Episode 3.01 – Boston
Season 3 begins in April 2013 in the aftermath of the Genoa disaster, so the “News Night” team treat a breaking story cautiously, a strategy that could benefit them in the long run. Meanwhile, an anonymous source contacts Neal about stolen government documents that may be related to riots overseas; Sloan tries to solve a puzzle; and Maggie subs for Elliot following the Boston Marathon bombings.
Episode 3.02 – Run
Will tries to protect Neal from the fallout over the leak; Maggie considers eavesdropping.
Episode 3.03 – Main Justice
Leona and Reece try to raise cash to save the network; Will gets a surprise.
Episode 3.04 – Contempt
Will stands firm in his refusal to reveal the source of the stolen documents.
EW: Will there be a time jump when the show premieres?
AARON SORKIN: We’re ahead about five months. However, once the season starts each episode begins right after the last one ended so there are no time jumps during the season. It’s a very compressed season. Once again, we’re telling one story throughout the whole season, there are stories that come off like branches, but there’s one story that we begin in the first episode and goes to the end.
Can you tease the main story?
Well, without giving too much away, it’s something that we’ve been talking about for the last 2 years: government and journalism. A lot of people feel like the current administration has been really tough on reporters and whistleblowers. I realize I’m not making it sound exciting but it involves one of our characters in a lot of jeopardy. Our people have a story that was given to them by a government whistleblower and the Justice Department wants the name of their source and they won’t give it up. So we see how far they’re willing to go for that.
The Newsroom returns to HBO November 9 for its six final episodes. Was it difficult for you to say goodbye to your character of cable news executive Leona Lansing? It really was. Aaron [Sorkin] has done a great job in the third season of wrapping everything up. Fans will be pleased. He’s such a genius. – See more at: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/interview-jane-fonda-on-her-ties-to-atlanta-working-with-tina-fey-and-her-new-netflix-series/#sthash.avHcHHGM.dpuf
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