As Election 2012 coverage is put to bed, Reese must make a decision that affects Charlie, Will and all the senior staff of News Night, Don looks at his legal alternatives with Rebecca, and Will and Charlie have simultaneous epiphanies. Elsewhere, Neal asks Hallie's assistance finding a gift for Mac, Jim tries to make amends in his personal life and urges Maggie to do the same, and Sloan finds out who purchased her book.moreless
Rebecca gets to the bottom of the staff's fateful decision to air Jerry Dantana's special report on Operation Genoa.
Will answers questions from the corporate lawyer in relation to a wrongful termination suit and gives an account of a journalistic disaster that, except for an extraordinary confluence of events, would never have happened.moreless
Guests are actor Jason Bateman of "Disconnect", actress Jane Fonda and her adopted daughter Mary Williams (The Lost Daughter), Kyle Massey talks about the previous nights performances on Dancing With the Stars and Chef Daniel Humm of NYC's Eleven Madison Park talks about his new book "I Love New York". News items "Mouseketeer" Annette Funicello dies at age 70, Cyber beauty contest of underage girls, North Korea warns tourists to leave South Korea.
In the Season 1 finale, Mac is agitated by a possibly devastating announcement from gossip columnist Nina Howard. Meanwhile, Sloan ponders a new job opportunity; Neal's Internet alias could avert a catastrophe; and Will, Mac and Charlie confront Leona and Reese during a volatile lunch meeting.moreless
The ratings for News Night make a huge decline after its decision not to cover a pair of headline making stories, and Will and Mac must find a way to bring enough viewers back to justify the network's quest to air a Republican debate. Meanwhile, Will considers writers for an all-access profile; Sloan is upset by the lack of coverage of a financial story; and Charlie learns a National Security Agency whistle-blower's identity.moreless
Maggie gets pressure from Don to set Jim up with her roommate, while Neal gives his Bigfoot theories to anyone willing to listen. After a confrontation with a gossip columnist on New Year's Eve, Will becomes fodder for the tabloids, threatening the integrity of the news investigation.moreless
Will catches the eye of network executives and Atlantis World Media CEO Leona Lansing when he apologies on-air for his dishonest and inaccurate coverage before the November 2010 midterm elections.
Kathy brings Jane Fonda, Sharon Osbourne and Lisa Ling to the show to discuss a variety of topics, from how Sharon and Jane first met, Kathy's friendship with the ladies, food issues, protesting, marriages, sexual peaks, and we get to find out how Maggie celebrated her birthday.moreless