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Election Night Part 2 - It's almost over!! As we open the conclusion to this suspenseful two-parter, Don talks to those Petraeus sources to try to nail the story down while Maggie, Charlie and MacKenzie listen in. He says the story is as confirmed...

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At this point, Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama is going to have an awesomely bad Season 2.

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2-9
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Everybody Wins!

Election Night Part 2 - Instead of resigning, everyone just hooks up with each other. Except Neal. He's fixing Wikipedia pages.

09.15.2013 C-

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2-8
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Election Night Special

Election Night, Part 1 - Despite Will and Charlie's best efforts to resign, they aren't allowed to, so ACN goes forward with its election night broadcast. All hands on deck except for Dr. Dr. Sloan and MacKenzie, who are too worried about fake signatures in books and inaccurate Wikipedia entries, respectively (but not respectfully).

09.08.2013
09.13.2013
C+

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2-7
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Drunk Leona Rules

Red Team III - The Genoa story airs and then immediately falls apart, which means it's time to call in the lawyers.

08.25.2013
08.30.2013
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2-6
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Chop Chop

One Step Too Far - Jerry Dantana doesn't get the Operation Genoa-proving footage he wants -- so he edits it into being. Will tries to be more likeable and ends up dumping Nina.

08.18.2013
08.23.2013
B

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2-5
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Women Screw Up Again!

News Night with Will McAvoy - Maggie and Dr. Dr. Sloan commit stupid fireable offenses, while Jim, Martin, and (sort of) Neal save the show from further embarrassment. Will deals with his father's death in a very manly fashion.

08.11.2013
08.16.2013
C+

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2-4
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Maggie's Bogus Journey

Unintended Consequences - Maggie went to Africa and all she got was this lousy dead child.

08.04.2013
08.09.2013
B+

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2-3
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Snark Is the Idiot's Version of Wit

Willie Pete - So says Will, who continues his Mission to Civilize by sleeping with a gossip columnist and saying he hopes people in Orlando die soon and go to hell. Also, Jim gets kicked off the Romney bus and Maggie doesn't understand how malaria medication works.

07.28.2013
08.02.2013
B-

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2-2
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SNOOZE NIGHT

The Genoa Tip - Jerry Dantana gets closer to the Operation Genoa story and ACN's inevitable downfall. Neal gets arrested. Maggie gets her comeuppance. And Will discovers the frightening world of internet hate sites.

07.21.2013
07.26.2013
B

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2-1
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Not Better, Not Better You Bet

First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All The Lawyers - After taking a year to retool and hiring a bunch of famous journalist consultants, Sorkin's second season is... about the same as the first one, though our cast of characters' egos have been slightly deflated and so far some of them are slightly more likeable. Slightly.

07.14.2013
07.19.2013
B-

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1-10
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Empty Trash

The Greater Fool - It took an overdose, a Who montage and yet another personal connection to a source to do it, but Will McAvoy is back and blaming the Tea Party for all of America's problems forevermore. Also, he hires another blonde intern.

08.26.2012
08.31.2012
B

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1-9
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Lights On

The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate - And after all that, NewsNight doesn't have a chance at getting the Republican debates.

08.19.2012
08.24.2012
C

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1-8
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Even God Hates This Show

The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn - Most shows have a cliffhanger when they do a two-parter. This one just has God turn the lights out before one of Anthony Weiner's women can ruin NewsNight's reputation with her very existence.

08.12.2012
08.17.2012
C+

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1-7
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Mayday

5/1 - NewsNight figures out a new way to suck at telling the world that Osama bin Laden is dead: while the face of ACN is high on Vicodin and pot cookies.

08.05.2012
08.10.2012
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1-6
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Lots of Love

Bullies - That's what Maggie thinks LOL stands for, because she's an idiot. Fortunately, almost everyone else manages to come off seeming fairly competent. Except for Japan.

07.29.2012
08.03.2012
B

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1-5
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Demonstrations

Amen - Egypt revolts, and, once again, no one is capable of controlling his emotions. The menfolk express their feelings by injuring themselves on doors and computer monitors, while the women cry and scream. As usual, Dr. Dr. Sloan is the only one who is above such displays.

07.22.2012
07.27.2012
C

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1-4
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I'll Try To Lecture You

I’ll Try To Fix You - Will is too good for the women he dates this week, and so they must be lectured. Maggie is jealous of Jim finally getting some, and so she must be lectured. Neal wastes everyone's time with his weird Big Foot obsession, but no one lectures him for that. And then Gabrielle Giffords gets shot and we all get a lecture about what's Really Important: never, ever trust NPR.

07.15.2012
07.20.2012
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1-3
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Judge Not

The 112th Congress - Will spends six months using News Night to attack Tea Party candidates, and then they all get voted in on Election Night anyway because no one cares about Will's show – except ACN's parent company's CEO, Jane Fonda.

07.08.2012
07.13.2012
B-

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1-2
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The Best EP in the Business

News Night 2.0 - MacKenzie's attempt to do quality news with a young, inexperienced staff is a disaster -- though not as bad as the oil spill she refuses to lead with because it's not as newsworthy as Will's interview with three illegal immigrant-hating weirdos.

07.01.2012
07.06.2012
B-

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1-1
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News Fight

We Just Decided To - Will McAvoy, host of News Night, flips out and tells the world what he really thinks of America (not much, these days). The bad PR fallout plus his general horribleness as a boss and a person causes most of his staff to leave. Will's boss replaces them with Will's ex-girlfriend. He wants to fire her as soon as possible, but, fortunately for her, BP's oil rig chooses that day to explode, giving her and her team a huge story to break.

06.24.2012
06.29.2012
C-

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