Drama, History, War
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. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.
Aired 9 years ago - Oct 19, 2014
Frank is given a life-changing opportunity. Charlie finds himself in the U.S. Army's hot seat.
Aired 9 years ago - Oct 12, 2014
Akley becomes vulnerable when he tries to fix Thin Man's shortcomings.
found out a fascinating detail about
our American Gis on the front line.
Charlie, you know how long we've
been working on the gun model?
The army calls it Site W.
except Frank, who's too busy
fighting for his own place in history.
Sir, I am so sorry.
The solid plutonium buttons will be
traveling by train in a sealed titanium case.
We need soldiers in army
trucks, aerial support.
Helen, I'm busy.
Well, he's not the
easiest guy to work with.
- (music playing)
- Woman on P.A.: Speeches will be limited to five minutes
I'll just tell them I'm
acting on Akley's orders.
Sorry, I won't be but a minute.
He even trusted Charlie Isaacs.
To ensure a wider representation
My doctor tells me that I
have a neurotic character.
and stoves, reliable electricity,
takes more manpower and resources
than building the pyramids.
I have it on good authority.
There's always the Japanese.
Director of Operations at Site X.
I guess Reed Akley's figured out a
way to rewrite the laws of physics.
every inch of Primacord,
You've compromised every
member of your group.
I made a mistake.
You are a pawn
Oh, God, are you two...
Today is my last day.
The plutonium from Site W,
What happens next?
What do you want?
By the time the plutonium gets here,
Aired 9 years ago - Oct 05, 2014
A development overseas re-invigorates the hunt for a spy on The Hill. Charlie and Abby make a sacrifice when the plan with Frank is threatened.
Oh, well, so you're not at
all curious about our triumph?
Burn rates sound like a great start,
but you don't bark orders at me.
- You're not a hysteric.
but the men in this group
are already starting to talk.
Before the war, before Tom...
It sounds better than Albuquerque.
What about him?
Frank's wish list.
Speaking of which... Akley thinks
that we're having an affair.
- Can I help you?
- Yes, I certainly hope so.
Once again, sweet nothings for old Frank.
- Teach me.
- (Cheers, applause)
Oh, that's what they were?
For what, I hope, might be
It took me a while to figure it all out...
to lose a hand here and there.
You think Lancefield won't
spill his guts to G-2?
If Akley finds out what we're doing here,
Yeah, I gotta pull 'em all up.
Why would they allow the army
to cut down all our trees?
Have you thought at all about what I said?
Paul, I'm sorry.
The floor plans to these houses,
they're all the same, right?
and he made me feel like I betrayed him
King and country.
Elodie: He's off playing cards again.
You feel like a sack of doorknobs.
Aired 9 years ago - Sep 28, 2014
Wives explore their inner desires. Visit from dead "spy's" spouse. Winter explores an unusual solution to ignition problem.
Earl, is it?
Anyway, you watch,
Your husband put his hands all over me.
Right away, Dr. Chandler.
Put some gloves on first.
Yeah, Number One has it,
I thought you were just the understudy.
did you receive any unusual
visitors or packages in the mail?
I'm not going anywhere until I
know what happened to my husband.
So the two of you are friends how?
it needs to end.
- I don't know.
- So it's a comedy.
You buy gossip magazines
for the photo spreads.
By building some machine
Isaacs came to me.
They're traded around like ration stamps.
Of course not.
We use a charge as our shallow ground.
Tell him that... tell him
said she thought you'd want it back.
Just calm... calm down.
Actually, I am trying to clean up a bit,
Aired 9 years ago - Sep 21, 2014
Charlie and Frank are forced to work together for the good of the project. When they run into a problem, Frank turns to an unconventional resource.
Aired 9 years ago - Sep 14, 2014
When British scientists, who have done extensive work on an Implosion model similar to Frank’s, visit The Hill, Frank gains some unsettling perspective. Charlie grapples with whether to tell Akley about the revelation he made about Plutonium, as
well as his fate with their group. As Charlie and Frank both face grim predictions about the future of their prototypes, the stakes at home are raised when Abby discovers what is really happening to the Jews in Europe.
2.2, to be precise.
Crosley, you must have shared a dorm
room at Eton with half of these guys.
So what did you do to get sent upriver?
Abby, where are you going?
Put me through to Daniel Ellis' office.
but he barely got a second from
Cambridge in statistical mechanics.
Can you show me your big
smile for Grandma and Grampy?
Must have been a prank.
Joey's going to be in a holiday pageant.
Well, then you see my confusion.
but I was trying to help my
family through a difficult time
You know what I do for a living, Charlie?
Now I mentored Tom Lancefield in Chicago
Mmm, oh, no, Paul.
wettest bottle you have, love.
There was a time when I hoped
Akley declined to point me towards.
I don't make recommendations.
She registered a fail on question 17.
Pussy got your tongue?
Does that pass to a child out of wedlock?
You know implosion is the way
forward. You have to help us.
just how little you know about him.
So, you traded away the afternoon shift?
This is everything we have on the
situation where your people are.
I have my shack.
The adults, I mean.
Aired 9 years ago - Sep 07, 2014
Helen and Charlie deal with a crisis. Abby embarks on a journey of self-discovery.
