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The Prisoner's Dilemma 

Frank's attempt to save his team brings serious consequences. The scientists' wives find creative ways to survive life on The Hill.

Director:

Thomas Schlamme

Writers:

Sam Shaw (created by), Sam Shaw | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel Brosnahan ... Abby Isaacs
Michael Chernus ... Louis 'Fritz' Fedowitz
Christopher Denham ... Jim Meeks
Alexia Fast ... Callie Winter
Katja Herbers ... Helen
John Benjamin Hickey ... Frank Winter
Harry Lloyd ... Paul Crosley
Daniel Stern ... Glen Babbit
Olivia Williams ... Liza Winter
Ashley Zukerman ... Charlie Isaacs
David Harbour ... Reed Akley
Eddie Shin ... Sid Liao
Richard Schiff ... Occam
Mark Moses ... Col. Alden Cox
Carole Weyers ... Elodie
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Frank's attempt to save his team brings serious consequences. The scientists' wives find creative ways to survive life on The Hill.

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Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Goofs

The colonel tells Dunlevy, "I'm promoting you to E-3" referring to the rank of private first class (Pfc.). The "E" system of pay grades was not used in the U.S. military prior to 1951 (when the abbreviation Pfc. became PFC). The rank of Pfc was pay grade "6th grade" in reverse-numbered grading system in use from World War I until 1951. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Home Again Polka
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Written by Charles Tobias, Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer
Performed by Lawrence Welk
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My personal experiences at Los Alamos
7 August 2014 | by fvaamvSee all my reviews

As a scientist ,white badge, in 1945 in Los Alamos, I find little in the series that resembles Los Alamos or the Manhattan project I knew. . The road to Los Alamos was paved and the directions given me in Santa Fe were very clear and easy to follow. however the last part of the road was steep and winding up the side of the mesa. We were never prisoners. Many times I drove to Santa Fe, nearby Indian pueblos, or for hikes without interference of any kind. The idea of plutonium samples arriving in a taxi in a crate of oranges is absurd.. The sample would not come from the Met (Metallurgical lab in Chicago,but from the graphite reactor in Oak Ridge. The scientific staff I saw at Los Alamos was a spirited team,led by an inspiring,knowledgeable, and thoughtful leader, Robert Oppenheimer.The security people I saw were tough but respectful of science and the staff. There were many more discordance's in this soap opera.


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