share. report. Rebecca tells Don that Jerry deliberately set the interview up because he knew Don would deliver a scathing and possibly slanderous review of him. Six months later, the newsroom is working like a well-oiled machine when the news breaks that there was a bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. In the latter half of the first season, Don and Sloan are seen to have a supportive friendship. Later, when she's decided to stay, he's relieved, but she says they won't be speaking anytime soon. Stranded in a Moscow airport, Jim and Maggie look to land seats for a Cuban-bound plane, hoping to interview one of its high-profile passengers. From the start, Mac does not necessarily approve of the two of them together, and tells Maggie to stand up for herself. There might also be suit, suit of clothes, dress suit, full dress, tailcoat, tail coat, tails, white tie, and white tie and tails. The plan was for Don and Eliot to move into Mack and Will's roles, respectively, and the rest of the team and continue their legacy. Don also demonstrates a possible fear of commitment and considerable insecurity in his relationship with Maggie, as he observes a budding mutual attraction between her and Jim Harper. Initially, the relationship is purely physical but Don decides he wants something more serious, which Sloan eventually comes on board with. hide. He tells Jim that he is capable of delivering the program that they are working towards and confides his frustrations. video. He tells her to ask follow-up questions and not let them off the hook. When Jim tries to discuss it with him he ends the conversation abruptly. Will initially has a contentious relationship with Don, and abused Don when Don was his EP. Don attends the News Night New Year's Eve party on December 31, 2010 and announces that he intends to set Jim up with Maggie's roommate Lisa. She and Neal discover that all of the bidders are fictional characters from classic films, with the winning bidder being Sidney Falco from the 1957 film Sweet Smell of Success. She tasks Neal with tracking down the buyer, but he runs into trouble when it turns out that the buyer used an alias, Sidney Falco, who is a character in 'Sweet Smell of Success.' This leads to Neal leaving the newsroom and going into hiding in Venezuela. Rate. 25 Don, looking at the pilot's United lapels, realizes why the flight attendant has been so strict with the rules, and that perhaps her vigilance is well-placed. Thomas Sadoski News Night covers civil unrest in Cairo after the Egyption president refuses to leave his post despite losing the election. When Maggie gets upset with Don for this move, he defends himself, saying he's the "fourth-least" guilty person in this situation. Don is arguably one of the smartest people in the news room, only surpassed by Will, Sloan, while likely on equal footing with Charlie and Mack. I'm not making this more than it is," Maggie Jordan "It is more than it is," Jim Harper He sets her up with Jim. In June 2011, Don is seen helping the News Night team prep for the debate audition, though he still has a bit of a distance from them (i.e., when Will asks, "Who thinks Mac is going crazy?" Don then gives the bowtie as a gift to Sloan, hoping to assuage her grief over Charlie's death. Jim is stunned. Appearing to embrace Pruit's mandate to capture younger viewers, Charlie orders a reluctant Don to track down principals in a sexual-abuse case at an elite college. He took the information to Will, Mack, and Charlie who collectively agreed they need to focus that evenings show on the disaster. Maggie's boyfriend Don Keefer invites Lisa to the Atlantis World Media group's New Year's Eve party on 31 December 2010. All their scenes in Season 2 except for those in episode 5 which were the only ones flagged for copyright for some reason. You're gonna be like St. Valentine himself. Maggie: And I don't want it to be ruined by Lisa, who will ruin it if she doesn't have a romantic Valentine's day. Wade approaches Will with info on the government's flagging ability to fight financial crime; Don gets Maggie to fix Jim up with her roommate, Lisa; Neal's 'Bigfoot is real' pitch falls on deaf ears. Ultimately, Charlie, Will, and Mack decide to rescind their resignations, which Reese reveals he would've rejected anyway. Don (Thomas Sadoski) and Maggie (Alison Pill) seemed to be doing well in their relationship, even though Maggie revealed she had feelings … After he leaves, Don tells Sloan that he still wants to commit to Maggie, which she says, "is what a good guy would do.". Don comes in and offers again to take Maggie with him to 10:00. ("News Night 2.0"), Don is insulted when Will McAvoy issues an on air apology for the failings of the News Night program to accurately report the news and inform the electorate because of concern over ratings. ("We Just Decided To"), Don's last act for News Night was to clash with incoming senior producer Jim Harper over the significance of a news alert informing them of an explosion at the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Rate. In the Office, Jim professes his feelings for Pam who says she can’t be with him because she’s getting married (Roy a few episodes earlier finally set a wedding date, showing his commitment to her). Don worries that she doesn't have a high opinion of herself, and tells her, "You're impressive." Rate. Further, as a former Executive Producer of News Night, Don is upset by the program's new direction as it paints his ratings driven follow-up in a bad light. Don infers incorrectly that he was there to tell Maggie about the flowers, and so confesses instead. Subscribe to HBO: http://itsh.bo/10qIqsjTune in for a new episode of \"The Newsroom: every Sunday at 10pm. The breakup is mostly amicable, though they rarely run into each other post-breakup. After briefly living with Maggie, her cousin sends Don a link to the video of Maggie shouting at a Sex and the City tour bus, a bus on which Jim happened to be riding. Don opts to reconcile with Maggie. Don continues to have a fractious relationship with Maggie, and they have temporarily broken up in this episode. She says she's frustrated since she has not been able to move the needle on Americans' feelings on the debt ceiling, and hints that Will's decision to not return to News Night also factored into her decision. 