‘The Newsroom’ season 2, episode 8 preview: Election night and the wait begins

Moving on -We’ll start this article on “The Newsroom” off with what is going to be the bad news when it comes to the show: There’s no new episode airing next weekend. As for the reasoning, well no network wants to burn off an episode of new content on Labor Day Weekend, where Sunday becomes a Saturday to many people, and enjoying time outside with your grill takes precedence over watching things live. (With all of this being said, if you can afford HBO, you can probably afford a DVR.)

When the show does return in two weeks, it will be doing so with “Election Night,” the first of two stories that will work to wrap up what has been a very complicated but strong season. It’s exciting, given that this is the first real opportunity that we have had to see just what the “News Night” world could look like post-Genoa, provided that the litigation is still not going on at the time.

In addition to the promo below, which informs us that Mackenzie still seems to be rather interested in someone firing her, the synopsis makes it clear that there is a very careful attitude among the show’s team in fear of getting another story wrong:

“Will becomes the director of morale as ‘News Night’ goes forward with its election night coverage; Sloan is upset that her book was auctioned with a forged signature; the team considers holding off on a story that might influence a Senate race.”

We at least give the show props for staying as strong as it has so far, and not giving us any “WTF?” storylines on part with Neal rambling on about Bigfoot.

If you do want to read our full review for last night’s episode of “The Newsroom,” be sure to visit the link here.

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