The Newsroom: Season 2, Episode 1

First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers (14 Jul. 2013)

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A lawyer interviews Will McAvoy about an institutional failure at ACN related to a news story that has been proved inaccurate.

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A lawyer interviews Will McAvoy about an institutional failure at ACN related to a news story that has been proved inaccurate.

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The title of this episode is a quotation from 'William Shakespeare (I)' 's "Henry VI: Part II". See more »

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Rebecca Halliday: Fourteen months ago, you went on the air and called the Tea Party 'the American Taliban'.
Will McAvoy: I did.
Rebecca Halliday: And?
Will McAvoy: The Taliban resented it.
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You Better You Bet
Written by Pete Townshend
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2 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a fast-paced start to the second season. As always it was an intellectual roller- coaster - the kind that goes from 0 to 60 mph in the first few seconds. (We cannot watch this show when we are tired....) The dialogue was rapid-fire and challenging - as before. The flash-back approach to the story-telling was new (to this show) and was very well done. This technique, when it is done well, adds tension to the plot and knowing (some of) the outcome does not spoil the telling. New characters are deftly introduced and immediately likable/hate-able. Existing characters continue to be developed and we continue to fall a little more in love with them.

This was a very clever and entertaining entrée to the season, and Aaron Sorkin continues to write generously and with respect for the audience. Honestly, I am surprised by other Luke-warm reviews We love this show, and we are excited to see how this season unfolds.


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