The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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One Step Too Many 

Will makes an appearance on an ACN morning show. Jim meets old friends and foes when Hallie comes to visit. The ACN staff interview a general with knowledge of Operation Genoa, but Jerry's handling of the interview may prove costly.

Director:

Julian Farino

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Daniels ... Will McAvoy
Emily Mortimer ... MacKenzie McHale
John Gallagher Jr. ... Jim Harper
Alison Pill ... Maggie Jordan
Thomas Sadoski ... Don Keefer
Dev Patel ... Neal Sampat
Olivia Munn ... Sloan Sabbith
Sam Waterston ... Charlie Skinner
Marcia Gay Harden ... Rebecca Halliday
Hope Davis ... Nina Howard
Stephen Root ... General Stomtonovich
Hamish Linklater ... Jerry Dantana
Grace Gummer ... Hallie Shea
Constance Zimmer ... Taylor Warren
Chris Chalk ... Gary Cooper
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Storyline

Late March, 2012: Continuing his coverage of the Republican candidacy race, Will continues to obsess over audience approval numbers while Nina convinces him he needs to soften his image. Jerry and Mac assemble the first few meetings of the Red Team for Genoa and find a potential source in a retired military official. Meanwhile, Maggie continues to deal with the side effects of her time in Africa and Jim and Hallie reunite. Written by Nadia Nassar

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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HBO Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Goofs

Before the general's interview, it shows a "March Madness" game being played on TV, because he wanted to be able to watch the tournament during the interview. However, it is being played at the University of Kentucky and "UK" is listed as the home team. Teams cannot play on their home court during the NCAA Tournament. See more »

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General Stomtonovich: You can't touch a shooter while he's in the process of shooting the ball, it's against the rules. The shooter goes to the foul line, takes two free throws. But what happens if the shooter brandishes a knife? Dribbling the ball and suddenly he takes out a switchblade. You're allowed to grab his arm -now- because we're not playing basketball anymore.
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References John Carter (2012) See more »

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Performed by Calexico
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