Recap: The Newsroom Season 2, Episode 6 [A Bro's Thoughts]
While Will McAvoy still seems pretty self-obsessed, everyone else at ACN is pretty absorbed in the Operation Genoa story, which is getting more and more shady. With this episode, we finally have the straw that breaks the camel’s back in terms of the news networks credibility and exactly why all those deposition flash forwards have been happening.
In Which Will & Sloane Psychoanalyze
First things first: Olivia Munn is absolutely incredible this season on The Newsroom. Every time she’s on screen, I’m paying attention. I’m engaged. I want to see what she says next. It might be her delivery, but it seems like Aaron Sorkin has saved all of his best dialogue for her, and I’m grateful. Anyway, Sloane sits with Will as he decides to poll himself among viewers to see his approval ratings, as he started to slip, he started to get really deep into thought, and Sloane would walk in and let him know exactly where he stood. Their little sister/big brother relationship is has really blossomed into something special, and the way she supported Will this episode is something I hope to see more of in the future. It was weird seeing Will be put on the sideline, but it was for good reason.
In Which Operation Genoa Takes A Turn For The Worst
Damn it Jerry Dantana. Just when Mac and Don have a nice heart to heart about trusting you; you bring out the worst in everything. All in all, Jerry is so desperate about this story for reasons unknown that he edits the interview with the ‘Stapler’ dude from Office Space and lies to Charlie and Mac about it. Either way, Charlie’s still not fully convinced about it, and Jerry is obviously at wits end to get this story out. The only thing is that you’re not sure whether or not it’s just because he wants to be known at the best producer ever for actually breaking the story, or if he really believes in the story itself and wants to stop wrongdoing. It’s a muddled area that we hopefully get answers from next episode.
In Which Mitt Romney Cockblocks Jim
Just when everything seemed to be going right for Jim: back at work, has one of Meryl Streep’s daughters as a GF, finally let go of all that Maggie nonsense….And Mitt Romney has to make sure he’s got blue balls for the rest of his life. While the dinner sequence with Neil and the stoned girl from MTVU was terribly entertaining, you felt for Jim. Either way, he is acting as a slight voice of reason to Maggie, who seems to love her self-destruct button a little too much.
The episode itself was about 10-12 minutes shorter than it’s normal runtime, which may account for the brevity of this recap. Either way, shit looks like it’s going to hit the fan next week as ACN finally runs it’s Operation Genoa story and deals with the aftermath. Let me know what you thought of the episode below in the comments and/on Twitter. Here’s next week’s preview: