As we dive into Turn: Washington’s Spies season 4 episode 9 next week, one thing is going to feel all the more clear: A sense of finality. We are almost near the end of the story, and with this final chapter will come resolution on all fronts. General Washington is preparing for one of his big moves of the entire war, and it will come as a direct result of all of Abe Woodhull’s valuable and hard-earned information. You are starting to see the true value and impact of the Culper Ring; they utilized the tools at their disposal, and gave a whole new meaning to intelligence within their era.
By the tail end of this upcoming episode, everything should be set up perfectly for the series finale. We’re starting to get a sense now as to how the series will end, but there’s certainly still plenty of curiosity to learn further as to how those events will be presented onscreen.
You can start things off here by reading the official synopsis for next week’s episode below.
Turn: Washington’s Spies season 4 episode 9 synopsis – “After receiving Abe’s intel, Washington heads south to lay siege on Yorktown; Abe volunteers for the Continental Army; and Peggy goes into labor.”
What is immediately the most interesting about this synopsis is seeing Abe have so much of an active role following his capture on tonight’s new episode; clearly, he’s going to find a way to make his present circumstances work for him despite his capture. Adaptability is one of the most important things that can happen within any war, and that seems to be the case yet again here. He’s managing to stay alive even though the odds are not exactly in his favor.
Beyond the stories mentioned here (and we certainly do feel for Peggy, given everything that she’s been through), one of the things we’re most curious about moving forward is how Mary Woodhull will be able to use Ann Bates for her strategic advantage. She clued in Anna Strong that she has her at her disposal, and they can pass along potentially-erroneous information that Ann could in turn pass along to Clinton. There are certainly interesting issues aplenty to be considered here as the legacy for these great women is about to be cemented further.
One thing that we are pleased about is that the series is ending with a strong sense of relevancy. The show may be down slightly year to year in the 18-49 demographic, but it is averaging more than 600,000 viewers in live+same-day numbers. That’s a small but noticeable improvement on where things were last season. Not bad for a show airing on Saturday nights in the middle of summer!
What do you hope to see as we move forward into Turn: Washington’s Spies season 4 episode 9 — and also the end of the series? Be sure to share in the comments below!
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