The Newsroom

Season 2 Episode 9

Election Night, Part II

12
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Sep 15, 2013 on HBO
9.4
out of 10
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65 votes
4

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Election Night, Part II
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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.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Sorkin and company deliver

    7.0
    First of all, season one was way much better. However I loved the story arc of season 2 being balanced on the Genova incident and the way everything went through and around it. Unlike some series that drag on and on, they did justice to Will and Mac's romance much to the relief of the audience.



    Like the other comments here, I am glad Maggie has been pushed to the back. I, for one just find her and her character irritating. Jim's new squeeze is way more hot and talented. Well done on that.



    Hope Season 3 allows more of the team members to play pivotal roles that just being background props. Don and Sloane nailed it while the friction between Neil and Mac should be explored some dubious reasons, she hates him and lets him know of it chance she gets !



    Charlie rocks as do too the mother and son duo as the owners. Interested to see the direction they are take for season 3. Keep up the good work Sorkin and company.moreless
  • 10 episodes too few, at least!

    9.0
    One of the most intelligent shows on television just now has just closed after a pitiful 9 episodes.



    Why, in the name of all that's Holy, does American TV produce a short run of a great show like this and then make 20+ episodes of drivel like Beauty and the Beast? I really do not understand this.



    Like stuo5353 below, I'm bemused at the relationship "train wreck" of Jim and Maggie although it's tempered with Grace Gummer's turn as his "long distance" love interest.



    Another amazing Meryl Streep "look alike" daughter doing a fine job.



    Well pleased that Will got his head out of his butt at last and proposed to Mac. Long overdue!!!



    I'm just hacked off that I've now got to wait another six months 'till series 3 comes along.



    Please, pretty pleeease give the third series a decent run.moreless
  • An intelligent and quick fire drama finished on a high!

    10
    Best drama show on TV, shame season 2 was shortened to only 9 episodes, could do with expanding to more! Only flaw in season 2 was the sudden & complete loss of the chemistry between Jim & Maggie? couldn't come to terms with this it was an odd piece of writing to suddenly switch Jims interest for Maggie completely off from the start of s2 when she breaks from don, just what he had been hoping for in most of s1??? Likewise her loss of interest in him also was strange, it appeared as if her character was changed just so the storyline of her experience in Africa could be accounted for??? Apart from this the Characters of Will, MacKenzie & Charlie were outstanding in all areas of drama & professionalism with a fair slice of humour thrown in. While the characters of Neal, Don & Sloan all provided for equally impressive performances along with the cameo from Jane Fonda & her slimy son Reese!!!



    Can't wait for season 3!moreless
  • such a boring drama

    2.0
    At first i felt very excited by this show as I have been waiting for a new show to be as interesting as the West Wing.

    But as it keeps running, my attraction for Newsroom is fading...

    the whole thing about Maggie's hair, that has lasted for almost 6-7 episodes now, is very boring. She really looks ***ed and her character is definitely killing the show
Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Kathy Ling

Guest Star

Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Salli Richardson-Whitfield

Jane Barrow

Guest Star

Amy Holland

Amy Holland

Jackie

Guest Star

Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden

Rebecca Halliday

Recurring Role

Chris Messina

Chris Messina

Reese Lansing

Recurring Role

David Harbour

David Harbour

Elliot Hirsch

Recurring Role

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    • Music:
      "Let My Love Open the Door" by Luminate (closing scenes through end credits)

    • The first and last episode of this season both close with songs penned by Pete Townshend. The first episode, "First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers", closes with "You Better You Bet" written by Pete Townshend and performed by The Who. This episode, the season's finale, closes with a cover of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door".

