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Turn

Series Summary
After scoring a hit with a series set in the 1960s, AMC travels much further back in time for "TURN: Washington's Spies," a Revolutionary War-era drama based on the same-named Alexander Rose novel. The series goes beyond the battlefront to a conflict involving everyday men and women, taking place in a cryptic world of double agents, covert operations and code-breaking. It revolves around Abe Woodhull, a young farmer torn between loyalty to his Tory background and respect for those who fight for the Patriot cause. Living on British-occupied Long Island, Abe joins a group of his childhood friends to form what becomes known as the Culper Ring, a spy network charged with sniffing out British military strategy. Under the direction of Gen. Washington, Abe and his fellow agents help turn the war to the Continentals' favor, and their daring efforts ultimately serve as the foundation for modern espionage.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Historical drama

Network: AMC

Next Episode:

Season 2, Ep. 5 : Sealed Fate May 4, 2015

Abe makes one last effort to recruit a spy inside New York; Ben must determine who is a double agent.

  • Season 2, Ep. 4 : Men of Blood Apr 27, 2015

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    Abe tries to recruit a new agent; Caleb and Rogers race to hunt down intelligence from London; Andre's history is exposed.

  • Season 2, Ep. 3 : False Flag Apr 20, 2015

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    Ben sets out to catch a traitor in camp; Richard learns that Abe is conspiring with Maj. Hewlett; Caleb and Robert Rogers collide.

  • Season 2, Ep. 2 : Hard Boiled Apr 13, 2015

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    Abe gathers intelligence in New York; Simcoe escapes punishment; John Andre meets Peggy Shippen at a Philadelphia ball.

  • Season 2, Ep. 1 : Thoughts of a Free Man; Hard Boiled Apr 13, 2015

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    Abe wants to infiltrate New York City; Simcoe escapes punishment; John Andre tries to seduce Peggy Shippen while in Philadelphia.

  • Season 2, Ep. 1 : Thoughts of a Free Man Apr 13, 2015

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    A London spy sends an urgent message to America; Mary interferes when Abe tries to restart the spy ring; Benedict Arnold arrives in camp.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • It helps that the show is well-acted, and that everything from the fonts to the costumes to the camerawork are gorgeous. You may need a while to puzzle out what's happening on screen, but at least you can enjoy some lovely scenery. show more

  • It's quite a story, but the pilot for Turn takes a long time to get going, and isn't all that compelling. show more

  • In execution, Turn is plodding, predictable and a bit confusing, though I might have tried harder to follow the plot had any of the characters made it worth my while. As it is, the characters are mostly paper-thin and forgettable. show more

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