Maggie asks if Sandy wants to be on the show that evening. You’d think she’d jump at the chance since every magazine known to man wants to feature the great and powerful Will McAvoy on its cover but she’s all “Yeah, I have ET, Access Hollywood AND Fox.” Wah, waaaah. Maggie offers to set up a pre-tape and Sandy’s all “I was hoping you’d say that.” Double wah, waaaah. Maggie’s all “Bitch,” but says she’ll get her EP, then leaves, snapping that Sandy cannot possibly get a decaf latte before dialing it down and offering to have someone bring her a cup of coffee. Then Maggie angrily throws away Sandy’s cab receipt…once she’s safely out of view.
Leona’s hot footing it to her waiting car while talking on her cell phone and handing stuff off to an extra because she’s busy. Charlie hustles out after her and they have a faux friendly conversation where in between toothy grins and warm arm rubs they warn each other that Charlie knows where the tabloid stories are coming from and Leona denies, but admits that she told Charlie she was going to create cause to fire Will. Then they pontificate over how and how much Congress sucks. Charlie still wants her to back off but she refuses, telling Charlie that Will’s one more fuck up and/or ratings point away from “his own podcast.” LET. IT GO. SORKIN.
I take dumps bigger than Will.
Back inside the newsroom and Sloan stops Mackenzie dead in her tracks to read a bunch of quotes from Wall Street honchos about how disastrous just having a debate about defaulting on our debt will be while Mackenzie tries to blow her off. I still don’t get why they weren’t already following this story so it should have already been slated into the 22 minutes not dedicated to salacious news, but whatever. Sloan’s got a good head of steam going, especially after “brilliant producer” Mackenzie needs to have continuing stories and “an informed electorate” explained to her. Since Sloan’s just a girl, Mackenzie lies that she’ll do everything she can. But she feels really bad about it because she’s good and pure.
Brian comes over and tosses some salt in the wound by letting Mackenzie know that Sloan’s just frustrated because she can’t get out the word on a potential global emergency without Mackenzie’s permission. Heh. Then as Mackenzie sneers her way out of the newsroom, he stops her to remind her that no matter what she thinks of him, he never would have slut shamed her like Will is. Ouch, that one’s going to leave a mark.
Mackenzie goes into the control room where Maggie’s watching them set up Sandy for the pre-tape. While Sandy sits there blithely waiting for her close up, Mackenzie and Maggie look at her like she’s killing puppies on Will’s desk. Will walks in all hang dog and barely acknowledges Sandy when she says she’s a big fan because Mackenzie wants him to refuse to do the interview. Which he won’t do. While he’s hooking up his mic Mackenzie mewls about God sending a sign…and the studio goes black. Blerg.
Where did everyone go?
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