    • Crew Additions and Clarifications: Emily Bruza (Art Productions Assistant), Marty Grimes (Additional Assistant Prop Master), Hunter Cain (Lead Man), John Pollard (On-Set Dresser), Alex Pletcher (Set Dressing PA)
      Carrie Dacre (Set Costumer), Josh Coleman (Set Costumer), Summer Browning (Set Costumer)
      Karen McDonald (Department Head Make-Up Artist)
      Sharon Rivera (Department Head Hair Stylist)
      Sean J. O'Shea (A Camera First Assistant Camera), Coy Aune (A Camera Second Assistant Camera), Rich Floyd (B Camera First Assistant Camera), Dan Squires (B Camera Second Assistant Camera), Steve Pazanti (Additional First Assistant Camera), Tim Sheridan (Additional First Assistant Camera)
      Mike Langford (Digital Loader), Corey Gibbons (Digital Utility), Kevin Faber (Utility Sound), Christopher Cundey (Video Content Coordinator), Steve Irwin (Playback Engineer), Mark Scott (Playback Engineer), Erik Adams (Playback Engineer), Kris Killian (Video Engineer), Jim Sevin (Playback Technician)
      Deborah Ricketts (Archival Footage Clearance)
      Randall Green (Playback Production Assistant), Biz Thorsen (Video Content PA)
      Chris Tango (Lighting Technician), Sam Wayman (Lighting Technician), Conan Mastrangelo (Lighting Technician), Ron Provenzano (Lighting Technician)
      Curtis Andrews (Rigging Chief Lighting Technician), Richard Botchlet (Rigging Assistant Chief Lighting Technician), Lyle P. Robbins (Rigging Lighting Technician), Daimon Shippen (Rigging Lighting Technician) Chris Scurria (A Dolly Grip), Pete McAdams (B Dolly Grip), Kirk Greenberg (Key Rigging Grip), Larry Miller (Rigging Grip)
      Christopher Silverman (IFB Talent Mixer)
      Tom Rowe (Studio Camera Operator), Jeff Devino (Studio Camera Operator), John Purdy (Studio Camera Operator), Zeke Hernandez (Studio Camera Operator), Bonnie Blake (Studio Camera Operator), Jesse Acosta (Jib Camera Operator), Tom Schurke (Tape Operator), Eric L. Roberts (Tape Operator), Wayne Luna (Chyron Operator), Aimee Nelson (Chyron Operator), Geoff Carpernter (Chyron Operator), Melissa Moseley (Still Photographer)
      Gary Clause (General Foreman), Mark Comperry (Labor Foreman), Kevin Mahoney (Paint Foreman), Pete Medina (Toolman)
      Andrew Haspel (Second Assistant Accountant), Justin A. Desantis (Clerk)
      Jason Saunders (DOT Administrator)
      Orlando Chongo (Assistant Craft Service), Kismet Burroughs (Assistant Craft Service)
      Jason Shrier (Assistant to Mr. Rudin), Dan Sarrow (Assistant to Mr. Rudin), Daniel Leviton (Assistant to Mr. Poul), Kelly Kreiser (Assistant to Mr. Biggs)
      Randin Brown (Set Production Assistant), Jennifer Tunberg (Set Production Assistant), R. Ben Parker (Set Production Assistant)
      Lauren McMeikan (Post Coordinator)
      Daniel Nakamura (Mix Stage Technician)
      Lori Jones (Deluxe Post Supervisor)
      Pankaj Bajpai (DiTV Final Colorist), Dan Boothe (DiTV Dailies Colorist)
      Karen Boyle-Anastasio (Smoke Artist)

    • Company Credits: Rich King Casting (Extras Casting), Ken & Art's Catering (Caterer), Hollywood Babble On (Loop Group), Encore VFX (Visual Effects), Huge Designs (Main Title Design), Deluxe (DiTV Services), Todd AO Studios (Post Sound Services), EPS-Cineworks (Avids), Evan M. Greenspan, Inc. (Music Licensing), PIX System (Digital Dailies), Otto Nemenz (Alexa Cameras), Sunset Gower Studios (Filmed).

    • Original International Airdates:
      Finland: May 14, 2014 on YLE TV1

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