This is the second or third episode of this season so far where a lot happens in the plot, and yet it feels as though the show is spinning in place. There's an odd weightlessness, even as seemingly momentous things occur on screen.
Even though we know it's all going to fall apart, the story of the supposed American war crime in Pakistan continues to intrigue. It's somewhat encouraging that it is the framing around which the entire season appears to be based.
Most of "The Newsroom's" biggest problems are still big problems, but remains a show with an incredible cast, a creator who is capable of great things, and a premise that could still work. Let's keep our fingers crossed, shall we?
"The Newsroom" caught a lot of flack during its first season. But the lights will be back on at Newsnight this Sunday, and before viewers open fire on Sorkin's latest work, I'd like to take the time to point out why Season 1 was actually great.