Aired 9 years ago - Aug 31, 2014
When Charlie is chosen to go on an important trip to Tennessee to see the country’s first plutonium reactor, tensions in the Isaacs’ marriage only deepen when Abby learns that Charlie is accompanied by Helen on his trip. Fritz has a medical emergency, and Frank’s attempt to intervene leads to a shocking discovery.
Aired 9 years ago - Aug 24, 2014
Tensions between Charlie and Frank escalate after Charlie takes a public jab at Babbit’s past, raising red flags and drawing the attention of Occam – leading Frank to find creative ways to protect his mentor. Liza suffers several blows of her own – and points the finger at the army.
I'm riding back with you.
You got a nervous bladder or something?
We just stopped 30 minutes ago.
The tinsmith had forgotten
to give me a heart.
to that dance at your country club?
Man: Last evening in Dr. Oppenheimer's
One one-hundredth the mass of an eyelash.
Dr. Oppenheimer dismantled
your implosion group, Frank,
First they fire us, then they rehire us?
They survived all the way from Russia.
My father always said that
everything easy was hard first.
Well, around here,
that's a distinction without a difference.
I wanna talk to an attorney.
I'm not a spy.
the cat is both dead and
Lying to your own mother?
- Thank you.
- But I need you to be helpful.
Liza: Muchas gracias.
- You all right?
She could solve lagrange
equations in her head.
Suppose you had to estimate the
force of gravity on Krypton.
Oh, we're gonna turn it into a cigar.
He makes problems disappear.
But you've never been there, have you?
Do you know where he spent that year?
No, no, no, no. We have to go. Yes.
while we have dinner with her parents.
So what's your problem anyway?
You'd think there'd be
enough universe to go around.
And sometime after dawn,
the guy would scoop me up off the sofa
that you're taking down with you.
It was one dinner.
There'll always be a crisis.
Aired 9 years ago - Aug 17, 2014
Frank grapples with haunting memories from his past and his erratic behavior gets called into question, putting his team’s loyalty to the test. The Hill receives a visit from a famed physicist, whose sudden arrival sparks curiosity among the scientists – and Charlie is assigned to escort him around the compound. Callie plots an escape.
You may not be in uniform anymore,
I ran a study in college.
Yeah. We developed a mutual respect.
with the worst hangover of my life.
Believe me, a parade float, marching band,
The colonel is indisposed.
I'm the advance guard.
Lock it down.
Frank, can you hear me?
We were just saying how
we never see you, Abby.
you can transfer to
the axis for all I care.
Abby, hi. Thought you went home.
He's got a theory on electron motion.
Or dynamite, radar, submarine, tanks?
some questions from the
army's mental fitness survey.
They haven't told me why.
Frank Winter's office is
in this direction, correct?
Did you not understand your instructions?
Half a canteen.
No one's coming to save us.
A long winter's nap.
Do you understand?
You have all shown me
such great hospitality,
Some thought it to be so intolerable,
hoping the world will
lose its hunger for horror.
Aired 9 years ago - Aug 10, 2014
As the news of Sid’s death reverberates through the compound, the base begins cracking down on security on The Hill, which creates new complications for the scientists’ work. With all files and case studies on lockdown, Frank’s team is locked in an
uphill battle to resolve the Implosion experiment without Sid’s expertise, leading Frank to resort to creative measures. Charlie grapples with unsettling feelings about his group. Abby starts a new chapter. An MP looks for penance for his actions.
A secure community is
a productive community.
and peace of mind this community enjoys.
- I want to study them.
But they say the spy had a gun.
I heard he was a commie
God damn, Iowa.
Well, all the king's horses
and all the king's men...
We all work, dear.
I'm sorry to hear that.
The son of a bitch stonewalled me.
If Daddy found out I was
getting a job, he'd keel over.
Um, a little Manischewitz at Passover.
Have you ever had relations
with a man outside your marriage?
He wanted to know if she was
cooking sloppy Joes for dinner.
and eating Cracker Jacks at Fenway,
She's in Ohio and her amour
is on the payphone by the PX.
I work with Colonel Cox.
it became my responsibility
Jones County, Iowa.
to reenact Custer's last stand?
Seems to be an epidemic around here.
back in September, 1939.
I'd have to cut in.
Nothing irreparable. I
imagine you'll apologize.
And at 30, he was a
leading light in our field.
but we have no idea who sold Sid out.
You didn't put him in that car.
In that, I hope you find
some measure of comfort.
Aired 9 years ago - Aug 03, 2014
A special shipment of the first sample of plutonium arrives at The Hill – one that could change everything. With the future of his team up in the air, Frank knows that having some of the precious material could make all the difference. As Frank
desperately tries to keep his team alive, he learns that Liao has been detained by a covert outside party. Liza helps Abby find creative ways to survive life on The Hill. As the wives grow closer, competition escalates between Frank and Charlie in the lab.
Aired 9 years ago - Jul 27, 2014
Frank Winter and his team have been recruited to work on a project even they could know nothing about until their arrival. Once inside “The Hill,” a middle class bubble on a dusty foothill in the New Mexico desert, they begin to sense that this is
no ordinary assignment. In fact, they are living in a town with the world’s highest concentration of geniuses, yet it can’t be found on any map, a place where men and women are torn between duty and their moral values, husbands and wives conceal the truth from each other and their families, the military keeps secrets from the scientists they chaperone, and the scientists keep secrets from each other.