudge but it’s apparent that he still cares about Mackenzie to some extent because he wouldn’t be going so far out of his way to get on her radar–if that’s not true then I’ll listen to objections. What Will didn’t realize what that the door swings both ways. Now we don’t know anything about Mac’s new beau, Wade, except that they’ve been dating for three months and Will doesn’t seem to be too attached to any of his “Hooter’s girls” so I’m prepared for some more heated debates and maybe some infidelity. Win!

Hi, I’m Good Guy Jim…and I’m destined to be overlooked because of some douchebag. Anyone else getting that vibe? Yes, sometimes your heart strings are more durable for a certain person for whatever reason (duration of relationship, sex, money, maybe even love…nah) but you’ve got to be able to cut the chord when things are in dire straits. At this point I’m willing to Jim if Maggie doesn’t and I don’t even like any other man-meat besides my own. The man helped her during a panic attack when her boyfriend dismisses and says “…She just needs to be left alone…” . Also, shame on you Maggie’s roommate, Lisa (did the Simpson girls grow up?!), for letting your friends steal Maggie’s Xanax. For shame!


The newsroom turned into a courtroom when I decided the American people needed a f—ing lawyer.” -Charlie (to Leona)

You’re in second stage of the A-Anxiety Table of Army Field Manual FM2251: New Infantry Adaptation to a Threatening Situation.” -Jim
I’m in midtown Manhattan, Gomer Pyle. You’re in Fallujah.” -Maggie

I never knew what the word ‘smug’ meant until I met you.” -Maggie
You’re 26 years old and you didn’t know what ‘smug’ meant until this year?” -Jim
Right there.” -Maggie

You have ink on your face.” -Will
I WORK WITH PENS!” -Mackenzie

Stop breaking up. Learn how to have a fight.” -Jim (to Maggie)

Next time on The Newsroom: I’ll Try to Fix You

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...

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