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First Details On The Newsroom’s Two Part September Finale

By on August 20, 2013

Jeff Daniels in The Newsroom. Image © HBO

We’ve got some first details on The Newroom’s two part finale hot from HBO,  to share with you below.

Titled “Election Night, Part 1” the September 8th episode sees “News Night” pressing forward with its 2012 election night coverage, featuring Will (Jeff Daniels) in the unlikely role of director of morale, following Leona’s (Jane Fonda) refusal to accept the resignations of three top ACN talents. Meanwhile, Sloan (Olivia Munn) is perturbed that her book was auctioned off with a forged signature, while Mac (Emily Mortimer) tasks Neal (Dev Patel) to fix a faulty Wikipedia page.

Mindful that Charlie (Sam Waterston) wants a screw-up-free evening, Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.) weighs the cons of retracting a call he made too soon. The team deliberates whether to hold off on a story that might affect a tight Senate race.

“Election Night, Part 1” was written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Jason Ensler.

Then in “Election Night, Part 2,” airing Sunday September 15th, as election night 2012 winds down, Will and Charlie await a decision from Reese (Chris Messina) that may impact their future at ACN, and that of the entire senior staff.

Sloan learns the identity of the anonymous winning bidder for her book; Don (Thomas Sadoski) discusses a countersuit against Jerry (Hamish Linklater) with Rebecca (Marcia Gay Harden); Neal turns to Hallie (Grace Gummer) for help giving Mac a parting gift; Jim tries to make peace with Lisa (Kelen Coleman), encouraging Maggie (Alison Pill) to do the same; Will has a revelation while Charlie is sharing his.

“Election Night, Part 2” was written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Alan Poul.

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