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
News Night presses on with covering Election 2012, as Leona has refused to accept anybody's resignation. The pressure is on, though, because Charlie expects an error-free broadcast and Jim worries he has made an election call too early. Meanwhile, debate goes on over whether to wait until after the polls close to run a story surrounding a tight Senate race, Mac asks Neal to fix a Wikipedia page, and Sloan discovers a fraud perpetrated in her name.moreless
Rebecca gets to the bottom of the staff's fateful decision to air Jerry Dantana's special report on Operation Genoa.
Charlie, Mac, Jerry, Neal and Maggie conduct the first red team meeting for the story about Operation Genoa.
Will receives some bad news about his father. Jim gives Maggie some advice.
Maggie relives her trip to Africa. Will humiliates an OWS protestor during a live interview.
Will continues his task to become civil by revealing truths to Nina Howard. Jim is getting frustrated on the campaign trail.
A tip on a story that may cripple the network becomes more real. Mackenzie and Sloan still push Will to cover drones. Maggie gets the assignment she wanted, but loses her roommate as a friend and Neal is arrested on Wall Street.
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.