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.
Aboard the Jersey, Rogers learns Samuel Tallmadge died of dysentery. He is shown the prisoner that knew Samuel best, Selah Strong, who Jordan instantly recognizes. Selah tells Rogers he’s known Samuel and Ben his entire life. Rogers asks Selah if he’d like to go home. Ben receives word Samuel has been pardoned and is being released. Caleb offers to go pick up Samuel. Abe hates his Culpeper alias, but is surprised to learn it was picked by General Washington himself. Anna’s request for Selah’s parole is denied when she accuses Richard of forcing a confession to claim and sell Selah’s land. Abe asks her to accompany him, posing as his wife for the checkpoints, to New York to sell her cauliflower crop. She learns Simcoe is alive and returned to Setauket. She admits to Abe of covering up Simcoe’s escape so Abe would stay loyal to the cause. At Whitehall, Simcoe asks Hewlett’s permission to inquire about the Tallmadge and Brewster families. Hewlett agrees, but cautions him.
In the woods, Simcoe attacks Abe for “forcing himself” on Anna at Christmas. They are summoned to the church, where Baker tells Simcoe that Anna’s dalliance with Abe was consensual. Abe accepts Simcoe’s challenge to a duel. Abe wins the first shot, but shoots and misses. Richard and Anna arrive, and she convinces Simcoe to misfire. However, Abe reloads and aims at Simcoe. Richard pleads that it is about more than him. Abe pictures Thomas, Caleb and Ben, then looks at Anna. He lowers his gun and walks away. Jordan accompanies Rogers to ambush Ben, who they think will be coming for his brother. Caleb rides his horse through the woods believing he is collecting Samuel. Abe and Anna set off for New York. She tells him he should have killed Simcoe when he had the chance.
Turn: Washington’s Spies Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Nick Copus.
- Writer(s): Joseph Belloti, Andrew Colville, Michael Taylor, and Craig Silverstein.
- Release Date: 18 May 2014.
- Running Time: 41 to 47 minutes (Pilot 63 minutes and some episodes 54 minutes).
- Rating: TV-14.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.