Things I loved: Maggie dealing with her stupid boyfriend shit by going to Uganda and cutting all her hair off. Maggie and Don breaking up because TIRESOME. Mackenzie being awesome, basically; Mr. A’s comment on the show last year was that she didn’t do enough for you to buy her as this badass professionally.
I hope we get to see more of her unique ability to hit broken shit and stick duct tape on it until it works the way it should. That’s the story I love anyway.
Marcia Gay Harden. She’s the perfect foil for Will’s obnoxiousness.
I am a cheap date because the running gag of Will not being able to remember anyone’s name makes me laugh every time.
Sloan and Charlie! Being friends and making fun of each other instead of being horrible. I love this development so much I can’t tell you. I feel like they should go get drinks and talk about being surrounded by idiots.
Speaking of things I love and Charlie, LEONA! Any time we get some Leona I am a happy girl, and I think maybe the rest of the show should be fired and replaced with totally forgettable people so that it can just be the Charlie and Leona Banter Bitchily About Stuff Hour, because I would watch the shit out of that every night.
Things I did not love: A retread of Will being a pussy because of outside pressure, like, get over it once and for all and always be over it. Did everybody really not expect teawads, who are the pettiest of the petty, NOT to retaliate in the pettiest, most obnoxious possible way? Does Charlie, of all people, counsel knuckling under here? Does Leona, newly empowered at the end of last season, get pissed off again? It rang false to me.
Things I am cautiously optimistic about: The new producer (LOVE the actor) and his seemingly fake story. If we’re doing a Dan Rather thing, could be fantastic, especially if after all the hullabaloo the story turns out to be true anyway. It’s all setup at this point, and the whole “Aristotlean confluence of events” better be building towards something other than a mid-season re-set button.