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Against Thy Neighbor

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Running time42 minutes

Original airdateJune 1, 2014

Nielsen rating18-49 rating:
Viewers (million):

Written byMichael Taylor

Directed byKen Fink

"Challenge""The Battle of Setauket"


Simcoe ignites a political witch hunt to weed out rebel conspirators in Setauket. Washington assigns Ben to a secret mission.


It's the spring of 1777. Anna follows a trail of flowers to the DeJong Tavern cellar, where she finds Abe waiting. They make love.

At the church, Simcoe tells Hewlett that spies have been operating under their noses. Hewlett says Simcoe lacks evidence and still hasn't found the Patriot petition.

Hewlett feeds his beloved horse, Bucephalus, half of an apple. While Hewlett's back is turned, Simcoe secretly feeds Bucephalus another half of an apple. Almost immediately, Bucephalus bucks violently around the room, then collapses and writhes on the ground. Hewlett, seeing that his horse is suffering, shoots it dead.

A doctor examines Bucephalus and suspects poison. Simcoe suggests Hewlett was the intended target and volunteers to investigate Lucas Brewster, who sold the apples to Hewlett.

General Washington, Major Tallmadge and Sackett plan a counter to the British attack strategy.

In Morristown, Ben tells Washington that they decoded enemy dispatches using the cipher key that Abe obtained from John André's residence. They learned that the British are planning to attack Philadelphia from the south, rather than the north as scouting reports have previously led them to believe. Washington tells Ben to lead troops north to play into Britain's feint while they shore up their southerly defenses.

Mary shows up unannounced at Woodhull Farm only to find Abe is not home. She voices her suspicions of Abe's whereabouts to Baker, who reassures Mary that Thomas is at least growing up with loving parents.

A Redcoat enters DeJong Tavern with Lucas in custody and tells Anna that Hewlett has ordered the cellar to be used as a temporary jail.

At Whitehall, Richard tells Abe that Simcoe suspects Lucas of attempting to kill Hewlett. Richard tells Simcoe they should consult another expert before executing Lucas.

Richard is shot in the chest.

As they walk outside towards Abe's wagon, Richard is shot in the chest by a sniper. A small smile crosses Simcoe's lips.

Back inside, Dr. Mabbs extracts the bullet from Richard. Simcoe reports that the sniper used a torn Bible page as wadding for his gun. Hewlett decrees that all town residents shall surrender their firearms.

The next day, the townspeople line up outside the church to surrender their guns. The crowd parts as Rev. Tallmadge - Ben's father - arrives to surrender his firearms. He bitterly remarks to Hewlett that the church was once his.

At the tavern, rebels Walter Havens and Moses Paine meet in private. Walter urges Moses to burn the petition and meet him by his boat at moonrise.

Reverend Tallmadge is arrested by Captain Simcoe.

Meanwhile, Rev. Tallmadge tells tavern patrons that the British took their church, their headstones, and now their guns. "Don't you see who your real enemies are?" he says. "Spoken like a true rebel," says Simcoe, who was lurking outside. He arrests Rev. Tallmadge.

At Whitehall, Hewlett tells Abe that the evidence -- the torn Bible page Simcoe found and a recently-fired gun -- points to Rev. Tallmadge as the sniper.

Moses visits Hewlett at Whitehall to surrender the petition. Hewlett tells Simcoe to erect the gallows and arrest everyone on the petition, including Moses. Desperate to thwart this new development, Abe offers to take the wounded Richard's place as the magistrate in the rebels' prosecution.

Caleb and Selah march north with Ben's troops. Caleb expresses his frustration to Ben that he couldn't meet Abe in person to relay that Selah is alive. Ben insists that dead drops are the safest communication method for everyone.

Walter escapes.

At the farm, Abe confirms to Anna that Moses surrendered the petition but says he will help Rev. Tallmadge and Lucas avoid prosecution. Meanwhile, Redcoats arrest the petition rebels and kill those trying to flee. Walter escapes.

The next day, townspeople fill the church for the rebels' trial. Abe interrogates Lucas with ferocity, intentionally causing the audience to take pity on Lucas.

At Whitehall, Mary looks after Richard and mentions that her marriage is still in turmoil. Richard tells her to go be with Abe at the church.

Captain Simcoe discovers that the bullet is unfit.

Abe interrogates Rev. Tallmadge with equal ferocity, saying the Reverend grew resentful after his congregation flocked to Richard. Abe demonstrates how the Reverend shot Richard and pretends to struggle as he loads the Reverend's rifle. Simcoe smugly takes the rifle from Abe but finds that the bullet that pierced Richard does not fit this gun. The audience gasps. The Reverend tells the room that if a man "is not free to make up his own mind, that is the worst form of tyranny." The townspeople cheer.

