‘The Newsroom and Osama Bin Laden’

I’m not going to attempt to write a review of this Episode, I’d rather you watch it next week on Sky Atlantic. I will say this though. After a shaky start it’s finally clicked, the episode was well written (crappy love story aside) and the moment with Don on the plane yelling about how paranoid they are that you have to remain seated when the plane is still, and the subsequent reminder of why the rules are there culminating with him telling the crew before the rest of the country that Osama was killed was very emotional.
However as usual the best bit belongs to Will

“Good evening. From New York City, I’m Will McAvoy. ACN is now able to report and confirm that for the first time in almost three decades, the world has no reason to fear Osama Bin Laden. In just a moment, in a live address to the nation, the president will announce that in a coordinated operation under the cover of darkness, US Special Forces tonight killed the leader of Al-Qaeda and the mastermind behind the deadly attack of September 11th, 2001. It’s been nine years, seven months and twenty days since America’s most wanted criminal took from us 2,977 American sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, friends and colleagues. We were transformed that morning into a different nation, more fearful and, of course, more hostile. And while nothing, not even this victory our country has waited for for such a long time, can bring back the souls lost on that terrible morning in New York City, in Virginia, a field in Pennsylvania, and all across America and the world, let tonight serve as a welcome reminder that throughout our history, America’s darkest days have always been followed by its finest hours. Here now, from the East Room of The White House, the President of the United States.”


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