8. The apology aired at the opening of the show on Monday, April 26, 2010. Angry, both girls leave, and Maggie inadvertently confesses her feelings about Jim to Jim when yelling at a Sex and the City tour bus. ("Unintended Consequences") Jordan starts as a News Night intern and later Will McAvoy's assistant. But it might be coming back anyway. This lead to Jerry's immediate termination. It's not that I don't get it. In the latest episode they were talking about that huffpo article and something to do with sluts, and for some reason Maggie was mad at Hallie for writing about women's issues. She points out that she just turned down a $4 million a year salary to do good, so she doesn't quite live in the realm of practicality. Lisa and Jim begin dating but initially hide the relationship from Maggie, who Lisa knows has a crush on Jim. He finds her, and they sit on the floor as she works through her feelings of humiliation and rage. Later, he accompanies her to punch the ex-boyfriend. She is introduced as the lowest-ranking producer who is on-again-off-again with her big-shot asshole (at least for the first few seasons) boyfriend. Afterwards, they argue about whether or not she should have revealed off-the-record information when he unexpectedly asks her about whether or not he is losing Maggie. Don tells Mac she doesn't trust anyone who isn't Jim, including him. Lucas Pruitt, the network's new owner also attempts to institute new changes to appeal to a younger crowd. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Education EPISODE 6 Bullies A lingering bout with insomnia drives Will to keep a long-standing therapy appointment. He then tells Maggie about the women he's seen during their breakups. In the wake of Don's departure Mac announces a new approach for News Night, a complete overhaul of the way the news was covered based on three "I"s: 1) Is this information we need in the voting booth? Maggie is so "annoying" because she has no concept of self. Over the course of this transaction, Neal accidentally commits espionage when he instructs the whistleblower how to gather classified documents from the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communication System (JWICS). She deduces that he's the bidder, and gives him a new autographed copy of the book before passionately kissing him in the control room. First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers, https://thenewsroom.fandom.com/wiki/Don_Keefer?oldid=9807. 15 Sep. 2013 Election Night: Part II. Sloan replies, "Sometimes boys are vague with their messages," which appears to affect Don, who abruptly turns back to working. Maggie and Don have a contentious, on-off relationship spanning approximately 18 months and the entire first season of the series. Will pays for Amen's release. Sloan, as well as Elliot and other passengers, point out to Don how much he talks about his relationship problems with Maggie. Last seen Then she has to deal with Don leaving her, her roommate getting pissed at her and all that shit happening in Africa. Frustrated, Mack asks Don who the most responsible journalist he knows is, to which he responds that Mack is. ", Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Born Later, though, while working with Don in his office, she spies the poster for the movie. Charlie Skinner is furious with Sloan for crossing reporting boundaries and suspends her with pay. Jim knows that Don is about to ask her to move in and so does not break up with Lisa. The incisive coverage culminates with a live broadcast in November 2010 on the day of the 112th Congressional elections where the Tea Party win many seats. Eventually Wyatt reveals he's a fan of theirs and there really isn't anything he can do about their relationship anyway since ACN is getting purchased out from under AWM's oversight. Moments later reports that she is alive and in surgery are confirmed. Now number four is the one that made me go “wtf Sorkin?” However, the flight attendant will not allow them to move around the cabin. While Don and Maggie were still together, Jim departed the news room temporarily to fill in for a young correspondent who was covering Mitt Romney's New Hampshire campaign tour. First seen TV Shows: Newsroom fanfiction archive with over 744 stories. Don feels responsible for provoking Elliot's actions. 3) Is the story in historical context?" Only on HBO. ("I'll Try to Fix You"). 