The Newsroom Recap: ‘We Have Gone to the Zoo’

On prestige cable dramas, it’s the penultimate episode that usually holds the most shocking violence. But on The Newsroom the only thing wounded in “Election Night, Part 1” is News Night’s pride. It’s been only a day since Charlie, Will, and MacKenzie tried to resign, but the people who work at ACN are still as powerless as they were before. A loss of agency doesn’t sit well with that many type-A personalities, and so everybody’s searching for a hint that they can still shape the world around them, rather than wait for events to shape them. As Neal astutely put it, it’s “funny the things people try and control when they're not in control.”  Read More...


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