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    "Will didn’t feel like a father. He felt like a spectator. He was watching Mac change, watching their son struggle but live, fight, and he was in awe, but he couldn’t make himself do any more than watch."
    Mackenzie and Will's little boy is born months early and Will is terrified to hold such a fragile baby, but with Mackenzie's help Will realizes that he has the strength to be gentle.

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    Her maternity leave comes to an abrupt end when Charlotte is only five weeks old. Pruitt calls her daily, and she finally packs a diaper bag, calls a car, and shows up in the office, baby Charlie bundled in her arms.

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    Before this moment, enraptured isn't a word she'd ever think of when it came to Will, and yet as she sees a tiny hand curled around his thumb, she knows that's exactly what he is.

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    It is weird, in a way, that it has taken the death of his father to be able to say out loud what he has known for months.

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    "Sometimes Will could hardly believe that this was his life, that he got to have these kinds of arguments with Mac, with his son, with his daughter. Sometimes it was all too easy to imagine the life that he would have had if Mac hadn’t come to News Night [...] Most often, he was too busy with life to dwell on what ifs."
    A glimpse into the distant future for Will and Mac.

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    "The one thing Mackenzie had never been vocal about was having children."
    Mackenzie never wanted children and when she discovered she was pregnant, she made a choice that could forever destroy everything she built with Will.

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    Will and Mackenzie go home after Election Night, but all does not go as expected.

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    It turns out to be the hardest year of her life. These are the things that make it easier.

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    This is a story about MacKenzie McHale and bowling, about how she finds herself in sweatpants in a bowling alley and about how one day she gets her perfect game.

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    They both like control.

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    After the stabbing the Navy doctor told her it was highly unlikely that even she did conceive that it would implant, that between the adhesions and the depth and angle of the knife wound she would probably never carry a viable pregnancy, and yet here she is, staring at two pink lines on a stupid white stick ten days after her husband was thrown into federal prison.

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    Three moments. One from the recent past, and two from the not-so-distant future.

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    Mac knew that it was going to be a long several months when she told Will she was pregnant, and she is at her wit's end when Will takes his job as director of morale a little too seriously. Even as she tries to calm him down though, Mac secretly loves how much he cares, which is what makes it so hard to argue with him.

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    When Will hears that a MacKenzie McHale has moved into town and plans to start a newspaper, he has to laugh.

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    “I can’t, Charlie. Jim is the one you want.”
    Charlie didn't manage to convince Mac to take over News Night, but some things are just fated, and Will and Mac always find their way to each other in the end. Based on finale flashbacks.

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    "I always thought you didn't like me." [...] "I didn't like you. At first."

    Mackenzie gets a late night visitor and a few encouraging words.

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    Mac copes with being alone and discovers that she's not.

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    There’s a girl sitting two tables over that Will hasn’t seen before. He’s seen and met everyone in his hick town about three thousand times over and there’s never anyone new.

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    On Valentine's Day 2014, Don and Sloan become someone's first visitors.

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    "I thought we were past this stage," Will murmured, gathering Mac's hair in his hands. "Isn't this a first trimester thing?"
    "Apparently, with your kid, it's an any trimester thing," Mac muttered.

    Post-finale.

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