The third season premiere of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” has started off with a reveal so huge that we’re not sure how the spy ring will survive this latest twist.
After all that effort to hide his crimes and throw Major Andre (JJ Feild) off the trail, it seems Abraham’s (Jamie Bell) time as a spy for the Continental army may finally be over.
With the help of Mary (Meegan Warner) and his unlikely new ally, Robert Rogers (Angus Macfadyen), Abraham’s plan to outwit Major Hewlett (Burn Gorman) goes off without a hitch. The cipher is copied, the fake letter is planted, and all suspicion about Abraham’s involvement with the Sons of Liberty appears to be off the table.
Until, that is, his father decides to go and blow the whole thing.
The one move fans never thought could happen has finally come to pass. After witnessing his son’s obvious lies and trickery, Richard (Kevin McNally) has finally had enough, and he decides to turn Abraham in to Major Hewlett, revealing him as a spy.
Apparently the only thing stronger than a father’s love for his son is a grandfather’s hope for his grandson’s future. We’re not sure Thomas will be quite so understanding once he’s grown, knowing his grandpa turned his dad in for treason, but that’s beside the point.
Elsewhere in Philadelphia, Peggy’s (Ksenia Solo) attempts to turn Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman) against the Continental Army and over to the British side is slowly gaining ground, but it’s costing her dearly. You have to wonder how long this poor girl can keep up the ruse of the besotted fiancee, when we all know she hates Benedict almost as much as she loves Major Andre.
History isn’t exactly on her side, but fans can still hope that her love story has a few twists and turns left.
“TURN: Washington’s Spies” airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.