The Newsroom (2012–2014)
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While Rebecca must once again defend ACN during a possible lawsuit, Will tries to protect Neal from the aftermath of the DOD leak; Charlie and Leona deal with a hostile takeover; Sloan ... See full summary »

Director:

Greg Mottola

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin | 2 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
Chris Messina ... Reese Lansing
Mary McCormack ... Molly Levy
Kat Dennings ... Blair Lansing
Grace Gummer ... Hallie Shea
Jimmi Simpson ... Jack Spaniel
Paul Lieberstein ... Richard Westbrook
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Storyline

While Rebecca must once again defend ACN during a possible lawsuit, Will tries to protect Neal from the aftermath of the DOD leak; Charlie and Leona deal with a hostile takeover; Sloan worries about Don's involvement with insider information. Written by Sharon Navarre

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2014 (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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Trivia

This episode marks the first appearance of 'Jimmi Simpson' as Jack Spaniel. Simpson launched his mainstream career in the 2000 film 'Loser' with Newsroom cast regular 'Thomas Sadoski' (Don Keefer). They played college roommates Chris and Noah, the primary antagonists of that film. See more »

Goofs

The character Maggie is seen on a train ride for most of her scenes in the episode, she is traveling alone from Boston back to New York City. The train car shows groups of four seats grouped together, then another group of four seats, and so on. When seeing the back-to-back seats, it's obvious that they are airplane-style seats due to the retractable tray tables being visible. See more »

Quotes

Rebecca Halliday: [to Neal who is about to leave the room] You're hot headed right now. Leave the flash drive on the table.
Neal Sampat: [He removes a key from a key ring and tosses it to Will] It's locked in a filing cabinet under my desk.
Will McAvoy: [to Mack] Are you getting my point?
MacKenzie McHale: Yeah, you don't want Neal to go to jail for ten days. Neither do I. But, these are the rules of cribbage.
Will McAvoy: I could swallow this key, you know.
Rebecca Halliday: Yeah, cuz what criminal master mind could open an Office Depot filing cabinet without a key?
[Will glares at her]
Rebecca Halliday: ...
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

The Newsroom Main Theme
Written by Thomas Newman
Performed by Thomas Newman
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