The drama and dialogue and humor is always good. It’s never been a realistic show but did go farther over the line than normal tonight with the idea a network calling an election would matter all that much, not to mention a president-elect being able to snap his fingers and tank a merger.
The episode was comically absurd. Near the end, Roman had the throwaway line something like "of course none of this tonight really matters" referring to the notion that their network call of the Republican doesn't actually make it so. I feel like that was tossed in by the writers to offset an entire hour of fantasyland. Every character on the show spent the night acting as though there was permanence and real consequence to ATN making that call. The episode was porn for people who hate Fox News. I get it, but the show has done a brilliant job not going for that low hanging fruit for 4 years. It was an intelligent show until last night.