Anna faces a difficult decision. Blake orders Rogers to report to Andre. Martha offered a clever solution. The very important shocker at the end of the episode was the sudden return of Major Hewlett as head of British Intelligence in the colonies. However, an unforeseen complication occurred when three British officers approached the men. Instead of a successful hit, the remaining thug shows Simcoe the dead body in back of the wagon.
Hewlett says the male slaves are being shipped for war and has made arrangements for Abigail. Jamie Bell stars as Abe Woodhull of the Culper spy ring. He immediately sent Abigail to Philadelphia to deliver a message to the future Mrs. Simcoe calls the assignment a demotion but agrees to accept if he may base the Rangers in a place of his choosing. Caleb laughed at the mention of Rogers as Culper. At Whitehall, Simcoe asks Hewlett's permission to inquire about the Tallmadge and Brewster families.
Andre and Philomena trap General Charles Lee into saying he supplied the British with the location of the safe house, where the ambush occurred, but Lee insists he doesn't know about the attack. Who knew women could be spies?!? Ben tells Caleb to collect the British's gunpowder from the schoolhouse. Hewlett tells Simcoe he lacks evidence of spies and still hasn't found the Patriot petition. Andre says he planned to try to turn Terrence into a double agent. Robert Rodgers finds himself unexpectedly unemployed. Benedict Arnold begins negotiations with the British. Peggy Shippen is between a rock and a hard place and puts Cicero to the third degree.
Jamie Bell does a fine job of portraying a fraught, conflicted man but lacks the charisma a main lead should possess. This is an era of close quarters and close combat, and the weapon that gets the most use is the bayonet. Washington's closest ally in these dark times is also his most celebrated battle commander, a friend whose growing discontent will threaten the fate of the Revolution. This means he has new information to pass. I do not think Peggy was wise enough to come up with it by herself, as I presume she has no knowledge about military discipline. Scott is sent to the war front, and Ben is promoted to Major and put in charge of the intelligence branch.
Afterwards, Arnold humiliated himself again for his handling of Caleb, whom the British agreed to trade for the Woodhulls. The series begins in October 1776, shortly after British victories , , for the Crown and leave General 's army in dire straits. Abe insists he himself is a spy. Simcoe told Caleb about his birth in India and his experiences with the indigenous people in Calcutta. Abe realizes Richard is selling cauliflower grown on Anna's farm, whose produce Richard admits will be divided among loyalists, in the wake of Strong's imprisonment. Ben learns his father and Caleb's uncle have been arrested and may face death.
Mary Meegan Warner objected, yet Richard offered himself because Abe was not as important as his father. In a Connecticut jail, Ben and Caleb interrogate Simcoe, who refuses to give answers. When Cager reaches for his gun, Jordan shouts out a warning. Abe shoots and kills him when his offer to leave for good is refused. Hewlett agrees, but cautions him.
Next, Simcoe arrives at Setauket to find one of his men being mistreated by British soldiers. I had hoped to embrace this new world but it seems the romance, as always, was one sided. Richard intervenes, invokes God, and starts digging up his son Thomas' gravestone. Meanwhile, Ben tells Washington decoded enemy dispatches show the British plan to attack Philadelphia from the south, rather than the north as scouts have reported. Ben surprises the brothers, killing all but Newt. Overall, Turn finished its premiere with a strong installment. In New York City, Robert Townsend is operating in his new location, a tavern where he works with a partner, James Rivington.
Rogers vowed to keep the spy ring safe. She has finally chosen a side, her husband side! Abe is welcomed by his family at Whitehall, where they dine with Hewlett and other Redcoats. Richard signs a against Selah Strong, which Hewlett posts at Strong Manor, that includes a phrase about granting freedom to his slaves. However, Abe reloads and aims at Simcoe. Rogers emerges, kills Clayton, then confronts Robeson. Once again a woman has to step up to save the day! Abe tries to stop Anna from marrying Hewlett.
The world is filled with injustice; nothing is reliable. Kevin McNally is superb as Abe's dad, Judge Woodhull, who is always perched atop a horse at base camp on Mt. Abe tried to force her hand. Those wondering if the relatively compelling pilot episode could be followed up with something equally or more compelling should be quieted this week. Arnold finds an unlikely ally. Meanwhile, Benedict Arnold demands glory revenge.