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Otherwise, the episode seems like a too-neat tie-up of a season that was, at turns, wonderful and laughable. Todd Akin. At least Charlie has the good sense to feel bad about the cowardly call later on. Taylor apologetically replies that she heard the senior staff was resigning over the Genoa kerfuffle. So is day-drinking and a complete change in personality, but neither of those changes in Ms. In the studio, Will gathers everyone who was involved in the retracted story and forbids them to quit on behalf of Charlie, Mac and himself.

Absolutely no one in the room is on board with that plan. Finally, she offers up some pertinent information: A bit out of sorts, he clumsily bumps into a cater waitress and knocks her entire tray of Champagne flutes to the ground. Of course she just happens to be there to drop wisdom on her former boyfriend… I mean, pick up a little extra money.

Lisa nervously asks Charlie, who recognizes her, not to mention her presence to Jim. But when someone at the party tweets a photo of the sparkling spirits destruction, Harper finds out anyway. He ignores it, tailing her through the party and nearly getting her fired.

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Jim Harper: Later, as Jim and Maggie are monitoring the election he accidentally called too early, he mentions her hair and she admits to hacking and dyeing because the cut and color reminded her too much of little Daniel. The silent auction sheet from the Hurricane Sandy benefit shows that someone used names of characters from musicals like The Sweet Smell of Success and The Secret Garden to drive up bids for Ms. A portion of Obama's speech announcing bin Laden's death aired at the end of the episode, and an additional portion of the audio was played over the credits.

This episode aired during the presidential campaign. Lesli Linka Glatter. The ratings for News Night are in free fall after choosing not to cover a pair of popular tabloid stories. Will and Mac are forced to find a way to bring enough viewers back to justify ACN's quest to air a Republican debate. Will considers writers for an all-access profile, Sloan is upset by the lack of coverage of the emerging debt-ceiling crisis , and Charlie learns the identity of NSA whistle-blower "Late for Dinner".

Takes place between May 27, , and June 1, A blackout interrupts the interview with a witness who can bring congressman Anthony Weiner 's career to an inglorious end. Lisa Kelen Coleman goes off script during an on-air interview, while Neal begins his trolling assignment. Takes place between June 1 and June 3, The title of the episode alludes to the greater fool theory.

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Will suffers an acute case of bleeding from a stomach ulcer and is hospitalized. There, he learns that an elderly Tennessee resident will not be able to vote because of recently passed voter ID laws in 33 states; this is then the main story when he returns to News Night. Charlie tells the NSA whistle blower, Solomon Hancock, that he cannot use him because he is "contaminated"; later, Hancock commits suicide by throwing himself off the Queensboro Bridge.

Sloan tries to draw attention to congressional intransigence on the debt ceiling and ponders a job offer. Everything is overshadowed by a showdown long in the making. TMI gossip columnist Nina Howard Hope Davis has information that can destroy Will's career and life by revealing that he was high during the bin Laden report. That bombshell is defused, however, when it is revealed that the magazine obtained the information through hacking MacKenzie's voicemail. Takes place between August 1 and August 8, Story by: Ian Reichbach and Aaron Sorkin Teleplay by: Aaron Sorkin.

Will describes the events of the past year while in a deposition with ACN lawyer Rebecca Halliday Marcia Gay Harden , and they are briefly interrupted by Maggie, whose hair is now very short, unevenly cut and bright red. Jim Harper assigns himself as ACN's correspondent for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign to get away from Maggie because of his feelings for her.

Maggie is living with Don, but the two break up after Don discovers a video of Maggie declaring her love for Jim from the Season 1 finale posted online. Takes place between August 23 and September 12, Perlman and Aaron Sorkin Teleplay by: Maggie and Sloan track down the person who posted the YouTube video of Maggie's confession about Jim in front of the Sex and the City tour bus, and try to make a deal with her to take it down. However, Maggie's best friend Lisa, Kelen Coleman discovers the video and decides to end their friendship. Maggie wants to do a story in Africa and pitches it to Mac.

Don tries to convince Will to strengthen coverage of the Troy Davis execution. Neal is arrested while filming an Occupy Wall Street protest, and Will goes to the police station to bail him out. Takes place between August 25 and September 21, They take the story to Charlie Skinner. Maggie prepares to leave for Africa. On the Romney press bus, Jim voices his disgust at the limited answers he receives from the Romney campaign spokespeople, and the lack of questions being asked by the other reporters.

Hallie musters the courage to start asking hard questions after Jim's rant. Jim and Hallie, along with a third reporter, Stillman Cameron Gharaee , are kicked off the press bus after Jim fails to convince the rest of the reporters to take a stand with them. Jerry assembles a team to continue researching Genoa and their search eventually leads to a source who seems to have described the entire event on Twitter.

Takes place between September 23 and September 30, Rebecca Halliday interviews Maggie about the events of the past year, hoping to establish her credibility as a witness to an interview she conducted as part of Genoa. While there, Maggie befriends a little boy named Daniel. After the soldiers leave and the reporters are left at the orphanage overnight, armed cattle raiders arrive and loudly demand their camera in Lugisu.

