Meanwhile, the Genoa tip is looking more real. The Pentagon flack who shows up to chase Charlie off Genoa actually seems to confirm it. The two themes make the fate of the Genoa story - a massive blunder that could end "News Night" - both surprising and understandable.
The final piece of the puzzle may have been given to us at the end of the episode, with Will's father dying. The stage is set for a Will McAvoy breakdown which could distract the rest of the team from seeing the red flags in the Genoa story. And maybe next week it will be him, huddled, crying in a dark office.