October 24, 2020 at 10:57 pm #1203801035
Episode Title: “Smells Like Bear”
Synopsis: John and Onion continue their fund-raising mission, this time heading to Canada on foot. After seeing true freedom for the first time and frustrated with Brown’s increasingly irrational behavior, Onion demands freedom from Brown’s army. But, when the legendary Harriet Tubman endorses Brown in a room full of new recruits, Onion realizes that he may be more invested in the cause and the “old man” than he thought.
Discuss.October 25, 2020 at 11:13 pm #1203802444
Ethan Hawke is doing the best work of his career here. He’s happening. Get ready for it, bitches! Next week’s episode is Harpers Ferry finally, so it’s gonna be major.October 31, 2020 at 10:43 pm #1203814064
Episode Title: “Hiving the Bees”
Synopsis: Onion and new recruit John Cook head to Harper’s Ferry to prepare for the arrival of John Brown and his army. However, Onion struggles to perform his mission of recruiting more African-American soldiers from the area when Cook’s reckless behavior threatens their exposure to suspicious neighbors. After several weeks of waiting, Brown, his army and his daughter Annie finally arrive—creating a new distraction for Onion: true love.
Discuss.November 1, 2020 at 11:03 pm #1203815671
I really didn’t expect to like this series that much. Ethan Hawke devours all of his scenes.November 2, 2020 at 2:22 pm #1203816872
This was the first episode for Maya Hawke, who was great as John Brown’s daughter, Annie. It makes me wish that she’d been around for earlier episodes. She looks just like Uma, which is wild, and this isn’t her first acting role. The conclusion is near, so it’s necessary to have the Harpers Ferry storyline play itself out, as well as reveal Onion’s secret. Can’t wait for the last two episodes!November 2, 2020 at 5:36 pm #1203817119
From an interview, that Maya gave, it seems like she only did one episode.November 8, 2020 at 5:28 am #1203823035
Episode Title: “Jesus Is Walkin'”
Synopsis: The plan to seize the nation’s largest armory at Harper’s Ferry is finally put into action, but a crucial mistake by Onion threatens the success of the entire operation. John Brown’s army takes hostages, grabbing the attention of an angry mob and local militia, and with shots firing, Onion is sent out to get reinforcements.
Discuss.November 10, 2020 at 10:34 am #1203827211
This is the point in the series where things are reaching a boiling point and arriving at its final, inevitable conclusion. I do agree with one of the early criticisms of the series that said the Brown sons were fairly indistinguishable here, b/c as they’re getting killed off, I have little interest or impact felt in their demises b/c so little was done to develop them as individual characters. That’s why Maya Hawke popped as much as she did in her episode due to the stark contrast. Ethan Hawke is still incredible and more unhinged, and Joshua Caleb Johnson has a reliable screen presence that has carried most of the content well. I’m waiting for the big reveal about Onion to everyone, but I think characters referred to Onion as both “he” and “she,” so maybe that’s not coming. Finale next week.November 14, 2020 at 11:37 pm #1203837972
Episode Title: “Last Words”
Synopsis: John Brown and his remaining army take a last stand as more federal troops descend upon Harper’s Ferry; once John Brown is captured and held for public execution, Onion, truly on his own, risks his life to say his goodbyes to Brown; Series Finale.
Discuss.November 15, 2020 at 9:44 am #1203838732
I’m sad it’s ending already, such a phenomenal show.
Let’s hope the finale bring us homeNovember 15, 2020 at 11:01 pm #1203840120
Beautiful end to the series. Ethan Hawke has fully earned every award that’s in store for him with this career-best performance.November 20, 2020 at 5:05 pm #1203851416
‘Last Words’ was a very sweet ending to this excellent series. That final talk between the old man and Onion was perfect.
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