"Willie Pete"
Season 2, Episode 3
Season 2 Episode 3
Air date July 28, 2013
Written by Story by:
Michael Gunn,
Elizabeth Peterson,
Aaron Sorkin
Teleplay by:
Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter
Episode Guide
"The Genoa Tip"
"Unintended Consequences"

Willie Pete is the third episode of the second season, and the thirteenth episode of the series overall. The teleplay was adapted by Executive Producer Aaron Sorkin, and the story was written by Sorkin, Michael Gunn, and Elizabeth Peterson. This episode first aired on July 28, 2013; the events of this episode begin on September 23, 2011 and conclude September 30, 2011.



Will renews his "mission to civilize" whilst searching out an office leak, Mac and Jerry further investigate the Genoa tip and Jim demands more answers from the Romney campaign.

Will condemns the would-be GOP presidential candidates for allowing an openly-gay soldier to be booed during a town hall debate. Charlie and Will discover that Reese was behind the office leak. As well as, attempting to woo Nina Howard on a couple of occasions. Dantana and Mac sit down with Gunnery Sergeant Eric Sweeney who recounts the alleged use of sarin gas. Sloan and Don converse over her insecurities. Maggie moves forward with her Uganda report. Neal receives criticism from Mac about taking the Occupy Wall Street movement so seriously. Jim continues to stand up for what he believes in by peppering the Romney press consultants with questions and continually request time with the candidate. Later, he inspires Hallie and Stillman to revolt against the Romney press consultants. Instead, this results in all three of them being expelled from the bus.



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External linksEdit

The Newsroom Season 2 (2013)
#201 "First Thing We Do, Let’s Kill All the Lawyers" #206 "One Step Too Many"
#202 "The Genoa Tip" #207 "Red Team III"
#203 "Willie Pete" #208 "Election Night, Part I"
#204 "Unintended Consequences" #209 "Election Night, Part II"
#205 "News Night with Will McAvoy"

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