0. during the blackout, Don is the only one to raise his hand.). During the 2012 US Presidential Election coverage, Charlie, Will, and Mack all decided to hand in their resignations to ACN's owner Leona Lansing, believing that to be the only thing that could salvage the network from the crippling blow of retracting the whole Genoa story. He studied at the prestigious Columbia School of Journalism and received his first internship from Mack after graduating. After Charlie's passing, Leona advised Lucas to promote Mack to Charlie's former job as a way to salvage his reputation following a damaging article that had previously been printed about him in a magazine. Maggie wakes up to Don packing up. Don tells Will that, on the many breaks with Maggie, he will go out and date other women. The series chronicles behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. An emergency meeting with the Genoa team recounted what happened on the air, and they determined to stand by the story regardless. During this episode, Jim intercepts a flower delivery to Don, and leaves the flowers with Will. The judge quickly dismisses Don from jury duty at which point he returns to the newsroom. Sloan says he's not, but also admits that she doesn't often read romantic situations properly. They have been dating for approximately four months when the show starts, but Don is reluctant to commit to Maggie, and does not want to meet her parents. – MWCLT. On the night of bin Laden's death, Don is coming back from the Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C. with Elliot and Sloan. Don is annoyed when Charlie insists that Elliot take time off to recover. IS THIS THE FINAL TIME? During one of these follow-up interviews on Right Now, Eliot's interview with Eric Sweeney, one of the Marines involved in the operation, revealed that Sweeney had actually sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury, which discredited all of his testimony. Don is upset that the apology makes it look as though he was partly responsible and because it makes his ratings driven 10:00 program seem silly. Don's change throughout the series is earned, makes sense, and is a joy to watch. During the disastrous debate audition in The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate, Don plays Rick Santorum. Don eventually tracked down the rape victim at Princeton, and spoke to her privately hoping to dissuade her from coming on the show to discuss her experience because ACN's new owner wants her to appear int he studio with the accused. "What Kind of Day Has It Been" Don and Sloan immediately clash with the team after the latter launches an app that allows people to stalk celebrities. They make up and break up several times throughout the first half of the first season, though both are extremely conflicted about it. With Mack succeeding Charlie, she initially offers her old job to Don but he refused instead wanting to continue his work with Eliot at 10 o' clock. Don and Eliot remain at 10 o' clock. Including a new digital team to manage ACN's digital assets in Neal's absence. On occasion, his ego causes him to overstep his authority such as when he lays into Will for presumably ruining his career at Northwestern, or when he reprimands Eliot during their 2010 midterm election coverage. 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Last year her boyfriend forgot it was Valentine's Day and went to a Rangers game with his friends. Charlie comes up for a way to Sloan to save the reputation of Tanaka; she has to lie on air and say that she made an error in translating what he said. ("I'll Try to Fix You"), On Saturday January 8, 2011, Charlie has called Don in to help formulate a damage-control strategy for Will's increasing prominence in the tabloids. Jim told him about the report and his highly placed sources within BP and Haliburton who were very concerned about controlling the spill. Don Keefer is an Executive Producer for Right Now with Elliot Hirsch, though he frequently collaborates with the News Night team. News Night focuses a portion of its coverage on the Tea Party and their views, funding and co-opting of the Republican Party. He then tells the pilot, co-pilot, and "Flight Attendant Crazy Lady" that the U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden "for you" tonight. Instead of just handing it to him, she kisses him first, stunning Don and most of the control room. Over the next several days the newsroom works around the clock, maintaining coverage of the bombing and the developments thereof, culminating in the police capture of Dzhokar Tsarnaev in Watertown, Massachusetts. Don Keefer Elliot is welcomed back to the newsroom. The staff struggle to locate Amen while also prepping their next show. Will speaks to Don about his anger over the events. mackenzie mchale. Flattered, she asks for another name, and Don tells her about a journalism professor he had at Columbia who is now in her 70s and handles "garbage" stories for the Associated Press. Rate. Charlie notes that, "When Don says 'Eat me,' that's usually the end of the conversation.". Next, Maggie confronts Jim – again, in the middle of the newsroom – and asks him if he feels awkward seeing her at work now. Jim argued that the incident could be a catastrophe while Don believed that it was merely a search and rescue operation by the US Coast Guard. Sweeney), she is watching him produce 'Right Now' and worrying about the strong wording in the Pentagon's refutation. Romance(s) Will attempts to reject their resignation but Jim and Don remind him that he won't be in a position to do so if he's already left ACN. Don is totally incredulous from the start, as are Jim and Sloan, believing that something of that magnitude wouldn't have been kept secret. 5. On the night of the 2012 presidential election, Maggie and Don chase a story, Sloan and Mac ask Neal for a favor, Don learns that Jerry has a lawsuit in store for … Don smoothly and effortlessly guides Sloan and Eliot through the segment, asking them not to focus on the current upheaval happening outside the studio. He has a quick wit, and often flexes his intellectual muscle around others in the news room, although not always successfully. 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