Divine intervention is at work, the Patriots believe, when France sides with America in the Revolutionary War on “Providence,” Episode 208 of AMC’s “TURN: Washington’s Spies.”
Gen. George Washington (Ian Kahn) is moved to tears when he learns an alliance with the French is imminent. This stunning development puts occupying British forces on the run as they evacuate Philadelphia and stream into New York.
“Providence favors the righteous,” Washington says to Gen. Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman).
“And the bold,” Arnold adds in typical gung ho fashion.
Arnold’s enthusiasm wanes, however, when informed...