Daniel is shot and killed while Maggie is carrying him on her back as they evacuate. Maggie explains that, after the incident, the trip was cut short, and she was sent home to be debriefed by HR and to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

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She admits that she was shaken by the incident, particularly as the bullet that killed Daniel would almost certainly have killed her had he not been on her back, but insists that she does not have PTSD. Remembering Maggie's recollection of Daniel playing with her blonde hair, Rebecca curses as she realises that Maggie had cut it herself after having a flashback to that moment, something that would cast doubt on her mental state.

Jerry and Neal learn that she knows a person who may have knowledge of Genoa, but she will not lead them to the person until Will apologizes. After Sloan and Don exacerbate the situation, Shelly gets a visit from Will, who admits he deliberately went for her in order to dispel rumours of bias; then reveals that they have already found the source; he gives the team a report he wrote for an NGO, where he documents the use of chemical weapons.

Jim is insulted by the Romney Campaign's spokesperson, Taylor Warren Constance Zimmer , and is offered a minute exclusive interview with Mitt Romney, but gives it to Hallie. Takes place between September 30 and October 3, Will learns that his father has died. Bombs explode in Syria and a couple pretending to be victims of the blast prank call the station.

Nude photos of Sloan are leaked online by a disgruntled former boyfriend. She confronts him, punches him in the face, and takes a photo. A Rutgers student, about to be interviewed by Will, posts on Twitter that he will announce he is gay while on the show and Mac stops him from going on when a mistake is made in a report on the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Don tries to correct a statement he made to a reporter at WorldNetDaily. A confidential source gives Charlie a cargo manifest from Operation Genoa that contains a classified item, which Charlie believes is sarin gas. Jim suspects Maggie who is still shaken from her ordeal in Africa is drunk at work. Takes place on March 16, The staff has its first Red Team meeting about Operation Genoa. Charlie Skinner says the story is not ready to air.

Stomtonovich Stephen Root. Charlie and Mac go to Maryland to meet him and he agrees to be interviewed.

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Jerry conducts the interview alone after Gen. Stomotonovich asks Maggie to leave the room, as he was not told in advance she would be present and has not had her checked out. Stomtonovich affirms the existence of sarin gas and his belief that its use may sometimes be justified, but does not say that it was used during Operation Genoa. On his return, Jerry edits the raw footage of the interview so that it appears the General said that sarin gas was used during the operation.

After the interview, the staff holds a second Red Team meeting, where Charlie Skinner says the story is still not ready to air.

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Hallie arranges a double date for her and Jim with her friend and Neal. To Jim's dismay Taylor Warren, the Romney campaign spokesperson, tags along. Warren later reveals that she was recently fired. Will is concerned about his likability with the audience, has a focus group done, and at Nina Howard's urging, attempts to change his public image. Later, Charlie recounts his recollection of events to Rebecca Halliday and reveals that the story about Operation Genoa was not true. Takes place between March 21 and August 25, Anthony Hemingway.

The staff is being interviewed by Rebecca Halliday and recount how they all failed to discover the Genoa story was false. In a flash back to a few months ago, the third Red Team meeting is being conducted and Will is presented the story. Will reveals that he heard the same story from a source. Charlie says that the story is ready to air. ACN airs the story on September 9, The next day, revelations from various sources cause the staff to start questioning the story's accuracy. Mac is suspicious and reviews the tape of the interview with the General. She discovers that Jerry edited it and fires him.

It is revealed that in addition to the edited interview, Cyrus West the first source has political ambitions and exaggerated Operation Genoa, Eric Sweeney the second source is discovered to have a traumatic brain injury, Charlie's source provided him with a fake manifest in order to get back at him for firing his son, who is dead a result of a drug overdose suffered after relapsing when he was fired from ACN ; the Lance Corporal, who was interviewed by Mac, was asked leading questions and merely repeated what he heard from Mac and other sources in the interview.


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Meanwhile, riots are beginning in Cairo because of an American film insulting Islam and a terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi occurs. Takes place between September 9 and September 11, The final scene takes place in the early morning hours of November 6, She's also pretty adamant at the end of the season to get her Wikipedia page updated. I didn't realize executive produces had so much free time.

Jim feels the need to get away from the News team, after the whole Season 1 ender of, "Maggie professes her love for him on a sidewalk while he's on a Sex and the City Tour bus" thing. He takes a job as a reporter with the Romney campaign because it's and spends most of the season traveling on a bus.

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Until he manages to piss off the campaign's spokesperson and gets thrown off the bus. He leaves the campaign after Jerry is fired to return to work, and realizes that something is up with Maggie. He's the one that first notices her warning signs and tries to get her help, even though it's just the small act of her reconciling with her roommate. So, what's up with Maggie? She wants to prove herself as a real journalist, and convinces Mac to send her on assignment to Africa.

It goes well at first, and Maggie even bonds with some children at the orphanage where she's saying. However, there are rebels in the area, and they drive to the orphanage one night and open fire. In an effort to escape, Maggie carries a child named Daniel out on her back, but he's still shot and killed. Maggie is devastated and comes back to New York completely changed. She chops her hair off and then dyes it a fiery red. She begins to drink all the time and has awful panic attacks. Towards the end of the season, she slowly starts to get better.

Sloan Sabbith: Spirit Animal. Olivia Munn plays her perfectly, and seriously if anyone knows where I can get those glasses let me know.