With only two episodes left in HBO’s “The Newsroom” before the end of the third and final season, things are reaching a boiling point. In episode 4, Will (Jeff Daniels) reported for prison time following a grand jury hearing where he refused a court order to reveal the name of Neal’s (Dev Patel) source, but not before marrying Mackenzie (Emily Mortimer) in an impromptu ceremony. In episode 5, “Oh Shenandoah,” the anchor will be stuck in prison while Charlie (Sam Waterston) deals with the consequences of ACN’s sale to Lucas Pruit (B.J. Novak).
According to the synopsis for the new episode, even in prison, the newly married Will refuses to give up the source’s name. In the promo for the episode, Will gets into a discussion with a cell mate who posits that Will can get out any time he wants, but Will, taking his journalism ethics seriously, maintains that he can't give up the name.
Meanwhile, back at ACN, there are plenty of problems. With Pruit now in charge of the company, Charlie must acquiesce to the new boss’ demands to cater to younger viewers, including sending Don (Thomas Sadoski) out to investigate a college campus sexual-abuse case and plenty of other requests that have Charlie pretty worked up in the promo.
Watch the promo for episode 5 below:
There will also be some movement on the Jim (John Gallagher Jr.) and Maggie (Alison Pill) front. The two reporters will be stranded at an airport in Russia when they meet a man connected to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. They will try to get on the man’s plane to Cuba to get more information. Will the experience finally rekindle the romance between the two journalists?
Will Mackenzie find a way to get Will out of prison? And will Charlie be able to handle Pruit’s new leadership. Fans will have to tune in to find out. “The Newsroom” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.
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