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The Newsroom S02E07 : Red Team III

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by debtoine, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Aug 26, 2013 #41 of 106
    DevdogAZ

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    Cyrus West just provided a tip. He was nothing more than that. It wasn't evidence. It was simply a tip to someone else who may have evidence of a story.
     
  2. Aug 26, 2013 #42 of 106
    astrohip

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    FYP.
     
  3. Aug 27, 2013 #43 of 106
    MikeAndrews

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    Nah. It was all one dress fabric. The skin-toned part had the black lace on it and it went all the way up to her neck, but it wasn't obvious that it did.

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  4. Aug 27, 2013 #44 of 106
    Jesda

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    This was worth all of the romcom BS during the rest of the season. Well written, well acted.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2013 #45 of 106
    Gunnyman

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    So well written and acted.
    It's "West Wing" good.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2013 #46 of 106
    Rob Helmerichs

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    [smash cut to black]
     
  7. Aug 27, 2013 #47 of 106
    Steveknj

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    I don't know, I found the whole setup to the fake story, well, not very realistic. Maybe there's more to be explained. To me, there were too many coincidences for this to be, well a series of coincidences. When the CIA source talked to Charlie, my assumption was that he set this whole thing up as revenge for them firing his son. At least that's how it appeared to me. And if that's the case, I find it extremely far fetched. I guess the CIA could pull off something like this if they wanted to, but, just as revenge for firing his son, seems a bit drastic (and yes, I get that his son died). There are too many pieces he'd have to put together and get to agree to it. If that's the case, while I loved everything around it. I really didn't like that. If there's a clearer explanation than just a bunch of coincidences, I'm all ears.

    The whole Jane Fonda thing to me also seemed kind of fake and out of character to me. I think in most cases someone like her would have asked for all of their resignations rather than protect them like that, a la Dan Rather. Of course if she fired them, there'd be no show. So, I'm not really sure what to make of her reaction (well she was probably drunk/stoned so maybe when she sobers up her reaction will be different). The whole McMac thing was REALLY stupid and not funny.

    And what case does Dantana have to claim it was wrongful termination, unless he's just after his pound of flesh? He, alone doctored the tape and didn't tell his bosses, so he would be fired regardless of who's fault the whole thing was.

    Still it was a very entertaining episode and I enjoyed it for what it was. At least we finally got to the point of the whole season.
     
  8. Aug 27, 2013 #48 of 106
    Marco

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    Sorkin lifted the fact pattern from Operation Tailwind, complete with the news coverage, the firing(s), and the wrongful termination lawsuit.
     
  9. Aug 27, 2013 #49 of 106
    Steveknj

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    Oh I know all that. But, I don't see in your link where those terminated actually doctored anything to make the story more plausible. That's different than leaving out parts of the story or information that could have refuted the claims. He clearly took footage and doctored it so that the General said something he didn't. To me that's firable.
     
  10. Aug 27, 2013 #50 of 106
    aindik

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    I loved it. Found myself checking the timeline hoping it wasn't over yet.

    But yeah, it seems we won't get any explanation for how the other sources (the soldier and the general, mostly) came to either believe Sarin was used or want ACN to falsely report it.

    Also surprised that the general didn't put the basketball game in the shot on purpose, and it was just good sleuthing (a bit late) by Mac to figure that out.

    Was Will's source the same as Charlie's? Or was that just something they didn't check? If not, was/is Will prepared to reveal his source as part of the lawsuit?

    Also kind of surprised these meetings were only two months after the fact. Dantana got his lawsuit filed PDQ.

    How many more episodes?
     
  11. Aug 27, 2013 #51 of 106
    busyba

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    I think only one, but I could be wrong.
     
  12. Aug 27, 2013 #52 of 106
    Rob Helmerichs

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    You are...two (Election Night Parts 1 & 2).

    So I think there's still plenty of time to find out how the "conspiracy" came together...
     
  13. Aug 27, 2013 #53 of 106
    DevdogAZ

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    There are only nine episodes this season? That seems a strange number. Weren't there ten in S1?
     
  14. Aug 27, 2013 #54 of 106
    MikeAndrews

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    Sorkin said that exactly that is is what happened at CNN on the Tailwind story. A producer edited "If we did it." into "we did it"
     
  15. Aug 27, 2013 #55 of 106
    MikeAndrews

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    What happened with the NGO guy? IIRC Neal dropped trying to talk to him when they said they had an alternate source...and Wil P-O'd the professor.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2013 #56 of 106
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Oddly enough, that seems to be the case.

    And yes, ten in Season 1.
     
  17. Aug 27, 2013 #57 of 106
    busyba

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    Ah, okay. I knew from earlier commentary that the season would end with the election, and I saw from the promo that the next episode would be the election. I just didn't account for the possibility of it being a two-parter. :)
     
  18. Aug 27, 2013 #58 of 106
    Dawghows

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    If I remember correctly, during one of the first meetings where they were watching the video, Mack made some comment about the game being on in the frame. Jerry said they would block it out when it aired.

    When we saw it air, the game was in the frame, but digitally blurred out.

    Perhaps (for the sake of suspension of disbelief) we can assume that after that initial meeting, the digitally blurred version was the one they watched "a hundred times." Then when Mack thought to look at the game clock, she naturally had to go to the real raw footage in order to see the un-blurred game.
     
  19. Aug 27, 2013 #59 of 106
    TAsunder

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    Also, someone (Will?) made the comment that it never would have gone unnoticed if something were actually visibly happening in the section of game in the frame. So the only clue would have been the shot clock -- the rest of the game apparently was mostly the same scene.
     
  20. Aug 27, 2013 #60 of 106
    izmack

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    And that DRESS!
     

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