Turn: Washington's Spies: Season 2 (2015)

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Turn: Washington's Spies

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The revolution gains steam in an improved second season that delivers on the series' promise of espionage thrills along with an expanded historical grandeur.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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User Ratings: 236

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Episodes

Air date: Apr 13, 2015

A spy in London sends an urgent message to America; Mary impedes Abe's attempt to restart the spy ring; Benedict Arnold arrives in camp.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2015

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

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Air date: Apr 20, 2015

Ben sets a trap to capture a traitor in camp; Richard discovers Abe is conspiring with Major Hewlett; Caleb collides with Robert Rogers.

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Air date: Apr 27, 2015

Abe tries to recruit a new agent in New York; Caleb races Rogers as they hunt down intelligence from London; Andre's history is exposed.

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Air date: May 4, 2015

Abe makes a last-ditch effort to recruit a spy inside New York. Meanwhile, Ben must determine which of two deserters is a double agent.

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Air date: May 11, 2015

Mary pleads with Richard to help free Abe from prison; Anna must seduce Simcoe; Ben and Caleb plot to rescue Hewlett from his captors.

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Air date: May 18, 2015

Washington faces a personal crisis with the help of his slave Billy Lee. Meanwhile, Abe struggles to maintain his cover while in prison.

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Air date: May 25, 2015

Caleb sails a one-man submersible into New York Harbor; France becomes an ally to America; Andre and Peggy plot to elope.

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Air date: Jun 1, 2015

Abe returns from prison with critical intel; tensions rise between Hewlett and Simcoe; Arnold rescues Peggy from a rebel mob.

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Air date: Jun 8, 2015

In the Season 2 finale, Abe plots to assassinate Major Hewlett; Ben fights at the Battle of Monmouth; and Benedict Arnold continues to covet Peggy Shippen.

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Cast

Jamie Bell
as Abraham Woodhull
Seth Numrich
as Ben Tallmadge
Heather Lind
as Anna Strong
Daniel Henshall
as Caleb Brewster
Kevin McNally
as Richard Woodhull
Burn Gorman
as Major Hewlett
Samuel Roukin
as John Graves Simcoe
J.J. Feild
as Major John Andre
Meegan Warner
as Mary Woodhull
Angus Macfadyen
as Robert Rogers
Owain Yeoman
as Benedict Arnold
Ksenia Solo
as Peggy Shippen
Amy Gumenick
as Philomena
Ian Kahn
as Gen. George Washingon
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Critic Reviews for Turn: Washington's Spies Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

This remains an intelligent, well-made drama that wants to get most of the history right, or at least not adulterate it too much.

Apr 14, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

As lavish and well acted as ever and promising more intricate intrigues.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Abe isn't exactly a Revolutionary 007, but Turn has a few villains that would make Ian Fleming proud -- except for being Brits, of course.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Turn could become a far more fun show in its second season thanks to the appearance of Owain Yeoman as Benedict Arnold, a character that best represents Turn's opportunity to turn foregone conclusions into riveting television.

Apr 14, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Even the accents... promote the sense that we are peeking behind the curtain of life as it really happened, not watching another gimcrack re-creation of the bandaged head, flute and limp sort.

Apr 14, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite unflinching bursts of violence... the suspense is tempered by the setting and a realization how long the war will drag on, transforming some of the caper aspects into Mission: Impossible (the series, not the movies) in powered wigs and red coats.

Apr 10, 2015 | Full Review…
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I appreciate the care Turn is taking to show how a war is made up of people with varying degrees of heroism and evilness.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 2 is leaps and bounds better. The main reason is an expansion of scope.

Dec 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The production design is even more handsome. The CGI-enhanced scenes of New York and its harbor are particularly striking... And most of the performances remain entertaining in their arch way.

Dec 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Turn is back with a new subtitle, a generally quicker pace, and a greater sense of mission.

Apr 14, 2015 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Turn: Washington's Spies: Season 2

  • Dec 27, 2019
    Jamie Bell is astonishing and the other main actors all work their level best in nuanced quieter moments or terror raising battle and fight sequences. Have enjoyed it all despite the increasing tensions of the characters' turmoils, have read up more on my American history, and most importantly appreciate more than ever my generation's inheritance of the chaotic, heroic, suffering and transcending decisions and consequences of our early American forefathers and patriots roles in birthing this nation.
  • Oct 29, 2019
    Turn really picks up in season 2. Authentic uniforms and terminology as in S1. And I started to connect with the characters here. Maj. Hewlett and André really are favourites of mine. The casting is brilliant. I have no complaints.
  • Feb 08, 2019
    George Washington is losing his mind..? Major Hewlett is a prisoner and showing his bucket of crap, that he thinks is Anna, all of the constellations view. Same narrative as seaon one where the "bad guys" are invincible.
  • Apr 05, 2018
    keeps gettting more intense.
  • Jan 04, 2018
    No complaints from me, still watching.
  • Jul 13, 2017
    Turn has all the right stuff. With the authentic costumes and sets you get swept away into a world of ye oldie espionage. The characters are well developed and believable. There's enough action, intrigue and real history to keep you coming back for more.
  • Jun 16, 2017
    Now that you know who the characters are and that they now know their role in the war the real fun begins. You feel as if you are playing tag in the dark. The suspense and intrigue is excellent. Can't wait for Season 3!
  • Sep 03, 2016
    The second season of turn fixes many of the mistakes it's first season had. What you are left with is an highly entertaining show from start to finish, with many tense moments throughout it. Leaving you in excitement for a third season
  • Jul 19, 2016
    Season 2 is really good, enjoying the show.
  • Jul 06, 2016
    Excellent. Likes it so much I bought season 3!

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