In the wake of the Genoa debacle, the team decides to use caution in reporting a major breaking story. Neal is contacted by an anonymous source in possession of stolen government documents; Sloan looks to solve a takeover puzzle.



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Following the Genoa disaster, Mac, Will and the team are cautious when reporting a major story; Neal is contacted by a mysterious source in possession of stolen government documents; Sloan tries to solve a puzzle; Maggie must take Elliot's place. Written by Sharon Navarre

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9 November 2014 (USA)  »

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a perfect start to what seems an epic conclusion
10 November 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The first 15 mins of the pilot episode of newsroom are the most enticing beginning a TV series can have. And somehow, inexplicably, the series has been to live up to the standards set by it. I know IMDb members are quite divided when it comes to their views on Newsroom, i find it one of the most entertaining TV series currently running. And this season premiere was exciting.

Following the same pattern of using a real life event as the backdrop of the episode, the story runs at a blazing fast pace, while establishing it clearly that Will and his team are on a course to redeem themselves from the shame of Genoa goof up. The best part was the conclusion of the episode. I love to see how they all come together as a family to fight each others battles. I had a feeling in season two, that the whole family analogy was becoming too cheesy. But in this episode Sorkin seems to have hit all the right notes. I am super excited for the next 5 episodes.

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