Will, Charlie, Jim, Don, and MacKenzie (called in by Jim "as a witness" in seriously obnoxious way) head into Will's office so Jim can tell them who his special sources are. And here's where we learn how these awesome, best-ever newspeople get their big scoops: through hard work, persistence, skill, and - oh, no, wait, I'm sorry. It's none of those things. Jim's BP source is his college roommate and the Halliburton source is his sister. Which means I'm totally screwed in the journalism world because I didn't have a roommate in college and my only sibling is studying landscape architecture, so I will never have the right connections to break a story.
Will thinks Jim must be pretty amazing to get "not one, but two people to roll over on their employers within five minutes." Jim says he was "just lucky." Pretty much. But somehow, we're supposed to think this is how news is broken and Jim must be an amazing journalist. Don speaks up to say this is obviously just a simple search and rescue that will yield no rescues and Will is letting some random guy and "a woman I don't know what the hell" convince him that it's the biggest story of the decade. Meanwhile, if they're wrong about this, Will's career will be over and the network will get sued. Which none of us care about since we all know now that Jim and his sources aren't wrong. Will decides to go with Jim and MacKenzie. He tells Don to ditch the stories they were going to do for tonight and go with the oilrig, much to Charlie, Jim, and MacKenzie's delight.
Don storms out and tells the rest of the staff to get on BP, but then Will interrupts him to make his own announcement to his staff, asking those who will be leaving for Elliot's show in two weeks to raise their hands. That would be almost everyone, and Will tells them to leave and enjoy two weeks' paid vacation. They do except for Don, who can't believe Will is about to devote his hour-long program to an environmental story before the oil hits the pelicans and produces good video.