Will asks to speak with Mackenzie alone then sits there and blows smoke in her face. Dick. She wants to know why Will picked Brian. He makes up a song and dance about owning him but Mackenzie doesn’t believe him so she asks if they should squeeze in the House vote on the debt ceiling before or after Weiner’s dick. How about the whole second half of the show since she crossed out every other story? Will just blows more smoke at her and tells her she’ll figure something out.
Wednesday morning, after News Night starts covering the trial, and Reese is practically dancing because the overnights showed that 150,000 viewers came back…almost all women. Fuck you, Sorkin. Yes, we’re all just a bunch of gossiping hens looking for whomever gives us the best coverage of train wrecks.
Anyway, with that bit of good news Reese brings up the weather and how hot it is. There are tornado warnings for NYC and Reese thinks that’s a story. Of course Reese thinks it’s a tabloidy story, but without someone writing the whole climate change report for them and nothing to break on it, Will doesn’t see how it’s “news.” Reese mentions the spike in viewers and says that there may even be power outages. Again, since they weren’t watching archival footage from Maddow where she explains how our crumbling infrastructure can no longer handle fluctuations in weather and we’re seeing more and longer outages whenever there’s snow or a heatwave, Will just snots that maybe the heat has something to do with that. Reese leaves so Will tells him to say hi to his Mom…then says “Visiting hours will be Tuesday and Friday,” in case we forgot the scene from five minutes earlier.
I’m not greasy, it’s a healthy glow.
Mackenzie and Jim are in Charlie’s office waiting for Will. When he gets there Charlie, Mackenzie and Will recap everything that’s happened in the first 37 minutes before handing off the transcripts for Jim to vet. Then Charlie mentions FoIA requests because Sorkin learned something new that week and Will reminds Jim this is confidential. Because telling him not to raise any flags with NSA was just chit chat.
Brian’s in Mackenzie’s office waiting to ambush her into an interview that just turns into more speechifying about what we already know. They’re selling out their principles for this super awesome debate “format” or maybe they’re selling them out because they lost viewers but it doesn’t matter. Brian wants to talk about the email “that the whole world read” and how Mackenzie cheated on him with Will because slut shaming is the new black. Mackenzie, for her part, has zero self-respect and tells him that she cheated on Will and now she has to work “30 feet from the life she could have had” while Brian has to look “at the life he could have had if he weren’t a douchebag.” Wait. Brian’s the douchebag?
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