Season: 2 / Episode: 1
First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers
Date: July 14, 2013
This Television Episode refers to Of Thee I Sing
Intern reading the book of this musical
Will describes the events of the past year while in a deposition with lawyer, Rebecca Halliday (Marcia Gay Harden). Reese Lansing is denied entry to a House committee hearing on copyright protection. Jim Harper assigns himself as ACN's correspondent for the Mitt Romney presidential campaign to get away from Maggie because of his feelings for her. To replace him, Mac calls Jerry Dantana (Hamish Linklater), a producer for ACN's D.C. bureau. Maggie is living with Don, but the two break up after Don discovers a video of Maggie declaring her love for Jim (in the Season 1 finale) posted online. Will is in trouble with the public after calling the Tea Party "the American Taliban," which is why Reese was ejected from the committee hearing. Cyrus West, one of the panelists for News Night, gives Jerry Dantana a tip about a black ops mission called Operation Genoa. Takes place between August 23 and September 12, 2011.