“Do you think those sons of bitches will give my career a funeral with honors?”

TV Show: Manhattan
Episode Title: A New Approach to Nuclear Cosmology
Original Air Date: August 24, 2014
Episode Number: 1×05

Episode Description

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.

My Review

I’m torn between liking and loathing Frank during this episode. It was pretty low of him to use Abby like that to get to Charlie and his charade has now put a slight dent on the Isaacs’ marriage because Abby will probably not look at Charlie the same way now. Why couldn’t he have just talked face to face with Charlie like a man instead of going about it in a sinister way?

It’s a good thing his plan worked because I like Babbit and would have hated for him to leave. The reveal that he’s gay and had a relationship with Lavro was very cool and I liked that he wasn’t able to articulate and say it out loud to Frank because it was realistic for that time. I was as confused as Frank at first and it took me longer than probably expected to figure out what he was implying. The fact that Liza knew and Frank didn’t – chalk it up to women’s intuition.

Frank cheating on Liza puts him on the loathing scale, for sure. The woman has sacrificed everything for him and she gets cheated on in return? Nice, really nice. I can’t wait for Liza to find out and blow up at Frank and divorce his cheating ass. She deserves better. Why is he even seeking comfort with the maid? I get she’s beautiful and young, but why put his 15-plus years of marriage on the line along with risking losing his wife and daughter? The fuck, Frank?

And it looks like the G-2 already knows about his indiscretions so it’ll only be a matter of time before they confront Frank about this and for everyone on the compound to learn about it. Again, poor Liza. She can’t even get anything published because the military keeps on redacting her work and she can’t even work with honey bees, an innocent enough task. The military even had to put a stop to that due to complaints from who knows who.

Helen helping Fritz find a girl so he could lose his virginity was an amusing storyline. Would be surprised if Fritz ends up dating that girl.

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