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Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

Manhattan: Perestroika  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 13

The secrets and lies that have been building for months finally come to a head in the season finale of “Manhattan.”
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Manhattan Project’s scientific director, makes a surprise visit to the Hill to reorganize the project.... Meanwhile, Occam, the head of security at Los Alamos, is determined to figure out who is leaking information off the Hill. Charlie Isaacs has come under intense scrutiny after the arrival of Abby’s Eastern European relatives in New York City and the mysterious collapse of Thin Man.
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posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 19 at 9:22 AM - 2 comments

Manhattan: The Gun Model  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 12

Akley becomes vulnerable when he tries to fix Thin Man's shortcomings. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 9 at 11:35 PM - 0 comments

Manhattan: Tangier  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 11

Developments overseas drive security concerns on The Hill. Charlie wins a poker hand and loses his cool. Security takes a hard look at Frank Winter. Abby and Helen are in different subterfuges. And Akley goes to Washington. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 19, 2016 at 11:42 PM - 0 comments

Manhattan: The Understudy  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 10

Frank, Charlie and Lazar try to figure out how to make an explosion go inwards. Abby and Elodie get existential. And a visitor from California comes seeking answers. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 14, 2016 at 1:27 PM - 0 comments

Manhattan: Spooky Action At A Distance  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 9

Charlie becomes head of THIN MAN, with some conditions. Those conditions amount to lots of math in highly-compartmentalized groups, and a direct line back to Implosion. Liza takes a job working in the clinic, and Abby goes to dinner. Frank gets blackmailed, and helped out of a sticky situation. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 6, 2016 at 12:34 AM - 0 comments

Manhattan: The Second Coming  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 8

Charlie has (two) five AM revelations. Frank, desperate for funding, material and people, tries to use Crosley to recruit the newly-arrived British delegation to the Implosion Group. Hogarth, the senior physicist, and Crosley get along like a house on fire. Charlie needs numbers from Site X and has to make a decision about THIN MAN, and Abby gets on a train. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Nov 1, 2016 at 8:33 PM - 0 comments

Manhattan: The New World  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 7

At Site X, Charlie and Helen prevent some bad chemistry from over-reacting, and have some good chemistry of their own. Frank and Liza help out with security clearances, and Abby, I mean, Ann, goes out for a night on the town. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 31, 2016 at 10:57 PM - 0 comments

Manhattan: Acceptable Limits  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 6

We enter into a well-stocked lab with serious people working ... and Nazi flags flying. Back in New Mexico, the Implosion Group works with a very small and disappearing amount of plutonium, Frank deals with red tape, and Charlie and Helen go to Site X. And Liza follows the missing bees. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 29, 2016 at 8:29 PM - 0 comments

Manhattan: A New Approach To Nuclear Cosmology  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 5

Charlie gets in over his head with the Thin Man team, and hears a tall tale from Glen Babbit (Daniel Stern). Peeved, Charlie comments on what he knows of Babbit's pre-war friendships, which reaches the ears of X-2 (Richard Schiff). This forces Frank to dig up some old material of his own. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:54 PM - 1 comment

Manhattan: Last Reasoning of Kings  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 4

Fathead goes over the top. Back in 1943, Frank Winter has trouble sleeping, and learns that psychoactive meds require a full workup. Paul shows off his classical education, and degree from Oxford. Rat analogies abound. Charlie Isaacs meets J. Robert Oppenheimer (Daniel London), and a new assignment. God (Christian Clemenson) comes to visit. Frank goes for a walk. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 24, 2016 at 11:11 PM - 0 comments

Manhattan: The Hive  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 3

Private Dunleavy (Jefferson White) has a meeting with Colonel Darrow (Mark Moses) to learn exactly what happened at the gate. Security is tightened after the incident. The Implosion Group tries to divvy up their now-increased workload. Charlie Isaacs doesn't get along with his new colleagues or their working style. And Liza Winter tries to study bees. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 23, 2016 at 9:08 PM - 0 comments

Manhattan: The Prisoner's Dilemma  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 2

An extremely nervous man delivers a box marked "Oranges" to PO Box 1663. Sid Lao is missing from the implosion group, which is now (thanks to the Army) reconstituted. But there's no gifts from the underworld for the newly-alive group. Meanwhile, a domestic disaster in the Isaacs house spurs Abby to find advice from Liza Winter and make a chain (reaction) of deals. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 22, 2016 at 12:25 AM - 0 comments

Manhattan: You Always Hurt The Ones You Love  First Watch   Season 1, Episode 1

Brilliant young physicist Charlie Isaacs (Ashley Zuckerman) is recruited to work on a top-secret Army project in the summer of 1943. He drags his wife (Rachel Brosnahan) and son to a little outpost - PO Box 1663, Los Alamos - in the New Mexico desert. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Oct 20, 2016 at 12:26 PM - 1 comment