TURN: Washington’s Spies Recap: Houses Divided

By Kitin Miranda | 1 year ago
TURN: Washington’s Spies Recap: Houses Divided

TURN: Washington’s Spies” Season 2 Episode 6 “Houses Divided” aired last Monday, May 11, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on AMC. In this episode, with no one to vouch for his story, Abraham “Abe” Woodhull (Jamie Bell) is left in prison. Meanwhile, Major Benjamin “Ben “ Tallmadge (Seth Numrich) and Caleb Brewster (Daniel Henshall) planned to rescue Major Edmund Hewlett (Burn Gorman) so that Abe could be freed, and Anna Strong (Heather Lind) turned to an unlikely source for help in order to free Abe- Captain Simcoe (Captain Roukin). Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began with Judge Richard Woodhull (Kevin R. McNally) receiving word that his son, Abraham “Abe” Woodhull (Jamie Bell), had been arrested for spying for the Rebel Camp. He then denied that he knew that Abe had been spying for Major Edmund Hewlett (Burn Gorman). He revealed to the women of the house that he knew that they knew that Abe was a spy for the rebels. Afterwards, he kicked Anna Strong (Heather Lind) out of the house.


Anna then went to Abe’s cellar, and wrote a note in invisible ink to Major Benjamin “Ben “ Tallmadge (Seth Numrich) regarding Abe’s situation. It  put him immediately in a bad light to General George Washington (Ian Kahn), as Ben hadn’t known that Abe was now a double agent. He then told Caleb Brewster (Daniel Henshall) that he was being transferred to Boston and was no longer the head of intelligence. Caleb then suggested that they free Hewlett. He  was awaiting execution for the massacre of a rebel camp, then in reality, had been done by Captain Simcoe (Samuel Roukin).

Meanwhile, Anna returned to the tavern and told Simcoe, who was trying to be nice by allowing her to sleep in her own room again, that she wasn’t interested in him at all.

While at the tavern, Jordan (Aldis Hodge), who greeted Cicero, Abigail’s (Idara Victor) son, he discovered that Anna wrote letters to his mother for him.

Back in New York, Abe was thrown back into prison where he was beaten up. It was after the prisoners discovered that Abe had sworn an oath to serve King George III.

In Philadelphia, Abigail helped Peggy Shippen (Ksenia Solo) sneak across town so that she could go to Major John Andre’s (JJ Feild) house without being seen by her father who didn’t approve of him. However, their romantic evening was interrupted by the arrival of Lieutenant Gamble. He had infiltrated the enemy camp previously and informed Andre that the rebels knew that Andre was the head of the British Intelligence in America. He also delivered a bag full of letters from Samuel Culper, which had accurate details of their armies and ships in York City. Because of this, Andre decided to have Simcoe scour Oyster Bay for Culper.

Meanwhile, Mary Woodhull (Meegan Warner) pleaded with Anna to try to convince Simcoe to help find Hewlett so that Abe would be freed.

That same night, Mary confronted Richard, burned his accounting books and told him that she had tried everything in her power to stop Abe from being a spy, to no avail. It was why she had helped him cover up some things, like the murder of the ensign who used to board at their farm. She then told him to help Abe or else he would lose another son and told him that he had been the one who had driven Abe to become a spy.

That night, Anna tried pleading with Simcoe, with the promise that she would do any favor he asked of her, but he sent her out.

In Philadelphia, Abigail received the carved boat from Anna and discovered in it instructions on how to write in code. However, she stopped reading it as she became scared.


She became even more worried when she couldn’t find it, only to discover that the cook’s little boy had just played with it and had left it on Andre’s desk. Peggy then asked advice from Peggy on what to do about the letter she had received back from Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman), and she advised Peggy to be honest about it with Andre, which she did.

Pleased, Andre decided to have Cicero live with them as well.

The next morning, Simcoe decided to leave early for Oyster Bay. He told Anna that he would go there via Connecticut so that he could rescue Hewlett. He then asked for his favor from her- a kiss.

Afterwards, he revealed to Jordan that he was going to find Hewlett so that he could kill him, and get rid of his rival for Anna’s affections.

And that was all for the recap of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” Season 2 Episode 6 “Houses Divided”. For more news, updates and recaps on “Turn: Washington’s Spies” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “TURN: Washington’s Spies every Monday night at 10:00 p.m.  on AMC.

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