31 May 2003 | RealLiveClaude
A satisfying sequel !
The first season of "Scoop" was so successful that the authors decided to write the further intrigue of Montreal's best team of journalists.
The "L'Express" newspaper is living some dark times: money is tight, editor-in-chief Rivard (Remy Girard is with serious alcohol problems, a new wise-cracking journalist (Micheline Lanctot) came in to replace a journalist on maternity leave (Francine Ruel), the rival newspaper is gaining readers on more juicy scoops, and the star photograph (Michel Barrette) is jealous over a new recruit (Fabien Dupuis), who has also eyes on his own daughter...
Our main caracters, Michel Gagne (Roy Dupuis) and Stephanie Rousseau (Macha Grenon), have difficulty to cope themselves since the birth of their son Francis. Unable to withstand the pressure that his son will become heir of a big fortune later, Michel leaves for a short while to visit his dad (Gilles Pelletier), an officer in the Canadian Army, and for an article, meet an old hermit (Marc Favreau) who will give him a vision for his life, enough maybe to reconcilate with Stephanie again.
The coming of a new president, Justine Lalonde (Louise Marleau), will bring trouble in the office. Even Emile Rousseau (Claude Leveille), the newspaper magnate who owns "L'Express", who hired her, suspects that she is a spy from his competition, who would like to buy "L'Express". A final solution might be set to save some jobs, and give his daughter Stephanie a chance to shine. (though Stephanie and her dad never went along since the latter never wanted her to pursuit her career due to her inheritance status, and she never wanted to sit on the money...)
Add to that several stories (including a boxing championship with former champ Deano Clavet) and you got a good story here, with good acting and a cliff-hanger for the next one the following year...