'The Newsroom' Season 2, episode 7: 'Red Team III' faces the music on Operation Genoa

Operation Genoa has hit the fan.If the preceding story opened the gate just a bit on the erosion of ACN's report about the alleged use of sarin gas by U.S. troops overseas, "Red Team III" -- Sunday's (Aug. 25) episode of HBO's "The Newsroom" written, as all of the show's teleplays this season have been, by series creator Aaron Sorkin -- swung that gate wide open, as network lawyer Rebecca (Marcia Gay Harden) played hardball in determining what went wrong.Don (Thomas Sadoski) started the hour in the hot seat, squarely putting the blame on Jerry Dantana (Hamish Linklater) for the circumstances that had brought ACN "to its knees." Jerry's wrongful-termination lawsuit against the network was a prime reason behind the staff depositions, and Don appealed to Rebecca to put an end to the "insane" proceedings.She couldn't, because of what Jerry claimed was an "institutional failure" for which he was made the scapegoat. Rebecca wanted Don's...



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