TURN: Washington’s Spies Recap: Men of Blood
“TURN: Washington’s Spies” Season 2 Episode 4 “Men of Blood” aired last Monday, April 27, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on AMC. In this episode, Caleb Brewster (Daniel Henshall) and Robert Rogers (Angus Macfayden) raced against time to retrieve the intelligence hidden in the bust of King George III, while a surprising development happened to Major John Andre (JJ Field) with regards to his relationship with Margaret “Peggy” Shippen (Ksenia Solo). In the rebel camp, Major Benjamin “Ben” Tallmadge (Seth Numrich) became closer to General Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman). Meanwhile, Abraham “Abe” Woodhull (Jamie Bell) tried to recruit someone from New York, and Anna Strong (Heather Lind) became closer to Major Hewlett (Burn Gorman) in a bid to get a package to Abigail (Idara Victor) in Philadelphia. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began in Setauket, during the evening of November 14, at the dead drop, where Abraham “Abe” Woodhull (Jamie Bell) was surprised by Major Benjamin “Ben” Tallmadge (Seth Numrich), who had been waiting in the woods for him for the past three days. After Abe alerted Anna Strong (Heather Lind) to meet them in his root cellar, Ben showed them that they had discovered invisible ink, which they could use to write messages, and instructed Anna to send a wooden ship with instructions on how to encode messages to Abigail (Idara Victor). Abe then told him to return to the rebel camp, and to tell General George Washington (Ian Kahn) that he had found their inside man in New York- Robert Townsend (Nick Westrate), whom Abe will try to recruit, as he could only stay in New York for a week at a time to study.
The next day, Anna paid a visit to Major Hewlett (Burn Gorman), who was unloading a package, in order to ask him to send the wooden boat to Abigail in Philadelphia. He then invited her over the next evening, as he had something to show her.
At Water Street, New York City, on November 16, Abe began to suspect that someone had been following him. He then went inside Townsend’s inn, and told him discreetly that he wanted to talk to him, and forced him to allow him to rent a room.
Meanwhile, on the Connecticut Coast, Caleb Brewster (Daniel Henshall) managed to track down a privateer friend of his who had looted the Margaretta, which had the bust of King George III with the intelligence that he needed. However, while he negotiated with his friend, Robert Rogers (Angus Macfayden) and his men came upon them. However, Caleb managed to get away with the intelligence as he smashed the bust, took the letter, and ran while everyone was fighting.
At the rebel camp at Morristown, New Jersey, General Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman) summoned Ben to his side, and told him that he wanted Ben to be his new aide de camp, as he needed someone that he could trust. Ben then decided to help him out as Arnold also wanted to help protect Washington from people like General Charles Lee (Brian T. Finney).
In Philadelphia, the next day, Major John Andre (JJ Feild) informed a colleague that he was going to make Lee say things behind Arnold’s back in order to ripen him enough so that he would be able to turn him. He was then surprised by an invitation from Mr. Shippen (Mark Rolston) to have tea with him, and got even more surprised when Mr. Shippen began asking questions as he thought that Andre wanted to marry Margaret “Peggy” Shippen’s (Ksenia Solo) hand in marriage. Later, Peggy apologized and the two kissed.
Later that night, while Abe and Townsend played draughts, Abe told him that he needed Townsend to be their spy behind enemy lines, and that he knew that he could be trusted as he hadn’t given Abe up. However, Townsend revealed that he knew that Abe had married his brother’s fiancée out of guilt, which caused Abe to go outside for some air. Before he left though, Townsend informed them that their game wasn’t finished yet.
Outside, he ran after a man who had been watching him, only to run into a gang in alley who ended up stabbing the man, Henry Browning (Jonathan D. Williams) from Hampstead, who had been sent by his father to spy on him.
Meanwhile, Hewlett showed Anna the telescope that he had just gotten, and revealed to her that he had wanted to be an astronomer and not a soldier.
While this happened, on the opposite end of the bay, Captain Simcoe (Samuel Roukin) and his men massacred a rebel camp.
At Morristown, Ben reported to Arnold that Lee and General Gates had been talking against him, and applied to be his aide de camp. However, Arnold told him that he would have to give up being a spy to do so.
Back in Setauket, Abe confronted his father, and told him that his spy was dead. After Hewlett broke their fight, Abe told them that he had been able to get the name of one of the members of the Sons of Liberty- Henry Browning.
And that was all for the recap of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” Season 2 Episode 4 “Men of Blood”. For more news, updates and recaps on “Turn: Washington’s Spies” and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
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