“TURN: Washington’s Spies” Season 2 Episode 8 “Providence” aired last Monday, May 25, 2015, at 10:00 p.m. on AMC. In this episode, with Major Hewlett (Burn Gorman) presumed dead, Caleb Brewster (Daniel Henshall) broke into New York City to free his friend from imminent death. Meanwhile, Major John Andre’s (JJ Field) future romantic plans were placed on hold after his lover, Margaret “Peggy” Shippen (Ksenia Solo), discovered that a melancholic General Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman) was taking Philadelphia, giving Andre the advantage he needed. However, at the end of the episode, both Major Robert Rogers (Angus McFayden) and Captain Simcoe (Samuel Roukin) were surprised at the outcome of their own missions. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Major Benjamin “Ben” Tallmadge (Seth Numrich) and Caleb Brewster (Daniel Henshall) discovering Major Hewlett’s (Burn Gorman) grave, and the letter from General George Washington (Ian Kahn), which informed them that he had pardoned Hewlett. Because of this, Caleb decided to break Abraham “Abe” Woodhull (Jamie Bell) out of New York City himself. They then went back to the camp at Morristown, New Jersey, where Caleb showed Ben “The Turtle” submarine. He told Ben that he would go it alone, as there was space for only one person.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that Captain Simcoe’s (Samuel Roukin) prediction of Hewlett’s imminent death in the woods was wrong. The major survived and managed to hitch a boat ride back to Setauket.
At Valley Forge, Washington and his men were interrupted in their planning in taking over Brooklyn and Philadelphia by a French Marquis. He revealed that King Louis was currently in negotiations with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams for an alliance treaty with America. After celebrating the alliance, Washington informed General Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman) that he was getting promoted to Commandant, and would be governing Philadelphia, as he needed the time to rest and recuperate.
Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, Major John Andre’s (JJ Field) and Margaret “Peggy” Shippen (Ksenia Solo) decided to elope together. Major Robert Rogers (Angus McFayden) then came in. He was informed that he would be able to collect his payment the next day at the customs house, as he was going to go and traverse the Northwest Passage for the king.
At New York Harbor, Caleb managed to get into New York City and stole a major’s uniform. He used it to gain an audience with Abe who told him that he had faith that he would be soon released and that he had remained loyal to their cause. He then told Caleb to teach Robert Townsend (Nick Westrate) how to use the invisible ink in his bag, and that he would have to convince him to become a spy so that the Culper Ring wouldn’t die.
Back at Philadelphia, Andre, after learning from Peggy, who was sent a letter by Arnold complaining about his future in Philadelphia, convinced Peggy to stay so that they could turn Arnold into a spy for England. He reasoned that if that was done, then he would get titles and land, which would convince Peggy’s father to allow them to marry. They then pronounced their vows to each other.
Back at Setauket, Helwett woke up at Whitehall and decided to help release Abe after being told of the situation by Mary Woodhull (Meegan Warner). Afterwards, much to the surprise of Simcoe, Hewlett appeared in front of him and took Anna Strong (Heather Lind) back to Whitehall with him.
At New York, Rogers discovered that the king was trying to have him killed. Because of this, he threw away his commission, his cap and walked out of sight.
And that was all for the recap of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” Season 2 Episode 8 “Providence”. 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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