"My mother and I can only protect you from the board if you're making money," Reese tells Will. This ties in with the scene with Sloan earlier, and it seems that doing a news show well versus doing a news show that makes money will be a key theme here in the final season. "Let's do sports, Charlie. We love sports," Will says to his friend. "You mean try out for a team?" Charlie, ever the joker, asks.
Their misery soon gives way to something else, as Neal tells them what he has. The documents in his possession were stolen, yes. But they reveal that a series of stories planted by an American firm doing contract work for the Department of Defense led to rioting in Kundu that killed 38, including three Americans.
In telling his story to Will, Charlie, Reese and Mac, Neal reveals that he asked his source to provide him with more documents. This could be a double-edged sword, as the documents may have provided "News Night" with the story that can save the network, but Neal technically committed a crime by asking the source to steal more documents.
While that meeting takes place, Sloan pieces together another major story. AWN did not see its stock drop, even after the disappointing numbers that Reese revealed earlier. Sloan is able to deduce that the stock stayed the same because a hostile takeover is in the works, involving Reese's two half-siblings, who will hold enough stock to execute the takeover when they turn 25, in just a few days.