ACN continues its charge towards younger ratings by going after youth-driven news items such as date rape and celebrity sighting apps. Will, still serving his prison sentence for refusing to reveal his source, begins a troubling conversation with a new cell mate. Jim and Maggie try to track down Edward Snowden at a Russian airport and coincidentally end up confronting their own secrets. Sloan's attempt to discredit a new ACN staff member on the air has unforeseen consequences.
Did You Know?
The interview Sloan does with Bree, in which he defends his app that shows where celebrities are at all times, is heavily based on the discussion that Jimmy Kimmel, filling in for Larry King on CNN on 2007, had with Gawker's Emily Gould about the map indicating locations of famous people on the "Gawker Stalker" site. Some of the lines are taken verbatim. See more
When Jim Harper and Maggie Jordan kiss, ostensibly aboard an airliner in flight, a green light sweeps across their faces several times. The background sound is consistent with a jet plane in level flight, with engine and slipstream noise. The green light, which seems to be coming from a rotating lamp on a road going vehicle, possibly a nearby fire truck, suggests that the plane is parked on the ground. The only green lights used on aircraft are anti-collision lights that shine away from the aircraft, and do not rotate or flash. See more
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