TURN Recap: Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot
“TURN: Cannot sayWashington’s Spies” Season 2 Episode 10 “Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot” aired last Monday, June 8, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on AMC. In the season finale, as Abraham “Abe” Woodhull (Jamie Bell) plotted Major Edmund Hewlett’s (Burn Gorman) assassination, he discovered and gained help from an unexpected ally, and later on discovered himself in a very complicated position. Meanwhile, Major Benjamin “Ben” Tallmadge (Seth Numrich) and the Continental Army met the British at the Battle of Monmouth, where he discovered that he had never lost General George Washington’s (Ian Kahn) favor. In York City, after being reunited with her son, Abigail (Idara Victor), discovered a plot of great importance to Washington. Read on to learn more about this episode.
At the beginning of the episode, Lieutenant Simcoe (Samuel Roukin) confronted Abraham “Abe” Woodhull (Jamie Bell). It was regarding his missing Rangers whom he had sent to follow Abe. However, they were interrupted by a brawl that interrupted between Major Hewlett’s (Burn Gorman) men and the Rangers. It was after the flask of one of the missing Rangers was found to be in the possession of one of Hewlett’s men. Afterwards, Simcoe gathered his men in order to go to Philadelphia, as Major John Andre (JJ Feild) had called them there.
At Haddonfield, New Jersey, Andre outlined to Major Clinton (Ralph Brown) the trap he had planned for General George Washington (Ian Kahn). He then promised success, especially as General Charles Lee (Brian T. Finney) would be leading them into the trap, and would then retreat. Meanwhile, at their camp, Lee informed his men that the battle would take place near Monmouth. Major Benjamin “Ben” Tallmadge (Seth Numrich), who kept on questioning his intelligence, would lead his dragoons at the vanguard, or at the front of the lines.
Back at Setauket, Abe found himself in a quandary after Hewlett informed him that in order to send Simcoe away for good. To prove his usefulness to Andre, that they would have to compile Abe’s report regarding New York that same night. Because of this, he plotted with Anna Strong (Heather Lind), but quickly discovered that she was having second thoughts about killing Hewlett. However, as Anna left the farm cellar, it seemed as if someone was watching her.
Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, Margaret “Peggy” Shippen (Ksenia Solo) was surprised to hear that her father had agreed for her to marry General Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman).
In York City, Abigail (Idara Victor) received the surprise of her life as Jordan or Akimbode (Aldis Hodge) presented her with her son, Cicero (Darren Alford), whom he had accompanied from Setauket. He then proposed that they run up north to Canada, since they were free men. However, as Abigail refused to leave at the moment, he told her to think about it and to be ready when he came back for them. She then kissed him goodbye.
Later that night, Abe discovered that Hewlett was making use of a Cardan Grille to encrypt the message to Andre. It would be delivered by Corporal Eastin (Nick Basta). Before he could kill him, Mary Woodhull (Meegan Warner) pulled Abe to their room. He discovered that Anna didn’t want him to kill Hewlett as she had feelings for him. Mary, on the other hand, who was loyal to her husband, decided to help him out with a new plot. It was because Abe would kill Eastin on the road, with her help.
At Kerr Farm, before the battle, which Ben easily recognized as a trap, Caleb Brewster (Daniel Henshall) came with Abe’s and Robert Townsend’s (Nick Westrate) intelligence regarding the plot against Washington.
After they retreated, Washington humiliated Lee in front of everyone and instructed them to hold the line. They then rallied and fought against the Rangers and the British army, and won the day.
Later, a drunken Andre revealed to Abigail and to Cicero that he still believed that Peggy could turn Arnold traitor and that that victory. It would give them Washington, would allow him to get Peggy back. However, Peggy, in Philadelphia, decided to seduce Arnold, and got him to delay her wedding, which allowed him to sleep with her, while she cried and held Andre’s braid.
Back at the camp, Washington told Ben that he had known that Lee was a spy thanks to the intelligence of 355, or Abigail. He had just been waiting for the right moment to discreetly bring him down. Ben then informed him about Robert Townsend, or Samuel Culper, Jr., and his intelligence about a plot against him that was being orchestrated within the camp. It was later revealed that Sergeant Hickey (Dietrich Teschner) and Major William Bradford (Mitch Eakins), Lee’s right-hand man were in on it. This proved the integrity of the Culper Ring, and Washington allowed it to continue.
Meanwhile, Abe, thanks to Mary, used his father’s pistol to shoot Eastin. However, Abe got captured by Robert Rogers (Angus Macfadyen). He told him that he now knew almost everyone in their ring, which Andre had wanted Simcoe and him to find out about. However, since Andre betrayed him, Rogers decided to help Abe out so that he could get his revenge.
And that was all for the recap of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” Season 2 Episode 10 “Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot”. For more news, updates and recaps on “Turn: Washington’s Spies” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).