Well, we’ve reached the end of the first season and I’m still coming to terms with the fact that the episode wasn’t titled “What Kind of Day Has it Been” as every other first season finale of every Sorkin show to date has been. For the record, I don’t hate the title, “The Greater Fool.” In fact, I really like the concept and what it represents. It’s perfectly fitting for the show. What I don’t like, is that it’s not “What Kind of Day Has it Been.” I completely understand why it wouldn’t necessarily work (you know, seeing as the episode didn’t take place over the course of a single day.), but it still rankles me. For your reading pleasure I’ve left my all-caps freak-outs that I wrote out in my notes. There are… quite a few.
We start the episode with Lonnie, Mac and a door guard searching Will’s apartment. Someone saw him go in, but never come out. (There’s a joke in there somewhere.) Lonnie finds a trail of blood, one that starts at the New York Magazine sitting on his desk and leads to his body, shirt bloodied, crumpled in front of the toilet. After being rushed to the hospital, the doctor says that his stomach was bleeding because he self-medicated with antidepressants. Lonnie knows that Will takes antidepressants, but Mac didn’t. She’s upset she missed that development, though she did contribute knowledge of old college injuries.