'The Newsroom' Season 2, Episode 3: Code name 'Willie Pete'

Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum sent the latest session of "The Newsroom" flying out of the gate.Clips of all of those 2012 Republican presidential candidates fueled the opening moments of "Willie Pete," Sunday's (July 28) episode of the HBO drama that had a teleplay by series creator and executive producer Aaron Sorkin. The scenes served as lead-ins for "News Night" anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) to target those who had booed a question asked via YouTube by a gay soldier serving in Iraq.Moments later, the show reaffirmed that it's revisiting its past while moving forward, as Mac (Emily Mortimer) again grilled Will about a very personal voice mail he left her last season. He still maintained he couldn't recall leaving it, since he had been "high."The past came back to haunt Will in another, somewhat related way, with gossip columnist Nina Howard (returnee Hope Davis, who also worked with Daniels on...


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