‘The Newsroom’ season 2 episode 5 preview: Trayvon Martin case and more explored

Moving on -While Will McAvoy made his view about the Casey Anthony murder trial last year very clear, here’s to hoping that he has a slightly different perspective this year covering the Trayvon Martin tragedy on “The Newsroom.” Sunday night’s new episode will feature the case in what may actually be its most timely story to date; even though Will will be discussing the case from a 2012 vantage point, George Zimmerman was recently found not guilty in his death, and this has caused an extreme level of outrage among many Americans.

As for subjects away from the news, the show still expects to deliver on a number of different fronts.

1. There will be a focus on the new crisis for Sloan Sabbath, as some very racy photos of her appear online thanks to a vengeful ex-boyfriend.

2. Now back at “News Night,” Jim tries to figure out how to help Maggie, but the problem is that nobody knows how to help Maggie (with even her included in that).

3. Will has a personal crisis to deal with courtesy of his father, who seems to be suffering from what could very well be a heart attack.

By the time that this episode comes to a close, hopefully we will have answers to these three stories, and also some more details on the Genoa plotline that has grown to be so complicated already. Even though we do not love every facet of this plotline, we still believe that last week was the best episode that “The Newsroom” has put on all year, and the show is poised potentially to only get better and better from here.

Check back here later as we will have a new review for this episode up at that time.

Photo: HBO

Love TV? Be sure to like Matt & Jess on Facebook for more updates!