Posted Jul 23, 2012 @ 7:59 PM
Full summaries for the rest of the episodes of the season. I can't believe Lisa is going to be on air. I also groaned out loud when I saw the preview for the insomnia/therapist part. Aaron Sorkin. You are too smart to keep stealing from yourself. You have a problem. Kleptosorkinomania. Seek help.
SUNDAY, JULY 29TH
A lingering bout with insomnia drives Will (Jeff Daniels) to keep a long-standing therapy appointment. Subbing for Elliot (David Harbour) during the Japanese nuclear crisis, Sloan’s (Olivia Munn) strident interrogation of a Tokyo power-company spokesperson ends up jeopardizing her own career. After his rough handling of an interview subject, Will comes to recognize the causes and effects of being a bully.
Other HBO playdates: July 29 (midnight), 30 (8:00 p.m.) and 31 (11:00 p.m.), and Aug. 2 (10:00 p.m.) and 3 (8:00 p.m.)
Episode #7: “5/1”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 5 (midnight), 6 (8:00 p.m.), 7 (11:00 p.m.), 9 (10:00 p.m.) and 10 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 6 (10:00 p.m.), 8 (11:00 p.m.), 10 (midnight), 11 (2:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m.) and 22 (9:00 p.m.)
An anonymous source contacts Charlie (Sam Waterston) and provides advance details on an imminent story of national importance. When news breaks that the President will be making a televised speech that night, the 2.0 staff cuts short its one-year (and one-week) anniversary party, and rushes back to the newsroom amidst a flurry of speculation as to what exactly happened.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Josh Marston.
Episode #8: “The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 12 (midnight), 13 (8:00 p.m.), 14 (11:00 p.m.), 16 (10:00 p.m.) and 17 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 13 (10:00 p.m.), 15 (11:00 p.m.), 17 (midnight), 18 (3:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m.) and 22 (10:00 p.m.)
“News Night” refuses to lead with a pair of sensational stories, which causes ratings toplummet – and forces Will (Jeff Daniels) and Mac (Emily Mortimer) to abandon their principles in order to lure viewers back and shore up the network’s bid to land a Republican debate. Will auditions an unlikely scribe, Brian Brenner (Paul Schneider), to write an all-access profile; Sloan (Olivia Munn) chafes over her lack of air time to report on a critical financial crisis; Charlie learns the identity of an NSA whistleblower; Neal (Dev Patel) pitches an internet sting.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
Episode #9: “The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate”
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 19 (midnight), 21 (11:00 p.m.), 23 (10:00 p.m.) and 24 (9:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 20 (10:00 p.m.), 22 (11:00 p.m.) and 25 (3:15 p.m., 9:00 p.m.)
Will and the “News Night” staff stage a mock debate for a pair Republican Party officials. Mac has an epiphany during a power outage; Charlie vets the credibility of an NSA insider; Lisa (Kelen Coleman) goes off-script during an on-air interview; Neal goes undercover as an internet troll.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Alan Poul.
Episode #10: “The Greater Fool” (season finale)
Debut: SUNDAY, AUG. 26 (10:00-11:00 p.m.)
Other HBO playdates: Aug. 26 (midnight), 28 (11:00 p.m.). 30 (10:00 p.m.) and 31 (8:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Aug. 27 (10:00 p.m.) and 29 (11:30 p.m.), and Sept. 1 (12:25 p.m., 9:00 p.m.)
Nina Howard (Hope Davis) surprises Mac with a damning revelation; Jim (John Gallagher, Jr.) and Maggie (Alison Pill) reach a crossroad; Sloan weighs a new job offer; Neal uses his internet alter ego to smoke out a threat. Will, Mac and Charlie face off with Leona (Jane Fonda) and Reese (Chris Messina) during a tense lunch meeting.
Written by Aaron Sorkin; directed by Greg Mottola.