Finally, Aaron Sorkin’s big drama the Newsroom is back on air for its second season – with a new opening credit – taking place a year after the first one. And the season opens with an episode which should have named “it’s all about the consequences” as the episode focuses mainly on two incidents and their aftermath: Genoa and the American Taliban remarks.
But first: the Genoa incident which is going to be a big part of the season. The episode starts with Will McAvoy being questioned by the cable channel’s counsel led by Rebecca Halliday a really expensive lawyer (Mackenzie points out that the more expensive the lawyer is the worse is your situation). The hearing is about something called “Genoa” which happens to be a military operation the network wasn’t supposed to talk about. And despite being asked by the Department of Defense not to run the story of this operation, News Night did. As usual Will plays the cool sarcastic guys making fun of the lawyer every time she is saying Geneva instead of Genoa.