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  • TURN Series Finale “Washington’s Spies” Review

    By Chris B The series finale of Turn shows how all parties involved try to make sense of life in the aftermath of a long and costly war.  The first scenes depict a delusional leader whose tactful...

    • Posted August 14, 2017
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  • TURN “Reckoning” Review

    By Chris B. “Deliverance must come.” And it does, in spades.  General Washington’s words may have been meant for the Revolution, but really, they apply to all the conflicts addressed in this penultimate episode.   Caleb recovers...

    • Posted August 8, 2017
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  • TURN “Belly of the Beast” Review

    By Chris B. Abe and Champe find themselves in the heat of battle in Richmond, Virginia.  The former can scarcely make sense of the carnage around him, watching in horror as his bunkmate shoots down a man...

    • Posted July 31, 2017
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  • TURN “Quarry” Review

    By Chris B How can one, in the words of Edgar Allan Poe, “not only punish but punish with impunity”? The challenge of that becomes all the more difficult when shuffling the plans to take down two...

    • Posted July 24, 2017
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  • TURN: “Our Man in New York” Review

    By Chris B This week’s episode of Turn examines in several acts the twisted Russian doll of men’s secrets. The meeting between Abraham and Major Hewlett is loaded.  Arnold, in the background, is oblivious to the real...

    • Posted July 17, 2017
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  • TURN “Private Woodhull” Review

    By Chris B. “Dead men walking.” This is what Abe pronounces the men who ambushed him and murdered his father.  He is able to say this, quite pointedly, to Benedict Arnold as he signs up for the...

    • Posted July 10, 2017
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  • TURN “Nightmare” Review

    By Chris B “You’ve ruined it.” So Abe is told, tortured by a nightmare of his father berating and abusing him, a manifestation of his belief that he’s destroyed the entirety of the Culper ring.  He awakens...

    • Posted July 4, 2017
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  • TURN “Blood For Blood” Review

    By Chris B. The episode opens with the Woodhulls face to face, literally being carted away to their fate. Benedict Arnold dispatches a Mr. Parker with the 500 pounds in gold coins.  Lyme, Connecticut is to be...

    • Posted June 26, 2017
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  • TURN Season 4 Premiere Review: The Woodhulls Present a United Front … and It Feels So Good

    By Chris B. Turn:  Washington’s Spies doubles the pleasure with its two-hour hurricane of a season premiere. At their camp in New Windsor, the Continental Army must take stock of the damage done by Benedict Arnold’s knowledge...

    • Posted June 19, 2017
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  • AMC Renews TURN For 4th and Final Season

    Those anxiously waiting renewal news on AMC’s TURN can breathe a (somewhat bittersweet) sigh of relief. The show has been officially renewed for a fourth — but final — season by the cable channel. Executive producer and...

    • Posted July 26, 2016
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  • TURN Review: Two Trials, One Execution in the Season 3 Finale

    By Chris B. Could there be a colder open than a flashback of Nathan Hale’s hanging in 1776?  “One Life to Lose” could very well be the soap-opera nickname for this spectacular and deadly season finale of...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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  • TURN 3×10 “Trial and Execution” Photos

    Perhaps, understandably, there aren’t a whole lot of promotional photos from TURN’s upcoming “Trial and Execution.” Monday’s finale is so filled with key events and developments that in this case, one picture might well speak a thousand words....

    • Posted June 22, 2016
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  • Careful Schemes Crumble in TURN’s “Blade on the Feather”

    Give Me Liberty, Then Bring Me Death “Setauket is Sodom-on-the-Sea.”  This is the declaration of Simcoe as he slowly ticks off names and dirty deeds on the suspect list given to him by Richard Woodhull.  Even the...

    • Posted June 21, 2016
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  • TURN 3×09 “Blade on the Feather” Photos

    Historical events will catch up with the most loved (and “love-to-hate”) characters on TURN this Monday, as Benedict Arnold plots to turn over the strategic fort at West Point to the British. But when Andre comes to bargain with the blustering Arnold, Peggy...

    • Posted June 17, 2016
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  • TURN’s “Mended” Proves All is Fair in Love and War

    By Chris B. There is no perfect solution to the problems of war.  This is made abundantly clear in “Mended,” the latest installment of Turn: Washington’s Spies. At camp, Ben has finally broken the bad news to...

    • Posted June 14, 2016
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  • TURN 3×08 “Mended” Photos

    Washington has never been more in need of the Culper spy ring in TURN’s June 13 instalment. However the episode, titled “Mended,” will kick off with a forlorn Ben attempting to resign his position as head of intelligence...

    • Posted June 8, 2016
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  • TURN Review: Not Seeing is Believing in “Judgement”

    By Chris B. It is never a good thing to look out the window and see John Graves Simcoe riding towards you. The Woodhulls had been preparing to make a grab for their son and get out...

    • Posted June 7, 2016
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  • TURN 3×07 “Judgment” Photos

    Robert Rogers casts a long shadow in TURN’s next episode — despite not actually ever being present for a series of shocking events carried out in his name. The action kicks off in “Judgment” when a desperate...

    • Posted June 3, 2016
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  • TURN Review: The Little Things Start to Add Up in “Many Mickles Make a Muckle”

    Holiday Horror If you’ve ever had an awkward Thanksgiving where everyone has an axe to grind, the dinner table is a powder keg, and it is only a matter of time before someone lights a match, this...

    • Posted May 31, 2016
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  • TURN 3×06 “Many Mickles Make a Muckle” Photos

    Prepare for the Thanksgiving dinner from hell, as Robert Rogers and the Culper spy ring collide over turkey dinner in TURN’s next episode. “Many Mickles Make a Muckle” (a reference to how all the little things add up...

    • Posted May 27, 2016
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