Turn: Washington’s Spies (2014): S01E02 – Who by Fire


Turn: Washington’s Spies (originally titled Turn and stylised as TURИ: Washington’s Spies) is an American period drama television series based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring (2007), a history of the Culper Ring.

A Long Island farmer bands together a group of childhood friends to form an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence.

The first series originally aired on the AMC network from 06 April 2014 to 08 June 2014.


After Abe warns her she is a suspect in Captain Joyce’s murder, Anna looks through Joyce’s belongings, which are still in her house, for evidence that will exonerate her. She finds a love letter suggesting a signal to meet. In a Connecticut jail, Ben and Caleb interrogate Simcoe, who refuses to give answers. He mocks the rebel cause, and Caleb beats him. Rogers begins tracking the soldier who left the Ranger bonnet at the ambush scene, which leads him to investigate Joyce’s murder. At the tavern, he questions Abe and Anna, who produces the love letter and suggests Joyce was killed by a jealous husband.

After being discovered by Abe, John Robeson admits that he and Joyce were lovers but he killed Joyce for blaming him for starting the tavern brawl. Robeson also admits his intention to make Abe a scapegoat. Ensign Clayton emerges and attacks Abe. Rogers emerges, kills Clayton, then confronts Robeson. Rogers lets Robeson live, but only to serve as Rogers’ agent in Setauket, holding accusations of buggery over Robeson. Abe is sworn to secrecy but tasked with monitoring Robeson. General Scott saves Simcoe from death and orders Ben to report to Fort Lee to face disciplinary charges. Concerned about Anna’s safety, Abe tells her to stop hanging petticoat signals for Caleb and then ends all contact with her.

Turn: Washington’s Spies Series

You can find a full index and overview of Turn: Washington’s Spies here.

You can find a full index of Turn: Washington’s Spies Series 01 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Ed Bianchi.
  • Writer(s): Craig Silverstein.
  • Release Date: 13 April 2014.
  • Running Time: 41 to 47 minutes (Pilot 63 minutes and some episodes 54 minutes).
  • Rating: TV-14.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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