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An anonymous source tells Charlie that a huge story of national significance is about to break. When the President announces a televised speech for later that night, the 'News Night' staff is force to her their one year anniversary party short. The team rushes back to the office, with speculation running rampant. The death of Osama bin Laden is soon confirmed, but Will may be too stoned to file a live report.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Sunday August 05th, 2012

Director: Joshua Marston
Writer: Aaron Sorkin

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Aug 21, 2012


Guest Stars
Adina PorterAdina Porter
As Kendra James
Chris ChalkChris Chalk
As Gary Cooper
David HarbourDavid Harbour
As Elliot Hirsch
Kelen ColemanKelen Coleman
As Lisa Lambert
Natalie Morales (2)Natalie Morales (2)
As Kaylee
Salli Richardson-WhitfieldSalli Richardson-Whitfield
As Jane Barrow
Stephen McKinley HendersonStephen McKinley Henderson
voiced Solomon Hancock
Terry CrewsTerry Crews
As Lonny Church
Christina KirkChristina Kirk
As Flight Attendant

Co-Guest Stars
Charlie WeirauchCharlie Weirauch
As Jake Watson
John F. CarpenterJohn F. Carpenter
As Herb Wilson
Margaret JudsonMargaret Judson
As Tess Westin
Thomas MatthewsThomas Matthews
As Martin Stallworth
Trieu TranTrieu Tran
As Joey Phan
Wynn EverettWynn Everett
As Tamara Hart
Aston MoioAston Moio
As Lester
Bruno AmatoBruno Amato
As Police Officer #3
Chase KimChase Kim
As Passenger #2
Jaime FauthJaime Fauth
As Passenger #5
Jeff CorbettJeff Corbett
As Captain
Jordana CapraJordana Capra
As Passenger #4
Kahlil GarciaKahlil Garcia
As Police Officer #2
Mark ScheibmeirMark Scheibmeir
As Jeffrey Miller
Reatha GreyReatha Grey
As Passenger #3
Ron OstrowRon Ostrow
As Passenger #1
Sergio EnriqueSergio Enrique
As Police Officer #1
Main Cast
Jeff DanielsJeff Daniels
As Will McAvoy
Emily MortimerEmily Mortimer
As Mackenzie MacHale
John Gallagher, Jr.John Gallagher, Jr.
As Jim Harper
Alison PillAlison Pill
As Maggie Jordan
Thomas SadoskiThomas Sadoski
As Don Keefer
Dev PatelDev Patel
As Neal Sampat
Olivia MunnOlivia Munn
As Sloan Sabbith
Sam WaterstonSam Waterston
As Charlie Skinner


The episode begins and Charlie is out on the terrace at Will's apartment getting a call from an anonymous source; he wants to be a "Deep Throat" for him. Inside Will's throwing the one year and one week anniversary party for the reboot of “News Night". The kids are playing drinking games. Will is singing Jonathan Edwards tunes with Jim. Lonny is playing chess. Will is justifying his need for medical marijuana, which is in the cookies he was handed by Neal and his girlfriend. They warn him to be careful. Charlie meanwhile, waits for the email that his source told him was coming. Later Jim is shown looking at his computer and Maggie comes in to chat. ..

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Episode Notes
U.S. viewers: 1.76 million

Other Episode Crew

CreatorAaron Sorkin
Executive ProducerAlan Poul  |  Scott Rudin  |  Aaron Sorkin
Co-Executive ProducerPaul Redford  |  Denis Biggs  |  Greg Mottola
Co-ProducerDauri Chase  |  Eli Bush  |  Lauren Lohman  |  Christine Larson-nitzsche
Associate ProducerSarah Rath
Production DesignerRichard Hoover
EditorHoward Leder
CastingNancy M. Perkins  |  Francine Maisler
Unit Production ManagerChristine Larson-nitzsche
First Assistant DirectorMark Tobey
Second Assistant DirectorZach Hunt
MusicAlex Wurman
Director of PhotographyTodd McMullen
Production SupervisorJulie Camino
Main Title ThemeThomas Newman
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