At Whitehall, Hewlett tells Abe that he will show mercy on the men by sparing their lives and sentencing them to 10 years on the Jersey instead. Abe calls it the same as a death sentence and reminds Hewlett that the bullet didn't match the Reverend's rifle. Hewlett stresses that this is an opportunity to banish a group of disloyal citizens.

Ben's scouts find Walter hiding in a ditch. Walter reports that Ben's father and Caleb's uncle have been arrested and may face death. Ben tells Caleb to round up the whaleboats. "We're going home," he says.

Mary finds the codebook.

At Woodhull Farm, Mary angrily discovers that Abe never slept at the house. Meanwhile, Thomas uncovers Abe's hidden compartment under the bedroom floorboards. Inside, Mary finds the codebook.





Also Starring


  • Thomas Keegan as Ensign Baker
  • David Furr as Walter Havens
  • Tim Holt as Moses Paine
  • Brian Lafontaine as Dr. Josiah Mabbs
  • Dennis Delamar as Samuel Ludlow
  • Nick Basta as Corporal Eastin
  • Michael Marunde as Scout
  • Talmadge Ragan as Woman in Crowd
  • Todd Minobe as Bucephalus Puppeteer #1 (uncredited)
  • Johan Zimmerberg-Helms as Bucephalus Puppeteer #2 (uncredited)


Opening credits

  • Casting by Laura Schiff, CSA and Carrie Audino, CSA
  • Music by Marco Beltrami
  • Edited by Harry B. Miller III, A.C.E.
  • Production Designer Caroline Hanania
  • Director of Photography Marvin V. Rush, ASC
  • Produced by Larry Rapaport
  • Supervising Producer Andrew Colville
  • Co-Executive Producer Michael Taylor
  • Executive Producer Barry Josephson
  • Executive Producer Craig Silverstein
  • Written by Michael Taylor
  • Directed by Kenneth Fink

Closing credits

  • Co-Producer Mitchell Akselrad
  • Co-Producer Aïda Mashaka Croal
  • Associate Producer Jim Hilton
  • Executive Story Editor LaToya Morgan
  • Unit Production Manager Larry Rapaport
  • First Assistant Director Frank Ferro
  • Second Assistant Director Caroline Stephenson
  • Virginia Casting by Erica Arvold, CSA
  • Costume Designer Donna Zakowska
  • Production Supervisor Kate Amer
  • Art Director Richard Blankenship
  • Set Decorator Catherine Davis
  • Property Master Kelly Farrah
  • Head Hair Stylist Ardis Cohen
  • Head Make-Up Artist Ashley Fetterman
  • Stunt Coordinator Kid Richmond
  • Key Wrangler Doug Sloan
  • Location Managers Becky Beckstoffer, Tom Trigo
  • Assistant Location Manager Josh Mumford
  • Assistant Production Coordinator Allison Carroll
  • Steadicam/A Camera Operator Christopher Haarhoff
  • B Camera Operator Jim Contner
  • Special Effects Coordinator Ray Bivins
  • First Assistant Accountant Melinda Reynolds
  • VA Casting Associate Michelle Kelly
  • LA Casting Associate Kendra Shay Clark, CSA
  • Production Sound Mixer William Britt
  • Re-Recording Mixers Aaron Levy, Ethan Beigel
  • Supervising Sound Editor George Haddad
  • Music Supervisor Thomas Golubić
  • Music Consultant Tony Berg
  • Music Editor Angela Claverie
  • Post Production Supervisor Christina M. Fitzgerald
  • Post Production Coordinator Michael Prosetti
  • Post Production Assistant Mark Torres
  • VFX Supervisor Christian Cardona
  • On Set VFX Supervisor Brad Kalinoski
  • VFX Producer Andy Simonson
  • Assistant Editor Tom Runquist
  • Production Services Provided by Stalwart Films, LLC
  • Visual Effects by LookFX, Inc.
  • Post Production Sound by Todd-AO Studios
  • Digital Dailies Rex Teese
  • High Definition Post Production ArsenalFX Color
  • Main Title Design by Shine
  • Main Title Theme "Hush" by Joy Williams, Charlie Peacock & Matt Berninger
    • Performed by Joy Williams & Matt Berninger
  • Filmed with ARRI Cameras and Lenses
  • The Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Film Office, Virginia Department of Corrections


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  • Dates
    • 1777

Links and references

External links

Turn: Washington's Spies Season 1 (2014)
Turn: Origins

101. "Pilot"
102. "Who by Fire"
103. "Of Cabbages and Kings"
104. "Eternity How Long"
105. "Epiphany"

106. "Mr. Culpeper"
107. "Mercy Moment Murder Measure"
108. "Challenge"
109. "Against Thy Neighbor"
110. "The Battle of Setauket"

See also: S1S2S3S4